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President Obama vows to stand tall on human rights when negotiating with Cuba

President Obama vows to stand tall on human rights when negotiating with Cuba Watch

Americas

In his visit to Miami, U.S. President Barack Obama has promised Cuban priest Father Juan Rumin Dominguez that he will defend human rights. ...

Rescuers race to pull hundreds of passengers from capsized Chinese cruise ship

Rescuers race to pull hundreds of passengers from capsized Chinese cruise ship Watch

Asia Pacific

The search is on for survivors in a cruise ship that capsized on China's Yangtze River. At least 458 people were on board the ship when it ...

Vatican adviser denounces Australia's Cardinal Pell as 'almost sociopathic'

Vatican adviser denounces Australia's Cardinal Pell as 'almost sociopathic' Watch

Asia Pacific

A member of the Vatican's child protection commission, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors' Peter Saunders has harshly ...

Insulting photoshoot at Jewish cemetery sparks outrage from community

Insulting photoshoot at Jewish cemetery sparks outrage from community Watch

Europe

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Two women insulted religion, as claimed by numerous people, by posing provocatively in a Jewish cemetery, according to a report by The Blaze.

92-year-old cancer survivor becomes world's oldest woman to finish a marathon

92-year-old cancer survivor becomes world's oldest woman to finish a marathon Watch

U.S.

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina beat the former record for the oldest woman finishing a marathon after running and completing last ...

HUMAN SHIELD: ISIS imposes ridiculous beard policy in Mosul as attempt to blend in

HUMAN SHIELD: ISIS imposes ridiculous beard policy in Mosul as attempt to blend in Watch

Middle East

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Men in the city of Mosul are going start being detained for an undecided amount of time if the "beard police" catches them shaved. People from the ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Tobit 3:1-11, Reading 1: Tobit 3:16, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 25:2-9, Gospel: Mark 12:18-27

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, June 03, 2015

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, June 03, 2015 Watch

Saints

For those of us who think that the faith and zeal of the early Christians died out as the Church grew more safe and powerful through the centuries, ...

Prayer to St. John XXIII: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Prayers

Dear Pope John, Your simplicity and meekness carried the scent of God and sparked in people’s hearts the desire for goodness. You spoke often of ...

Twins who escaped apocalyptic cult, 'Children of God' share cult's terrible secrets

Twins who escaped apocalyptic cult, 'Children of God' share cult's terrible secrets Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Growing up as members of the controversial apocalyptic cult, known as, "The Children of God," a pair of twins revealed what their former lives were ...

The rise of the machines? Half of all jobs will be automated by 2035

The rise of the machines? Half of all jobs will be automated by 2035 Watch

Technology

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Researchers from the University of Oxford are predicting that nearly half of all jobs in the United States could potentially be automated within ...

Abducted French woman begs for help in propaganda video from unknown captors

Abducted French woman begs for help in propaganda video from unknown captors Watch

Middle East

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A recently released public video shows a French woman begging her government and Yemeni authorities to help her and take her back home to France, ...

American tourist attacked and killed by lion during African Safari Park tour

American tourist attacked and killed by lion during African Safari Park tour Watch

Africa

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When one 22 year old tourist from the United States planned her trip to South Africa, being mauled and attacked by a big angry cat was definitely not ...

Pigeon arrested? What one pigeon can tell about the brutality of life under the Islamic State

Pigeon arrested? What one pigeon can tell about the brutality of life under the Islamic State Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A strange story has come out of India where a pigeon was arrested and jailed on suspicion of being a spy for the Islamic State.

Jun 02 - Homily: Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Heroic Faith

Jun 02 - Homily: Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Heroic Faith Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Joseph McShane exhorts us to pray to the martyrs Sts. Marcellinus and Peter that we may live our faith as heroically as them. Ave Maria! Mass: ...

Jun 01 - Homily: Justin Martyr, Live well, Die Well

Jun 01 - Homily: Justin Martyr, Live well, Die Well Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Alan Wharton on the life of St. Justin Martyr and how his worthy death is based on his worthy life, always seeking truth and using his great ...

God said...and I listened

God said...and I listened

Blog

By Shelly A. Schneider

I received an e-mail from my friend, and newspaper photographer, Ray Rockwell this morning. It was titled, 'God said 'No.' I'd seen it before, but I ...

Our Lost Cathedral Hagia Sophia

Our Lost Cathedral Hagia Sophia

Blog

By Michael Clark

On May 29, 1453, the Christian world lost its first great cathedral, the Hagia Sophia, as Muslim invaders sacked the city of Constantinople finally ...

On Demonic Activity and the Charlie Charlie Challenge

On Demonic Activity and the Charlie Charlie Challenge

Blog

By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

As you may have heard, there is a current buzz on the internet around a game in which participants evoke a demon in order to answer questions. The ...

'San Andreas' inspires morbid curiosity in disaster-prone states, making it top at box office

'San Andreas' inspires morbid curiosity in disaster-prone states, making it top at box office Watch

Movies

It's a given that the 21st Century disaster film "San Andreas" isn't any good. Loud and noisy, it inspires little interest in its cliché ...

New drug combo shrinks 60 percent of melanoma tumors - even in advanced stages

New drug combo shrinks 60 percent of melanoma tumors - even in advanced stages Watch

Health

For some melanoma sufferers, the most common form of skin cancer, this will arrive as miraculous news. A pair of cancer drugs is reportedly able ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Tobit 2:9-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:7-9, Gospel: Mark 12:13-17

Sts. Marcellinus and Peter: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Sts. Marcellinus and Peter: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, June 02, 2015 Watch

Saints

Though we know very little about these two martyrs under Diocletian, there is no question that the early church venerated them. Evidence of the ...

Prayer for Fathers: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Prayers

St. Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste husband of Mary, you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty. You supported the holy family of ...

Monstrous mom in original 'Friday the 13th,' Betsy Palmer dies at 88

Monstrous mom in original 'Friday the 13th,' Betsy Palmer dies at 88 Watch

Celebrity

While she was a game show panelist on "What's My Secret?" and appeared in countless TV shows and on Broadways as an actor, Betsy Palmer's ...

Senate lets some provisions of hotly controversial Patriot Act expire

Senate lets some provisions of hotly controversial Patriot Act expire Watch

Politics & Policy

Hotly controversial and accused by some as ushering in an Orwellian "Big Brother" state, key provisions of the Patriot Act have now expired. ...

Democrats seek to build funding arm to rival GOP in 2016

Democrats seek to build funding arm to rival GOP in 2016 Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Traditionally, in presidential races, Democrats lack the fundraising power wielded by Republicans, as most large corporations and rich donors ...

What We Should Learn from Justin, Martyr for this Pre-Christian Missionary Age

What We Should Learn from Justin, Martyr for this Pre-Christian Missionary Age Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Our task is to do what the early Christians did, proclaim in word and deed the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and transform it from ...

Six million DEAD - Is the U.S. working with the U.N. guilty of genocide and ethnic cleansing?

Six million DEAD - Is the U.S. working with the U.N. guilty of genocide and ethnic cleansing? Watch

Africa

Genocide continues in the world today - and those who can make a difference - look away. That's the feeling of bishops from the eastern Congo. ...

Horrific New Health Guidelines: Elderly passed over for treatment for young people

Horrific New Health Guidelines: Elderly passed over for treatment for young people Watch

Health

A great outcry has been issued over new guidelines stated by the National Health Service, or NHS. It at first sounds admirable - but on closer ...