Meriam Ibrahim Is Free, Plans Visit to Pope Francis

Italy Mideast Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, is free!Ibrahim has just arrived at Rome's Ciampino airport, accompanied by her family and by Italy's deputy minister for foreign affairs, Lapo Pistelli.  On the ground in Rome, her flight was welcomed by Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi who said, "Today is a day of celebration!"The release was reportedly arranged through diplomatic negotiations by Italy and the Vatican.Ibraham's father … [Read more...]

400-Year-Old Crucifix Uncovered in Newfoundland

The 3-centimeter crucifix which was unearthed in Newfoundland

An undergraduate student assisting at an archeological dig on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula has made a spectacular discovery:  a 400-year-old copper crucifix.The crucifix is considered particularly important since the colony which once stood at that spot was English, and Catholics were severely persecuted in England at the time.  It was, then, most likely owned by someone who fled religious persecution in England and found freedom here.Anna Sparrow, who attends Memorial University in S … [Read more...]

OBAMA BLINKS! Government to Revise Its HHS Contraception Rule

Religious freedom

The Obama Administration, slapped down by the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of Wheaton College, has taken a step back from its intractable stance on contraception coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act.The Justice Department, perhaps seeing the handwriting on the wall after the Court rulings in the cases of Wheaton College and Hobby Lobby, announced Tuesday, July 22, that they will issue new regulations within the next month.  The new regulations will apply to all nonprofit … [Read more...]


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