• Syria’s Hidden Victims – Samer Hanna

    Samer Hanna. Courtesy: Philos Project. Damascus, Syria, Feb 21, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The Syrian civil war has led to one of the largest refugee crises of modern times, and presented unique problems for Syria’s ancient Christian communities. Marginalized for centuries, persecuted by ISIS,... Read more
  • No Masses, Ash Wednesday liturgy in Korean archdiocese

    With reports of the Covid-19 virus spreading from religious gatherings, a South Korean archdiocese has suspended all Masses for three weeks and effectively cancelled Ash Wednesday liturgy — a week after Hong Kong Diocese took a similar decision. Archbishop Thaddeus Cho Hwan-kil of Daegu in... Read more
  • Miracle on Ice: 40 Years On

    Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of of us to understand,” said C.S. Lewis. And on a frigid night 40 years ago this weekend, the small letters were “U.S.A.” across the chest of a group... Read more
  • China’s Government Is Like Something out of 1984

    The Chinese Communist government increasingly poses an existential threat not just to its own 1.4 billion citizens but to the world at large. China is currently in a dangerously chaotic state. And why not, when a premodern authoritarian society leaps wildly into the brave new world of... Read more
  • Protestants to take Catholic communion at Calvin’s Cathedral in Geneva on leap year day

    In a first since the Reformation era, Protestants are set to receive communion during a Catholic mass at a historic Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland, John Calvin's adopted home. The historic Swiss church, Saint-Pierre Reformed Protestant church, will hold a Catholic mass on Feb. 29, leap... Read more
  • The Original Perversity in the Socialist Heart

    As socialism ascends in prominence, many of its proponents are open and outspoken with their socialist political positions. These socialist themes are easily recognizable to the average American. For example, hearing a politician discuss equity, redistribution of wealth, and heavily taxing... Read more
  • Court evidence suggests abuse cover-up by high ranking Legionaries of Christ

    Milan, Italy, Feb 18, 2020 / 12:01 am (CNA).- Evidence to be presented in an upcoming criminal trial suggests an elaborate cover-up of sexual abuse allegations against a former priest of the Legionaries of Christ whom an Italian court has convicted of sexual abuse of a minor. The case,... Read more
  • Christ is hope for the Church and the world, Archbishop Perez says at installation

    Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 18, 2020 / 04:48 pm (CNA).- The hope of Christ is far more profound than hope as the world defines it, Archbishop Nelson Perez said during his homily at his installation Mass as Archbishop of Philadelphia on Tuesday. “Hope is the confident expectation of what God... Read more
  • Evidence That Conservative Students Really Do Self-Censor

    I’ve argued before that campus speech is threatened from a dozen directions, citing scores of incidents that undermine the culture of free expression and dialogue needed to seek truth and learn. The academic Jeffrey Adam Sachs has staked out a contrasting position at the Niskanen... Read more
  • 98-year-old Catholic bishop overcomes coronavirus

    Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu of Nanyang, China, is 98 years old. He fell ill with pneumonia from Covid-19 (the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China) on February 3. On February 12 he tested negative, and on February 14 his lungs were no longer infected. Bishop Zhu had other illnesses such... Read more