• Calling Them Rohingya, Pope Embraces Members of Persecuted Muslim Minority

    DHAKA, Bangladesh — After meeting several Rohingya Muslims and hearing their stories in Bangladesh, Pope Francis uttered a moving prayer from the heart, affirming their dignity and asking forgiveness on behalf of all who persecute the Burmese minority. He also broke the protocol he has... Read more
  • Vatican II’s Unpublished Condemnations of Communism

    In recent weeks there have been a number of articles regarding the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Bolshevik Revolution—that is, the birthday of a bloodbath. In fact, here at the centenary of communism, the number “100” is fitting, given that 100 million is a good stab at the... Read more
  • Time, Trump and the Great #PieGate Conspiracy

    If you were expecting turkey and stuffing to offer a relief from the media’s Trump Derangement Syndrome, I’m sorry to disappoint. While the rest of us were enjoying left overs, hanging with relatives or braving Black Friday, others were feeding their obsession to attack anything or anyone... Read more
  • Little Sisters face new lawsuit over their HHS mandate exemption

    Washington D.C., Nov 24, 2017 / 03:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Little Sisters of the Poor are returning to court to defend their exemption from the federal contraception mandate, after two states filed lawsuits challenging the exemption. “No one needs nuns in order to get contraceptives,... Read more
  • Republican Tax Reform Goes Through the Wringer

    WASHINGTON — Though some analysts fret about trillions of dollars in possible lost tax revenues and skyrocketing deficits, other economists say the tax-reform bill unveiled Nov. 2 by House Republicans has the potential to help jump-start the nation’s moribund economy. Several economic... Read more
  • FBI seeks Senate documents, signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue

    The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request. The... Read more
  • SCOTUS’s Choice: Preserve Constitutional Liberties or Detonate the Culture War

    In a pair of critical First Amendment cases, the Court will soon decide whether the state can trample on citizens’ free-speech and conscience rights. Today, we must pause and consider an important constitutional moment. Earlier this morning the Supreme Court granted review in a case... Read more
  • 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
  • Has Government Become Too Big?

    Thomas Jefferson is said to have quipped, “a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” While history does not support the Jeffersonian attribution, it does support the conclusion—witness Soviet Russia,... Read more
  • How does an authoritarian regime celebrate a revolution?

    All should be subsumed within an overarching narrative of Russian glory. “And what, exactly, is there to be celebrating?” snapped Vladimir Putin’s press secretary on Oct. 25, a little more than a week before the 100th anniversary of what, in Soviet times, was lauded as the country’s... Read more