Help Us Help the Christians in Iraq!

This is a different type of post than I usually write: a plea for help! As some of you already know, my husband and I both work at Mar Qardakh School, the first Catholic school to operate in Northern Iraq in decades. The school is in the process of obtaining international accreditation through the IB…

Pope Francis Has People Thinking… And That’s a Good Thing

I don’t usually read comments on blog posts or articles. I sometimes make an exception and skim through the comments when I’m reading posts about Pope Francis, because I am interested not only in what he has to say, but also how he is being interpreted and received by others. From the moment he was…

Extremists. Oh, You Know… Like the Founding Fathers.

I would love to have a more specific definition of how the U.S. government defines extremism. I fear that, if that definition came out and were actually used, we would find that the majority of the country (that’s right, more than half, a democratic majority, would be counted as extremists). The Pentagon and Military have…