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The Angel of the Lord Declared unto Joseph: The Angelus of Joseph and the Call to Men

The Angel of the Lord Declared unto Joseph: The Angelus of Joseph and the Call to Men Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Through the Fountain of living water called Baptism, the Father invites each one of us into His new family, the Body of His Son, the Church. He ...

Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements

Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

On November 22, 2014, Pope Francis addressed a Congress sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. It brought together new movements and ...

Triage in the Confessional

Triage in the Confessional

Blog

By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Last year, at around this same time in Advent, we were sitting in church. Mass having just been celebrated, Monsignor Williams was announcing the ...

No one should be hungry during the Christmas season

No one should be hungry during the Christmas season

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

In early December, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) stopped feeding 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' tops list of films imported to China

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' tops list of films imported to China Watch

Movies

Snooty American film critics may have turned their noses up at it - but China got their Transformers on with "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. ...

The disgusting new fact of American life: More than 46 million Americans on food stamps for 37 straight month

The disgusting new fact of American life: More than 46 million Americans on food stamps for 37 straight month Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It is self-evident that President Obama continues to undermine the abilities of the lower class, enforcing government-reliance on those who can ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Genesis 49:2, Reading 1: Genesis 49:8-10, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 72:3-4, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 72:17, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah ...

St. Rufus: Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 18, 2014

St. Rufus: Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saints

Rufus and Zosimus were citizens of Antioch (or perhaps Philippi) who were brought to Rome with St. Ignatius of Antioch during the reign of Emperor ...

Advent Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Prayers

Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds ...

Anywhere in the world in four hours or less: Space plane receives approval from European Space Agency

Anywhere in the world in four hours or less: Space plane receives approval from European Space Agency Watch

Technology

A futuristic plane that could fly anyone anywhere in the world in four hours or less, as well as carry spaceships out of the atmosphere without ...

BURP! There! Proof of life existing on the planet Mars

BURP! There! Proof of life existing on the planet Mars Watch

Technology

Belches...and worse, could have just proven the evidence of life on Mars. NASA's Curiosity Rover has detected mysterious spikes of methane. These ...

Faith in the United States' race relations hits a strikingly low point after no indictment verdicts

Faith in the United States' race relations hits a strikingly low point after no indictment verdicts Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Those are the words of Martin Luther King, Jr, a man who fought long and hard for a better today.

Horrific school massacre may backfire against Afghanistan Taliban

Horrific school massacre may backfire against Afghanistan Taliban Watch

Asia Pacific

As members of Afghanistan's Taliban swept through an army-run school in Peshawar, the results were horrifying. Unarmed children cowered under ...

If backed into a corner will Putin come out swinging? On the eve of Russia's great depression Europe braces for violent repercussions

If backed into a corner will Putin come out swinging? On the eve of Russia's great depression Europe braces for violent repercussions Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The sharply declining price of a barrel of oil and the harsh sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Europe have created a perfect storm for Russia's ...

Obama's right, he has issued fewer executive orders than his predecessors, BUT...

Obama's right, he has issued fewer executive orders than his predecessors, BUT... Watch

Politics & Policy

What's in a name? President Obama has ruled more from his desk, without the consent of Congress, more than any other president, but liberals are ...

A journey to the land of the free: Part One -- Beaten and scared young children flee violence and turn to the United States for hope

A journey to the land of the free: Part One -- Beaten and scared young children flee violence and turn to the United States for hope Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Blistered feet and filthy, blood-stained skin is the forlorn image of immigrants preparing to cross the border. With hopeful hearts and anxious ...

Federal judge warned: Don't interfere with Obama's plan for deportation amnesty

Federal judge warned: Don't interfere with Obama's plan for deportation amnesty Watch

Politics & Policy

In unusually strong language, the Obama administration warned a federal judge to stay out of the debate over President Obama's deportation ...

Wednesday, December 17 - Homily: St. Matthew & Moses

Wednesday, December 17 - Homily: St. Matthew & Moses Watch

Daily Homilies

St. Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church, explains that St. Matthew imitates Moses in writing the first Gospel and giving the geneology of Jesus ...

Why is he so upset? Because of the secret Republican time bomb in the government funding bill

Why is he so upset? Because of the secret Republican time bomb in the government funding bill Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Senate has approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed to fund nearly the whole of the federal government through the 2015 fiscal year, ...

'Chop-up houses' fill night air with cries of the slaughtered along Colombian riverbanks

'Chop-up houses' fill night air with cries of the slaughtered along Colombian riverbanks Watch

Americas

By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

At night along the riverbanks of the Colombian port city of Buenaventura, residents say they can hear people scream and plea for mercy as they ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPE FRANCIS! Beloved Pontiff turns 78 today

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPE FRANCIS! Beloved Pontiff turns 78 today Watch

Living Faith

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPE FRANCIS! Today is Pope Francis' 78th birthday and well-wishers celebrated the day singing and dancing for the Holy Father in St. ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Genesis 49:2, Reading 1: Genesis 49:8-10, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 72:3-4, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 72:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah ...

St. Olympias: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

St. Olympias: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Saints

Olympias born into a wealthy noble Constantinople family. She was orphaned when a child and was given over to the care of Theodosia by her uncle, the ...

A Devotion in Honour of the Seven Sorrows and Joys of Saint Joseph: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Prayers

First Sorrow and Joy O most pure Spouse of Mary, glorious St. Joseph, as the affliction and anguish of thy heart was exceedingly great in thy ...

The Pope, the Pets, the Paparazzi and the Propaganda Media

The Pope, the Pets, the Paparazzi and the Propaganda Media

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The passing on of this complete fabrication, as well as the embellishment which accompanied it, were not simply a matter of the secular press ...

Who Will Step Up This Christmas and Speak the Truth in Love?

Who Will Step Up This Christmas and Speak the Truth in Love?

Blog

By Michael Seagriff

This is one of the two times each year when, I believe, our Lord most dreads the silence that will envelop far too many of our parishes. Someone ...

New plague panic? New strains of malaria appear immune to current treatment

New plague panic? New strains of malaria appear immune to current treatment Watch

Health

By Astrid Zweynert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of southeastern Myanmar but this ...

Are you a receptionist, security guard or retail clerk? You could soon be replaced by a ROBOT

Are you a receptionist, security guard or retail clerk? You could soon be replaced by a ROBOT Watch

Technology

Automation works well if it spares humans from dangerous and monotonous tasks. While many have lost their line of work in assembly lines to ...

Tim Burton, Michael Keaton may reunited for 'Beetlejuice 2' - maybe

Tim Burton, Michael Keaton may reunited for 'Beetlejuice 2' - maybe Watch

Movies

Among the most unsteady and unreliable of all worlds is the world of the Hollywood sequel or remake. Director Tim Burton, currently promoting ...

Making good on Mao: China begins massive water transfer project, worlds largest

Making good on Mao: China begins massive water transfer project, worlds largest Watch

Asia Pacific

China has made good on one of the late Chairman Mao's visions with the world's largest transfer project. Those living in the dry, Northern ...