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Play-doh Christianity and the Vanishing Cross

Play-doh Christianity and the Vanishing Cross

U.S.

By Jennifer Hartline

There is no Christianity without Christ, and no Christ without the cross. There was no need for the cross except for our Redemption, and no need ...

Bella's Gift: The Santorum Book that Keeps on Giving

Bella's Gift: The Santorum Book that Keeps on Giving Watch

U.S.

By Keith A Fournier

I was with Rick Santorum at the Awakening Conference in Orlando, Florida. Rick and Karen Santorum are personal friends. Their whole family is a ...

Rare conjoined twins born in Indonesia with attached chest, abdomen - and heart

Rare conjoined twins born in Indonesia with attached chest, abdomen - and heart Watch

Asia Pacific

Conjoined twin girls in Indonesia have been born with a very rare genetic condition. Both girls share a chest, abdomen - and a heart. Photos have ...

Zimbabwe child brides fight back in court

Zimbabwe child brides fight back in court Watch

Africa

By Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Two former child brides have taken Zimbabwe's government to court in a groundbreaking bid to get child marriages declared illegal and ...

Majority of Latinos in United States speak English

Majority of Latinos in United States speak English Watch

U.S.

While it would appear to some to be contrary, the majority of Latinos within the continental United States, 62 percent, speak English. A new ...

Late actor Paul Walker lives again - thanks to digital technology

Late actor Paul Walker lives again - thanks to digital technology Watch

Movies

Actor Paul Walker, whose life was taken in a horrific traffic accident two years ago, will have the opportunity to live again - dying during the ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:1-2, Gospel: ...

St. Rupert: Saint of the Day for Friday, March 27, 2015

St. Rupert: Saint of the Day for Friday, March 27, 2015

Saints

Bishop and missionary, also listed as Robert of Hrodbert. A member of a noble Frankish family, he was appointed bishop of Worms, Germany, and then ...

Prayer for a Sick Person # 4: Prayer of the Day for Friday, March 27, 2015

Prayers

Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. O dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate ...

Drink your coffee with confidence - daily java proven to prevent liver cancer

Drink your coffee with confidence - daily java proven to prevent liver cancer Watch

Health

There are many reasons to watch you alcoholic beverage intake. Researchers say more than three alcoholic drinks a day increases your risk for ...

Once again Lent is almost over, but did YOU keep this Commandment this year?

Once again Lent is almost over, but did YOU keep this Commandment this year? Watch

Lent / Easter

The time has finally come. We've sacrificed, struggled, and prayed our way to the end of Lent. Easter is about to begin. Hopefully, Lent has not been ...

Distracted teenage drivers caught on camera in horrifying accidents

Distracted teenage drivers caught on camera in horrifying accidents Watch

Marriage & Family

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed about 1,700 takes of footage involving teenage drivers and the moments just before they crash. The ...

DRIVING MILITANTS OUT: Houthi positions in Yemen targeted by Saudi Arabia

DRIVING MILITANTS OUT: Houthi positions in Yemen targeted by Saudi Arabia Watch

Middle East

Backed by other Gulf States and Egypt Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Houthi militants in Yemen. The airstrikes were in ...

Children's coloring book tackles gender stereotypes with 'Super-Soft Heroes'

Children's coloring book tackles gender stereotypes with 'Super-Soft Heroes' Watch

Marriage & Family

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Linnea Johansson became worried after seeing her usually emotional 3-year-old son do his best not to cry, saying he wouldn't cry because Spiderman ...

Thursday, March 26 - Homily: The Weeping Widow

Thursday, March 26 - Homily: The Weeping Widow Watch

Daily Homilies

The widow who's son had died wept like only a mother can. Listen to see how she reflects Mary's sorrow and her joy at the resurrection.

Mar 27 - Homily: Why Miracles?

Mar 27 - Homily: Why Miracles? Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father comments on the nature of faith, and tells us that is it not just believing in a list of prepositions, but an submission to the authority of ...

