Sign the petition!

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Mar 15, 2016

The president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked us all to sign the petition urging the State Department to recognize the slaughter of Christians in the Middle East as a form of genocide.

As the Obama administration dithers, hesitating to affirm the obvious, over 100,000 people have already signed the petition. The US House of Representatives has confirmed that the killing is genocidal, in a March 14 resolution passed by a stunning unanimous 393-0 vote. Can you think of any good reason not to sign it? Right now?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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