Sept. 11: A day of infamy throughout history

by Bill Federer -- Sept. 11, 1565 In 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dominated the Mediterranean, with intentions of not only invading Sicily, Sardinia, Majorca, and southern Spain, but Rome itself. The more…

The true source of California's wealth

by Bill Federer -- In 1769, the first Spanish missions were founded in California by Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, whose statue is in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. California cities were originally more…

Has Jerusalem ever known peace?

by Bill Federer -- Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 B.C. on the date in the Jewish calendar 9th of Av, or Tisha B'Av. The Second Temple more…

What a modern saint had to say about abortion

by Bill Federer -- Albania had been part of the Christian Byzantine Empire then part of the Christian Bulgarian Empire. Albania was conquered in 1431 by Ottoman Turkish Muslims. Islamic Crusaders led more…