ISIS: Paris Attacks ‘First Of The Storm’

In the NY Times: The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the catastrophic attacks in the French capital, calling them “the first of the storm” and mocking France as a “capital of prostitution and obscenity,” according to statements released in multiple languages on one of the terror group’s encrypted messaging accounts. The remarks came…

Paris

Please would you take a moment to remember and pray for those who have been caught up in the horrific coordinated terror attacks in #Paris last night. With over 150 dead and scores more injured, this is the deadliest violence in Paris since World War II. Now while I have my own opinions as to what is…

Was One of Jerusalem’s Greatest Archaeological Mysteries Solved?

Leen Ritmeyer reports: Today the Israel Antiquities Authority announced: A fascinating discovery recently uncovered in archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting in the Givati parking lot at the City of David, in the Jerusalem Walls National Park, has apparently led to solving one of Jerusalem’s greatest archaeological mysteries: the question of the location of…

Ancient Winery Discovered in Central Israel Region During Storm

Large 1,500-year-old winepress unearthed in area once known for wine production. In the Jerusalem Post: A large, well-preserved 1,500-year-old winery has been exposed during a violent storm in the Sharon Plain region, located between the Mediterranean Sea and Samarian Hills, the Antiquities Authority announced Monday. According to IAA archeologist Alla Nagorski, the discovery was made off…

Priest Builds Ministry One Lego at a Time

CNS: … Bob Simon fell in love with two things at the age of 5 — the Catholic Church and building with Lego. Now, as a 51-year-old priest, Father Simon has discovered a way to merge both of these passions. The pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Moscow finds that his Lego-building hobby…

World’s Oldest Bible On Show

Which we known as Codex Sinaiticus. At the British Museum: … One of the highlights is part of the 4th century Codex Sinaiticus, a book written in Greek on animal skin by monks on Mount Sinai, and which contains the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. “It is without question the most important book in…