Did this pope understand evils of the world?

by Bill Federer -- "The family is especially under attack," stated Pope John Paul II, Aug. 15, 1993. In 1979, Pope John Paul II appointed West African Archbishop Robert Sarah of Guinea. more…

America was never meant to be a-religious

by Bill Federer -- The first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also president of the American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who more…

'Paid agitators' have been here before

by Bill Federer -- President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given May 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary: "But there is another ... recent development ... the greatly more…

The real story behind Mother's Day

by Bill Federer -- Mothers' Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." But it was Anna Jarvis, more…

For such a bumbling explorer, he sure made an impact

by Bill Federer -- Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople on May 29, 1453. William Lawson Grant, Professor of Colonial History at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, wrote in the introduction to "Voyages and Explorations" more…

A small state with big history

by Bill Federer -- New France began in 1535 when French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed seeking a sea route to Asia. Jacques Cartier described the land with the native Inuit word "Canada," more…