Category: Tragedies

Song: You Have to be There

“Kristina from Duvemåla” is a Swedish musical written by former ABBA member detailing a family’s poverty-driven migration from Sweden to America in the mid-19th century. In the musical a distraught wife and mother cries out to God in her anguish. It is reminiscent of Jesus’ prayer to his Father: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me.” It is also a reminder that we are the hands and the feet of Christ.

Deacon guilty of child porn

William Kokesch, a deacon in the Montreal archdiocese, plead guilty in court on Feb. 21 to the possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography.

Court heard that 99,000 still images of children and 2,000 child porn videos, many of which showed the sexual exploitation of young girls, were found on the computer of the former director of communications for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. READ MORE: Deacon guilty of child porn

The Sorry Plight of Mideast Christians

While staying at Tantur one summer (an ecumenical centre situated between Jerusalem and Bethlehem), an Arab Christian taxi driver lamented his plight to me. “It is not easy being an Arab and a Christian in the mideast, even in Israel. We are a minority that no on cares about.” he sighed..This conversation took place about 25 years ago. I think things have improved for this Christian minority in Israel, if what I am able to discern on the internet reflects reality. But in many other sectors of the mideast the situation for the Christians has become much worse:  The forgotten Arab Christians | New York Post.