How Santa Survived the Soviet Era

Of all the variations on the beloved character, Russia’s Ded Moroz might have the strangest history By Dan Nosowitz, Atlas Obscura, December 19, 2019 THERE ARE VERSIONS OF THE character widely known as Santa Claus throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe—all large, bearded men... read more
Author with Fulani men in Nigeria.

The New War Against Africa’s Christians

Fulani raiders ‘are Islamic extremists of a new stripe, more or less linked with Boko Haram,’ but present throughout Nigeria. By Bernard-Henri Lévy, WSJ, Dec. 20, 2019 5:16 pm ET A slow-motion war is under way in Africa’s most populous country. It’s a massacre of Christians, massive... read more

There were over 800 extremist attacks in West Africa in 2019

By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, December 19, 2019 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso- Extremist attacks have risen dramatically in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, from 180 incidents in 2017 to more than 800 violent attacks in 2019, according to the Center for Strategic and International... read more

Burkina Faso bishop: As violence continues, ‘nobody is listening’

Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, Dec 5, 2019 / 12:09 am (CNA).- Following the death of more than a dozen Christians in a church shooting over the weekend, a Burkina Faso bishop said Western governments have a responsibility to stop the flow of weapons to militants in the region. Kientega argued that... read more
Bishop Vincent Guo Xijin

Faithful Chinese bishop on the run from communists highlights Vatican/China deal disaster

By Steven Mosher, LifeSite News, November 29, 2019 Bishop Vincent Guo was supposed to be the poster child of a successful rapprochement between the Vatican and China, as well as a sign that the longstanding rift between the Underground Catholic church and its state-run counterpart had been... read more

Report: Christianity may disappear from Syria and Iraq—a call for international intervention

By John Newton, ACN US, October 23, 2019 THE CHRISTIAN EXODUS from parts of the Middle East has reached alarming proportions. It can only be stopped if the international community acts now. That is the conclusion of a new report on Christian persecution published Oct. 23 by Aid to the Church in... read more
U.S. Attorney General William Barr

Barr slams attacks on religious values, says ‘moral upheaval’ leading to societal ills

By David Shortell, CNN, October 13 But what has replaced the Judeo-Christian moral system? Washington (CNN)Attorney General Bill Barr decried attacks on religious values in a speech Friday, tying a movement of "militant secularism" to societal maladies including the opioid epidemic and "an... read more

Downton Abbey producers forbade any reference to religion. Film will be worse

By Jonathon Van Marens, LifeSiteNews, September 6, 2019 Every so often, a pop culture phenomenon reminds us just how thoroughly we have abandoned our Judeo-Christian heritage in the year of our Lord 2019. The latest example is an upcoming Downton Abbey film, a cinematic accompaniment to the... read more
Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden

Abortionist exposed on video trafficking in baby body parts tries to deny it all at Daleiden-Merritt hearing

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSite News, September 6, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A Planned Parenthood abortionist exposed in a Center for Medical Progress (CMP) undercover video as a baby body parts trafficker admitted the CMP video clips played in court... read more

DNC Resolution Celebrates Religiously Unaffiliated

By Peter Hasson, Daily Signal, August 30, 2019 The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution at its summer meeting championing “religiously unaffiliated” voters, who the resolution noted are the “largest religious group” within the party. The resolution also takes a shot at... read more
Carl and Angel Larsen,

Trump judge rules in favor of Christian videographers

Metro Voice, August 26, 2019 A Christian couple who refused to video a same-sex wedding have won their court case, possibly setting another precedent for the nation. With the ruling the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals halted the expanding reach of nondiscrimination laws by ruling that the... read more
Churchgoers pray during a morning service at the Saint Charles Catholic Church, the site of a 2014 bomb attack blamed on Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, in Kano, northern Nigeria (Credit: AP Photo/Ben Curtis.)

Anti-Christian carnage in Nigeria could be global security nightmare

The Cathedral of Saint-Alain in Lavaur, France: Inside, repairs to recent vandalism of a Gothic structure there 700 years.

Anti-Christian Attacks in France Quietly Quadrupled. Why?