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Ralph Peters

The Feast of Stephen 2016: We are living in a new age of Christian martyrs

Ralph Peters, The second line of the Christmas carol slips past us. We hear “Good King Wenceslas looked out…”  But what about the next bit, “…on the Feast of Stephen?” What’s that about? December 26th is St. Stephen’s Day—the Feast of Stephen—long an important celebration in the Christian calendar and now largely ignored.  It’s time

What our nation would get with Gen. Mattis as Defense Secretary

Ralph Peters, I’m lucky enough to know General James Mattis slightly. Just well enough to trust him unreservedly with our military and our nation’s security. The president-elect could not choose a better man to be our next Secretary of Defense. Not just because Mattis is a battle-hardened Marine with a remarkable combat record. And not