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A Business Catechism - Guide to Social Teaching of the Church
Last edited 20th August 2014

How to reconcile ethical principles with the exigencies of running a business has long been a cause for debate. A new book looks at this from the perspective of the social teaching of the Catholic Church. Edited by Andrew V. Abela and Joseph E. Capizzi, the book, “A Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions and Insights from Catholic Teaching,” proposes 114 questions regarding business ethics.

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Chaldean Church Makes Appeal for Iraq's Displaced People
Last edited 19th August 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi army troops regained control of the Mosul dam, expelling Islamic state (IS) militias, which they had seized on 7 August. Despite government claims, reports about ongoing fighting continue to filter. Jihadists are apparently still holding onto the dam's main entrance. Meanwhile, the tragedy of refugees fleeing Islamists and slaughter continues to be played out.

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Where Are Iraqis Fleeing To?
Last edited 14th August 2014

From one day to another they became refugees. The Iraqi region of Kurdistan has been welcoming minorities who lost it all amid violence and persecution. They were able to escape from extremists who want to impose an Islamic State at all costs. They're considered part of the lucky ones who survived, but it's hard to escape that dark chapter.


‘A Return to the Middle Ages’
Last edited 14th August 2014

Barbarism has returned in a supposedly civilized world. What can we do? “How do you dialogue with a fanatic,” asks an Iraqi Patriarch in the middle of insane violence. Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako says he is working with the government of Iraq to bring Christian refugees to Baghdad.


Attacks Against Christians Continue in Nigeria
Last edited 13th August 2014

While the world's attention is centered on the increasing violence in Iraq, attacks against Christians continue in Nigeria. Since the beginning of August, Christians have been targeted twice. The first attack carried out by Boko Haram happened during the invasion of Gwoza, a northeastern city located in Borno. According to World Watch Monitor, roughly 100 people were killed in the attack, where the majority of the population is Christian.


Pope Urges United Nations to Act in Iraq
Last edited 13th August 2014

Pope Francis has urged the United Nations “to do all that it can to stop and to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities” in Iraq.

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Vatican Calls on Muslim Leaders to Condemn Islamic State
Last edited 12th August 2014

The Vatican called on Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbarity" and "unspeakable criminal acts" of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying a failure to do so would jeopardize the future of interreligious dialogue.

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Vatican Calls on Muslim Leaders to Openly Condemn Attacks Against Minorities in Iraq
Last edited 12th August 2014

The Vatican is calling on Muslims leaders to condemn the violence and persecution of minorities in Iraq, including Christians, Yezidis and other ethnic minorities. Through a written statement, the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Inter-religiuos Dialogue calls on all religious leaders, especially Muslims to directly condemn the attacks and take a stance against jihadists and their 'unspeakable criminal acts.' Failing to do so, reads the statement, would undermine the credibility of religion, their followers and their leaders.


Catholic Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon Recall Horror of Militant Attacks
Last edited 12th August 2014

The memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears. "These people know no limits of humanity, decency, or respect for human life," he said of the Islamic State fighters.

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Lebanese Bishops Back Efforts Against Terrorism
Last edited 11th August 2014

Lebanon's Maronite Catholic bishops have issued a statement of support for their country's military in its campaign against Islamic terrorism.

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