• Vatican demands that Mideast Christians be allowed home

    • Oct 4, 2014

    The Vatican is demanding that Christians and other religious minorities have the right to return to their homes in Iraq and Syria that have been emptied by Islamic militants. Pope Francis summoned Vatican ambassadors from across the region for three days of meetings. At the conclusion Saturday, they reaffirmed that

  • Text of Obama’s address on Islamic State strategy

    • Sep 10, 2014

    Text of President Barack Obama’s address Wednesday night on the Islamic State strategy, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House: ___ My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and

  • Global war on Christianity is violent and real

    • Apr 12, 2014

    Dutch Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt, killed in Syria last week just shy of his 76th birthday, personified the best of the missionary spirit in Catholicism. He spent 50 years in his adopted country, humbly serving poor and disabled persons regardless of their race or religion. Whenever a Syrian