True story of YMCA (hint: forget Village People)

by Bill Federer -- The U.S. Census Bureau statistics (2009) report that over 24 million Americans play basketball and over 10 million Americans play volleyball. Did you know basketball and volleyball were more…

Why Colonial women were smarter than women today

by Bill Federer -- Mercy Otis Warren was called "The Conscience of the American Revolution." She was wife of Massachusetts House Speaker James Warren and sister of patriot James Otis. Mercy Otis more…

This is our 'best earthly inheritance'

by Bill Federer -- Charles Carroll was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was the longest living signer of the Declaration. In 1772, Charles Carroll condemned the more…

Which presidents went to church?

by Bill Federer -- On Nov. 1, 1800, John Adams became the first U.S. president to move into the White House. The following day he wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail, more…

How important is faith during hard times?

by Bill Federer -- Oct. 29, 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed. Panic ensued as Wall Street sold 16,410,030 shares in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost and America more…