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What is a Catholic Deacon? Bishop Kevin Rhoades Gives the Answer

What is a Catholic Deacon? Bishop Kevin Rhoades Gives the Answer Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

It is a privilege to ordain you permanent deacons.  No, I didn't make a mistake.  Don't worry: you are scheduled to be ordained priests ...

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The World Bank approved a $105 million grant on Tuesday to speed up delivery of emergency supplies and provide support for healthcare workers in ...

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria Watch

Middle East

Christian leaders throughout the Middle East have called on Muslim governments and religious authorities to condemn the Islamic State for its ...

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul!

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul! Watch

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retaken a bridge and several villages around Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, and pushed fighters from ...

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters Watch

Europe

By Laura Onita, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 22 million people were forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters last year and the numbers uprooted could increase as urban ...

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him Watch

Europe

Pope Francis has reportedly invited the President of China, Xi Jinping to meet with him, either in the Vatican or Beijing. The pontiff wants to ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 2 Timothy 13:1-13, Reading 1: 2 Timothy 12:31, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 33:2-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 33:12, Responsorial Psalm: ...

St. Robert Bellarmine: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

St. Robert Bellarmine: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Watch

Saints

Born at Montepulciano, Italy, October 4, 1542, St. Robert Bellarmine was the third of ten children. His mother, Cinzia Cervini, a niece of Pope ...

Prayer for Holiness: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prayers

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my ...

ISIS among us! New York man sought to kill Iraq war veterans

ISIS among us! New York man sought to kill Iraq war veterans Watch

U.S.

A Yemeni born food store owner in upstate New York sent funding to the Islamic State and attempted to sent three jihadists to Syria to fight ...

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world Watch

Asia Pacific

By CNA/EWTN News

The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to St. John Paul II, where a ...

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India Watch

Asia Pacific

The Pauline Sisters are due to celebrate their 50 years of presence in Goa, India, this September 20th. Goa is the former headquarters of the ...

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites Watch

Asia Pacific

Online bride-shopping websites are being targeted by Chinese and Cambodian authorities in a new anti-human-trafficking initiative, aimed at ...

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola Watch

Africa

West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared a threat to global security by U.S. President Obama and has since announced a major ...

Wednesday, September 17 - Homily: Stigmata of St. Francis, Seal of Devotion

Wednesday, September 17 - Homily: Stigmata of St. Francis, Seal of Devotion Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim gives an account of how St. Francis received the Stigmata, the visible wounds of Christ Crucified imprinted on his flesh. He then ...

Sep 17 - Homily:  Stigmata of St. Francis

Sep 17 - Homily: Stigmata of St. Francis Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

God gave St. Francis this visible miracle because of the example of his life which was so filled with the love of Christ and conformed to Jesus ...

Sunday's global warming march displays everything that's wrong with global warming activism

Sunday's global warming march displays everything that's wrong with global warming activism Watch

Green

This Sunday, thousands of climate activists will march on the streets of New York, in an effort to rekindle due concern over the environment. While ...

Our Age Need Rebels of Love: The Christian Church is the Real Counterculture

Our Age Need Rebels of Love: The Christian Church is the Real Counterculture Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

We can - we will - change the culture of the contemporary West, if we are willing to suffer, struggle and offer ourselves to the Lord for the ...

Pope Francis at risk of an assassination attempt by Islamic State

Pope Francis at risk of an assassination attempt by Islamic State Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis at risk of an assassination attempt by ISIL'Band of criminals' could have Pope Francis in its sights prior to his visits to Albania, ...

Just in time for Halloween! 'Werewolf' cat enchanting fanciers

Just in time for Halloween! 'Werewolf' cat enchanting fanciers Watch

Green

Gaining in popularity among cat fanciers and breeders, the "Lykoi" cat is most peculiar looking. Many would instantly assume the patchy critter ...

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say Watch

Asia Pacific

Widely regarded as the most oppressive government on the face of the Earth, a report from North Korean officials heralds that the nation has "the ...

Patriarchs ask faithful to help 'save Christianity in the Middle East'

Patriarchs ask faithful to help 'save Christianity in the Middle East' Watch

Living Faith

Five Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs from the Middle East urged Westerners to take action to help ensure that Christians and other minorities ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 2 Timothy 13:1-13, Reading 1: 2 Timothy 12:31, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 33:2-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 33:22, Responsorial Psalm: ...

St. Cornelius: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

St. Cornelius: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Saints

Cornelius whose feast day is September 16th. A Roman priest, Cornelius was elected Pope to succeed Fabian in an election delayed fourteen months by ...

Ave Maria - Hail Mary: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Prayers

Dios te salve, Maria. Llena eres de gracia: El Señor es contigo. Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres. Y bendito es el fruto de tu ...

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban Watch

Asia Pacific

American parents who wish to adopt children from Vietnam will be able to do again shortly after a six-year ban. However, Vietnamese children who ...

Nice try! Democrats try to distance themselves from Obama for midterm, but it's too late!

Nice try! Democrats try to distance themselves from Obama for midterm, but it's too late! Watch

U.S.

A Democratic Senate candidate, Alison Grimes, is trying her best to let Kentuckians know that she is certainly not an Obama Democrat, releasing a ...

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate Watch

Africa

Concerns have been raised that the federal government is anticipating a rapid spread of the Ebola virus, as evidenced by the U.S. State ...

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia Watch

Africa

Thousands of U.S. troops will arrive in the West African nation of Liberia as part of President Barack Obama's response to the Ebola outbreak ...

Are terrorists invading the US through the open border with Mexico?

Are terrorists invading the US through the open border with Mexico? Watch

U.S.

Americans are worried that the Islamic State will soon conduct terror attacks within the U.S., inserting agents via the porous border between the ...

'We'll send them to hell!' Texas sheriff declares war on Islamic State

'We'll send them to hell!' Texas sheriff declares war on Islamic State Watch

U.S.

Law enforcement agencies along the U.S.-Mexico border have received alerts to be on the lookout for terrorists from Islamic State attempting to ...