Faith

PHOTOS: Philippines Crucifies Nine to Observe Good Friday

The Philippines province of Pampanga hosted nine crucifixions and dozens of flagellations in its Good Friday observance this year, a tradition the Vatican discourages but continues to thrive thanks to faithful who view it as the ultimate act of penance.

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Cuba Arrests Pastor, Wife During Holy Week for Promoting Homeschooling

The communist government of Cuba once again arrested Pastor Ramón Rigal and wife Ayda Expósito on Wednesday shortly before they had planned to leave the country. Rigal and his wife are at the forefront of an Evangelical movement against allowing the regime to educate their children. 

A policeman stands guard in central Havana's Revolution Square a day before Pope Francis' visit to Cuba on September 18, 2015. Havana has received a rush makeover ahead of Pope Francis's arrival in Cuba on Saturday with newly paved streets, a renovated cathedral, repainted buildings and billboards of the pontiff …

Christians Observe Good Friday: Crushed for Our Iniquities

Christians all over the world today are observing Good Friday. It is the anniversary of the death of Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians believe died in place of sinners to pay the price to satisfy the justice of a holy God for all their sins, if that person would turn to God in faith and repentance, trusting in Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on their behalf, and believing in his Easter resurrection from the dead.

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Christian Convert Islamic State Survivors Thriving in Kurdish Kobani, Syria

A community of Muslims who converted to Christianity over the brutality displayed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) during its reign of terror is reportedly growing in the once-besieged border town of Kobani, Syria, where the terrorist group suffered its first major defeat, Reuters learned this week.

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Blue State Blues: Passover and the American Tradition of Freedom

The immediate and urgent cultural task for American conservatives is to find a way of sharing our cherished values of freedom with the next generation — and with those who are arriving, legally, to join us. Passover, observed even in the worst of times, teaches us that it is possible.

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Dem Rep. Ryan: Third-trimester Abortions a ‘Non-issue’

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) downplayed the issue of so-called third-trimester abortions, which has been at the forefront recently given legislation passed in New York State and remarks made by Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA). “The reality

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) on 'Morning Joe,' 4/18/2019

John Carroll University Student Newspaper Revises Guidelines to Censor Conservative Catholic Editor

John Carroll University’s student newspaper, the Carroll News, is revising its editorial guidelines in an effort to censor speech after students took offense to a conservative Catholic student editor expressing his views in the newspaper. The newspaper then released a statement chastising the editor, suggesting that “free speech” should make everybody “feel safe in its harmony,” and that the Catholic student’s views are in “direct conflict” with the mission of the Jesuit university. The editor has since resigned from his position.

Man reading a burning newspaper