• Finding Common Ground: The Trump Administration And Social Enterprises-Part I

    As the new Trump Administration assembles its cabinet and various leadership personnel much will be made with regards to each selection as a window towards future policy.  Policy differences abound between and among the American public, its future president and world leaders (including Pope Francis) on issues related to the economy, climate change, migration and

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  • Persecuting Young Christians, Our Complicit Silence

    Christians who were “persecuted and crucified under our eyes, often with our complicit silence”. Francis emphasized these words with deep emotion. “In your betrayal and crucifixion we see our usual betrayals and daily infidelities, in your disfigured face we see the brutality of our sins, the cruelty in our heart and actions,” we see “all

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  • Persecuting Young Christians, Their Tenacious Faith

    When four Iraqi Christian children were about to be beheaded recently they told their ISIS killers, ““We love Yeshua [Jesus], we have always loved Yeshua.”  ISIS then demanded the children to tell them that they will follow Mohammed.  The children, all under 15, four of them,” said, ‘No, we love Yeshua, we have always loved

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  • Persecuting Young Christians, Targeted & Indifference

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis presided at a Good Friday service where he heard the Vatican’s official preacher accuse the international community of indifference to the persecution of Christians, a day after Islamist militants attacked a university in Kenya, killing at least 147 people.  Father Raniero Cantalamessa, whose title is “preacher of pontifical household,” referred

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  • Persecuting Young Christians, “Do You Know The Prayer?”

    They knew who to kill because they ordered students to recite an Islamic prayer. Those who could were spared. Those who could not were shot dead, about 147 so far (WSJ).   Early Thursday, five shooters from the Somali-based al-Shabaab terrorist organization swept through a university in the Kenyan town of Garissa, shooting Christian students. See

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  • Why Do Children Suffer?

    While Pope Francis was in the Philippines (in January) he was asked the following by Gyzelle Palomar, a 12-year old girl.  A few years earlier Gyzelle was living on the streets of Manila, begging for food.  She asked: “There are many children neglected by their own parents,” “There are also many who became victims and

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