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Holy Saturday: God has Died in the Flesh and Hell Trembles with Fear

Holy Saturday: God has Died in the Flesh and Hell Trembles with Fear Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Something strange is happening - there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because ...

The Birth of Catholic Evangelism

The Birth of Catholic Evangelism Watch

U.S.

By Deal W. Hudson

In spite of being ignored, and in some cases blacklisted, several of the hosts of EWTN radio and TV shows grew ministries of their own in the ...

Good Friday: Behold the Wood of the Cross

Good Friday: Behold the Wood of the Cross Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

This is Good Friday. This is the day when the whole world stands still. We recall the great Sacrifice offered on the second tree on Golgotha's ...

Suffering, Struggle and the Christian Revolution

Suffering, Struggle and the Christian Revolution Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Christian tradition instructs us that even undeserved and unmerited suffering, when joined in love to the sufferings of Jesus Christ, can ...

A NEW EARTH? Astronomers discover remarkably similar planet to our own

A NEW EARTH? Astronomers discover remarkably similar planet to our own Watch

Technology

Astronomers have announced that they have found a planet that is remarkably similar to Earth. Called Kepler-186f, the planet 1.1 times the size ...

LOCH NESS MONSTER - FOUND? Amazing new photos appear

LOCH NESS MONSTER - FOUND? Amazing new photos appear Watch

Europe

Cutting-edge technology may have just added credence to a long-standing legend in Scotland's Loch Ness. A satellite orbiting Earth and using ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, April 19, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Genesis 2:1-2, Reading 1: Genesis 1:1-31, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 16:8-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 16:5, Gospel: 2 Corinthians ...

St. Alphege: Saint of the Day for Saturday, April 19, 2014

St. Alphege: Saint of the Day for Saturday, April 19, 2014 Watch

Saints

Archbishop and "the First Martyr of Canterbury." He was born in 953 and became a monk in the Deerhurst Monastery in Gloucester, England, asking after ...

Stewardship Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, April 19, 2014

Prayers

Almighty and ever-faithful Lord, gratefully acknowledging Your mercy and humbly admitting our need, we pledge our trust in You and each other. ...

Andromeda Strain? Ebola outbreak in West Africa is new strain of disease

Andromeda Strain? Ebola outbreak in West Africa is new strain of disease Watch

Africa

A deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, a virulent incurable disease where the body's internal organs "melt" in ongoing in West Africa. To date, ...

China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated

China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated Watch

Asia Pacific

China leap into an economic powerhouse has come at a very heavy price. A recent study has found that a fifth of China's soil is contaminated. ...

BREAKING THE RULES or IS HE? Pope Francis washes women's feet and those of undetermined religion

BREAKING THE RULES or IS HE? Pope Francis washes women's feet and those of undetermined religion Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has shown little regard for rules in regards to his papacy. The latest controversy now surrounds his washing the feet of 12 disabled ...

Finally Justice! Small town city manager gets 12 years in jail on corruption charges

Finally Justice! Small town city manager gets 12 years in jail on corruption charges Watch

U.S.

Bell, California is a small town with less than 36,000 people. That didn't stop City Manager Robert Rizzo, along with his friends, from awarding ...

SELF TORTURE: Disregarding church, Filipino faithful flagellate themselves in bloody ritual

SELF TORTURE: Disregarding church, Filipino faithful flagellate themselves in bloody ritual Watch

Asia Pacific

Their practices are not condoned by the Catholic Church - who says it takes away from the real meaning behind Lent. Regardless, Filipino men don ...

Massive earthquake shake Mexico: Was it foretold by oarfish?

Massive earthquake shake Mexico: Was it foretold by oarfish? Watch

Americas

One of the strongest earthquakes over the past several years has rumbled through Mexico. According to the Mexican Seismological Institute, the ...

Apr 18 - Homily: Sharing in the Passion

Apr 18 - Homily: Sharing in the Passion Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father Matthias shows us that Jesus truly reigned from the Cross. Far from defeat, it is the crowning moment of Truth and Love which does not rule ...

 Apr 13 - Homily: The Church is Always Victorious

Apr 13 - Homily: The Church is Always Victorious Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Christianity will always win out. Ave Maria! Mass: Palm Sunday - Sunday - Form: OF Readings:  1st: isa 50:4-7 Resp: psa 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, ...

5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

This Sorrowful pilgrimage now brings me here to this lonely hill. All the agony, the beatings and the bleeding have led me somewhere I do not ...

4th Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

4th Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

I wonder if perhaps it was tempting for Jesus to just lie down on the dirt road and die right there. Completely sapped of strength and in ...

3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

Humiliation, in one form or another, is part of the package.  It is only avoidable if we decide to deny Christ.

Death lurks about the cutting board: Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria, experts warn

Death lurks about the cutting board: Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria, experts warn Watch

Health

There's a killer lurking undetected in many ordinary kitchens, experts warn. Cutting boards used to prepare raw poultry may be an important ...

Good Friday Reflection on the Nature of Sin

Good Friday Reflection on the Nature of Sin Watch

Lent / Easter

By Michael Terheyden

The Passion of Christ represents the most atrocious miscarriage of justice in all of human history. So when we come face to face with the crucified ...

Lent is almost over, but have YOU kept this Commandment?

Lent is almost over, but have YOU kept this Commandment? 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 ...

Daily Readings for Friday, April 18, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 53:1-12, Reading 1: Joel 52:13-15, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:25, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:15-17, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah ...

St. Apollonius the Apologist: Saint of the Day for Friday, April 18, 2014

St. Apollonius the Apologist: Saint of the Day for Friday, April 18, 2014

Saints

Martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is considered one of the most priceless documents of the early Church. Apollonius was a Roman senator ...

Aspiration: Prayer of the Day for Friday, April 18, 2014

Prayers

O my dear Angel Guardian, preserve me from the misfortune of offending God.

A Good Friday Reflection

A Good Friday Reflection

Blog

By Michael Seagriff

This is not just another Friday. This is Good Friday. Will that fact make any difference in the way we live this day?

'Priestly joy is a priceless treasure,' Pope Francis says

'Priestly joy is a priceless treasure,' Pope Francis says Watch

Living Faith

If a priest wants to overcome moments of sadness, exhaustion and boredom, in addition to discovering his true identity, he must head for the exit ...

IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria

IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria Watch

Africa

Boko Haram, whose name means that "Western education is sin" in the native Hausa language of Nigeria, has leaped once again into international ...

Uh-oh! One in every 20 adults seeking medical care walks away misdiagnosed

Uh-oh! One in every 20 adults seeking medical care walks away misdiagnosed Watch

Health

If you're diligent and go to your doctor regularly - you still may not be getting a clean bill of health. According to a new study, one in 20 ...

DECLARED INVALID: North Dakota abortion ban overturned by federal judge

DECLARED INVALID: North Dakota abortion ban overturned by federal judge Watch

Politics & Policy

A North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know ...

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The Algerian presidential election ended in accusations, invectives and violence. The disappointment here is palpable: Elderly and infirm ...