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Heartwarming footage of selfless man risking his own life to save a stranded dog restores faith in humanity

Heartwarming footage of selfless man risking his own life to save a stranded dog restores faith in humanity Watch

Marriage & Family

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Stranded on a small island on a Nisava River in Serbia, a helpless dog hides in dead bushes accepting his fate. A group of caring friends notice the ...

Thursday, January 29 - Homily: The Haves and the Have Nots

Thursday, January 29 - Homily: The Haves and the Have Nots Watch

Daily Homilies

In today's Gospel, Our Lord says, "To the one who has, more will be given; from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away." What does ...

You could be the reason fish are vanishing from the oceans! The shocking reality and consequences of harvesting fish into extinction

You could be the reason fish are vanishing from the oceans! The shocking reality and consequences of harvesting fish into extinction Watch

Green

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids; health experts and doctors consistently urge large consumptions of fish every day. However, the populations of ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure and the Fear of the Lord

Andrew M. Greenwell: St. Bonaventure and the Fear of the Lord Watch

Living Faith

By Andrew M. Greenwell

The Church teaches that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given us as part of sanctifying or habitual grace.  If we are in a state of grace, ...

Keith A Fournier: Why I Will Not Give Up On Politics

Keith A Fournier: Why I Will Not Give Up On Politics Watch

Politics & Policy

By Keith A Fournier

Like many in the United States, I am trying to make sense out of what is happening to this Nation which we love. The temptation, so clearly ...

The forgotten plight of Native Americans

The forgotten plight of Native Americans

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

When it comes to the harsh difficulties many Native Americans face every day, the saying "out of sight, out mind" hits home.

Daily Readings for Thursday, January 29, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 24:1-6, Gospel: Galatians 4:21-25

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea: Saint of the Day for Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea: Saint of the Day for Thursday, January 29, 2015

Saints

Two martyrs, brother and sister, who were put to death at Edessa during the persecutions of Emperor Trajan. Sarbelius, also called Sharbel, was a ...

Prayer for the Sick: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, January 29, 2015

Prayers

Omnipotent and eternal God, the everlasting Salvation of those who believe, hear us on behalf of Thy sick servant, N., for whom we beg the aid of Thy ...

War in all but name: Hezbollah rocket attack kills two Israeli soldiers, Israel responds with attacks of its own

War in all but name: Hezbollah rocket attack kills two Israeli soldiers, Israel responds with attacks of its own Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Iranian-backed terrorist group that holds major political clout in Lebanon, Hezbollah, may have just fired the first shots of a war with ...

The Powerful Humility of Mothers

The Powerful Humility of Mothers

Blog

By James Littleton

God gives mothers whatever good they ask for their children. Why? Because they are humble. They are living signs of humility and only the humble are ...

Are You being a Jerk?

Are You being a Jerk?

Blog

By Jackie Stammen

It's not an uncommon occurrence, one person is hurt by another and so the one doing the hurting is simply written off with, "he's a jerk." Simple as ...

Following Tripoli hotel attack, African Union mulls military intervention

Following Tripoli hotel attack, African Union mulls military intervention Watch

Africa

The deteriorating situation in Libya appears to have the African Union seriously concerned, following a deadly attack on a hotel in Tripoli which ...

Pesky cravings mean something! Your body is trying to tell you what it's missing: Here are some of those hidden messages

Pesky cravings mean something! Your body is trying to tell you what it's missing: Here are some of those hidden messages Watch

Home & Food

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cravings can be quite bothersome at times, but they're not there solely to bug you. Cravings are your body's way of letting you know it's missing ...

'You have to know who your enemy is' Downplaying and mislabling Islamic extremism is a dangerous path for the U.S.

'You have to know who your enemy is' Downplaying and mislabling Islamic extremism is a dangerous path for the U.S. Watch

Politics & Policy

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Obama administration refuses to acknowledge the terrorism attacks around the world for what it is, Islamic extremism. This blatant disregard of ...

Jan 29 - Homily: The Haves and the Have Nots

Jan 29 - Homily: The Haves and the Have Nots Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

In today's Gospel, Our Lord says, "To the one who has, more will be given; from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away."  What ...

