• A landmark moment: Jesus’s tomb opens for the first time since the 1500s

    The Holy Land is a sightseer’s dream. There’s so much beauty, history, and faith to witness and experience. One of the almost innumerable sites that has attracted generations of pilgrims and tourists to the region is what’s believed to be Christ’s tomb—despite the fact that it’s been... Read more
  • Poll Shows Voters are Broadly Ignorant About Issues That Impact Them

    If there is truth in Ben Franklin’s precept that “tyranny begins” with “ignorance,” a poll commissioned by Just Facts shows that the U.S. may be in deep trouble. While most polls measure public opinion, this unique poll measures voters’ knowledge of issues that affect their... Read more
  • Supreme Court to hear school’s transgender bathroom case

    The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case on whether students identifying as transgender may be required to use restrooms according to their biological birth sex. “Schools have a duty to protect the privacy and safety of all students. That’s a compelling reason for the Supreme... Read more
  • Post-ISIS, Middle East Christians fear other caliphates to come

    After the liberation from ISIS of historically Christian towns in the Nineveh region of Iraq last week, Patriarch Luis Raphael Sako of the Chaldean Catholic Church visited several of the newly-freed areas. “These are our lands, Christian lands and villages,” Patriach Sako, the... Read more
  • Why I Forgave the Man I Once Plotted to Kill

    We had heard the distant gunshots for a few weeks. But that morning they were close and seemed to ring out with purpose. I looked to my older brother and the other adults for reassurance. Their eyes were full of anguish and frustration. All we could do was wait. The “freedom fighters”... Read more
  • Earthquake destroys Norcia’s Basilica of St. Benedict

    Just two months after an earthquake rocked central Italy and killed several hundred people, another, larger quake hit the region Sunday, wounding around 20 people and destroying many buildings. Among the structures destroyed is the Basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia, which sustained heavy... Read more
  • Friday Funny: Progressive Evangelical Leaders Meet To Affirm Doctrine Of ‘Sola Feels’

    PORTLAND, OR—An influential group of the nation’s top progressive evangelical authors, speakers, and bloggers met Tuesday evening to officially affirm their recently drafted doctrine of “Sola Feels,” sources confirmed. The new doctrine, translated “By Feels Alone,” formally... Read more
  • The Most Popular Pro-Life Law

    Teresa was eight months’ pregnant when her ex-husband, Robert Keeler, found her driving along a California road. He forced her to the side of the road with his car and pulled open the door of her car. When he saw that she was visibly pregnant, and not by him, he became violent. He yelled at... Read more
  • Against all odds: Christians delighted over quashing of blasphemy charges against a Christian mother and son

    Acquittal of blasphemy charges against a Christian woman and her son, welcomed by the Christian community. In a statement sent to Fides, Fr. Renald Remindran had expressed relief and jubilation over the miraculous occurrence. The accused woman and boy were hooked and interrogated on blasphemy... Read more
  • Prisoners of conscience remembered on International Religious Freedom Day

    Leading religious freedom advocates called for the release of all “prisoners of conscience” worldwide on International Religious Freedom Day. “For the sake of these and other prisoners of conscience we dare not be silent,” wrote Fr. Thomas Reese and Daniel Mark, chairman and vice... Read more