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  • Dead jihadis
    Smiling dead jihadis are Syrian rebels’ latest recruiting tool
    What do the two men pictured have in common? Yes, both are smiling and wear the same dreamy, faraway expression. Their eyes are glazed over as well, but that is because they are dead.The pictures, which might be captioned “So that’s...
  • Suspected members of the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram
    Nigerian pastor beheaded after Muslims demand, 'renounce your faith or die'
    Last year reports say Boko Haram killed over 900 Christians in Nigeria.Out of those martyred for their faith, in the world, 70 percent of those deaths happened in Nigeria. Boko Haram isa Muslim extremist group,they're responsible for the vast...
  • Christian Martyrs to Remember
    Memorial Day Weekend: Remember the Martyrs
    The Memorial Day weekend is a sacred time in our country to honor those brave men and women who have served and are serving our country by protecting and preserving the very freedoms far too many Americans take for granted. There are many events...
  • Pope Francis and Pope Benedict at Castel Gandolfo
    Pope Francis canonizes 800 Italian martyrs and two Latin American saints
    While celebrating the Catholic Church’s Papal Mass for the seventh Sunday of Easter in the piazza San Pietro, Pope Francis canonized 800 Italian martyrs from the city of Otranto along with two Latin American women to the sainthood today, May...
  • Blessed Antonio
    Pope Francis to canonize 800 Catholics martyred at hands of Muslim invaders
    Is Catholicism guilty of insensitivity and Islamophobia?The head of the Catholic Church will be naming hundreds of Italian laymen to the Litany of Saints later in May, as reported by The Catholic Herald (of London, U.K.) on April 30, 2013.During...
  • The History of Christmas
    Peace on earth at Christmas?
    Is it possible to be at peace with such unrest in the world, in our nation and during this busy Christmas Season? If we look to the things of this world, than the answer would most likely be no. As the bumper sticker proclaims, “No God, No...
  • 'Martyrs' poster.
    Halloween horror A to Z: 'Martyrs' mystifies
    On the 13th night of Halloween, my true love gave to me, one girl seeking vengeance on her torturers.French director Pascal Laugier's 2008 "Martyrs"often ranks on short lists of most disturbing films. Notably, "Martyrs"...
  • A photo from 'Martyrs' (2008)
    The best horror films you haven't seen: 'Martyrs' (2008)
    It's Halloween-time, and when the air gets colder and the nights get shorter, a scary movie with your pals sounds about perfect. For those who don't want to get to the theatres to see "Sinister" this week, popping a spooky DVD in...
  • Jimmy Herring - Subject To Change Without Notice
    Widespread Panic's Jimmy Herring brings his solo band to Chicago
    My first Jimmy Herring experience came in the early 90's. I was in the midst of my formative years as a guitar player, and I was soaking up all kinds of guitar-based music like a dry sponge. I had just started branching out from my strict...
  • Church history: Lesson 5, the ending of the apostolic period.
    Church history: Lesson 5, the ending of the apostolic period.
    The period from 70 A.D. to 100 A.D. has but scanty information concerning the church. This is easily understood since the destruction of Jerusalem came at 70 A.D. Jesus had warned his apostles of the coming of the “abomination of desolation...
  • Tibet freedom concert
    Freedom concert for Tibetan martyrs
    As we enter 2012 there are aggressive initiatives by Buddhists to remember the sacrifices of protesting Tibetans last year while working and praying hard for a lessening of tensions with Beijing this year. The Buddhists community in Syracuse has...
  • Female Jihadi
    A new magazine inspires female terrorists
    March 15 The first issue of Al-Shamikha, a magazine marketed to inspire woman terrorirsts who want to wage "she-hadi" makes its debut.The magazine’s purpose statement can be found on page one:"to educate and inspire more...
  • St. Valentine in prison
    The real story behind Valentine's Day
    What comes to mind when you think of Valentine's Day? Hearts? Stuffed animals? Chocolates? Well, how about persecution, beatings and being beheaded? Do you even know why we celebrate Valentine's Day? Many people don't and it's sad...
  • Martyrs
    Arab Catholics: Martyrs of Iraq should be recognized as Saints
    The Catholic News Agency is reporting that those killed for their faith in Iraq should be recognized as saints, a group of Arab Christians says.“We ask that the martyrs of Iraq be canonized, because the example of their lives and their...