It happened nearly twenty years before, when he was chaplain to his co-religionists in a prison in Chicago--where the Irish population displayed a capacity both for crime and penitence which kept him tolerably busy.
Today, at a time when Coptic Christians face ever-growing threats in their native Egypt, they find in Bahrain a society where hundreds of Coptic expatriates travel every weekend from Saudi Arabia to worship freely with their co-religionists," says the essay.
Katz said the plan was for an Iranian naval port, bases for Iran's air and ground forces, and "tens of thousands of Shiite militiamen being brought in from various countries" to fight alongside their Iranian and Hezbollah co-religionists in Syria.
Of course, many Westerners welcome the Muslims in the name of diversity," but, interestingly, rich Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE don't welcome the "diversity" of their co-religionists.
John Winthrop's use of the biblical "city upon a hill" to describe the Massachusetts Bay Colony, for example, was a reminder to fellow Puritans to be good examples of Puritanism for their co-religionists back home.