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Fleeing Evil: On The Run From Boko Haram

Those schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram? Most are still missing. A boys’ school was bombed. Boko Haram says it wasn’t them, but the people don’t believe them. In Nigeria, for many people, life is about staying one step ahead of Boko Haram, trying to safeguard their children from getting swept up in the claws of this evil entity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.11.14

Russian Orthodox Church calls on U.S. Christians to work together to achieve peace in Ukraine, Middle East Interfax-religion.com Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: “Today Christians of various confessions should unite around the very simple common human values.” Ukraine Rising George Weigel, National Review Online “This is not only about us; this is also about you:” a church leader on his country’s struggle for freedom. Continue Reading...

The Faces Of Modern Slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine knows modern slavery intimately. She has spent years entrenched in the reality of slavery around the world, making it quite real for viewers. She says of her work: No matter how dire, how hard their experience of life has been because of their suffering as a slave, these people still have dignity, sensitivity, humanness and beauty. Continue Reading...

Happy Birthday Marines!

Today marks the 239th birthday of the finest fighting force in the history of the world. The Marine Corps Birthday makes me nostalgic for the good ol’ days of . . Continue Reading...

There’s More to the Story About the 90-Year-Old Charged With Feeding the Homeless

Cities across America – from Pensacola, Florida to Honolulu, Hawaii — have increasingly taken strong measures to discourage the homeless from making a home within their city limits. So it didn’t seem surprising when the media ran with a story last week about two pastors and a 90-year-old homeless advocate “Charged With Feeding Homeless.” As the AP reported, To Arnold Abbott, feeding the homeless in a public park in South Florida was an act of charity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.10.14

Fishwrap’s Michael Sean Winters ATTACKS! Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr Z’s Blog Michael Sean Winters specializes in irrational demonizing of those with whom he disagrees. His present instance of high dudgeon is aimed at Catholic University of America. Continue Reading...

No Midterm Elections Could Save Europe

Things really aren’t looking good across the pond.  Acton’s Director of Research, Samuel Gregg, has written quite a bit about the decline in Europe. His latest ‘Meanwhile, Europe is (Still) Burning’ in the American Spectator, discusses the inability or unwillingness of European governments to respond to economic trouble. Continue Reading...