Raising Lion Cubs for the Caliphate

BY WILLIAM KILPATRICK, JUNE 26, 2017 There are a number of Muslim reform movements in the West and in the Muslim world which aim to make Islam a more peaceful religion by removing the more offensive parts. Some reformers, for example, want to rebuild Islam around the more peaceful verses of the... read more

Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2016

A glimpse at the important excavation work revealed this year. By Gordon Govier/ December 28, 2016 Archaeological discoveries announced in 2016 help us better understand the Bible and the biblical world, and affirm the Bible’s details about events and people. Below are the top findings... read more

New Vatican document reflects on relations between Catholics, Jews

By Cindy Wooden,  Catholic News Service, 12.10.2015 Although Catholics are called to witness to their faith, the church "neither conducts nor supports" any institutional missionary initiative directed toward Jews, according to a new document from a Vatican commission. VATICAN CITY (CNS) --... read more

Sorry, St. Paul, We’ve Written Off Your People

Interfaith: The Prime Directive Posted by St. Corbinian's Bear, December 13, 2015  The Vatican has just released a new document assuring everyone that it has no mission to the Jews. This is not going to be politically correct. You have been warned. The need to examine the Vatican's... read more

Oxford and the Crisis of the University

A debate on Hamas and Israel illustrates the moral confusion that reigns on campus.  By Dennis Prager, January 20, 2015 I spent Thanksgiving debating at the Oxford Union. Oxford University is the most prestigious university in the world. And the Oxford Union, hosting debates since 1823,... read more

Possible site of Jesus’ trial uncovered in the Holy Land

Washington D.C., Jan 5, 2015, CNA/EWTN News Archeologists believe they may have discovered the place where Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate took place in Jerusalem. In an effort to expand The Tower of David Museum, archeologists began excavating an adjacent, abandoned prison building, the... read more

Israel’s fated bleak future

President Barack Obama has finally coaxed Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table. He and most Americans hope that the talks will lead to the creation of a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank. Regrettably, that is not going to happen. Instead, those territories are almost... read more

Israeli Bible contest criticized for Messianic Jewish student contestant

A Messianic Jewish student's bid to win Israel's annual youth Bible quiz has triggered a controversy because of her belief in Jesus. In a protest letter quoted by the Israeli newspaper Maariv, the anti-missionary group Yad L'Ahim argues that the 17-year-old Bat El Levy should not be allowed to... read more

US Evangelicals March Through Jerusalem

American televangelist John Hagee led several hundred flag-waving followers across Jerusalem on Monday, a colorful display of the growing alliance between Christian evangelicals and Israel. Hagee, who calls himself a Christian Zionist, pledged his unconditional backing for the Jewish state. He also... read more

A Bishop and a Rabbi Defend the Prayer for the Salvation of the Jews

Some leading representatives of the Jewish world had protested vociferously against the new formulation ordered by Benedict XVI for the prayer for the Jews in the liturgy of Good Friday according to the ancient rite. An authoritative response has now come to these protests, in a note published in... read more

Interfaith leaders say Jewish groups may be overestimating impact of revised Catholic prayer: Word parsing aside, salvation through Jesus Christ continues to be a stumbling block between the people of the Old and New covenants

"Central to the concerns of the Holy Father is the clear articulation that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ and his Church," Sklba said in a statement. "It is a faith that must never be imposed but always freely chosen. The Catholic Church in the United States remains steadfastly... read more