U.S. Catholic bishops call persecution of Christians in Middle East a genocide

A nine and one half month old posting still relevant. See Ann Corcoran’s Refugee Resettlement presentation brought to our attention in the comment of josephbc69|November 17, 2015 at 12:03 PM. The problem is much worse and continuing, largely paid by U.S. Treasury. Spending to be controlled by a Congress not interested.

Fellowship of the Minds

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) describes itself as “an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the [Catholic] Christian faithful of the United States.”

Wikipedia describes the USCCB as “the episcopal conference of the Catholic Church in the United States. Founded in 1966 . . . it is composed of all active and retired members of the Catholic hierarchy (i.e., diocesan, coadjutor, and auxiliary bishops and the ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter) in the United States and the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

Below is an excerpt from an official statement by the president of USCCB, November 2015.


A Statement by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

“Lord Jesus Christ.”

These three whispered words rose above the sound of the surf to overcome…

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