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Wednesday, May 6 - Homily: The Pruning of the Vine

Wednesday, May 6 - Homily: The Pruning of the Vine Watch

Daily Homilies

The metaphor used by Our Lord in today's gospel is one that is rooted in the history and consciousness of the Jewish people. The image of the ...

Mike Huckabee declares his presidential candidacy

Mike Huckabee declares his presidential candidacy Watch

Politics & Policy

Mike Huckabee has declared his presidential candidacy. Analysts say that he is relying on his conservative populism to make his second White ...

Watch out Hillary: First female Republican presidential candidate announced

Watch out Hillary: First female Republican presidential candidate announced Watch

Politics & Policy

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Republican Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard executive, has announced her candidacy for president. Fiorina stands in an interesting position ...

NO MORE: Politicians take arms over FBI's right to tap YOUR phones

NO MORE: Politicians take arms over FBI's right to tap YOUR phones Watch

Politics & Policy

In a very rare case of solidarity, politicians across the spectrum are denying the Federal Bureau of Investigations, or FBI's right to tap ...

Dead Sea Scroll complete with the Ten Commandments on display in Israel for the first time

Dead Sea Scroll complete with the Ten Commandments on display in Israel for the first time Watch

Living Faith

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The very rare 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls will be displayed at an Israel Museum in Jerusalem as part of the "A Brief History of Humankind" ...

Jade Helm 15 jitters: Congressman explains why Texans fear military takeover

Jade Helm 15 jitters: Congressman explains why Texans fear military takeover Watch

Politics & Policy

The Jade Helm 15 military exercises have the conservative state of Texas more than just slightly skittish. "Over the past few weeks, my office ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 15:1-6, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 122:1-5, Gospel: John 15:1-8

Bl. Edward Jones: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Bl. Edward Jones: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Saints

Blessed Edward Jones and Anthony Middleton, Martyrs Edward Jones from Wales and Anthony Middleton from Yorkshire were both educated at the Douai ...

Nurse's Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Prayers

Dear Lord, please give me strength, To face the day ahead. Dear Lord, please give me courage, As I approach each hurting bed. Dear Lord, ...

A Christian Woman's Cry and Promise: I Will Not Be Dissuaded

A Christian Woman's Cry and Promise: I Will Not Be Dissuaded Watch

U.S.

By Jennifer Hartline

I am sad for my country, and for the world. I grieve for the immorality that has become so commonplace and celebrated. I grieve for the family -- ...

'We have no room for gays and those others,' deputy president of Kenya says

'We have no room for gays and those others,' deputy president of Kenya says Watch

Africa

"The Republic of Kenya is a republic that worships God. We have no room for gays and those others," Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto declared ...

Nepal earthquake stirring religious hatred: 'Christian vultures' said to be spearheading relief efforts

Nepal earthquake stirring religious hatred: 'Christian vultures' said to be spearheading relief efforts Watch

Asia Pacific

As a devastating earthquake has shaken the Asian nation of Nepal to its very core, so have old religious and social resentments bubbled up to ...

Why pictures of the Prophet Muhammad are banned in Islam

Why pictures of the Prophet Muhammad are banned in Islam Watch

Middle East

As fanatical as some of its followers are, the reasons for not depicting the Prophet Muhammad in all artistic interpretations - including ...

Papal visit to Iraq possible, but staff 'will not allow him to at present'

Papal visit to Iraq possible, but staff 'will not allow him to at present' Watch

Europe

Large swatches of Iraq are under the iron-fisted rule of the Islamist States. Members of the Christian minority there have been forced from their ...

May 06 - Homily: Vine, Branches & Pruning

May 06 - Homily: Vine, Branches & Pruning Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Christ is the True Vine and everyone who is baptized is a branch grafted on to Him.  We must remain living branches by avoiding mortal sin, and we ...

