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Challenging the just war theory

Challenging the just war theory

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

Is there such a thing as a just war? Can the massive death and destruction of armed conflict ever be morally justified by followers of the Prince of ...

Quarantined Ebola villages deal with old killer, starvation

Quarantined Ebola villages deal with old killer, starvation Watch

Africa

As the horror of Ebola spreads throughout much of West Africa, a longtime and even more insidious killer is now stalking the land: starvation. ...

MADE in AMERICA: American man killed fighting alongside Islamic State rebels

MADE in AMERICA: American man killed fighting alongside Islamic State rebels Watch

Middle East

Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American, has been reported killed fighting alongside Islamist militants in Syria. McCain, the U.S. government ...

Scandalous details come to light over defrocked nuncio's abuse of young boys

Scandalous details come to light over defrocked nuncio's abuse of young boys Watch

Europe

Loathsome details have come to light over defrocked Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, the Vatican's ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Shoeshine ...

Wednesday, August 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience

Wednesday, August 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the life of St Monica that was so focused on the conversion of her pagan family including her son Augustine. All of them converted ...

Oh really Obama? President claims economic success while population dependent on food stamps hit all time high

Oh really Obama? President claims economic success while population dependent on food stamps hit all time high Watch

Business & Economics

Democrats are facing a tough midterm election, and with less than three months to go the party is scrambling to prop up the image of the U.S. ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 John 3:6-10, Reading 1: 1 John 3:16-18, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 128:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 128:1-2, Gospel: 2 Corinthians ...

St. Monica: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

St. Monica: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Monica was married by arrangement to a pagan official in North Africa, who was much older than she, and although generous, was also violent ...

Prayer for Choosing a State of Life: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prayers

From all eternity, O Lord, You planned my very existence and my destiny. You wrapped me in Your love in baptism and gave me the Faith to lead me to ...

Get ready America: Obama set to bypass Senate on international treaty

Get ready America: Obama set to bypass Senate on international treaty Watch

Politics & Policy

President Barack Obama is working to create a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut fossil fuel emissions; ...

Stopping at nothing, Davos Man, Warren Buffett, donates staggering $1.2 billion to promote abortion

Stopping at nothing, Davos Man, Warren Buffett, donates staggering $1.2 billion to promote abortion Watch

Politics & Policy

Warren Buffett has given $1.2 billion to fund abortion advocacy and "research." This startling conclusion comes from the New York Times, which is ...

Why I Said No to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Deadly

Why I Said No to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Deadly Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

I was approached to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to help bring an end to ALS. I said No. I have tried to explain why I said No in this article. ...

Spiritual Childhood and Contemplative Prayer

Spiritual Childhood and Contemplative Prayer Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

One of the greatest joys in this later chapter of my life is an unexpected gift, his name is Noah. He is my grandson. He calls me Poppi. He is ...

How to Avoid Sliding into Pharisee-ism

How to Avoid Sliding into Pharisee-ism Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

A priest friend once reminded me that not ALL the Pharisees were so blinded by their self-righteousness that they failed to recognize that the ...

What every catechist needs but few have

What every catechist needs but few have

Living Faith

If you're a catechist, then you're aware of the importance of your role. You provide the core of Catholic education to our youth and adults who are ...

Crowning +

Crowning + "Mary - True Ark of the Covenant": Homily by Fr Linus Clovis. A Day With Mary Watch

A Day With Mary

Crowning of the statue of Our Lady + "Mary - True Ark of the Covenant": Homily by Fr Linus Clovis. A Day With Mary, St Saviour's Catholic Church, ...

Tour of the Catechism #53 - Holy Orders, Continued

Tour of the Catechism #53 - Holy Orders, Continued Watch

AirMaria > Theology

Paragraphs 1554 - 1600 - Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery - - Section One. The Sacramental Economy - - - Chapter Three. The ...

What are these mysterious objects found underneath Stonehenge?

What are these mysterious objects found underneath Stonehenge? Watch

Technology

England's iconic and mysterious Stonehenge has just revealed a new mystery, as a first-of-its-kind study suggests that 15 previously undiscovered ...

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll?

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll? Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on August 26 that it had shut down a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker became ...

People of Hong Kong prepare to rebel against Beijing if their demands are not met - will it end in massacre, or democracy?

People of Hong Kong prepare to rebel against Beijing if their demands are not met - will it end in massacre, or democracy? Watch

Asia Pacific

China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress is set to hold a week-long session starting August 25, to discuss how Hong Kong will ...

That was one costly Web site! In fact the most expensive in Internet history. The Cost of Healthcare.gov estimated $1.7 Billion

That was one costly Web site! In fact the most expensive in Internet history. The Cost of Healthcare.gov estimated $1.7 Billion Watch

Politics & Policy

That's one might expensive Web site! It's estimated that the Healthcare. Gove Web site, intended to facilitate health care reform, or ...

California Governor: 'You're all welcome,' even illegal immigrants

California Governor: 'You're all welcome,' even illegal immigrants Watch

Americas

California Governor Jerry Brown in a speech this week declared that all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California. While ...

Evaluating the enemy: U.S. military officials declare ISIS 'incredible fighters'

Evaluating the enemy: U.S. military officials declare ISIS 'incredible fighters' Watch

Middle East

When doing battle, it is never wise to underestimate your enemy. As monstrous and inhumane as Islamic State is, military experts are conceding ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 John 3:6-10, Reading 1: 1 John 3:16-18, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 128:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 128:4-5, Gospel: 2 Corinthians ...

St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Watch

Saints

Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Born in Catalonia, Spain, she overcame many difficulties in her youth and eventually became a teacher at ...

A Prayer to Holy Guardian Angels: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Prayers

Heavenly Father, Your infinite love for us has chosen a blessed angel in heaven and appointed him our guide during this earthly pilgrimage. ...

Watch as Iron Dome intercepts a dozen Hamas rockets simultaneously (VIDEO)

Watch as Iron Dome intercepts a dozen Hamas rockets simultaneously (VIDEO) Watch

Middle East

A dramatic video shows what appears to be the interception of multiple rockets, allegedly fired by Hamas into Israel, intercepted en masse by the ...

CASTE SYSTEM AT WORST: India's 'night soil gatherers' collect human excrement

CASTE SYSTEM AT WORST: India's 'night soil gatherers' collect human excrement Watch

Asia Pacific

Due to a brutal caste system, as well as being a nation tolerant of open defecation and dry, non-flush latrines, women born into a certain ...

Archbishop appeals his defrocking for sexual abuse allegedly committed in Dominican Republic

Archbishop appeals his defrocking for sexual abuse allegedly committed in Dominican Republic Watch

Europe

Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, from Poland, is accused of child sex abuse while he served in the Dominican Republic. He has since appealed against ...

ATROCITY ACCUSATIONS: U.N. accuses Islamic State of mass killings

ATROCITY ACCUSATIONS: U.N. accuses Islamic State of mass killings Watch

Middle East

The United Nations condemned the "appalling, widespread" crimes committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq. Officials say that the mass executions ...

Tuesday, August 26 - Homily: The Rosary of the 7 Joys of Mary

Tuesday, August 26 - Homily: The Rosary of the 7 Joys of Mary Watch

Daily Homilies

Father Matthias speaks of the history of the Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary, also called the Franciscan Crown, focusing on its origin and on ...

Time to learn Chinese: Forget Microsoft, your next OS could be Chinese!

Time to learn Chinese: Forget Microsoft, your next OS could be Chinese! Watch

Asia Pacific

China's state-controlled Xinhua News Agency announced that China is developing their own operating system for desktop computers and mobile ...