• Al-Qaeda Has Rebuilt Itself—With Iran’s Help

    The last Islamic State redoubts have been falling in quick succession in recent weeks, with the U.S.-backed coalition taking the caliphate’s self-declared capital of Raqqa last month, and then Syrian forces reclaiming the strategic oil city of Deir al-Zour. But while the group’s experiment... Read more
  • What Peace Really Means

    Another day in the aftermath of an attack that left behind many dead, many wounded and countless people confused. Minutes after the allegiance of the culprit became known, the media downplayed the likelihood that the attack had anything to do with Islam. He was probably mentally ill or maybe... Read more
  • Official Says UK Will Not Prosecute Returning ISIS Terrorists From Syria and Iraq

    A top UK official told the BBC last week that ISIS terrorists from the UK returning from Syria and Iraq will not be prosecuted. Instead, the government will try to reintegrate them back into society because they were "naive" when they joined the genocidal terrorist group. This came just two days... Read more
  • ISIS’ brutal past, shrinking present, and uncertain future

    BEIRUT -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), responsible for some of the worst atrocities perpetrated against civilians in recent history, is on the verge of collapse. After brutalizing residents living under its command for more than three years, the militants have now lost their... Read more
  • Isolated Catholic village on Lebanon/Syria border: ‘We beg you, help us!’

    [caption id="attachment_90427" align="aligncenter" width="690"] Amalia Awad standing next to a shrine her children have built in honor of her late husband, Boulos Ahmar, who was murdered by ISIS terrorists. (Credit: Inés San Martín/ Crux.)[/caption] EL-KAA, Lebanon - Although the fate of... Read more
  • Priest Rescued After Being Held Hostage by ISIS in Philippines for 4 Months

    A Catholic priest and another civilian who were among several abducted in May by Islamic State-inspired militants in the southern Philippines have been rescued, according to reports. Father Teresito Soganub, who is an ambassador to the Vatican and advocate for peace, and a teacher were... Read more
  • Report: Priest kidnapped in Yemen in 2016 has been released

    ROME - India’s Foreign Minister tweeted out on Tuesday that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a missionary priest kidnapped by Islamic militants in Yemen in September 2016 at a home for the elderly in the southern port city of Aden, has been released. Uzhunnali was kidnapped during an attack on the... Read more
  • Ground Zero: Memories From Priests Who Went to Battle on 9/11

    Editor's Note: This story was originally posted on Sept. 11, 2016. We pray for all victims, survivors, first responders and families impacted by 9/11. May they feel the comfort of God.   NEW YORK — “It started coming down on us.” Fifteen years ago, Capt. Thomas Colucci led... Read more
  • Now or Never for Rebuilding Christianity in Iraq

    [caption id="attachment_88567" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Returning of the roots Christian of Nineveh in 2017.Iraqi children of the Mariana School drawings about it.[/caption] The day after Labor Day marks the return to school of millions of American kids. This year, God be praised,... Read more
  • After three years of ISIS occupation, the Mass returns to Mosul

    Mosul, Iraq, Aug 30, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from the hands of the Islamic State, Christians are cautiously returning to the city. And as they return, so does the Mass. Fr. Luis Montes, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word,... Read more