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Heartbreaking images of drowned Syrian toddler captures the Middle East's refugee crisis

Heartbreaking images of drowned Syrian toddler captures the Middle East's refugee crisis Watch

Europe

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Images depicting the body of a drowned toddler lying on the shores of Bodrum have gone viral, showcasing the desperation of fleeing migrants from ...

Immigrants on welfare: Relevant factors often ignored

Immigrants on welfare: Relevant factors often ignored Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Center of Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration, released a report showing 51 percent of immigrant-led ...

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - FOURTH STATION - St. Anne, patron of grandparents and single women

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - FOURTH STATION - St. Anne, patron of grandparents and single women

Living Faith

Welcome to the fourth station on our virtual pilgrimage to Philadelphia with Pope Francis ahead of the World Meeting of Families. Let us pray!

Pope Francis to give United States Mass in Spanish

Pope Francis to give United States Mass in Spanish Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cardinal Donald William Wuerl has announced Pope Francis' decision to give his Washington Mass on September 23 in Spanish.

Obama gets votes to protect Iran nuclear deal

Obama gets votes to protect Iran nuclear deal Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The nuclear deal between the United States, China, Britain, France, Russia, Germany and Iran has been under intense scrutiny from Republicans and ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, September 03, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Colossians 1:9-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 98:2-6, Gospel: Luke 5:1-11

Pope Saint Gregory the Great: Saint of the Day for Thursday, September 03, 2015

Pope Saint Gregory the Great: Saint of the Day for Thursday, September 03, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. Gregory, born at Rome about the year 540, was the son of Gordianus, a wealthy senator, who later renounced the world and became one of the seven ...

Irish Blessing: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, September 03, 2015

Prayers

Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars ...

Pope Francis beseeches world to give thanks and protect all life on Day of Creation

Pope Francis beseeches world to give thanks and protect all life on Day of Creation Watch

Living Faith

During an evening celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis prayed that God would "enlighten the lords of ...

THAT'S A BIG FOOT! Twelve-year-old Russian boy claims to have found Yeti's footprint

THAT'S A BIG FOOT! Twelve-year-old Russian boy claims to have found Yeti's footprint Watch

Asia Pacific

A 12-year-old Russian schoolchild found a massive footprint while on a camping trip in Siberia. He says its evidence of the mythical Yeti, ...

SSPX confessions valid during Jubilee, Pope Francis declares - many pray schism will end

SSPX confessions valid during Jubilee, Pope Francis declares - many pray schism will end Watch

Living Faith

Absolutions granted by priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X (SSPX) will have the full support of the Pope Francis and the Church during the ...

Secret war against terrorists waged by U.S. forces with drones

Secret war against terrorists waged by U.S. forces with drones Watch

Middle East

A clandestine war carried out against specific agents of the Islamic State is being waged by both the CIA and U.S. Special Forces through unmanned ...

President Obama shares apocalyptic vision of world destroyed by climate change

President Obama shares apocalyptic vision of world destroyed by climate change Watch

Green

President Barack Obama shared his vision of the world if global leaders further refuse the facts of climate change. Warning that if we don't act ...

OLD HEARTS: Many Americans have hearts older than their chronological age

OLD HEARTS: Many Americans have hearts older than their chronological age Watch

Health

Many Americans have an old, old heart... and while this sounds like the lyric to a country western song, it is a biological fact for many. A new ...

Sep 01 - Homily: Protection from Devils

Sep 01 - Homily: Protection from Devils Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Peter on how Our Lord cast out so many devils from possessed people and how this indicates that we are sure of being protected from evil spirits ...

Sep 01 - Homily: The Rosary Vanquishes the Foe

Sep 01 - Homily: The Rosary Vanquishes the Foe Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

This homily is a reflection given by Fr. Joseph M. McShane tying together the life of St. Beatrice de Silva and Gospel of the day. Ave Maria! Mass: ...

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES EXTRAORDINARY INDULGENCE - Here's how you and others can obtain it

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES EXTRAORDINARY INDULGENCE - Here's how you and others can obtain it Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis is issuing a Jubilee Indulgence that he hopes will allow people to experience God's mercy and grace. In preparation for the coming ...

Priest asks, what would St. Francis of Assisi do if he were alive today?

Priest asks, what would St. Francis of Assisi do if he were alive today? Watch

Living Faith

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

On the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the preacher to the papal household said that St. Francis of Assisi is a key model in ...

Homeless grow large garden for food in Atlanta

Homeless grow large garden for food in Atlanta Watch

Home & Food

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Homeless people come together and plant a garden to provide food for a shelter in Atlanta.

'The Great Satan': Iran military official slams United States as country's 'No. 1 enemy'

'The Great Satan': Iran military official slams United States as country's 'No. 1 enemy' Watch

Middle East

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, described the United States as the "Great Satan" and Iran's Experts Assembly ...

Pope Francis asks American teenager to sing for him

Pope Francis asks American teenager to sing for him Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

17-year-old Valerie Herrera, a senior at Cristo Bey Jesuit High School, was asked by Pope Francis to sing a song.

Hispanics hope Pope Francis addresses immigration with Obama

Hispanics hope Pope Francis addresses immigration with Obama Watch

Politics & Policy

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nearly 30 million Hispanic Catholics in the country are hoping that Pope Francis' visit this month will change the tone of the United States' ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Colossians 1:1-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 52:10-11, Gospel: Luke 4:38-44

St. Ingrid of Sweden: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 02, 2015 Watch

Saints

Born in Skänninge, Sweden, in the 13th century, St. Ingrid lived under the spiritual direction of Peter of Dacia, a Dominican priest. She was the ...

Prayer for Employment: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Prayers

You govern your creation, O God, and bring it to perfection by the work of our hands. Hear the prayers of your people who ask for work that will ...

ISIS fighters caught crossing border disguised as refugees

ISIS fighters caught crossing border disguised as refugees Watch

Europe

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Five ISIS fighters were seized as they attempted to cross the Bulgarian-Macedonian border with gruesome videos and ISIS propaganda on their phones. ...

Stranded in Portugal, couple unexpectedly births twins and meets tragedy

Stranded in Portugal, couple unexpectedly births twins and meets tragedy Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Fred and Kim Spratt desperately want to return home to New Jersey after their romantic "babymoon" to Portugal ended in tragedy. 

Model Melanie Gaydos embraces her unique beauty, takes on the fashion industry

Model Melanie Gaydos embraces her unique beauty, takes on the fashion industry

Marriage & Family

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

No one can ever tell Melanie Gaydos she is not beautiful. In fact, the 27-year-old model embraces her appearance with such comfort and confidence ...

Woman plans natural birth in ocean with DOLPHIN MIDWIVES

Woman plans natural birth in ocean with DOLPHIN MIDWIVES Watch

Marriage & Family

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Channel 4's <i>Extraordinary Births</i>, host Katie Piper visited a mom-to-be and her partner in Hawaii for their extraordinary, ...

Five-foot-long 'bizarre' sea scorpion fossil discovered

Five-foot-long 'bizarre' sea scorpion fossil discovered Watch

Green

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

More than 150 fossil fragments of the well-preserved ancestors of sea scorpions were unearthed in Iowa, according to The Daily Mail.

Dolphin trainer of 'Flipper' arrested during protest of Japan's dolphin hunting season

Dolphin trainer of 'Flipper' arrested during protest of Japan's dolphin hunting season Watch

Asia Pacific

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Animal rights advocate Ric O'Barry, known for training the five dolphins used in <i>Flipper</i>, has been arrested in Taiji after ...