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Faris Najor’s First Vows 1501 2001 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

Faris Najor’s First Vows

On July 21, 2017 Bishop Francis attended Saint Lawrence Seminary Chapel in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin to witness our community member, Faris Najor take his first vows in the Capuchin order. Faris took profession in his first vows today as others celebrated in jubilee of the renewal of their vows. Faris Najor had a few family…

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The Bishops Emotional Experience Celebrsting Mass 838 526 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

The Bishops Emotional Experience Celebrsting Mass

I had the privilege to celebrate and pray with our brothers who have been detained.  It was a very emotional celebration and God was praised.  It was a grueling day because it’s a 4 hour drive one way to celebrate an hour and a half with them and then drive back four hours. Though I…

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Bishop Francis Receives Permission to Celebrate Mass 526 348 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

Bishop Francis Receives Permission to Celebrate Mass

It has been one month since about 100 of our community members were picked up by US Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and are currently held in detainment. Many members of our community have risen to the call to help heal this wound. Community leaders have answered the call for legal justice and equally important…

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Project Justice 1277 1277 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

Project Justice

Donate Here Project Justice a program that is part of our St Thomas Chaldean diocese and was established in 2014 in response to 150,000 Christians that were displaced in Iraq. Justice has been working tirelessly for our community and have established a sector of volunteer attorneys and legal professionals who assist refugees with legal issues.…

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Fighting To Bring My Dad Home 532 570 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

Fighting To Bring My Dad Home

“Growing up, my dad, Sam always taught us to trust in God’s plan, especially in times when we don’t understand what God has planned for us. My parents taught my siblings and I to place all of our trust in God and know that He will get us through dark times. That lesson was tested…

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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Official Statement 534 401 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Official Statement

    USCCB URGE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO DEFER DEPORTATION OF REFUGEES WHO HAVE ESCAPED RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION     The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have come out with an official statement that they issued yesterday. USCCB President And Bishop Chairmen Urge Department Of Homeland Security To Defer Deportation Of Refugees Who Have…

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MI Pardon (Arabic and English) 1088 1408 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

MI Pardon (Arabic and English)

MI Pardon – arabic PDF To the families of those detained or at-risk of deportation: We have appealed to Governor Snyder to consider pardons for those with State Felonies. It is our understanding that most of those detained have Federal offenses. If a member of your family has been detained (or has a final order…

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Letter From the Patriarch: Update onChaldean Deportation 1125 1768 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

Letter From the Patriarch: Update onChaldean Deportation

ورقة رسمية 3 (1) No: 180 Date 22.6 .2017   سيادة المطران فرنسيس قلابات، مطران أبرشية مار توما الرسول في ديترويت/ ميشكان، الجزيل الاحترام سيدنا الحبيب، بحزن وقلق نتابع عن كثب قرار الحكومة الأمريكية بترحيل   مسيحيين كلدان وأخرين من اصل عراقي،  إننا إذ  نعبر عن تضامننا  مع العائلات المشمولة بترحيل احد أفرادها  من خلال صلاتنا ورجائنا  إلى…

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St. Anthony 197 256 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

St. Anthony

“Mom! I can’t find my keys!” “Pray to Saint Anthony!” ​Many times, when we lose something, we are told to pray to Saint Anthony in order to recover the lost item. That is because Saint Anthony is the patron saint of lost articles. Anthony of Padua is one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints!…

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Deportation Update From Bishop Francis 1024 682 Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas the Apostle U.S.A

Deportation Update From Bishop Francis

We were able to get several congressional members to support the cause and that the issue has reached the desk of the Vice President. Also, the Ashcroft law firm that were hired for this cause is meeting at the White House tomorrow. We are also gathering more congressional leaders to sign a petition that is…

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