US Bishops Condemn “Extreme” Executive Order

usccbThe U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is expressing great concern about  President Obama’s July 21 executive order which prohibits federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination.

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Pope Decries Persecution of Christians in Iraq

Mosul, Iraq

Mosul, Iraq

As news broke that the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ordered all Christians out of the Iraqi city of Mosul this weekend – allowing them to take nothing but the clothes on their backs – Pope Francis expressed deep sorrow and compassion for their plight.

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