Chaldeans Complain of Clericalism

Christians in Iraq have condemned clerical interference in their political affairs, which is viewed as part of the U.S.A.’s attempt to hold onto its fragile and dwindling control over the country.

A recent statement released by the Chaldean Patriarchate, entitled ‘The Chaldean Church Refuses to Form a Christian Faction’, says that Christians can engage in political activity “but not to form a Christian faction”, and that “armed factions in the name of Christianity contradict the spirituality of the Christian religion which calls for love, tolerance, forgiveness and peace”.

The statement is widely regarded as a political attack directed against the 50th Brigade of the Popular Mobilisation Units, and the statement issued to serve the geo-political interests of the U.S.A.

The 50th Brigade of the P.M.U. is commonly known as the Babylon Brigades. The P.M.U. is a network of grass-roots based militias that formed all over Iraq to supplement the Iraqi army in its war against ISIS and it operates under the overall command of the Iraqi armed forces. The Babylon Brigades first formed in 2014 as a Chaldean militia to protect Christians against Wahhabi-Salafist terrorism, and soon became a respected component of the Popular Mobilisation Units. It is closely associated with the Babylon Movement which holds two seats in the Iraqi Parliament, and which constitutes the biggest Christian bloc in the Iraqi parliament.

The commander of the 50th Brigade, Rayan al-Kildani, was recently placed on a U.S. sanctions list, the timing of which, Chaldeans have noted, coincides suspiciously with not just the statement issued by the Iraqi Patriarchate, but with a policy enacted by U.S. government to rip apart families and deport over 1000 of the 250,000 Chaldeans living in the U.S.A., even though many of them were not actually born in Iraq and do not even speak Arabic.

This new policy is seen as the U.S.A. attempting to exert political leverage over the Chaldean Church and a harsh demonstration that U.S. authorities can target and mistreat the quarter-of-a-million Chaldeans living in the U.S.A. if the Christians of Iraq are not compliant with U.S. foreign policy.

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Former Catholic Cathedral hosts symbolic ride to Hell

A Helter Skelter fairground ride, placed in the magnificent shell of what used to be the physical abode of God in Catholic England’s most important provincial city, perfectly symbolises the chaotic descent down to Hell that apostate once-Christian nations and peoples revel in.

Enjoy the ride, but remember that God will not be mocked.

The Duty of Parents

Homeschooling is no longer an option …….

On the Christian Education of Children

“The family therefore holds directly from the Creator the mission and hence the right to educate the offspring, a right inalienable because inseparably joined to the strict obligation, a right anterior to any right whatever of civil society and of the State, and therefore inviolable on the part of any power on earth.

Therefore it is the duty of parents to make every effort to prevent any invasion of their rights in this matter, and to make absolutely sure that the education of their children remain under their own control in keeping with their Christian duty, and above all to refuse to send them to those schools in which there is danger of imbibing the deadly poison of impiety.

……. But has become a strict necessity

Shia today, Christians tomorrow

“Nobody is safe: today it’s the Shia, tomorrow it could be us Catholics too,” says the Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan.

Cardinal Onaiyekan explained to Vatican Radio that recently, for the government in Nigeria, the question of Shia Muslims has become an issue.

He said [Shia] followers have been holding protests to demand the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been detained in prison for the last four years.

Various tribunals and courts, he noted, have ordered that he be released, and the government has refused to obey the courts’ order.

Thus, Cardinal Onaiyekan said, the established Sunni majority in Nigeria “doesn’t want to recognize that the Shia are also Muslims, and because of this the government treats them with serious violence”.

He said Shia have been holding almost daily protests in the streets of Abuja for over a month.

“From my own understanding, the protests were always peaceful and we never saw them armed,” he said.

And yet, he noted, government soldiers and police have attacked them with arms, rubber bullets and tear-gas canisters.

News outlets said at least 20 members of the group were killed over the past week during the demonstrations.