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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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' ...

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. 

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: ...

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 ...

Crowd of men watch as Afghan woman receives 100 lashes for adultery

Crowd of men watch as Afghan woman receives 100 lashes for adultery Watch

Middle East

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A man and woman who committed adultery were forced to kneel before a crowd of men while being lashed by an Afghan judge.  

World's Most Dangerous University: Students plauged with disease, beaten and kidnapped at Mexican university

World's Most Dangerous University: Students plauged with disease, beaten and kidnapped at Mexican university Watch

Americas

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Several reports of abductions, breakout of diseases and violence have been reported at the University of Veracruz in Mexico. A recent incident even ...

Deadly amoeba kills 14-year-old Olympic hopeful

Deadly amoeba kills 14-year-old Olympic hopeful Watch

Health

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Three-time Junior Olympics qualifier Michael Riley passed away last Sunday after a short battle with a rare brain infection. His family says they ...

Making the punishment fit the crime - Ohio judge doles out unusual sentences

Making the punishment fit the crime - Ohio judge doles out unusual sentences Watch

U.S.

Making the punishment fit the crime seems to be the method behind Judge Michael Cicconetti's madness. The Ohio judge metes out unusual ...

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 ...

Pope Francis holds virtual audience with Americans prior to U.S. visit

Pope Francis holds virtual audience with Americans prior to U.S. visit Watch

U.S.

Speaking to Americans nationwide, Pope Francis participated in a virtual audience hosted by ABC News. Moderated inside the Vatican by ABC News' ...

Obama on Mars? NASA scoffs at those who see everything from Obama to spacecrafts in Curiosity rover pictures

Obama on Mars? NASA scoffs at those who see everything from Obama to spacecrafts in Curiosity rover pictures Watch

Technology

Conspiracy theorists have pored over photos sent back from the Curiosity rover pictures from Mars to find all manner of fanciful things. Some ...

'It just fell out': Latest Planned Parenthood hidden-camera footage reveals a sickening lack of human values (WARNING: Graphic Video)

'It just fell out': Latest Planned Parenthood hidden-camera footage reveals a sickening lack of human values (WARNING: Graphic Video) Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Planned Parenthood is exposed once again in another undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress. A conversation with Dr. Katharine Sheehan, ...

MASSIVE MANHUNT for three suspects on the loose after killing an Illinois officer

MASSIVE MANHUNT for three suspects on the loose after killing an Illinois officer Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A police officer on a routine patrol was shot and killed around 8am Tuesday morning in Fox Lake, Illinois. Law enforcement officers flood the area to ...

Why the entire world should care about ISIS' destruction of a Syrian temple

Why the entire world should care about ISIS' destruction of a Syrian temple Watch

Middle East

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When ISIS destroyed the Temple of Baalshamin, also referred to as the Temple of Bel, they crumbled more than just pillars and rooms, they ravaged a ...

World must address climate change or 'condemn our children to a world they will no longer have the capacity to repair,' Obama says

World must address climate change or 'condemn our children to a world they will no longer have the capacity to repair,' Obama says Watch

Green

United States President Barack Obama called upon world to act quickly on climate change or "condemn our children to a world they will no longer ...