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Excitement builds with massive mural of Pope Francis before his midtown Manhattan visit

Excitement builds with massive mural of Pope Francis before his midtown Manhattan visit Watch

U.S.

Excitement is building in New York City with the visit of Pope Francis this September 24. A massive, hand-painted mural, 225-feet tall has been ...

'I hope the Pope can sing along!' Washington D.C. choir looks forward to Pope's U.S. visit

'I hope the Pope can sing along!' Washington D.C. choir looks forward to Pope's U.S. visit Watch

Living Faith

By Adelaide Mena, CNA/EWTN News

Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month hope to stir the ...

Five Chinese warships sail near Alaskan coast during Obama's visit

Five Chinese warships sail near Alaskan coast during Obama's visit Watch

U.S.

Unnamed defense officials have identified a Chinese amphibious ship, a replenishment vessel and three surface combatant ships - altogether five ...

Masked men kidnap 18 sleeping Turkish citizins

Masked men kidnap 18 sleeping Turkish citizins Watch

Middle East

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Early Wednesday morning the Iraqi capital was disturbed after masked men wearing military uniforms abducted 18 Turkish citizens working at a ...

Acid attack victim stars in viral beauty tutorial video with powerful message

Acid attack victim stars in viral beauty tutorial video with powerful message Watch

Marriage & Family

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An Indian awareness organization, "Make Love Not Scars" launched a beauty tutorial video titled: "How to Get Perfect Red Lips" that stars 18-year-old ...

ISIS expands with recruitment video for deaf citizens

ISIS expands with recruitment video for deaf citizens Watch

Middle East

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Islamic State released a video in March featuring two men communicating in sign language, encouraging the deaf to join their ranks.

Daily Readings for Thursday, September 03, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Colossians 1:9-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 98:2-6, Gospel: Luke 5:1-11

Pope Saint Gregory the Great: Saint of the Day for Thursday, September 03, 2015

Pope Saint Gregory the Great: Saint of the Day for Thursday, September 03, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. Gregory, born at Rome about the year 540, was the son of Gordianus, a wealthy senator, who later renounced the world and became one of the seven ...

Irish Blessing: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, September 03, 2015

Prayers

Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars ...

Former sex slave describes horrific experience trapped in a room for 5 months

Former sex slave describes horrific experience trapped in a room for 5 months Watch

Middle East

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Sunita Duanwar opens up about her horrific experience as a sex slave for five months in a Mumbai brothel. She was forced to service 30 men a day ...

Are the blood moons foretelling the impending apocalypse?

Are the blood moons foretelling the impending apocalypse? Watch

Green

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Blood Moon will grace the skies this year on September 27-28, leading end-of-time believers speculating that the end of the world is drawing near.

Heartbreaking images of drowned Syrian toddler captures the Middle East's refugee crisis

Heartbreaking images of drowned Syrian toddler captures the Middle East's refugee crisis Watch

Europe

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Images depicting the body of a drowned toddler lying on the shores of Bodrum have gone viral, showcasing the desperation of fleeing migrants from ...

Immigrants on welfare: Relevant factors often ignored

Immigrants on welfare: Relevant factors often ignored Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Center of Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration, released a report showing 51 percent of immigrant-led ...

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - FOURTH STATION - St. Anne, patron of grandparents and single women

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - FOURTH STATION - St. Anne, patron of grandparents and single women

Living Faith

Welcome to the fourth station on our virtual pilgrimage to Philadelphia with Pope Francis ahead of the World Meeting of Families. Let us pray!

Sep 02 - Homily: Where is Christ?

Sep 02 - Homily: Where is Christ? Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Peter explores the question, where is Jesus when we pray and why does He not seem to answer us? Ave Maria! Mass: Wednesday 22nd Week of ...

Sep 01 - Homily: Protection from Devils

Sep 01 - Homily: Protection from Devils Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Peter on how Our Lord cast out so many devils from possessed people and how this indicates that we are sure of being protected from evil spirits ...

Pope Francis to give United States Mass in Spanish

Pope Francis to give United States Mass in Spanish Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cardinal Donald William Wuerl has announced Pope Francis' decision to give his Washington Mass on September 23 in Spanish.

Obama gets votes to protect Iran nuclear deal

Obama gets votes to protect Iran nuclear deal Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The nuclear deal between the United States, China, Britain, France, Russia, Germany and Iran has been under intense scrutiny from Republicans and ...

Pope Francis beseeches world to give thanks and protect all life on Day of Creation

Pope Francis beseeches world to give thanks and protect all life on Day of Creation Watch

Living Faith

During an evening celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis prayed that God would "enlighten the lords of ...

THAT'S A BIG FOOT! Twelve-year-old Russian boy claims to have found Yeti's footprint

THAT'S A BIG FOOT! Twelve-year-old Russian boy claims to have found Yeti's footprint Watch

Asia Pacific

A 12-year-old Russian schoolchild found a massive footprint while on a camping trip in Siberia. He says its evidence of the mythical Yeti, ...

SSPX confessions valid during Jubilee, Pope Francis declares - many pray schism will end

SSPX confessions valid during Jubilee, Pope Francis declares - many pray schism will end Watch

Living Faith

Absolutions granted by priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X (SSPX) will have the full support of the Pope Francis and the Church during the ...

Secret war against terrorists waged by U.S. forces with drones

Secret war against terrorists waged by U.S. forces with drones Watch

Middle East

A clandestine war carried out against specific agents of the Islamic State is being waged by both the CIA and U.S. Special Forces through unmanned ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Colossians 1:1-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 52:10-11, Gospel: Luke 4:38-44

St. Ingrid of Sweden: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 02, 2015 Watch

Saints

Born in Skänninge, Sweden, in the 13th century, St. Ingrid lived under the spiritual direction of Peter of Dacia, a Dominican priest. She was the ...

Prayer for Employment: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Prayers

You govern your creation, O God, and bring it to perfection by the work of our hands. Hear the prayers of your people who ask for work that will ...

President Obama shares apocalyptic vision of world destroyed by climate change

President Obama shares apocalyptic vision of world destroyed by climate change Watch

Green

President Barack Obama shared his vision of the world if global leaders further refuse the facts of climate change. Warning that if we don't act ...

OLD HEARTS: Many Americans have hearts older than their chronological age

OLD HEARTS: Many Americans have hearts older than their chronological age Watch

Health

Many Americans have an old, old heart... and while this sounds like the lyric to a country western song, it is a biological fact for many. A new ...

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES EXTRAORDINARY INDULGENCE - Here's how you and others can obtain it

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES EXTRAORDINARY INDULGENCE - Here's how you and others can obtain it Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis is issuing a Jubilee Indulgence that he hopes will allow people to experience God's mercy and grace. In preparation for the coming ...

Priest asks, what would St. Francis of Assisi do if he were alive today?

Priest asks, what would St. Francis of Assisi do if he were alive today? Watch

Living Faith

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

On the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the preacher to the papal household said that St. Francis of Assisi is a key model in ...

Homeless grow large garden for food in Atlanta

Homeless grow large garden for food in Atlanta Watch

Home & Food

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Homeless people come together and plant a garden to provide food for a shelter in Atlanta.

'The Great Satan': Iran military official slams United States as country's 'No. 1 enemy'

'The Great Satan': Iran military official slams United States as country's 'No. 1 enemy' Watch

Middle East

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, described the United States as the "Great Satan" and Iran's Experts Assembly ...