A week from terror to Terri

by Barbara Simpson -- What a week! A week filled with the realities of terrorism and religion out of control. A week filled with blood, mayhem, death and terror from Paris to more…

Paris is burning

by Barbara Simpson -- The reaction of French President Francois Hollande was perfect: "France will be merciless toward these barbarians from Daesh." He said "France will be strong and great." I hope more…

Did Muslims do it?

by Barbara Simpson -- A civilian passenger plane was blown out of the sky, killing every innocent soul on board, plus, no doubt, the one or a few terrorists who were also more…

'Right to Die' vs. no 'Right to Try'

by Barbara Simpson -- California Gov. Jerry Brown is giving thinking people in his state whiplash with his position on the "Right to Die" and "Right to Try" bills. On the one more…

The massacre that wasn't

by Barbara Simpson -- Before I even had a chance to begin writing this, there were two more school shootings in the headlines. One took place at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, more…

The Vatican two-step

by Barbara Simpson -- Poor Catholics. No, not just anyone who calls himself a Roman Catholic, but one who ascribes to the traditional view of Catholicism. It ain't what it was, and more…

Bye-bye, pope. Bye-bye, church?

by Barbara Simpson -- It must have been excruciating for non-Catholics, for fallen-away Catholics and especially for those who deeply hate the Roman Catholic Church and all it represents to see the more…

Pope Francis: Is it the 2nd coming?

by Barbara Simpson -- As I write this, Pope Francis is in Cuba, and it's the third pope to visit that island nation in 17 years. He was met by cheering crowds more…