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Monday, December 29 - Homily: Keeping up with the Nazarians

Monday, December 29 - Homily: Keeping up with the Nazarians Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the feast of the Holy Family exhorts us to not worry about 'keeping up with the Joneses' but rather to imitate the Holy Family ...

POLL SURPRISE: Jeb Bush leads GOP pack with 23 percent of Republicans supporting him

POLL SURPRISE: Jeb Bush leads GOP pack with 23 percent of Republicans supporting him Watch

Politics & Policy

According to a recent poll, Jeb Bush is by far the most foremost Republican presidential frontrunner. Taking nearly one quarter, at 23 percent of ...

Islamic State takes pounding with 31 air strikes in one day

Islamic State takes pounding with 31 air strikes in one day Watch

Middle East

Islamic State forces - variously also known as ISIS, ISIL or IS took a major pounding after U.S. forces and their allies staged 31 air strikes ...

Robbed and plundered on Christmas Day: Convent at Pope Francis' summer retreat broken into

Robbed and plundered on Christmas Day: Convent at Pope Francis' summer retreat broken into Watch

Europe

Italian authorities are hunting for a gang of bandits who broke into a convent in Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer retreat. The convent was ...

Mexican Catholic priest believed abducted and killed by sadistic drug cartel

Mexican Catholic priest believed abducted and killed by sadistic drug cartel Watch

Americas

Those who dare to stand up against evil often pay a very high price. Reverend Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta has been discovered dead of a gunshot ...

BREAKING: AirAsia flight between Indonesia and Singapore 'missing' - Pilot asked for 'unusual' route

BREAKING: AirAsia flight between Indonesia and Singapore 'missing' - Pilot asked for 'unusual' route Watch

Asia Pacific

An AirAsia flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore has been reported missing after it lost contact with air traffic control officers on Sunday. ...

Daily Readings for Monday, December 29, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 96:1-6, Gospel: Ephesians 2:22-35

St. Aileran: Saint of the Day for Monday, December 29, 2014

St. Aileran: Saint of the Day for Monday, December 29, 2014

Saints

Monk, biographer, and scholar-also called Sapiens the Wise. Aileran was one of the most distinguished professors at the school of Clonard in Ireland. ...

I Came to You Late: Prayer of the Day for Monday, December 29, 2014

Prayers

I came to You late, O Beauty so ancient and new. I came to love You late. You were within me and I was outside where I rushed about wildly searching ...

Dr Denton Weiss on Holidays, Health, Happiness and Betrayal

Dr Denton Weiss on Holidays, Health, Happiness and Betrayal Watch

Health

By Dr. Denton D. Weiss, M.D.

Will I be Judas or will I be Peter? Will I try to fix the problems of excess myself and fail falling into depression or will I follow Peter and ...

Fr Samuel Medley: EXODUS Gods and Kings Movie Review

Fr Samuel Medley: EXODUS Gods and Kings Movie Review Watch

Movies

By Fr Samuel Medley SOLT

A much better time would be spent with Yule Brenner and Charlton Heston in the Ten Commandments, or simply sitting down with your family and ready ...

Pope Francis: Children Have a Right to a Mother and Father

Pope Francis: Children Have a Right to a Mother and Father Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Pope Francis embraces the unchangeable truth about marriage as solely between one man and one woman, intended for life, open to life and ...

Christian Marriage and Family Life is a Domestic Church

Christian Marriage and Family Life is a Domestic Church Watch

Marriage & Family

By Deacon Keith Fournier

I woke up in church this morning. Not on a cold dark floor or surrounded by votive candles and stained glass, but next to my partner in faith, my ...

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Learning Holiness at the School of Nazareth

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Learning Holiness at the School of Nazareth Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Family is where progress in the Christian life, the way of ordinary holiness, can find its raw material. Whether we choose to respond to grace - ...

The Feast of St. John Invites us to Living Faith through Prayer

The Feast of St. John Invites us to Living Faith through Prayer Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The God who is Love hungers for the communion of sons and daughters - and we hunger for communion with Him - because He made us this way. Nothing ...

