Every year has its stories, and this year, 2015, is no exception. Each day we are confronted with the ongoing struggle of the Syrian and Iraqi people. They who have practiced their Christian faith peacefully forever have been driven out of their homeland by Muslim extremists and find themselves begging to be let into other countries. The operative word is extremists, for all of us know peace-loving Muslims.
We’ve been exposed to many extremists this year. All we need to do is look at the presidential candidates!
In the year 2016, we can hope that life will return to more familiar ways. My parents were refugees from a brutal genocide. Meanwhile, we must ask, no, we must beg, that refugees be admitted to this country once again.
Ruth Poochigian, O.P.