• UK parents lose final appeal to keep baby alive for treatment

    London, England, Jun 28, 2017 / 03:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A final appeal to allow continued life support for a U.K. baby whose parents want to seek experimental treatment in the U.S. has been rejected by the European Court of Human Rights. According to the BBC, the European Court judges agreed... Read more
  • Bishop Paprocki responds to controversy, criticisms over decree on same-sex marriage

    On June 12, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois issued a decree regarding same-sex “marriage” (SSM) and “related pastoral issues”.  In it, he reaffirmed traditional Catholic teaching that marriage can only be “a covenant between one man and one woman …” and... Read more
  • ISIS in Lebanon: The Courage of a Christian Town on the Frontline of Jihad

    Qaa, LEBANON—On the morning of June 27, 2016, Yosef Farris awoke, like most in the Christian town of Qaa, around 4:10am to the sound of an explosion. A policeman, he rushed toward the town center. On the way, he heard a second explosion. Then a third. By the time he arrived at the scene... Read more
  • Does God Want You to Spend $300,000 for College?

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — In the remarks he prepared for his parting address to the University of Notre Dame class of 2017, Rev. John I. Jenkins urged the graduating seniors to turn and applaud their families. Father Jenkins, the Notre Dame president, did not end up delivering those words, though.... Read more
  • How Canada once led the way in religious freedom

    In this year of looking back, many on both sides of the Atlantic might think that there is nothing of great religious significance in the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, to be marked on July 1, 2017. Perhaps its inclusion here is just special pleading by a Canadian... Read more
  • After Witnessing ISIS’s Genocide And Slavery, ‘Jewish Schindler’ Sprang Into Action

    At a high-end car and motorcycle dealership in Montreal, a Canadian-Jewish businessman has made it his mission to save Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS. What began as just another business venture for Steve Maman, a car dealer specializing in luxury automobiles, would turn into saving the... Read more
  • ‘Texting suicide’ case could impact assisted suicide legislation

    A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit suicide through her words and text messages may have possible implications for physician-assisted suicide cases. On June 16, a Massachusetts judge ruled that Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary... Read more
  • New York sues pro-life protesters

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit last week against several pro-life sidewalk counselors, seeking to stop their activities and enact a 16-foot buffer zone around an abortion center. Schneiderman’s suit claims sidewalk counselors “repeatedly harassed, threatened,... Read more
  • California’s ‘Soft Secession’ Grows More Aggressive

    [caption id="attachment_85831" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (Photo: Gabe9000c/Dreamstime)[/caption] Imagine if the governor of Texas called his state a ‘separate nation.’ Several weeks ago I wrote a long essay on American polarization, noting that Americans aren’t just divided on... Read more
  • Meet Sweden’s first ever cardinal

    The Bishop of Stockholm receives the red hat on Wednesday 28 June 2017 Last time I met Bishop Anders Arborelius, we were toasting the canonisation of Mother Elisabeth Hesselblad, the Bridgetine nun who brought the order back to Sweden in the 19th century after its suppression following the... Read more