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Accused rapist stripped and dragged out of prison by angry Indian mob

Accused rapist stripped and dragged out of prison by angry Indian mob Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A massive mob, full of thousands of angry Indians, stormed the prison holding a man accused of raping a student in late February and ripped him out ...

Danger in water: Unclean water claims more women's lives worldwide than breast cancer, AIDS

Danger in water: Unclean water claims more women's lives worldwide than breast cancer, AIDS Watch

Health

By Maria Caspani, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than AIDS, diabetes ...

CULTURAL GENOCIDE: ISIS bulldozes ruins of ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud

CULTURAL GENOCIDE: ISIS bulldozes ruins of ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud Watch

Middle East

In addition to the countless lives they have brutally taken, Islamic State continues to destroy irreplaceable global cultural treasures. ISIS has ...

A look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART TWO)

A look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART TWO) Watch

Living Faith

By Robert Mullen (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The first 150 years or so of the early Christian Church were undoubtedly bloody. Roman authorities in the Middle East, Italy and much of the ...

Actor Harrison Ford expected to recover completely after plane wreck

Actor Harrison Ford expected to recover completely after plane wreck Watch

Celebrity

A hero in real life as well as the movies, actor Harrison Ford is expected to recover after crash landing a World War II plane to safety on a ...

Cardinal Egan, hero of 9/11, dies at 82

Cardinal Egan, hero of 9/11, dies at 82 Watch

U.S.

Cardinal Egan of New York has died. Egan, 82, passed away yesterday afternoon in New York as a result of cardiac arrest. Cardinal Egan is well ...

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. Colette: Saint of the Day for Friday, March 06, 2015

St. Colette: Saint of the Day for Friday, March 06, 2015 Watch

Saints

Colette was the daughter of a carpenter named DeBoilet at Corby Abbey in Picardy, France. She was born on January 13, christened Nicolette, and ...

A Parent's Prayer for their Children: Prayer of the Day for Friday, March 06, 2015

Prayers

O Heavenly Father, I commend my children unto Thee. Be Thou their God and Father; and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me through ...

Paying it forward with gift of life: Six people to donate kidneys to strangers

Paying it forward with gift of life: Six people to donate kidneys to strangers Watch

Health

"I didn't realize it was going to be this big," 55-year-old Zully Broussard says. Broussard will be donating her kidney to a total stranger. ...

Vastitas Borealis -- The greatest ocean you have never heard of

Vastitas Borealis -- The greatest ocean you have never heard of Watch

Green

Scientists have announced that Mars was once home to a vast ocean as great as the Atlantic on Earth. That ocean could have provided the environment ...

On the Growing Calls to Put the Death Penalty to Death and the Right to Life

On the Growing Calls to Put the Death Penalty to Death and the Right to Life Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

I applaud the joint editorial of America magazine, the National Catholic Register, the National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor, in ...

Filipino Catholics stand with Pope Francis' campaign against 'globalization of indifference' this Lent season

Filipino Catholics stand with Pope Francis' campaign against 'globalization of indifference' this Lent season Watch

Lent / Easter

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Filipino Catholic Church invites Christians to join the campaign against the "globalization of indifference." This, according to Pope Francis, ...

If there is any good in me at all, it is God. Whatever is left, that is me.

If there is any good in me at all, it is God. Whatever is left, that is me.

Blog

By Jackie Stammen

Our pride likes to tell us that the good within us is because we are so great on our own accord. As we allow ourselves to increase, and God to ...

Drinking the Chalice of the Lord: Facing Suffering, Struggle and Failure

Drinking the Chalice of the Lord: Facing Suffering, Struggle and Failure Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

James was the son of Zebedee and brother of John. From faithful stock, we see in this encounter that some forms of zeal may indeed be genetic. In ...

Commit Your Way to the Lord; Trust That He will Act

Commit Your Way to the Lord; Trust That He will Act

Blog

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill

Life is chock-full of surprises; some are blessings, while others may be challenges. Our friend's son and his wife just learned yesterday that they ...

ISIS is not the first to persecute Christians, a look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART ONE)

ISIS is not the first to persecute Christians, a look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART ONE) Watch

Living Faith

By Robert Mullen (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It is a sad and disheartening fact that many Christians suffer from constant-and often brutal-persecution today, most visibly places like the ...

The Lenten Invitation: Making Choices and Changing Ourselves

The Lenten Invitation: Making Choices and Changing Ourselves Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

With His outstretched arms on the Cross, Jesus freely chose love and bridged the gap between heaven and earth. In His triumph over death he ...

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.

Are You Walking With A Spiritual Limp?

Are You Walking With A Spiritual Limp?

Lent / Easter

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Today is the celebration of The Last Supper. So, recline yourself at table with Jesus and the Apostles. Sit beside Jesus so that you can feel His ...

Lent as a Season of No Kidding: Where are We Behaving as the Crowd?

Lent as a Season of No Kidding: Where are We Behaving as the Crowd? Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Do you want to accompany Jesus closely, very closely? Open the Holy Gospel and read the Passion of Our Lord. But don't just read it: live it. There ...

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. John Joseph of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 05, 2015

St. John Joseph of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 05, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. John Joseph of the Cross was born about the middle of the seventeenth century in the beautiful island of Ischia, near Naples. From his childhood ...

Psalm for the Sick: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, March 05, 2015

Prayers

O Lord, in your anger punish me not; in your wrath chastise me not. For your arrows have sunk deep in me; your hand has come down upon me. There is ...

Give God control: 20 verses to help during anxiety and fear

Give God control: 20 verses to help during anxiety and fear Watch

Living Faith

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Terrorism, disease, natural disasters, war, violence and crime; we live in a world where we see and hear about horrors every day. People are dying ...

Three type of people your life may be better off without

Three type of people your life may be better off without Watch

Living Faith

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Have you ever wondered why you're wasting your energy dealing with the kind of person who brings you down? Or maybe you're the opposite - you're the ...

FEDS VS. THE STATE: Who will win in Alabama standoff?

FEDS VS. THE STATE: Who will win in Alabama standoff? Watch

U.S.

Homosexual equivalency advocates liken Alabama's defiance of federal authorities on same sex marriage to a similar stance during the civil rights ...

ISIS video game? New ISIS execution video made to resemble computer shooting game

ISIS video game? New ISIS execution video made to resemble computer shooting game Watch

Middle East

In falling to new depths of depravity, Islamic State militants are now filming execution videos to resemble computer games. These videos reduce ...

Why are hundreds of koalas being taken from their homes and killed?

Why are hundreds of koalas being taken from their homes and killed? Watch

Travel

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

700 koalas were taken from their homes and killed over a six month period in Australia. Put in secret culls, the authorities claim the heinous act ...

Saved by a sea lion! Suicide leaper from San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge loves to counsel others

Saved by a sea lion! Suicide leaper from San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge loves to counsel others Watch

U.S.

Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Hines was at one time a suicidal teenager who battled mental illness. It first dawned on him that his life served ...