• New calls for US sanctions on Turkey for Christian persecution

    Christian human rights leaders have called on the Trump administration to issue sanctions on Turkey in response to its actions in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, and warned that Turkish actions were guided by "animus" against Christians. The calls came during a panel discussion, hosted by... Read more
  • Fratelli Tutti is a familiar mixture of dubious claims, strawmen, genuine insights

    One of the first things that will strike readers of Pope Francis’s new social encyclical Fratelli Tutti is its sheer length. At about 43,000 words in English (including footnotes), that’s more than the Book of Genesis (32,046) and three times the size of the Gospel of John... Read more
  • Sainthood inquiry continues for Tennessee priest who died in yellow fever epidemic

    The canonization cause is progressing for Father Patrick Ryan, a priest who sacrificed his life in a nineteenth century yellow fever epidemic to serve the sick. Bishop Richard Stika of Nashville, Tenn., has launched an official tribunal to continue the inquiry into whether he should be declared... Read more
  • Amy v. the Anti-Birthers

    Frankly,” said Ruth Bader Ginsburg in July 2009, “I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for... Read more
  • When the Dogma Lives Loudly

    When Sen. Dianne Feinstein grilled federal circuit court nominee—and now Supreme Court nominee—Amy Coney Barrett three years ago, she fretted that “the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern.” Given the senator’s obvious prejudices, she should indeed be... Read more
  • Trump announces ‘Born Alive’ executive order for abortion survivors

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced an executive order that would require medical care be given to infants who are born alive after failed abortion attempts. “Today I am announcing that I will be signing the Born-Alive Executive Order to ensure that all precious babies born... Read more
  • BLM And ‘1619 Project’ Scrub Radical Beliefs From Their Websites

    Somewhere along the line, Black Lives Matter and the 1619 Project both edited their websites to remove controversially radical statements about their beliefs. This should be recognized as merely a public relations concession, not an ideological one. Both BLM and 1619 will continue to be... Read more
  • Study Shows Nearly two-thirds of US young adults unaware 6m Jews killed in the Holocaust

    Almost two-thirds of young American adults do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, and more than one in 10 believe Jews caused the Holocaust, a new survey has found, revealing shocking levels of ignorance about the greatest crime of the 20th... Read more
  • Pakistan’s topsy-turvy priorities in human rights

    Music icon and animal rights activist Cher was ecstatic earlier this year when a Pakistani court ruled that an Asian elephant named Kaavan, held in solitary confinement at the Islamabad Zoo, should be released to a sanctuary. The animal was being mistreated at the zoo and missed his... Read more
  • Tabernacle found after theft from Ontario cathedral

    The tabernacle that was stolen earlier this week from the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in St. Catharines, Ontario was recovered on Wednesday, September 9. A group of parishioners from the cathedral discovered the tabernacle in Centennial Park, which is located near the cathedral.... Read more