• Women’s advocate calls widows ‘hidden victims’ of China one-child policy

    Longtime women’s rights activist Reggie Littlejohn, known for opposing selective abortions in China targeting females, is speaking out for another group of women she says are among the most destitute in the nation’s aging population: Widows. “These women are what I would call the unseen... Read more
  • Venezuelan Bishops Speak Out on Crisis

    The chaos continues in Venezuela and Civil War is a real possibility. This week the country's top court accused several opposition lawmakers of treason following the failed uprising by Juan Guaido. Check out this video for an explanation of the crisis in eight... Read more
  • A price to pay: A young activist’s fight for free elections in Hong Kong

    At age 18, Joshua Wong became the face of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, a protest urging the Chinese government to let Hong Kong residents elect their own leader as promised by the Sino-British Joint Declaration. Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of the city’s financial district... Read more
  • Venezuela’s top court accuses more lawmakers of treason; congress building closed

    Venezuela’s top court accused four opposition lawmakers of treason on Tuesday, following similar accusations against 10 legislators this month, escalating a deep political crisis in the South American country. Security forces earlier prevented lawmakers from entering the legislature for... Read more
  • Asia Bibi Finally Leaves Pakistan for Canada

    Asia Bibi has finally escaped the country where her life was at risk for nearly a decade. The Pakistani Christian will join her family in Canada, according to reports from media and her lawyer. In Pakistan’s most-watched persecution case, Bibi spent more than eight years in prison on... Read more
  • Elderly caught in brutal trap of Venezuelan crisis

    The slap of dominoes on the rickety wooden table echoes around the courtyard of the Mother Teresa Senior Home on the outskirts of Caracas. The residents are dotted around soaking up the sun, most on their own and in silence, contemplating a retirement that falls well short of being... Read more
  • Sri Lanka’s Children in White: Receiving the Food of Martyrs

    We are now at the time of year in which, in many parts of the country and globe, young people are receiving their first Holy Communion. As pastors and catechists are well aware, the spiritual significance of this event is sometimes obscured by an excessive focus on suits and dresses, parties and... Read more
  • Venezuelan National Guard attacks church during Mass

    Members of the Venezuelan National Guard attacked a Catholic church in San Cristobal Wednesday, amid nationwide protests against the government of president Nicolas Maduro. Bishop Mario del Valle Moronta Rodriguez of San Cristóbal de Venezuela said May 1 that “this afternoon a horde of... Read more
  • The view from ‘Doralzuela’

    It’s 1,376 miles from Caracas, Venezuela, to Doral, a Miami suburb now known as Doralzuela because so many refugees from the world’s latest socialist experiment now huddle here, yearning to be free. They come in the footsteps of refugees who fled Cuba in the 1960s, when Peter,... Read more
  • Venezuela uprising turns violent after military armored vehicle plows into crowd of opposition supporters

    Emboldened supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido brutally clashed with Venezuelan security forces as dramatic footage from Caracas showed a military armored vehicle plowing into the crowd. In a video broadcast live on telecasts across the world, the armored vehicle can be seen driving... Read more