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  • In Lebanon, Catholics can’t afford the Church’s culture wars

    In Lebanon, Catholics can’t afford the Church’s culture wars

    Moving around the Catholic world, it’s often striking how the culture wars in the Church over matters such as liturgy and “Amoris Laetitia” are products of affluent and basically stable societies, while places with real wars to worry about have more existential concerns. A visit to a Catholic hospital in Lebanon confirmed the point, where the CEO found questions about its Catholic identity almost impossible to fathom.

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  • Christian refugees say without Church, we’d be crying ‘tears of blood’

    Christian refugees say without Church, we’d be crying ‘tears of blood’

    Tens of thousands of Christian refugees in Lebanon, having fled an ISIS genocide, are often slightly better off than Muslim refugees due to assistance from the local church and global Catholic groups such as Aid to the Church in Need, but they still report harsh living conditions, mounting discrimination related to anti-refugee resentments, and a strong desire for something else — going home, settling here, or moving on.

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