By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews - In Ocala, Florida.. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said a man had “intentionally crashed a vehicle through the front doors of the church, exited the vehicle and poured gasoline out into the foyer area and then lit it on fire,” before fleeing in the car... “The parishioners were able to escape without injury and Marion County Fire Rescue personnel were able to quickly extinguish the fire.”
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews - Democrats on the House Appropriators Committee yesterday passed a bill that would reverse a pro-life order President Donald Trump issued on his first week in office that defunds International Planned Parenthood. Trump’s pro-life rule ensures Americans don’t have to fund the biggest abortion business in the world or its abortion agenda in other countries... The funding cut to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the result of the Mexico City Policy, which President Donald Trump signed during his first week in office.
By Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D., Catholic Exchange - In speaking to us as seed, Jesus is saying, “Be careful. If you don’t make the effort to get thoroughly rooted in your Catholic faith, you just might not make it. If do you manage to survive, you might produce absolutely nothing. But you are called to bear much fruit (Jn 15), to yield a hundredfold, to be a saint, to leave a mark on the lives of many that will last forever. Don’t settle for anything less!”
By Ines A. Murzaku, The Catholic Thing - What is the history behind Hagia Sophia?... For 900 years, Hagia Sophia was the center of the Byzantine Empire: the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople; the place where ecumenical councils were convened and emperors were crowned, and night vigils and majestic processions were held until the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans on May 29, 1453.