We Are Witnessing the Wholesale Uprooting of Christianity in the Land of its Birth

On 19-20 October 2015, the largest conference on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East took place in Athens. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk delivered his presentation on the first day of the forum. Its text is given below. Source: Pravmir Speech given by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) Your Holiness, Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences and … [Read more...]

Information Enigma — How Information, not Physical and Chemical Processes, Explain the Development of Life [VIDEO]

Information drives the development of life. But what is the source of that information? Could it have been produced by an unguided Darwinian process? Or did it require intelligent design? The Information Enigma is a fascinating 21-minute documentary that probes the mystery of biological information, the challenge it poses to orthodox Darwinian theory, and the reason it points to intelligent … [Read more...]

Russia Fights for Christianity in Syria, the US Fights Against It

Source: Russia Insider This article originally appeared at Frontpage Magazine By Raymond Ibrahim The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.” According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s … [Read more...]

Why Our Medical Elite Support Planned Parenthood

Source: Ancient Faith Radio By Wesley J. Smith It’s not only fetuses and babies that are viewed broadly in bioethics as “killable” and perhaps even “harvestable.” There is increasing advocacy, although it is important to emphasize that this is not yet happening, for killing those with profound cognitive impairments for their organs. I could adduce many samples of this advocacy, but space … [Read more...]

George Weigel’s Leaps of Faith, Propaganda de Fide and the Overly Broad Brush (2012)

Editor's note: This previously unpublished essay was written in 2012 and criticizes George Weigel for his tendency to interpret any American conflict with Russia through a neo-conservative, cold war lens and characterize it as a religious war between the Catholic West and Orthodox East. It is published for the first time here. By Rev. Patrick Irish I have read Mr. Weigel question his … [Read more...]