Spoils Of War

Vladimir Putin has committed troops to a mission of annexation, a classic Cold War play that will cause the suffering of millions … and gain him nothing.

Symptoms of Invasion

The warning signs were there. Russia’s posture at Ukraine’s door look like sabre-rattling, but loud exercises with tanks and choppers are also a pretty big sign that one country wants to invade another.

Good People Live Among Us

Given enough time, a man is likely to be worn down by all the bad news in the world today. Negative information is like liquid cement; you don’t want to get caught in it. But there are good things out there to give us hope. More accurately, there are good people out there willing to…

Ebola Is Attacking Africans

The world’s deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is now attacking Africans in multiple countries. Those infected need prayers and physicians, but to those left untouched by the disease, vigilance and hygiene are also required.

Almsgiving

In many religions, a kind person is meant to do good things for the poor. Charitable acts are also known as almsgiving. In the time of Lent, Catholics are encouraged to show kindness to those who cannot provide for themselves. Pope Francis notes that “Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well…

The Chemical Ship

Chemical weapons are treated like nuclear or biological weapons. Somebody has to handle, transport, store, and dispose of them in a tidy fashion. A single mishap can be deadly, for any damage caused by such weapons is measured in kilometers. In 2013, the Syrian government surrendered its chemical armament to an allied coalition that will,…