Dec 28 - Homily: Families, Holy and Important

Dec 28 - Homily: Families, Holy and Important Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Alan on the importance of families and how well they are exemplified by the Holy Family of Jesus, Joseph and Mary. Father exhorts us to form ...

Dec 28 - Homily: The Order of the Family

Dec 28 - Homily: The Order of the Family Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father Matthias quotes and comments on statements from Pope Francis and other pontiffs about the right ordering of the family, emphasizing that love, ...

Love is Born on Christmas Morn and the World is Born Again

Love is Born on Christmas Morn and the World is Born Again Watch

Christmas / Advent

By Deacon Keith Fournier

On the wonderful day called Christ-Mass, the world pauses at a manger. The great event of the Nativity of the Lord touches every man, woman and ...

DECLARATION OF WAR: Russia sees release of 'The Interview' by the U.S. as tantamount to declaring war

DECLARATION OF WAR: Russia sees release of 'The Interview' by the U.S. as tantamount to declaring war Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Russia is stepping into the Christmas cyberwar between North Korea and the United States offering sympathy and support to Pyongyang.

Just left the building: Remembering those who've left us in 2014

Just left the building: Remembering those who've left us in 2014 Watch

Celebrity

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel," ...

Five die, 29 Californians sickened linked to caramel apples

Five die, 29 Californians sickened linked to caramel apples Watch

Health

After five deaths and 29 other people falling ill, customers should avoid Happy Apple-brand caramel apples. They may be contaminated with ...

The unexpected Christmas gift: NSA reveals 12 years of illegal activity in new report

The unexpected Christmas gift: NSA reveals 12 years of illegal activity in new report Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The National Security Agency (NSA) just released a very heavily edited account of the numerous violations its employees committed against ...

Daily Readings for Monday, December 29, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 96:1-6, Gospel: Ephesians 2:22-35

St. Anthony the Hermit: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 28, 2014

St. Anthony the Hermit: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 28, 2014

Saints

Anthony was born about circa 468 at Valeria in Lower Pannonia. When he was eight years old, his father died and he was first entrusted to the care of ...

Litany to the Sacred Head of Jesus: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, December 28, 2014

Prayers

Lord, Have Mercy on Us. Christ, Have Mercy on Us. Lord Have Mercy on Us. Jesus, Graciously Hear Us. God the Father of Heaven, Have Mercy on ...

'You'll see no mercy infidels,' warns hackers on newspaper Web site

'You'll see no mercy infidels,' warns hackers on newspaper Web site Watch

U.S.

The Web site of a local newspaper in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was hacked earlier this week. Transmitting a  horrific terrorist message, the ...

The 'Lions of Allah' will strike at the west: Al-Qaeda warns that lone wolf attacks are just beginning

The 'Lions of Allah' will strike at the west: Al-Qaeda warns that lone wolf attacks are just beginning Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In an interview with "Inspire" a jihadist magazine, a senior al-Qaeda official has warned that there will many more lone wolf terrorist attacks ...

Amazing new fish discovery found in Mariana Trench

Amazing new fish discovery found in Mariana Trench Watch

Green

A most amazing species of fish has been discovered at the Mariana Trench, the lowest place on Earth in the North Pacific Ocean. "This really ...

Are we prepared? 10 year anniversary of Indonesia's tsunami reawakens the fear of a repeat occurrence

Are we prepared? 10 year anniversary of Indonesia's tsunami reawakens the fear of a repeat occurrence Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Ten years ago, one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded spiked a massive tsunami, wiping out shorelines around the Indian Ocean. 

Previously banned comedy 'The Interview' called 'no drama and not much fun' by Asian press

Previously banned comedy 'The Interview' called 'no drama and not much fun' by Asian press Watch

Movies

"The Interview," a black comedy involving the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was pulled by Sony Pictures after alleged North ...

Christian couple murdered, daughter kidnapped in Libya

Christian couple murdered, daughter kidnapped in Libya Watch

Africa

Religious intolerance and persecution continues to roil in Libya. A Christian physician and his wife were shot down in cold blood by unidentified ...