Attualizzazione Vangelo del 1 Febbraio 2015 a cura di don Domenico Luciani

Attualizzazione Vangelo del 1 Febbraio 2015 a cura di don Domenico Luciani Watch

International

IV DOMENICA DEL TEMPO ORDINARIO (ANNO B) Mc 1,21-28 Insegnava loro come uno che ha autorita'.

At 11.2 billion years old, oldest planetary system discovered by astronomers

At 11.2 billion years old, oldest planetary system discovered by astronomers Watch

Technology

The oldest planetary system yet discovered consists of a prehistoric star that has five planets orbiting around it. Labeled Kepler 444, ...

Game over: Saudi Arabia threatens to increase oil production to dangerously drive America out of the oil market

Game over: Saudi Arabia threatens to increase oil production to dangerously drive America out of the oil market Watch

Business & Economics

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Despite the continuing decline of the price of oil, Saudi Arabia has actually increased its oil production in an attempt to gain a victory in the ...

OUT OF THIS WORLD VIDEO: Monster leech swallows giant worm caught on camera

OUT OF THIS WORLD VIDEO: Monster leech swallows giant worm caught on camera Watch

Green

In an incredible new nature video from the British Broadcasting Company, or BBC, a giant red leech is seen consuming a worm's body in its ...

 1,000 CHURCHES DESTROYED! Fear of more Muslim attacks on Christianity escalate during Nigerian election

1,000 CHURCHES DESTROYED! Fear of more Muslim attacks on Christianity escalate during Nigerian election Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Muslim persecution of Christians is unfortunately not something new for those in Nigeria, a population made up of half Muslim and half Christian ...

If you could save a child from a life of war and violence would you? What about 3,000? U.N. secures release of South Sudan child soldiers

If you could save a child from a life of war and violence would you? What about 3,000? U.N. secures release of South Sudan child soldiers Watch

Africa

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The United Nations has taken another step in its role as a demobilizer and protector of conscripted child soldiers, securing a promise from South ...

'Apocalypse Now,' 'Batman & Robin' will be AXED by Netflix instant streaming in February

'Apocalypse Now,' 'Batman & Robin' will be AXED by Netflix instant streaming in February Watch

TV

If you want to enjoy some old film favorites on Netflix instant streaming - do so this week. Netflix is going to chop approximately 40 older ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 110:1-4, Gospel: Galatians 4:1-20

St. Thomas Aquinas: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

St. Thomas Aquinas: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church, patron of all universities and of students. His feast day is January 28th. He was born toward ...

Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Prayers

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting ...

Coin collectors of the world eagerly line up to see 1822 Half Eagle at convention

Coin collectors of the world eagerly line up to see 1822 Half Eagle at convention Watch

U.S.

One of the rarest coins in the U.S., the 1822 Half Eagle, originally worth only $5, will make its first public appearance in more than three ...

California's Kern County declares state of FISCAL EMERGENCY with plunging gas prices

California's Kern County declares state of FISCAL EMERGENCY with plunging gas prices Watch

U.S.

Kern County, in central California, relies heavily on its petroleum industry for tax revenues. While motorists nationwide are currently enjoying ...

Super thin, inexpensive solar panels may become Godsend to India and Africa

Super thin, inexpensive solar panels may become Godsend to India and Africa Watch

Technology

By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity ...

Play with your children, Pope Francis commands fathers

Play with your children, Pope Francis commands fathers Watch

Living Faith

While some of his comments have provoked controversy, Pope Francis in a private audience this week said something that very few people would ...

Wednesday, January 28 - Homily: The Parable of the Sower

Wednesday, January 28 - Homily: The Parable of the Sower Watch

Daily Homilies

Let us strive to good soil and to bear a hundred fold.

'We will reach America!' ISIS threatens to behead Obama in an execution video (Warning: Graphic Content)

'We will reach America!' ISIS threatens to behead Obama in an execution video (Warning: Graphic Content)

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America," states a black-clad ISIS militant in ISIS' latest beheading video. "Know also that we will cut off your ...