Religious Freedom

Writers’ body to take Nigerian crisis to the Vatican, White House

Christians are subjected to all sorts of violence in this West African country By Lucie Sarr, LaCroix, January 17, 2020 The Human Rights Writers' Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has said it would inform Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump about the repeated attacks on Christians in... read more

President Donald Trump to attend March for Life on Friday

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 04:53 pm (CNA).- U.S. President Donald Trump will address the national March for Life in person on Friday, making him the first president in the event’s 47-year history to do so, organizers announced. While Trump will be the first U.S. president to address the... read more

United Methodist Church Leaders Agree in Principle to Split Over Gay Rights

If approved, deal would allow same-sex marriage and give opponents opportunity to form a new denomination By Ian Lovett, Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2020 Leaders of the United Methodist Church have agreed in principle on a deal that will divide the denomination, potentially ending years... 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

History’s Answer to Modern Despair

BY ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP., NOVEMBER 18, 2019  “Having trivialized the past by equating it with outmoded . . . fashions and attitudes, people today resent anyone who draws on the past in serious discussions of contemporary conditions or attempts to use the past as a... read more

Post-Christian America?

By Gunnar Gundersen, November 16, 2019 The recent Pew poll detailing the erosion of Christian faith [1] in this country unleashed a slew of commentary discussing “post-Christian” America. And even before this recent round of dire predictions, the term “post-Christian” has been used by... read more

Taiyuan, pilgrims flock to save Shrine of Our Lady from destruction

by Wang Zhicheng, 09/16/2019 The government wants to destroy the mountain top "Heaven’s Gate". Perhaps a motorway will pass through the area. Great security measures to control thousands of faithful. The sanctuary was built in 1924. Every year, on September 15th, tens of thousands of pilgrims... read more

USCCB Arguments On LGBT Rights Are Sound

By Bill Donohue, Catholic League, September 11, 2019 Catholic League president Bill Donohue, who also serves on the Board of Advisers of Catholic Citizens of Illinois, comments on the legal arguments put forward by counsel for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) regarding... read more

Vandals attack newly finished Texas pro-life pregnancy center

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews, August 30, 2019 Vandals attacked a pro-life pregnancy center in Austin last weekend. Unknown opponents of Austin LifeCare disfigured the new paint on its new building, painting the words “Liars” and “Fake Clinic” across the side and the... read more
Brebeuf Jesuit Prep's varsity football team at an Aug. 16 game (Michael Hoffbauer Photography)

Brebeuf athletes excluded from some Catholic events as Jesuits appeal decree

by Catherine M. Odell People, National Catholic Reporter, August 27, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Catholic high school students, teachers and staff returned to school here amid a quiet tension mixed with the usual back-to-school chatter and excitement. Over the summer, Archbishop Charles Thompson... 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

Catholic Church in Northern Ireland

UK is ‘hijacking’ N Ireland on abortion, bishops say