Against the Senseless Destruction of Churches
Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine

If laymen are to be more prominent in the Church, let them be more prominent on the church—on the building and on the grounds, doing all they can do with their muscles and ingenuity and ordinary tools.

How the West is Helping to Destroy Christianity in Syria
Robin Phillips, American Orthodox Institute

Metropolitan Hilarion, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow, lamented that “in those places where the authorities are replaced by the rebel groups, Christianity is being exterminated to the last man: Christians are expelled, or physically destroyed.

Russian Orthodox spokesman rips US approach to Syria, warns Christians will suffer
CWN

A spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church has blasted the United States for a “completely one-sided” approach to Syria, and warned against American intervention in that country’s civil war.

It’s Time to Crush Misogynistic Porn Culture
Ashley E. McGuire, Acculturated

Porn has done an odd about-face in America. For a long time, it was a taboo topic. Then feminists teamed up with figures like Hugh Hefner and lobbied to make it widespread and socially acceptable.