• Taking Sunday Seriously — Poland Leads the Way

    Sunday has just become a little less busy in Poland, thanks to a new law banning most commercial shopping that took effect in March. And Poland’s move, which bucks the prevailing trend in secularized countries toward an ever-more commercialized Sunday, could provide a constructive example... Read more
  • European Smartphone App Feels the Wrath of ‘Reproductive Rights’ Industry

    A funny thing always seems to happen when champions of “women’s reproductive rights” and “freedom of choice” are confronted with women making choices they don’t like. Suddenly, the most libertarian and tolerant feminists advocating for women to have the freedom to do what they want... Read more
  • The Biblical Quest to See the Face of God

    One of the most extraordinary moments in the beginning of the Gospel of John is when Jesus attracts his first followers. Unlike the other three gospels, where Jesus goes out looking for disciples, here the disciples take the initiative. Here is the account in John: The next day John was... Read more
  • Iraqi newborn rescued from near death, aid group reports

    A newborn baby was sentenced to death after Iraqi tribal leaders discovered it had been conceived in rape committed by an ISIS terrorist.  With the help of some Catholic sisters, the child’s mother was able to make a plan for the baby to be adopted. The young woman's story was recently shared... Read more
  • Friday Funny: Church Tech Guy Frantically Flips Through Slides After Unexpected Extra Chorus

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX—After the worship band at Friendship Church made an unexpected song detour—adding an additional bridge and chorus after the song was supposed to be over—the church tech guy was seen frantically flipping through random overhead slides in a state of panic, attempting to... Read more
  • The Case of Masterpiece Cakeshop Now Hangs in the Balance

    The legal case of Jack Phillips came and went and now they wait with bated breath to find out how the Supreme Court rules and where Justice Neil McGill Gorsuch stands on the issue of religious freedom and freedom of conscience. We shall find out if voting for the Republican candidate is still... Read more
  • China Tells Christians to Replace Images of Jesus with Communist President

    Thousands of Christian villagers in China have been told to take down displays of Jesus, crosses, and gospel passages from their homes as part of a government propaganda effort to “transform believers in religion into believers in the party.” The South China Morning... Read more
  • “The Great Halifax Explosion” – Al Kresta interviews John U. Bacon

    On December 1,1917 the French freighter Mont-Blanc set sail from Brooklyn laden with American troops and munitions en route to the trenches of France. It carried 3,000 tons of explosives, prompting its captain to take unprecedented safety measures. All went well until it slipped into Halifax... Read more
  • Empathy is not Charity

    Martin Scorsese’s recent film Silence, like the historical novel by Shūsaku Endō on which it is based, turns on an act of emotional blackmail. Inoue, a seventeenth-century Japanese magistrate intent on eradicating Christianity from his country, pressures a Jesuit priest named Rodrigues to... Read more
  • More than 200 dead after magnitude 7.1 quake strikes Mexico; ‘death toll will rise’

    More than 200 people, including 21 schoolchildren, are dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquakerocked central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, hitting on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest quake to strike the country's capital. Yesterday's earthquake was centered about 75 miles southeast of Mexico... Read more