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  • Knights, Aid to the Church in Need step up for persecuted Christians

    Knights, Aid to the Church in Need step up for persecuted Christians

    On Tuesday, both the Knights of Columbus and Aid to the Church in Need announced separate initiatives to aid the victims of anti-Christian persecution. The Knights pledged to raise $2 million to rebuild an Iraqi Christian town liberated from ISIS, while Aid to the Church in Need will give $82,000 to a Nigerian diocese to assist victims of Boko Haram.

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  • Four years later, family reports ‘silence’ on kidnapped priest in Syria

    Four years later, family reports ‘silence’ on kidnapped priest in Syria

    Italian Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio disappeared in Syria in 2013 while entering ISIS-held territory in an attempt to negotiate the release of kidnap victims. Despite four years of what his family describes as near-total “silence,” they’re continuing to press for the truth of what happened, and insisting that their bother stands as a sign of the sort of dialogue and understanding needed to rescue Syria from chaos.

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  • Why Father Jacques Hamel’s legacy belongs to the whole Church

    Why Father Jacques Hamel’s legacy belongs to the whole Church

    Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the slaying of Father Jacques Hamel in Normandy, France, on July 26, 2016. Today Hamel is a candidate for sainthood, and there are several powerful reasons why his legacy is important – among them, he’s a reminder that old-school martyrdom still occurs in the here-and-now, and that even the simplest believers are capable of great heroism when push comes to shove.

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