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Chaldean priest in Arizona remembers his martyred cousin whose canonization cause was recently opened

This undated photo of Chaldean Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni appeared on the Web site of AsiaNews with a story about his death. The priest and three subdeacons from Church of the Holy Spirit in Mosul, Iraq, were killed June 3,

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‘Wrangler News’ features story on Joyce’s newest book, Daily Inspiration

Wrangler News, a community newspaper in Tempe and Chandler, has published a story about Joyce’s newest book, Daily Inspiration, by Catholic publisher Aquinas Press. Here’s a link to the article:

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Relics of St. Charbel linked to thousands of miracles

Check out this article about the beloved St. Charbel. It’s from The Catholic Sun story about the relics of the Lebanese saint and the celebration in Phoenix:  

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National Catholic newspaper reviews “Cry of Nineveh”

The Wanderer, a Catholic newspaper that was founded in St. Paul, Minn. in 1867, published a review of “Cry of Nineveh” in its Jan. 5 edition. Here’s the link to the review penned by longtime journalist Dexter Duggan: Author Graphically

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Catholic Sun article about ‘Cry of Nineveh’

Click here for the latest Catholic Sun article about “Cry of Nineveh”

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‘Cry of Nineveh’ weaves together drama of persecuted Christians, Iraq War veteran

“Cry of Nineveh,” the second novel by Joyce Coronel, debuted in November and those who have read it say they have been moved by its haunting story of faith and love amidst fear and desolation. One reader, a physician who

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Fr. Douglas Bazi visits Phoenix

More than 1,000 people showed up at Xavier College Preparatory May 3 to hear Fr. Douglas Bazi speak. In a one-hour talk that help the audience spellbound, Fr. Douglas told the story of his capture and torture at the hands

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‘ONE’ Magazine publishes story of Chaldeans in the Southwest

What an amazing privilege: last summer I was asked to travel to El Cajon, California, to write about the Chaldean Catholic community. My trip coincided with the ordination of two men to the priesthood: Fr. David Stephan and Fr. Royal

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Overcoming Indifference: Sept. 12 at the Franciscan Renewal Center

How do we break through complacency and overcome indifference to the suffering around us? Pope Francis has called on us to make room in our hearts to hear the voice of God and the cries of the poor. Sadly, many

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Faith endures despite persecution

I’m excited to say that my interview with Fr. Andriy Chirovsky, a Ukrainian Catholic priest, was picked up by Catholic News Service today. Fr. Chirovsky was ordained by a bishop who spent 18 years in a Soviet concentration camp in

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Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure A couple of weeks ago I interviewed Fr. Carlos Martins, CC, one of only three people in North America who is authorized to authenticate relics of the saints. Shortly after “A Martyr’s Crown” was published, I went to

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Order a Martyr’s Crown

To order your copy of  “A Martyr’s Crown”  please click here

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Testimonials on Joyce’s Presentation

What people are saying about Joyce’s presentation: “Joyce speaks with a prayerful fervor that deeply touches people.  Her strong faith and care for others is very evident in her talks and personal interactions.  Joyce is an incredible witness of perseverance

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Flyer for Presentation

Catholic priest Martyred for the faith   Fr. Ragheed Ganni, pray for us! Come to an inspiring presentation by longtime Catholic Sun columnist Joyce Coronel and learn about this holy Chaldean Catholic priest, Fr. Ragheed Ganni, martyred in Iraq for

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‘Church of martyrs’ in our midst: Chaldeans cry out for help

At the most, it would be an ordinary, one-hour interview. At least that’s what I thought when I sat down to meet with Msgr. Felix Shabi to write about the two Chaldean Catholic congregations he leads in the Valley. “Our

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Caught in the middle

Christians in the Holy Land By Joyce Coronel The Catholic Sun For most people in the United States, the Holy Land is a far-off, mystical place — something they might hear about in the news, but only vaguely understand. It

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Church of martyrs

Chaldeans endure despite 2,000 years of persecution By Joyce Coronel The Catholic Sun Msgr. Felix Shabi has a heartfelt plea for his fellow Catholics. The Iraqi-born priest is pastor of two burgeoning communities of Chaldeans in the Valley — communities

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“A Martyr’s Crown” – Endorsements

“Martyrs for Christ are not just part of ancient history. They are a treasured part of the Church today, and their numbers are increasing. In her first novel, Joyce Coronel opens a window into the faith that inspires martyrs and

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Upcoming speaking engagements:

2016 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: February 25, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Indianapolis April 11, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Scottsdale, Arizona April 14, Catholic Professionals Business Club, Visalia, California May 3, Xavier College Preparatory, emcee for Fr. Douglas Bazi event May 27, St. Thomas

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Not the answer I was expecting

We’ll be assembling a crèche in our First Communion catechism class on Sunday. Some of the children are recent arrivals from Iraq, so they may not have a nativity set at home. A couple weeks ago,  I was talking with

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