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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Mar 06 - Homily: The Good Suffer Injustice

Mar 06 - Homily: The Good Suffer Injustice Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

The good sometimes suffer injustice while the unjust receive good, but in God's great wisdom we look to the supreme example of suffering for good, ...

Mar 06 - Homily: Joseph Prefigurement of Christ

Mar 06 - Homily: Joseph Prefigurement of Christ Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Elias on how Joseph of the Old Testament was a prefigurement of Jesus since he would be sold by his own brothers, but the evil done to him would ...

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 ...

'Superbugs' attack two hospitals, hard-to-clean medical equipment to blame

'Superbugs' attack two hospitals, hard-to-clean medical equipment to blame Watch

Health

A hospital in California and another hospital in Connecticut have reported that they have discovered drug-resistant "superbugs" on a ...

Saudi Arabia executes non-violent prisoners at unbelievable rates

Saudi Arabia executes non-violent prisoners at unbelievable rates Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Saudi Arabia has issued 38 executions in the last three months, according to the human rights charity, Amnesty International. The convicted crimes ...

Crucial decision on 'Obamacare' goes before Supreme Court

Crucial decision on 'Obamacare' goes before Supreme Court Watch

Politics & Policy

The future of health care in America is on the table as defined by President Barack Obama and his purported health care reform - known as ...

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 ...

Pope Francis opens the Vatican to the homeless

Pope Francis opens the Vatican to the homeless Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has opened the Vatican to the homeless, providing them with sleeping accommodations. The number of homeless there has doubled in the ...

Thursday, March 5 - Homily: Only God is Trustworthy

Thursday, March 5 - Homily: Only God is Trustworthy Watch

Daily Homilies

Put all your trust in God - not people, your bank account, or anything else.

Villarrica's spectacular eruption: Nature's version of 'fireworks'

Villarrica's spectacular eruption: Nature's version of 'fireworks' Watch

Americas

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Chile's most active volcano finally erupted, after starting to show signs of seismic disturbance a few days ago. The volcanic activity raised alarm ...

Spring comes early to California, but drought is likely to continue and will impact food prices where you live

Spring comes early to California, but drought is likely to continue and will impact food prices where you live Watch

Green

If you live in California, you may have noticed a bit more rain has fallen versus last year. While the state remains mired in drought, and that ...

Are you living a risky life? Chronic sleep deprivation proves fatal

Are you living a risky life? Chronic sleep deprivation proves fatal Watch

Health

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Contrary hasty conclusions made by research, it is not excessive sleeping that causes death. Instead, it is the other way around. Lack of sleep ...

First protien-counting Smart Jar promises to push your kitchen to the next level

First protien-counting Smart Jar promises to push your kitchen to the next level Watch

Home & Food

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

If you're having a difficult time measuring nutrition, the solution will soon be available. Neo Smart Jar by SKE Labs is officially the first ...