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Blog: Reflection about War

Dec 20, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

I remember sitting in my junior high gym class in Northern Virginia when the principal’s announcement came over the loudspeakers that a plane had hit one of the Twin Tower buildings in New York City and that another had also crashed closer to home, into the Pentagon. Read more

As the U.S. Military Exits Iraq

Sunday morning, December 18, 2011, the last U.S. troops left Iraq. Almost nine years of war have come to an end. Read more

History Lesson 101: Congress and the Power to Declare War

According to the Constitution, “Congress shall have Power to declare War.” It is important for our country’s leaders to follow the rules outlined in the Constitution. In 2002, Congress ignored this instruction when it granted President George W. Bush authority over the Iraq invasion, known as the “Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq,” which NETWORK opposed. Read more

Blog: Read the Compelling History of an Iraqi Community of Dominican Sisters

Nov 16, 2010 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Over the years, we have been privileged to have a close relationship with a remarkable—and courageous—congregation of Dominican Sisters in Iraq. Read more

Blog: Tragedy in Baghdad Church

Nov 07, 2010 | By Sister Beth Murphy, OP, Catholic Services of Macomb, Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Refugee Resettlement

Thursday night last week, I finally got around to preparing for the Saturday catechism class at St. Toma Syriac Parish. I grabbed my Bible to check the Sunday scriptures – today's scriptures – and my heart skipped a beat. There it was, in front of me, the same story that my Iraqi friends and family had been living all week: the story of the heinous torture and murder of seven Macabbean martyrs and their mother (2 Maccabees 7). Read more

Blog: How to Help Iraqi Christians?

Jul 13, 2010 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

On a humid DC afternoon, I went over to the US Catholic Conference Building to attend a briefing by six Iraqi Christian leaders. Three of the leaders reside in Iraq and three are leaders of the refugee community in the United States. Read more

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