MWM2015 - 3 - Contemplate and Admire

MWM2015 - 3 - Contemplate and Admire Watch

AirMaria > Blessed Virgin Mary

May 3: This evening Father Matthias comments on the third chapter of our text, My Ideal: Jesus, Son of Mary, and has us consider that all that Jesus, ...

Tuesday, May 5 - Homily: Seek Jesus in the Sign of the Eucharist

Tuesday, May 5 - Homily: Seek Jesus in the Sign of the Eucharist Watch

Daily Homilies

In the readings today Our Lord begins to move into the "Bread of Life" discourses and explains the difference between the spiritual soul that ...

Original 'Star Trek' cast member Grace Lee Whitney dead at 85

Original 'Star Trek' cast member Grace Lee Whitney dead at 85 Watch

Celebrity

One of the original cast members of the original "Star Trek" TV series, Grace Lee Whitney has passed away at the age of 85. Playing Yeoman ...

Know your rights, ACLU declares as 'Black Spring Has Begun'

Know your rights, ACLU declares as 'Black Spring Has Begun' Watch

U.S.

After the great tragedy of widespread rioting in Baltimore following the death of young black man Freddie Gray while in police custody, there is ...

They're feeding this to your children! Horrific real-life school lunch disaster

They're feeding this to your children! Horrific real-life school lunch disaster Watch

Health

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The quality of food served during school lunches have long been the butt of jokes in the U.S., but a recent meal served at a West Virginia school ...

Does the Clinton Foundation serve as an entree to the Clinton's power? One important relationship points to yes

Does the Clinton Foundation serve as an entree to the Clinton's power? One important relationship points to yes Watch

Politics & Policy

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has not only put an intense pressure on herself, it has put the Clinton Foundation and its donors under a ...

Finding the Path to Peace in an Age of Violence and Hostility

Finding the Path to Peace in an Age of Violence and Hostility Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

This gift of peace which Jesus offers is critically important in this age filled with the opposite. We awaken daily to reports of terror, ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 14:19-28, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145:10-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145:21, Gospel: John 14:27-31

St. Hilary of Arles: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, May 05, 2015

St. Hilary of Arles: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Saints

Bishop of Arles, France, and friend and relative of St. Honoratus. He was born to a noble family in Lorraine and was successful, although he gave up ...

Padre Nuestro - Our Father (Lord's Prayer): Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Prayers

Padre nuestro, que estás en el cielo. Santificado sea tu nombre. Venga tu reino. Hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy ...

Scientists warn internet could collapse in 8 years

Scientists warn internet could collapse in 8 years Watch

Technology

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Scientists, telecom firms, leading physicists and engineers will gather later this month, at London's Royal Society, to discuss what can be done to ...

Important need-to-know symptoms and signs of skin cancer

Important need-to-know symptoms and signs of skin cancer Watch

Health

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Eighty-one percent of people have expressed feelings of uncertainty over not knowing the signs of a non-melanoma skin cancer, according to a recent ...

Social experiment exposes male preference of female body size

Social experiment exposes male preference of female body size Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A 33-year-old journalist from London often asked herself how much a women's body size really matters to men. Although Yvette Caster claimed she ...

 What are filmmakers getting wrong with Bible-based movies? The universal story may not be so universal

What are filmmakers getting wrong with Bible-based movies? The universal story may not be so universal Watch

Movies

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hollywood has released a lot of movies centered on Christianity and the Bible's stories during 2014. Some of them were well-received by Christians ...

Pope Francis relates to the elderly and asks for prayers

Pope Francis relates to the elderly and asks for prayers Watch

Living Faith

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

During Pope Francis' meeting with the elderly and sick at the Roman Parish of the Queen of Peace, he related with them and asked them to pray for ...

Catfish surprisingly climbs wall and stuns scientists

Catfish surprisingly climbs wall and stuns scientists Watch

Green

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Inside a cave near Tena in Ecuador, a group of scientists filmed a catfish climbing up the wall to lick food from the roof. Climbing seems impossible ...