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Fierce fighting rages in Benghazi amid political instability

Fierce fighting rages in Benghazi amid political instability Watch

Africa

Fierce fighting between troops loyal to the retired general, Khalifa Haftar and those loyal to Ansar Charia continues to rage on in the eastern ...

Liberian bishop reminds world that the poor must not be forgotten during Ebola crisis

Liberian bishop reminds world that the poor must not be forgotten during Ebola crisis Watch

Africa

Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah of Gbarnga in Liberia says that the world that "it is the poor who are the Church's priority." Ebola, which has ...

Sectarian violence spreads in Yemen, where Shi'ite militia square off against al-Qaeda

Sectarian violence spreads in Yemen, where Shi'ite militia square off against al-Qaeda Watch

Middle East

A Yemeni city was taken by al Qaeda fighters, and 33 people were killed by a suicide bombing and gun fighting during the group's challenge to the ...

Tuesday, October 21 - Homily: Fighting Hate with Grace

Tuesday, October 21 - Homily: Fighting Hate with Grace Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the life of Bl. Josephine Leroux, virgin and martyr during the French Revolution. She was condemned to death for the horrible ...

Al Qaeda launches 'magazine war' with Islamic State in effort to attract new recruits

Al Qaeda launches 'magazine war' with Islamic State in effort to attract new recruits Watch

Middle East

Al Qaeda is attempting to make a comeback in the public eye following the stunning rise of the competing Islamic State. In an online publication, ...

Guns Do Not Have Rights, People Do. Legitimate Self Defense is One of Them

Guns Do Not Have Rights, People Do. Legitimate Self Defense is One of Them

U.S.

By Keith A. Fournier

We live in a precarious time in the United States of America. Many of us are deeply concerned about the effort to infringe upon the fundamental ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Hebrews 2:12-22, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 85:9-14, Gospel: Ephesians 12:35-38

St. Hilarion: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

St. Hilarion: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saints

Abbot and disciple of St. Anthony the Great, companion of St. Hesychius. He was born in Tabatha, Palestine, and was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. He ...

Prayer to Holy Michael the Archangel: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Prayers

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we ...

New Indonesian president promises a 'people-centric' government

New Indonesian president promises a 'people-centric' government Watch

Asia Pacific

Indonesia got a new president, Joko Widodo, a 53-year-old man who was sworn in on October 20 after Bambang Yudhoyono stepped down after having ...

So, the Apple haters were wrong again - take a bite of this!

So, the Apple haters were wrong again - take a bite of this! Watch

Technology

Tech giant Apple has sold 39.3 million iPhones over the past quarter, which includes sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which were released in ...

Pope Francis - Petitions UN, Muslims and Christians to address 'ongoing genocide' in Iraq

Pope Francis - Petitions UN, Muslims and Christians to address 'ongoing genocide' in Iraq Watch

Middle East

Pope Francis has once again spoken out about the atrocities being committed in the Middle East by the Islamic State, labeling them "terrorism of ...

Guest Commentary by Ken Blackwell: Houston's Mayor is Endangering Civil Rights

Guest Commentary by Ken Blackwell: Houston's Mayor is Endangering Civil Rights

U.S.

By Ken Blackwell

In Houston, Texas, we have seen a bizarre twist on traditional Civil Rights play out. The Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, has been waging an ...

Finding the Path to Peace Through Forgiveness

Finding the Path to Peace Through Forgiveness Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In 1999 I was a part of Project Reconciliation led by a true peacemaker, paralyzed police officer Detective Steven McDonald. This trip was a part ...

The Parable of the Rich Man: Becoming Rich in What Matters To God

The Parable of the Rich Man: Becoming Rich in What Matters To God

Living Faith

By Deacon Frederick K. Bartels

What leads to permanent and lasting happiness? As Jesus points out, becoming "rich in what matters to God" is the key. When we place God first, and ...

Victory in Jesus through Mary! Catholic Techno Remix [2014] By Robert  Horwath

Victory in Jesus through Mary! Catholic Techno Remix [2014] By Robert Horwath Watch

Music

Victory from sin comes from Jesus through Mary! A song for Catholics faithful to the Church and are struggling with mortal and venial sin! Mary is ...

#StopEbolaStrike, Protect America

#StopEbolaStrike, Protect America

Blog

By Cheryl Jones

There is currently a #StopEbolaStrike under that hash tag on Twitter.

United States developing quick-strike team to deal with Ebola

United States developing quick-strike team to deal with Ebola Watch

U.S.

In response to the crisis in Dallas, the United States is developing a 30-person "quick-strike team" in order to attend to the needs of Ebola ...

North Carolina's Tillis stumbles during televised debate

North Carolina's Tillis stumbles during televised debate Watch

Politics & Policy

Congressional candidate State Legislature Speaker Thom Tillis stumbled badly during a televised debate with his Democratic rival Senator Kay ...

Nigerian ceasefire intended to free abducted schoolgirls broken with two attacks by Muslim Jihadists

Nigerian ceasefire intended to free abducted schoolgirls broken with two attacks by Muslim Jihadists Watch

Africa

Boko Haram militants are blamed in two separate attacks on Nigerian villages following a ceasefire intended to free 200 abducted schoolgirls. ...

After 21 days, the family of Thomas Eric Duncan are Ebola free

After 21 days, the family of Thomas Eric Duncan are Ebola free Watch

U.S.

The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan-the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the United States-is nearing the end of a 21 day quarantine, and she and ...

Islamic State takes mounting death count in Syria

Islamic State takes mounting death count in Syria Watch

Middle East

Islamic State has taken heavy casualties over the past several days. At least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over the ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Hebrews 2:12-22, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 85:9-14, Gospel: Ephesians 12:35-38

St. Paul of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Monday, October 20, 2014

St. Paul of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Monday, October 20, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in the Republic of Genoa, January 3, 1694. His infancy and youth were spent in great innocence and piety. He ...

Apostle's Creed (A Prayer of Faith): Prayer of the Day for Monday, October 20, 2014

Prayers

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, He was conceived by the ...

Hopes for saving the species die with northern white rhino

Hopes for saving the species die with northern white rhino Watch

Africa

Another of the nearly extinct northern white rhino has died in Kenya, leaving just six of these animals in the entire world.

Pope Paul VI closer to sainthood with beatification by Pope Francis

Pope Paul VI closer to sainthood with beatification by Pope Francis Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis cleared the process for sainthood for Pope Paul VI after his beatification over the weekend. Pope Paul VI led the Catholic Church ...

Algerian police engage in widespread protest

Algerian police engage in widespread protest Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

While security becomes a serious issue in Algeria, especially with the size taken by the Islamic State, a wave of protests began last week by ...

Where will it end? Manning breaks touchdown pass record against 49ers

Where will it end? Manning breaks touchdown pass record against 49ers Watch

Sports

Payton Manning, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos, has broken the NFL's all-time touchdown record during his October 19 game against the San ...

Even state-recognized church in China targeted for persecution

Even state-recognized church in China targeted for persecution Watch

Asia Pacific

By CNA/EWTN News

The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding to a new report by the ...

Monday, October 20 - Homily: From Death to Life

Monday, October 20 - Homily: From Death to Life Watch

Daily Homilies

Through the riches of God's mercy, we have passed from death (mortal sin) to life (sanctifying grace).