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Current Issues: Persecution

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A Tale of Two Churches - Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.

For many years in America, the state basically kept its original promise to protect all religions and not to become a rival to them, a fake church. That is no longer the case.   New  Read more...

Dismantling The Da Vinci Code - Sandra Miesel

In the end, Dan Brown has penned a poorly written, atrociously researched mess. So, why bother with such a close reading of a worthless novel? The answer is simple: The Da Vinci Code takes esoterica mainstream.  Popular  Read more...

In defense of the Catholic clergy or do we want another reign of terror? - Elizabeth Lev

To Edmund Burke it was clear that the anti clerical campaign of 1790 was "only to be temporary and preparatory to the utter abolition.... of the Christian religion," by " bringing its ministers into universal contempt." One hopes Americans will have the good sense to change course long before we reach that point.   Read more...

"Thinly Disguised Totalitarianism" - Raymond J. de Souza

Canada is not a totalitarian state, but the totalitarian impulse is very thinly disguised indeed, and the signs on the horizon are ominous.  Read more...

'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' - Charles Colson

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The Da Vinci Deception - Mark Shea

The Da Vinci Deception breaks down in simple terms the basic pattern of lies and falsehoods Brown deploys in The Da Vinci Code so that the reader can clearly see the clockwork going on behind this novel.   Read more...

Sola scriptura minus the scriptura - Mollie Hemingway

I knew we had to take a look at Newsweek's cover story when I read the first line. It was just that bad.  Read more...

A black man in baseball’s white world - Fr. Raymond de Souza

Sixty years ago, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ new first baseman went 0-3, grounding out to third, flying out to left and hitting into a double play.  Read more...

A boring blasphemy - Emily Esfahani Smith

"Piss Christ" is back, and is raising the usual excitement among shallow avant-garde minds.  Read more...

A Brief Response to Some Claims of The Da Vinci Code - Richard Bernier

This short review is based on a longer talk given at the Newman Centre of McGill University (Montreal).   Read more...

A Christian in Bethlehem - Rev. Raymond J. de Souza

It must be wearying for those who live here, in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, always explaining themselves and the situation to a never-ending flow of visitors.   Read more...

A Church under siege - Michael Coren

A $60-million bounty on a Coptic leader is just one sign of the threats facing Egypt’s Christians.   Read more...

A Conversion You Can't Refuse - Paul Marshall

And the Western media can't comprehend.  Read more...

A Coptic Monument to Survival, Destroyed - Samuel Tadros

No one knows exactly when the Virgin Mary Church was built, but the fourth and fifth centuries are both possible options.  Read more...

A cowardly man - Ian Hunter

Pontius Pilate was an appeaser; a man who preferred avoiding trouble even if it meant avoiding the truth; a man, sad to say, much like me.  Read more...

A Craven Canterbury Tale - Anne Applebaum

Is this a storm in a teacup, as the archbishop now claims?  Read more...

A creature of his environment - Rex Murphy

That so many on university campuses feel their ideas are so perfect that they may now go on crusade to shut or shout down the ideas and opinions of others, is a more than worrisome sign.  Read more...

A Dangerous Epiphany - Troy Anderson

Although it's a story that gets little notice in the media, 100 million Christians are now suffering persecution, imprisonment, and even death for daring to believe in Jesus. Last year, 176,000 Christians became martyrs, but their deaths were not in vain as Christianity continues to spread at phenomenal rates in the most religiously restricted nations on the planet.   Read more...

A different Priestly Scandal - Michael Novak

Burning injustices rest on our consciences, and will continue to burn us until we correct them.  Read more...

A distasteful display of agitprop - Rex Murphy

Seven Jewish Children is a document of our age -- not in the manner that "progressive" thought would have it be. But as yet one more signal, though more sharply intense and fevered than all the rest, of how utterly inverted, how ferociously off track, the moral intelligence of our time has drifted.  Read more...

A Glimpse of the Hidden Martyrs - Michael O’Brien

Although I had read many books on this subject during my youth, it was not until I was thirty years old that I met anyone who had seen first-hand the evidence of how brutal that persecution really was.  Read more...

A Glimpse of the Hidden Martyrs - Michael D. O’Brien

Although I had read many books on this subject during my youth, it was not until I was thirty years old that I met anyone who had seen first-hand the evidence of how brutal that Soviet persecution really was.  Read more...

A hard-earned victory for Chinese Catholics - Rev. Raymond de Souza

In an historic letter to Catholics in the People’s Republic of China, Pope Benedict XVI has declared victory on behalf of China’s Catholics over their communist rulers.  Read more...

A Jew defends the cross - Dennis Prager

I am asked why, as a Jew, I have led this fight to keep the cross on the Los Angeles county seal. I have three responses.  Read more...

A land of martyrs - Father Raymond J. de Souza

For decades, Beijing has spilled the blood of China's religious believers.  Read more...


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