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Why are hundreds of koalas being taken from their homes and killed?

Why are hundreds of koalas being taken from their homes and killed? Watch

Travel

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

700 koalas were taken from their homes and killed over a six month period in Australia. Put in secret culls, the authorities claim the heinous act ...

Saved by a sea lion! Suicide leaper from San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge loves to counsel others

Saved by a sea lion! Suicide leaper from San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge loves to counsel others Watch

U.S.

Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Hines was at one time a suicidal teenager who battled mental illness. It first dawned on him that his life served ...

'Superbugs' attack two hospitals, hard-to-clean medical equipment to blame

'Superbugs' attack two hospitals, hard-to-clean medical equipment to blame Watch

Health

A hospital in California and another hospital in Connecticut have reported that they have discovered drug-resistant "superbugs" on a ...

Saudi Arabia executes non-violent prisoners at unbelievable rates

Saudi Arabia executes non-violent prisoners at unbelievable rates Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Saudi Arabia has issued 38 executions in the last three months, according to the human rights charity, Amnesty International. The convicted crimes ...

Crucial decision on 'Obamacare' goes before Supreme Court

Crucial decision on 'Obamacare' goes before Supreme Court Watch

Politics & Policy

The future of health care in America is on the table as defined by President Barack Obama and his purported health care reform - known as ...

Pope Francis opens the Vatican to the homeless

Pope Francis opens the Vatican to the homeless Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has opened the Vatican to the homeless, providing them with sleeping accommodations. The number of homeless there has doubled in the ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:1-2, Gospel: ...

St. John Joseph of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 05, 2015

St. John Joseph of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 05, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. John Joseph of the Cross was born about the middle of the seventeenth century in the beautiful island of Ischia, near Naples. From his childhood ...

Psalm for the Sick: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, March 05, 2015

Prayers

O Lord, in your anger punish me not; in your wrath chastise me not. For your arrows have sunk deep in me; your hand has come down upon me. There is ...

Thursday, March 5 - Homily: Only God is Trustworthy

Thursday, March 5 - Homily: Only God is Trustworthy Watch

Daily Homilies

Put all your trust in God - not people, your bank account, or anything else.

Villarrica's spectacular eruption: Nature's version of 'fireworks'

Villarrica's spectacular eruption: Nature's version of 'fireworks' Watch

Americas

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Chile's most active volcano finally erupted, after starting to show signs of seismic disturbance a few days ago. The volcanic activity raised alarm ...

Spring comes early to California, but drought is likely to continue and will impact food prices where you live

Spring comes early to California, but drought is likely to continue and will impact food prices where you live Watch

Green

If you live in California, you may have noticed a bit more rain has fallen versus last year. While the state remains mired in drought, and that ...

Are you living a risky life? Chronic sleep deprivation proves fatal

Are you living a risky life? Chronic sleep deprivation proves fatal Watch

Health

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Contrary hasty conclusions made by research, it is not excessive sleeping that causes death. Instead, it is the other way around. Lack of sleep ...

First protien-counting Smart Jar promises to push your kitchen to the next level

First protien-counting Smart Jar promises to push your kitchen to the next level Watch

Home & Food

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

If you're having a difficult time measuring nutrition, the solution will soon be available. Neo Smart Jar by SKE Labs is officially the first ...

Pop superstar makes terminally ill four-year-old's dream come true (VIDEO)

Pop superstar makes terminally ill four-year-old's dream come true (VIDEO) Watch

Celebrity

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

American superstar, Taylor Swift, surprised a four-year-old, terminally ill girl with a call via FaceTime earlier this month. Swift's chat with ...

Mar 05 - Homily: Cursed or Blessed

Mar 05 - Homily: Cursed or Blessed Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Alan on today's Gospel of the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus and how we have a choice to include God in our lives and be blessed for all ...

Mar 05 - Homily: Even If One Should Rise From the Dead

Mar 05 - Homily: Even If One Should Rise From the Dead Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father comments on the words of Our Lord today, "If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should ...

Remembering Father Alfred Kunz: A Murder Unsolved

Remembering Father Alfred Kunz: A Murder Unsolved Watch

U.S.

By Matt C. Abbott

In the early morning of March 4, 1998, Father Alfred Kunz, a priest and canon lawyer of the Diocese of Madison, Wis., was found brutally murdered ...

Frodo Baggins and St Therese: The Little Way Through Middle Earth

Frodo Baggins and St Therese: The Little Way Through Middle Earth Watch

Living Faith

By Fr Dwight Longenecker

In giving us a humble hero Tolkien reminds us that it is the foolish things of God which overturn the wisdom of the world. Things are not what ...

Drinking the Chalice of the Lord: Facing Suffering, Struggle and Failure

Drinking the Chalice of the Lord: Facing Suffering, Struggle and Failure Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

James was the son of Zebedee and brother of John. From faithful stock, we see in this encounter that some forms of zeal may indeed be genetic. In ...

Making a Lenten Retreat with Pope Francis: Learning from Elijah

Making a Lenten Retreat with Pope Francis: Learning from Elijah Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

In many respects, our life on this earth is a classroom of love and a continual invitation to holiness. As we age, we are given the opportunities ...

3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

Humiliation, in one form or another, is part of the package.  It is only avoidable if we decide to deny Christ.

Led by the Spirit into the Desert: God Does Not Need Lent, We Do

Led by the Spirit into the Desert: God Does Not Need Lent, We Do Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

This ancient practice of setting aside 40 days in order to enter - in Jesus - into the desert places in our own daily lives and confront the ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:7-8, Gospel: ...

St. Casimir: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 04, 2015

St. Casimir: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Watch

Saints

Casimir grew up in a world where his life was not his own. As a prince of Poland, the second son of King Casimir IV and Elizabeth of Austria, his ...

Morning Offering Prayer #4: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Prayers

Almighty God, I thank you for your past blessings. Today I offer myself - whatever I do, say, or think - to your loving care. Continue to bless ...

Beautiful 'Lost City' found in the jungles of Honduras

Beautiful 'Lost City' found in the jungles of Honduras Watch

Americas

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Archaeologists have finally found the main subject of legends and folklore about "monkey children," a "monkey god" and a "massive source of gold." ...

Standing ground: Alabama Supreme Court halts same sex marriages

Standing ground: Alabama Supreme Court halts same sex marriages Watch

U.S.

The State of Alabama remains adamantly opposed to same sex marriages. The Supreme Court of Alabama has since ordered all the state's probate ...

A miracle in the modern age! Conjoined twins successfully separated in Saudi Arabia

A miracle in the modern age! Conjoined twins successfully separated in Saudi Arabia Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After nine hours of surgery, two baby boys, born as conjoined twins, have a chance at living normal lives.

Young boy horrifically murdered on tape - surprisingly, NOT BY ISIS? (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Young boy horrifically murdered on tape - surprisingly, NOT BY ISIS? (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A newly horrifying video, showing a nine-year-old boy being murdered by militia, has been publicly released. However, this video does not show ISIS ...

WHY has heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. quadrupled over the past 15 years?

WHY has heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. quadrupled over the past 15 years? Watch

U.S.

Once considered the lowest a person could fall, heroin deaths and addiction have quadrupled over the past 15 years. Death rates from heroin ...

Your Catholic Voice Foundation (YCVF) Reports - what your generosity did for Syrian and Iraqi Christians in 2014!

Your Catholic Voice Foundation (YCVF) Reports - what your generosity did for Syrian and Iraqi Christians in 2014!

Living Faith

Your Catholic Voice Foundation 2014 Report - Last year, caring, devoted Catholics such as you made thousands of donations to care for Christians ...