Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor of ethics, degrees in economics, philosophy and theology. Amateur mixologist and certified Sommelier. Breitbart Rome Bureau Chief.

Vatican: Rising Sea Levels Provoking ‘Armed Conflicts’

The Vatican’s representative at the United Nations told the U.N. General Assembly last week that environmental concerns such as rising sea levels are contributing decisively to international armed conflicts and must be addressed with urgency.

Melanesian children float on a bamboo pontoon by Wicked Walu Island on the resort-studded Coral Coast of Fiji, 11 November 2003. Since the Bali bombings 12 October 2002 tourism has overtaken sugar cane as the South Pacific archipelago's primary source of foreign revenue. AFP PHOTO/Torsten BLACKWOOD (Photo credit should read …

African Cardinal: Abortion Pandemic Is ‘New Holocaust’

The redoubtable South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier has compared the current “abortion pandemic” to the Nazi Holocaust, noting ties between the creation of the lethal gas used in concentration camps and the production of the abortion pill.

In this file picture,Head of the Catholic Church in South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Napier comemmorates the late Archbishop Denis Hurley's 9th death anniversary at the Emmanuel Cathedral Church in Durban on 10 February 2013. If Catholic cardinals want the next pope to embody the complexities and contradictions of the modern …

Islamic State Executes Catholic Priest in Syria

Two militants of the Islamic State terror group (ISIS/ISIL) executed American-Syrian priest, Father Ibrahim Hanna, Monday after opening fire on his car, killing him along with his father who was traveling with him.

Security forces and civilians gather the site of bombings in the Syrian Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in the northeastern Hasakah province, on November 11, 2019. - Three simultaneous bombings caused by two car bombings and an explosives-rigged motorcycle rocked a market in the Syrian city of Qamishli, killing at least …

Russia Partners with Hungary to Aid Syrian Christians

Russia and Hungary have agreed to jointly rebuild a monastery in Syria, along with financing a large bakery to provide bread for a whole city, Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto told public radio on Sunday.

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Bishops Stage Pro-Immigration Border Mass in Texas

Bishops from the U.S. and Mexico held a highly political Mass at the border separating their two countries on Saturday morning, insisting in a statement that “there is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’”

NOGALES, AZ - APRIL 01: Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass next to the U.S.-Mexico border fence during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona. Catholic bishops led by Cardinal O'Malley held the mass to pray for comprehensive immigration reform and for …

Vandals Profane 100 Christian Tombs in French Cemetery

Vandals went through a graveyard in southwest France before dawn on Wednesday smashing anything relating to Christian symbolism, including dozens of stone crosses, crucifixes, and images of angels and the Virgin Mary.

A photo taken on April 15, 2015 shows a broken crucifix on the ground after tombstones were found vandalized at the Saint-Roch cemetery in Castres, southern France. French President Francois Hollande condemned "in the strongest terms" the vandalism of "dozens of Christian tombs" at the Saint-Roch cemetery, qualifying the acts …

Belgian Christians Protest Naked, Transgender Joan of Arc

A Christian organization has launched an online petition to block a Brussels opera house from staging a performance of an oratorio called Joan of Arc at the Stake, in which the Catholic saint appears naked.

A Christian organization has launched an online petition to block a Brussels opera house from staging a performance of an oratorio called Joan of Arc at the Stake, in which the Catholic saint appears naked. The Pro Europa Christiana Federation objects to the performance of Arthur Honegger’s oratorio, Jeanne d’Arc au …