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Rosenthal refused to remain silent - Terry Mattingly

After his death, a Time editorial underlined the importance of a key Rosenthal statement about the Pentagon Papers: "When something important is going on, silence is a lie." That's a great quote, one that perfectly explains why Abe Rosenthal was so driven to write about religious persecution.  Read more...

Ruth Kelly, Myth-Breaker - George Weigel

Late last year, when Italian philosopher and cabinet minister Rocco Buttiglione was denied the post of European Minister of Justice because his convictions on sexual ethics and marriage were unacceptable to a gaggle of libertine Euro-parliamentarians, there was a certain plausibility to the whole exercise.  Read more...

Saving Civilization From Itself - Arthur Herman

Churchill understood that the Jews are the bedrock of Western tradition.  Read more...

Saving Iraq’s Christians - Father Raymond J. de Souza

This new decade has gotten off to a rough start for Christians living in the Islamic world.   Read more...

Say it loud and proud: 'Merry Christmas' - Theo Caldwell

One recent December, a tour guide on Canada's Parliament Hill was overheard referring to the "Christmas Trees" in the main hall.   Read more...

Scarlet Blight: Rutgers and Religious Freedom - Charles Colson

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a campus ministry whose goal is to establish "witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord" on college campuses. Naturally, you expect these communities’ leaders to be followers of Christ themselves.  Read more...

Secularism and the Deeper Questions of Religion and Society - Iain T. Benson

In France over recent weeks the whole country has been debating the role of religion and the state.  Read more...

Seeing the Durban II farce for what it is - Barbara Kay

From its name -- the UN Durban Review Conference, which begins April 20 (Hitler’s birthday, appropriately enough) -- one might assume the conference is being held in Durban, South Africa. It isn’t.   Read more...

Sex Trafficking Goes Primetime - Charles Colson

Slave traffickers around the world have rediscovered how profitable it is to buy and sell people.  Read more...

Should We Mistrust Muslims? - Theodore Dalrymple

The latest terror plots are confronting tolerant Britons with uncomfortable choices.  Read more...

Show Trial - David Warren

The writings of Canada’s most talented journalist, Mark Steyn, went on trial in Vancouver on Monday, in a case designed to challenge freedom of the press.   Read more...

Shunning a truth-seeker - Rev. Raymond J. de Souza

‘Places where the Pope can’t go: Moscow, Beijing, University of Rome’.   Read more...

Solzhenitsyn and His Critics - John Couretas

The world justly celebrates the life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a great man whose work and witness seems most aptly summed up in a single word: prophetic. But, as prophets are in a habit of doing, he made some people feel the needle who were sure they didn’t deserve it.  Read more...

Some prejudices are more equal than others - Philip Jenkins

The American media, usually painstaking in their efforts to offend members of no racial, religious or gender category, consistently make one major exception — the Roman Catholic Church. So argues Philip Jenkins, distinguished professor of history and religion at Penn State and an Episcopalian, in his new book "The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice".  Read more...

St. Edith Stein: Martyr for Truth - Robert Royal

The 20th century witnessed great advances in science and medicine. But it was not an era for truth.   Read more...

Sudan: Canadian oil firm Talisman is an economic ally of a brutal regime - Eric Reeves

In this Los Angeles Times editorial Eric Reeves outlines how the destructive war effort raging in the Sudan, in which casualties are estimated at 2 million—more than 90% of which may be civilian—is being fueled by a singular North American corporate presence—Talisman Energy, Inc. (Calgary, Alberta).  Read more...

Sympathy for the terrorist - George Jonas

Terror triumphs when it allows perpetrators to masquerade as victims.  Read more...

Taking on Turkey’s secular state - Father Raymond de Souza

Pope Benedict XVI planned his visit to Turkey as an ecumenical Christian encounter with Patriarch Bartholomew I, the titular head of Orthodoxy.  Read more...

Teddy Bear Tyranny - Anne Applebaum

What do a British novel, a papal speech, some Danish cartoons and a Dutch movie have in common with . . . a teddy bear?   Read more...

Terror Against the Church - NINA SHEA

Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today and that persecution is intensifying.  Read more...

Terror in Ukraine - Robert Royal

Bishop Romzha was only one of many brave believers who paid the ultimate price for their loyalty to the faith in Ukraine. As horrible as their experiences were, their commitment bore rich dividends.  Read more...

The Bad Dreamer - Father George William Rutler

In the vault of modern political oratory is a speech of one senator in the 1960's quoting George Bernard Shaw: "You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'"  Read more...

The Banners - Peggy Noonan

Why are rich people afraid of the Virgin Mary?   Read more...

The Believers - Eliza Griswold

The death of a missionary and the world of Christian martyrdom.  Read more...

The Bishops Go On Offense - Robert Royal

A Notre Dame professor reminded me this week of an old football saying: offense sells seats, but defense wins games.   Read more...


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