U.S. Syrian attack sign of end times?
Bob Smietana, Baptist Press

Nearly one in three Americans see the threat of airstrikes against Syria as part of the Bible’s plan for the end times, according to a LifeWay Research poll.

Judge’s Ruling Makes North Dakota First to Ban Abortions Based on Down Syndrome
Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

A judge’s ruling dismissing part of an abortion center’s lawsuit against a North Dakota law that bans abortions on disabled unborn children on the basis that they are disabled makes the state the first to have such a ban in place.

Why Catholics Must Fight “Lost Causes”
Kenneth D. Whitehead, Crisis Magazine

Even if for the time being it seems to be a “lost cause,” true marriage still has to be upheld by Catholics and so-called same-sex marriage still has to be opposed by them for at least three basic reasons.

Why Christians have much to fear in Syria
Harold Jantz, Winnipeg Free Press

Christian communities in the Middle East find themselves in a very difficult situation these days. For one, the Christian population generally has declined dramatically since the beginning of the 20th century. Then about 25 per cent of the population of the Middle East was Christian, today it is closer to five per cent.