An organization devoted to helping embattled Christians around the world says persecution is expected to continue to rise in 2014 unless world governments do more to stop it.
A courageous German nun recently gave a riveting presentation in which she revealed the grisly details of the independent investigation she did of the treatment of Christians in Syria, including the bottling of their blood for sale.
For the few Christians who still inhabit the Holy Land, there was no “peace on earth” this Christmas and their New Year is more likely fraught with peril than with joy.
Pope Francis sent out a bold invitation to the faithful during a sermon delivered at Mass in St. Martha’s House recently when he said we cannot sell our faith to the “highest bidder” but must stand strong like so many Christian martyrs are doing at the present time.
Pope Benedict XVI chose October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, to open the 25th Synod of Bishops in Rome which will address ways to counter the rise of secularism around the world.
In a case that has galvanized Christians around the world, Iranian Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been set free after three years in prison where he was awaiting death for embracing Christ.
A professor from Georgetown University gave a shocking report on the extent of religious persecution around the globe, including here in the West, to the U. S. bishops last week.
Justice Antonin Scalia addressed a standing-room-only crowd of more than 500 Catholic youth in Denver last weekend to encourage them not to yield to criticism of their faith.
When 17 year-old Ayman Nabil Labib went to school on October 16, the last thing he ever expected was that this would be the last day of his life. But it was, and all because he refused to cover up the crucifix he had tattooed to his wrist.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The editor of an international news agency says that while the major media reports on individual incidents of violence against Christians, it ignores the larger picture which reveals a “silent holocaust of Christian martyrs” that is taking place around the world today.