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Vatican deeply apologizes for Pope Francis' Argentina 'Mexicanization' comment

Vatican deeply apologizes for Pope Francis' Argentina 'Mexicanization' comment Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis did not mean any offense - but in a private email about his native land Argentina's drug trafficking issues, the pope expressed ...

Abercrombie & Fitch's 'looks policy' under fire for stark employee discrimination of Muslim girl

Abercrombie & Fitch's 'looks policy' under fire for stark employee discrimination of Muslim girl Watch

Politics & Policy

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Abercrombie & Fitch faces yet another lawsuit for potential discrimination. The hip clothing store has previously been under fire for lack of ...

Destroying culture: New Islamic State video shows priceless statues beheaded

Destroying culture: New Islamic State video shows priceless statues beheaded Watch

Middle East

In another atrocity perpetrated against world history and culture, members of Islamic State are shown destroying priceless works of art in a ...

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds ...

12 billion times size of our sun; scientists spot massive black hole

12 billion times size of our sun; scientists spot massive black hole Watch

Technology

Chinese researchers have spotted a super massive black hole. Scientists say the heavenly body is 12 billion times the size of the sun. They ...

Obama Administration as Global Advocate for Radical LGBTI Agenda

Obama Administration as Global Advocate for Radical LGBTI Agenda

U.S.

By Keith A Fournier

Robert Reilly is right. The Obama administration is doing profound damage to the very understanding of human rights. We have fundamental human ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Psalms 9:12, Reading 1: Psalms 9:23-25, Reading 1: Psalms 9:14-16, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 138:1-3, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 138:7-8, ...

St. Isabel of France: Saint of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Isabel of France: Saint of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Saints

Sister of St. Louis and daughter of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile, she refused offers of marriage from several noble suitors to ...

Grace before Meals #1: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Prayers

Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Modern day plague: Swine flu deaths pass 800 in India

Modern day plague: Swine flu deaths pass 800 in India Watch

Asia Pacific

There is heightened concern - if not outright panic at the alarming cases of swine flu being reported in India. At least 800 known people have ...

ISIS' leading man, the masked Jihadi John's true identity revealed

ISIS' leading man, the masked Jihadi John's true identity revealed Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The man behind the mask in brutal ISIS execution videos, known as Jihadi John, is assumed to be a British man named Mohammed Emwazi. Jihadi John ...

SHOCKING REPORT: Social Security card in hand, illegal immigrants can claim back tax benefits

SHOCKING REPORT: Social Security card in hand, illegal immigrants can claim back tax benefits Watch

Politics & Policy

Workers living and employed here illegally appear to be on a fast track to join the American dream. According to a Congressional Research ...

Islamic State butchers 15 captured Christians, calls for Muslims to watch murder of 350 more

Islamic State butchers 15 captured Christians, calls for Muslims to watch murder of 350 more Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New reports from Syria reveal that the Islamic State may have murdered 15 of the more than 300 Christians it had captured earlier this week.

UPDATE: Two years after resignation Pope Emeritus Benedict said to be doing well

UPDATE: Two years after resignation Pope Emeritus Benedict said to be doing well Watch

Living Faith

With Pope Francis in the spotlight, many wonder what is happening with Pope Emeritus Benedict, who is keeping true to his pledge to remain out of the ...

Thursday, February 26 - Homily: Seek and Trust

Thursday, February 26 - Homily: Seek and Trust Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Alan reflects on the Gospel today that exhorts us to seek the Lord, ask what we need and trust in Him.

Feb 24 - Homily: True prayer comes from the heart

Feb 24 - Homily: True prayer comes from the heart Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

In today's homily, Fr. John Joseph talks about the prayers we recite as catholics, such as the Our Father and the Hail Mary, which are incorporated ...

Feb 26 - Homily: Seek and Trust

Feb 26 - Homily: Seek and Trust Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Alan reflects on the Gospel today that exhorts us to seek the Lord, ask what we need and trust in Him. Ave Maria! Mass: Thursday 1st Week of ...

Climate scientist faces witch hunt after revealing money come from fossil fuel industry

Climate scientist faces witch hunt after revealing money come from fossil fuel industry Watch

Green

Science is a hotly debated topic on Capitol Hill, as though scientific theories were subject to political interpretation; nonetheless this time it's ...

Red Cross report: You won't believe what Boko Haram is doing now

Red Cross report: You won't believe what Boko Haram is doing now Watch

Africa

The war against the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has claimed a new front line, centering on the city of Diffa on the Nigerian border.

Beating swords into plowshares

Beating swords into plowshares

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

"In the days to come, the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills," writes the prophet ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Counsel

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure on Counsel Watch

Living Faith

By Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.

In Bonaventure's analysis of this gift of counsel, there are three steps to sound counsel, which we may also call distinctions.  Counsel relates ...

Would you spend two months on a train? World's largest railway opens in China

Would you spend two months on a train? World's largest railway opens in China Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

China has successfully built and tested the world's largest railway line, sending a cargo train on a 16,156-mile round trip to Spain and back.

Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death after rebelliously tearing up copy of Koran

Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death after rebelliously tearing up copy of Koran Watch

Middle East

Saudi Arabia has long been a friend to the United States and its allies, a very important hedge against militant Islamist groups and nations in ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Psalms 9:12, Reading 1: Psalms 9:23-25, Reading 1: Psalms 9:14-16, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 138:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 138:1-3, ...

St. Tarasius: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

St. Tarasius: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saints

St. Tarasius was subject of the Byzantine Empire. He was raised to the highest honors in the Empire as Consul, and later became first secretary to ...

Prayer for Gods Guidance: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Prayers

Father in Heaven, You made me Your child and called me to walk in the Light of Christ. Free me from darkness and keep me in the Light of Your ...

Shocking 'medical miracle' birth startles doctors and parents

Shocking 'medical miracle' birth startles doctors and parents Watch

Health

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Now dubbed a "medical miracle," the birth of Silas Philips took doctors by surprise when he was born still inside his amniotic sac. Silas' birth ...

New pill dramatically cuts risk for AIDS transmission in homosexual men

New pill dramatically cuts risk for AIDS transmission in homosexual men Watch

Health

A daily pill, pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP has been found to dramatically cut a person's risk of contracting HIV. Following a trial in the ...

Climate change - WHERE IT HURTS: Scientists say warming will hit nation's agricultural heartland

Climate change - WHERE IT HURTS: Scientists say warming will hit nation's agricultural heartland Watch

U.S.

There are very few positive things to result from climate change. Researchers now say that warmer temperatures will hit America where it counts: ...

WITCHES ARE BACK: Witchcraft reappears in today's popular mainstream culture in unexpected ways

WITCHES ARE BACK: Witchcraft reappears in today's popular mainstream culture in unexpected ways Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The idea of the witch is making its rounds through history again. Females, both young and old, are embracing the power that comes with the feminist ...

France uneasy as drones spotted over U.S. Embassy, landmarks - Terrorists suspected

France uneasy as drones spotted over U.S. Embassy, landmarks - Terrorists suspected Watch

Europe

French officials are worried that a terror attack may be imminent in Paris after drones were spotted flying over several landmarks including the U.S. ...

Wednesday, February 25 - Homily: Jonah, Lent and Repentance

Wednesday, February 25 - Homily: Jonah, Lent and Repentance Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Elias on how the readings today focus on the call to repentance as delivered by Jonah and how this relates to our season of Lent and how we ...