RUSSIA: Property sell-offs, alternative service denials follow Jehovah’s Witness ban

Following the Supreme Court ban on all Jehovah’s Witness activity – in force since July – Regional Justice Ministry branches are preparing to sell off their confiscated property. Military call-up offices have denied several army conscripts the option of alternative civilian service. Jehovah’s Witnesses experience increased law enforcement harassment, plus […]

Toy chain refuses to open on Christmas Eve, as it’s a Sunday

The Entertainer will let staff spend the day with their families One of Britain’s largest toy store chains will keep all its 149 branches closed this Christmas Eve, as the day falls on a Sunday. The Entertainer will likely lose around £2 million in sales thanks to the decision, but […]

Big Brother installing surveillance cameras in places of worship

Forget the fact, that minsters, priests, rabbis etc., are secretly spying on worshippers. Forget the fact, that places of worship want their own police force..Forget the fact that places of worship are conducting ‘Holy Ghost pat-downs’. And finally, forget the fact that places of worship are paying the government a $100 dollars a month […]

The Pope says anyone who denies climate change is ‘perverse’

The Associated Press via The Daily Mail Pope Francis has rebuked those who deny the science behind global warming, warning world leaders against listening to to such ‘perverse attitudes’. Francis issued a message to the climate change meeting in Bonn, Germany, and called climate change ‘one of the most worrisome phenomena that humanity is facing.’ […]

Mass Shooting At Texas Church Shows Why Every Church In America Needs To Have Armed Security

Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse The mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday morning is already being called the deadliest church shooting in modern U.S. history, and we need to be in prayer for the victims and for their families.  At about 11:30 AM, […]

Pope Francis meets ‘The Elders’ to discuss global concerns

Vatican Radio Pope Francis had a private meeting at Santa Marta on Monday afternoon with members of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working for peace and human rights around the world. The Elders was established 10 years ago by former South African President Nelson Mandela and is currently marking the group’s 10th anniversary with […]

At Vatican, ‘Tenets of Faith’ Seen as Crucial in Climate Change Effort

Elisabetta Povoledo The New York Times (Archive) VATICAN CITY — Religious leaders need to tell congregations that global warming can affect not just the environment, but also the spread of diseases and other threats to human health, participants said at a Vatican conference on Saturday on climate change, an issue […]

Pope Francis Decries ‘Discriminatory and Xenophobic’ Reactions to Mass Migration

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) Pope Francis denounced “negative reactions” to the phenomenon of mass migration Saturday, suggesting that more formation of conscience is needed to combat an anti-immigration mentality. It is important, the Pope told members of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, “to reflect on the negative reactions, which […]

Preaching ‘Climate Change’ in Vatican, Jerry Brown Says ‘Trump Factor Is Very Small’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) California Governor Jerry Brown downplayed President Trump’s influence on the climate change debate in the U.S. at a Vatican symposium Saturday, saying that his impact is “very small.” Governor Brown delivered the keynote address at a climate change symposium organized by the Pontifical Academy […]

Pope Francis: ‘Christians Are Called to Revitalize Europe’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) Reflecting on the contribution of Christianity to Europe’s future, Pope Francis said that as Saint Benedict did in the sixth century, today’s Christians “are called to revitalize Europe and to revive its conscience.” Citing the ancient Letter to Diognetus, the Pope said that “what the soul […]

The Reformation, led by Luther, failed. Here’s how we could finally reunite the Christian church

Peter J. Leithart FOX News (Archive) On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses, a list of propositions aimed at problems in the Roman Catholic Church, to the door of the university church in Wittenberg, Germany. He wanted to start a theological debate. Instead, he started the Reformation. As […]

Hungarian PM Orbán: ‘Soros Network Aims to Create a Europe of Mixed Population’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) Billionaire George Soros is trying to use mass immigration to dilute European ethnic cultures into one anonymous blend, according to Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Speaking on Hungarian radio Friday morning, the redoubtable prime minister denounced the campaign of the Soros-funded “Open Society” network to aggressively drive […]

Pope Francis to unraveling Europe: Now’s not the time to dig trenches

Inés San Martín CRUX ROME – Pope Francis on Saturday added his five cents to the ongoing discussion on the future of Europe, among other things issuing a public challenge to those who say that Christianity is a thing of the past on the Old Continent, both “alien and irrelevant.” […]

German Cardinal: Number-One Challenge Facing Europe Is ‘Climate Change’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Site Archive) In launching an international Vatican conference on the future of Europe on Friday, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx listed off his idea of the three greatest challenges facing Europe, the first of which was “climate change.” “The European Union and all of Europe find […]