Mar 27 - Homily: Jesus Proves He is God

Mar 27 - Homily: Jesus Proves He is God Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Jesus gives evidence and explains that He is the Son of God. Ave Maria! Mass: Friday 5th Week of Lent - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings:  1st: jer ...

CO-PILOT LOCKED CAPTAIN OUT OF COCKPIT: Chilling last minutes of Germanwings Airbus crash revealed

CO-PILOT LOCKED CAPTAIN OUT OF COCKPIT: Chilling last minutes of Germanwings Airbus crash revealed Watch

Europe

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Investigators have recovered key information from the French Alps wrecked Germanwings Airbus A320's black box and voice recorder. The co-pilot, ...

5 excellent tips on how to read the Bible

5 excellent tips on how to read the Bible Watch

Living Faith

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Bible is one of the most popular published books ever written in the history of life, but also one of the hardest to read and understand. Unlike ...

Bacon is good for you? Here are 5 incredible reasons bacon actually helps your body

Bacon is good for you? Here are 5 incredible reasons bacon actually helps your body Watch

Home & Food

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Bacon is one of the most popular foods ever created; more and more people crave the crunchy, sweet and salty piece of meat. People even express the ...

Unholy political positions in the Holy Land

Unholy political positions in the Holy Land Watch

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

As the minds and hearts of Christians throughout the world focus on the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, we naturally think of ...

Facing Palm Sunday With Dread and Joyful Anticipation

Facing Palm Sunday With Dread and Joyful Anticipation

Lent / Easter

By Alex Basile

In a crazy world, a holy time like Lent can zip by like the rest of the year. Author Alex Basile ponders if he is ready for the most sacred time in ...

New biomarker detects body reaction to chemotherapy improving cancer treatment

New biomarker detects body reaction to chemotherapy improving cancer treatment Watch

Health

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A reason many patients lose their chance of surviving ovarian cancer is because they are opting out of chemotherapy. With a recent discovery, ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:7-8, Gospel: ...

St. Margaret Clitherow: Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 26, 2015

St. Margaret Clitherow: Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 26, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. Margaret Clitherow was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. Possessed of good looks and full of wit and merriment, she was ...

Prayer before Confession: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, March 26, 2015

Prayers

Receive my confession, O most loving and gracious Lord Jesus Christ, only hope for the salvation of my soul. Grant to me true contrition of soul, so ...

Rare video shows 'successful' exorcism on woman 'possessed by devil'

Rare video shows 'successful' exorcism on woman 'possessed by devil' Watch

Americas

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A 22-year-old woman, only identified as Laura, was reportedly a good girl before the devil turned her bad, according to Argentina locals. In this ...

Luke Skywalker's home in 'Star Wars' invaded by ISIS

Luke Skywalker's home in 'Star Wars' invaded by ISIS Watch

Movies

The desert planet of "Tatooine," Luke Skywalker's (Mark Hammill) home planet in the "Star Wars" series, was attacked and destroyed by storm ...

Baby girls being raped in eastern Congo in ongoing crimes against humanity

Baby girls being raped in eastern Congo in ongoing crimes against humanity Watch

Africa

By Katie Ngyuen, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Girls as young as 18 months are being raped and left with horrific injuries in eastern Congo after being stolen from their homes at night, a ...

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security exposed as favoring wealthy 'White House allies,' including Hillary Clinton's brother

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security exposed as favoring wealthy 'White House allies,' including Hillary Clinton's brother Watch

Politics & Policy

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Department of Homeland Security's latest watchdog report reveals the agency's second man in charge, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro ...

Isolation, depression hounds tuberculosis patients as virulently as the disease

Isolation, depression hounds tuberculosis patients as virulently as the disease Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation

When Indian street-food seller Kumar Pal first began treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis two years ago, he quickly spiraled into ...

World's oldest evidence of breast cancer found in 4,200-year-old Egyptian skeleton

World's oldest evidence of breast cancer found in 4,200-year-old Egyptian skeleton Watch

Health

While one of the leading causes of death, cancer is virtually absent in archaeological records of ancient man. The notion that modern ...