Archbishop José Gomez discusses president’s recent executive orders

"Are we now going to decide that some people are not worthy of our love because they have different skin color, a different religion or were born in the 'wrong' country?"

Last week was hard. It is sad to see it come to this — that the president of the United States must define, by an executive order, the precise meaning of the word “wall.” “‘Wall’ shall mean a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous and impassable physical barrier,” according to one of the three executive orders issued last week on immigrants and … [Read more...]

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Where are the Christians?

Federal appeals judge wants to know why 10 percent of the Syrian population is Christian and “yet less than one-half of 1 percent of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States this year are Christian”

The following comes from an October 27 Daily Signal article by Hans von Spakovsky: In an otherwise unremarkable opinion over the federal Freedom of Information Act, a federal appellate court judge has issued a sharp rejoinder to the Obama administration over an issue that has been discussed in the news—the almost complete lack of Syrian Christian refugees being brought over to … [Read more...]

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LA parish offers succor to Syrian refugees

Father David Bedrosian, pastor at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Armenian Catholic Church, had to flee Syria himself 17 years ago

The following comes from a September 27 Catholic News Agency article by Casey McCorry: The needs of Father David Bedrossian’s parish are unique. While many priests grapple with budgetary concerns and a desire to fill pews, Father Bedrossian is wondering where he’s going to find the resources to house the next Syrian refugee who shows up on the church steps. Father … [Read more...]

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6,726 Syrian refugees admitted to U.S. so far in 2016– but only 23 are Christians

Less than half of 1 percent

The following comes from a July 22 CNSNews.com article by Patrick Goodenough : With ten weeks to go until the end of the fiscal year, the Obama administration continues to admit Syrian refugees at an accelerated pace, and has now exceeded two-thirds of President Obama’s target of 10,000 by September 30. The proportion of Christians among those resettled continues to … [Read more...]

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Sacramento religious leaders decry genocide by Islamic State

Groups have seen their churches destroyed, clergy kidnapped and executed

The following comes from a March 23 Sacramento Bee article by Bill Lindelof: More than a dozen clergy and lay people from Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim and Protestant houses of worship gathered Wednesday at a news conference on the steps of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament downtown. The gathering was meant to call attention to Secretary of State John Kerry’s … [Read more...]

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United States recognizes killing of Yazidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims as genocide

Comes as a long-awaited first step in bringing ISIS to justice

The following comes from a March 15 Alliance Defending Freedom press release: Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the United States recognizes the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS/Daesh against Yazidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims as genocide. Alliance Defending Freedom International, which authored an extensive analysis of the issue as part of a report the … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill decry abortion, defend traditional marriage

In historic meeting, religious leaders issue joint-statement calling for the defense of life and family

The following comes from a February 12 LifeSiteNews article by John-Henry Westen: A joint declaration signed by both Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, head of the Orthodox Church of Moscow and All Russia, issued today after their historic meeting in the Havana Cuba airport issues a strong call for the defense of life and family. The declaration commenced with a wish to … [Read more...]

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