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Wednesday, August 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience

Wednesday, August 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the life of St Monica that was so focused on the conversion of her pagan family including her son Augustine. All of them converted ...

Oh really Obama? President claims economic success while population dependent on food stamps hit all time high

Oh really Obama? President claims economic success while population dependent on food stamps hit all time high Watch

Business & Economics

Democrats are facing a tough midterm election, and with less than three months to go the party is scrambling to prop up the image of the U.S. ...

Get ready America: Obama set to bypass Senate on international treaty

Get ready America: Obama set to bypass Senate on international treaty Watch

Politics & Policy

President Barack Obama is working to create a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut fossil fuel emissions; ...

Why I Said No to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Deadly

Why I Said No to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Deadly Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

I was approached to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to help bring an end to ALS. I said No. I have tried to explain why I said No in this article. ...

Spiritual Childhood and Contemplative Prayer

Spiritual Childhood and Contemplative Prayer Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

One of the greatest joys in this later chapter of my life is an unexpected gift, his name is Noah. He is my grandson. He calls me Poppi. He is ...

How to Avoid Sliding into Pharisee-ism

How to Avoid Sliding into Pharisee-ism Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

A priest friend once reminded me that not ALL the Pharisees were so blinded by their self-righteousness that they failed to recognize that the ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 John 3:6-10, Reading 1: 1 John 3:16-18, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 128:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 128:1-2, Gospel: 2 Corinthians ...

St. Monica: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

St. Monica: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Monica was married by arrangement to a pagan official in North Africa, who was much older than she, and although generous, was also violent ...

Prayer for Choosing a State of Life: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prayers

From all eternity, O Lord, You planned my very existence and my destiny. You wrapped me in Your love in baptism and gave me the Faith to lead me to ...

What every catechist needs but few have

What every catechist needs but few have

Living Faith

If you're a catechist, then you're aware of the importance of your role. You provide the core of Catholic education to our youth and adults who are ...

What are these mysterious objects found underneath Stonehenge?

What are these mysterious objects found underneath Stonehenge? Watch

Technology

England's iconic and mysterious Stonehenge has just revealed a new mystery, as a first-of-its-kind study suggests that 15 previously undiscovered ...

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll?

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll? Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on August 26 that it had shut down a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker became ...

People of Hong Kong prepare to rebel against Beijing if their demands are not met - will it end in massacre, or democracy?

People of Hong Kong prepare to rebel against Beijing if their demands are not met - will it end in massacre, or democracy? Watch

Asia Pacific

China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress is set to hold a week-long session starting August 25, to discuss how Hong Kong will ...

That was one costly Web site! In fact the most expensive in Internet history. The Cost of Healthcare.gov estimated $1.7 Billion

That was one costly Web site! In fact the most expensive in Internet history. The Cost of Healthcare.gov estimated $1.7 Billion Watch

Politics & Policy

That's one might expensive Web site! It's estimated that the Healthcare. Gove Web site, intended to facilitate health care reform, or ...

California Governor: 'You're all welcome,' even illegal immigrants

California Governor: 'You're all welcome,' even illegal immigrants Watch

Americas

California Governor Jerry Brown in a speech this week declared that all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California. While ...

Aug 27 - Homily: St. Monica, Patron of Mothers

Aug 27 - Homily: St. Monica, Patron of Mothers Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

St. Monica teaches us the value of praying not just for ourselves but especially for the conversion and sanctification of others. Ave Maria! ...

Aug 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience

Aug 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the life of St Monica that was so focused on the conversion of her pagan family including her son Augustine. All of them converted and ...

Evaluating the enemy: U.S. military officials declare ISIS 'incredible fighters'

Evaluating the enemy: U.S. military officials declare ISIS 'incredible fighters' Watch

Middle East

When doing battle, it is never wise to underestimate your enemy. As monstrous and inhumane as Islamic State is, military experts are conceding ...

Watch as Iron Dome intercepts a dozen Hamas rockets simultaneously (VIDEO)

Watch as Iron Dome intercepts a dozen Hamas rockets simultaneously (VIDEO) Watch

Middle East

A dramatic video shows what appears to be the interception of multiple rockets, allegedly fired by Hamas into Israel, intercepted en masse by the ...

CASTE SYSTEM AT WORST: India's 'night soil gatherers' collect human excrement

CASTE SYSTEM AT WORST: India's 'night soil gatherers' collect human excrement Watch

Asia Pacific

Due to a brutal caste system, as well as being a nation tolerant of open defecation and dry, non-flush latrines, women born into a certain ...

Archbishop appeals his defrocking for sexual abuse allegedly committed in Dominican Republic

Archbishop appeals his defrocking for sexual abuse allegedly committed in Dominican Republic Watch

Europe

Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, from Poland, is accused of child sex abuse while he served in the Dominican Republic. He has since appealed against ...

ATROCITY ACCUSATIONS: U.N. accuses Islamic State of mass killings

ATROCITY ACCUSATIONS: U.N. accuses Islamic State of mass killings Watch

Middle East

The United Nations condemned the "appalling, widespread" crimes committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq. Officials say that the mass executions ...

Tuesday, August 26 - Homily: The Rosary of the 7 Joys of Mary

Tuesday, August 26 - Homily: The Rosary of the 7 Joys of Mary Watch

Daily Homilies

Father Matthias speaks of the history of the Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary, also called the Franciscan Crown, focusing on its origin and on ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 John 3:6-10, Reading 1: 1 John 3:16-18, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 128:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 128:4-5, Gospel: 2 Corinthians ...

St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Watch

Saints

Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Born in Catalonia, Spain, she overcame many difficulties in her youth and eventually became a teacher at ...

A Prayer to Holy Guardian Angels: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Prayers

Heavenly Father, Your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed angel in heaven and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage. ...

Time to learn Chinese: Forget Microsoft, your next OS could be Chinese!

Time to learn Chinese: Forget Microsoft, your next OS could be Chinese! Watch

Asia Pacific

China's state-controlled Xinhua News Agency announced that China is developing their own operating system for desktop computers and mobile ...

Forget the zombie apocalypse, the ROBOT APOCALYPSE is near!

Forget the zombie apocalypse, the ROBOT APOCALYPSE is near! Watch

Technology

A large scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources-called Robo Brain-is currently downloading a processing ...

U.S. officials admit that the Islamic State is a greater threat than previous terrorist groups

U.S. officials admit that the Islamic State is a greater threat than previous terrorist groups Watch

Middle East

According to a report done by ABC news, U.S. military officials have said that fighters from the Islamic State are "incredible fighters" who are ...

You'll never believe what Amazon picked up for nearly $1 billion

You'll never believe what Amazon picked up for nearly $1 billion Watch

Technology

Defeating tech rivals Google and Yahoo, Amazon purchased the live-streaming gaming network Twitch for $970 million in a move announced late on ...

The Ebola outbreak beats all attempts at isolation as new cases appear in the Congo

The Ebola outbreak beats all attempts at isolation as new cases appear in the Congo Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent protective equipment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for use by medical staff treating ...

China bucks American tech giant Microsoft over fears of spying

China bucks American tech giant Microsoft over fears of spying Watch

Technology

China's state-controlled Xinhua News Agency announced that China is developing their own operating system for desktop computers and mobile ...