Blog author: jcarter
by on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sako: “In 10 years there will only be a few thousand Christians left in Iraq”
AsiaNews.it

The Christian community in Baghdad had 600 thousand faithful, now there are only 400 thousand in the whole country. The Chaldean Patriarch, Sako I: “Christians are those who suffer most from the upsurge in violence across Iraq”.

Don’t Write Off Working Class Dads
Melissa Langsam Braunstein, The Federalist

For the working-class single mothers who would bear the brunt of the professors’ proposal, this is a recipe for continuous stress. They must simultaneously maintain full-time jobs in a precarious economy and raise children without the built-in support system husbands provide.

The Politics of Tolkien
Jake Meador, Mere Orthodoxy

From those examples, I would conclude that Tolkien’s politics are basically the politics one expects of a staunch Catholic who affirms Rome’s teachings on subsidiarity.

Wealth Creation – Worldly or Wise?
Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

What, if anything, should Christians have to do with trade and wealth creation? Is doing business and making money a legitimate way of building God’s kingdom, or is it a worldly thing that we should avoid at all costs?