Miriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian mother of two who was sentenced to death for apostasy and was detained by the government after the sentence was overturned, has finally left the country and arrived in Rome today where she was blessed by Pope Francis.
An 11 year-old passenger on board the doomed MH17 flight that was shot down over the Ukraine last week was behaving strangely the day before he boarded the plane, clinging to his mother and asking about death and what happens when people die.
The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq is pleading with the world community for help as he watches Christians being forced out of towns they inhabited for centuries, ancient monasteries being ransacked, and the water supply cut off from any town that resists the Islamist jihadi group ISIS.
Planned Parenthood has opted to defend itself for giving an award to a Colorado affiliate for performing a high number of abortions, a “death certificate” that shocked the world when it went viral a week ago.
OB writes: Please tell me if the Acculief is okay to use? It’s essentially a clamp placed on the hand that helps alleviate headaches. I ordered it from a catalog. The description however, didn’t say anything about accupressure or energy, etc, unlike the instructions that arrived in the package! The other question: What’s the difference between accupressure and massaging trigger points?
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 that the IRS went too far in extending subsidies to individuals who buy insurance through federally run insurance exchanges, potentially eliminating subsidies that millions of Americans are depending upon in order to afford health insurance.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is expressing great concern about President Obama’s July 21 executive order which prohibits federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The usual low media coverage has been given to a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that discovered “intersex” fish in several key Pennsylvania waterways which are the result of pollution by chemicals such as those found in common birth control pills.
As news broke that the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ordered all Christians out of the Iraqi city of Mosul this weekend – allowing them to take nothing but the clothes on their backs – Pope Francis expressed deep sorrow and compassion for their plight.