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Hundreds rescued as Kurdish forces punch through Islamic State siege

Hundreds rescued as Kurdish forces punch through Islamic State siege Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In the ongoing war with the Islamic State, Kurdish Peshmerga forces have reported a victory in northern Iraq.

Islam is the religion of peace? You'll reconsider when you read the laws of true Islam

Islam is the religion of peace? You'll reconsider when you read the laws of true Islam Watch

Middle East

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch

How refreshing it would be if some of the people, Muslim or non-Muslim, who insist that the Islamic State is not Islamic would show how this penal ...

Feminism takes a sharp hit as men fight back with Meninism

Feminism takes a sharp hit as men fight back with Meninism Watch

Marriage & Family

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Some men today find offense in feminist issues and have taken to social media to demand equality, with Meninism.

Astronomers discover a new 'Super Earth' proving the Kepler spacecraft still has the right stuff despite malfunction

Astronomers discover a new 'Super Earth' proving the Kepler spacecraft still has the right stuff despite malfunction Watch

Technology

The Kepler planet hunting probe has detected another Earth-like planet 180 light-years from the Sun. The planet is massive and hot and uninhabitable, ...

Forget the Fountain of Youth: New research discovers ibuprofen's potential to add 12 years to the human life

Forget the Fountain of Youth: New research discovers ibuprofen's potential to add 12 years to the human life Watch

Home & Food

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When people get older, people get sick. What if we could figure out why this cycle occurs, and find ways to intervene with the process? Perhaps, we ...

Pope Francis, the real architect behind the U.S.-Cuban thaw

Pope Francis, the real architect behind the U.S.-Cuban thaw Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba took the world by surprise, but perhaps one man was not as shocked as the rest.

Daily Readings for Saturday, December 20, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 7:10-14, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 24:1-6, Gospel: Ephesians 1:26-38

St. Dominic of Silos: Saint of the Day for Saturday, December 20, 2014

St. Dominic of Silos: Saint of the Day for Saturday, December 20, 2014 Watch

Saints

Benedictine abbot and defender of the faith. Born in Canas, Navarre, Spain, circa 1000, he entered the Benedictines at San Millan de Ia Cogolla. King ...

Advent Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, December 20, 2014

Prayers

God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom ...

Looking forward to your tax refund this year? Don't hold your breath. The IRS suffers after extreme budget cuts.

Looking forward to your tax refund this year? Don't hold your breath. The IRS suffers after extreme budget cuts. Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Heavily stricken with budget cuts and new tax-related laws, the IRS considers implementing its own temporary shutdown.

In the wake of the Taliban's brutal attack in Pakistan, Christians come together in show of support and solidarity

In the wake of the Taliban's brutal attack in Pakistan, Christians come together in show of support and solidarity Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the abominable and devastating attack on a Pakistani school by Islamic gunmen, the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) of ...

She was just five years old -- Taliban kill their youngest victim without batting an eye during school attack

She was just five years old -- Taliban kill their youngest victim without batting an eye during school attack Watch

Asia Pacific

They were told not to kill the littlest children, but they did it anyway, firm in their belief they would see heaven that day. Khola Altaf was just ...

Expecting a big tax refund from the IRS? Then you don't want to read this...

Expecting a big tax refund from the IRS? Then you don't want to read this... Watch

Politics & Policy

If you're counting on a big IRS return to make a big purchase, you may be waiting a lot longer than anticipated this year. Budget cuts in the IRS ...

Life is an Advent Search for God: The Importance of Effort

Life is an Advent Search for God: The Importance of Effort Watch

Christmas / Advent

By Deacon Frederick Bartels

Advent is about seeking God, the most noble of all pursuits. Nevertheless, such a pursuit is one in which we are engaged each day, not merely ...

The Angel of the Lord Declared unto Joseph: The Angelus of Joseph and the Call to Men

The Angel of the Lord Declared unto Joseph: The Angelus of Joseph and the Call to Men Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Through the Fountain of living water called Baptism, the Father invites each one of us into His new family, the Body of His Son, the Church. He ...

Al Smith Armor of God Host of Hungry For More

Al Smith Armor of God Host of Hungry For More Watch

Familyland TV

Al Smith - Radio Host and Internet Broadcaster gives a reflection. The Armour of God. How To Put It On, But More Importantly, How To Keep It ...

A journey to the land of the free: Part One -- Beaten and scared young children flee violence and turn to the United States for hope

A journey to the land of the free: Part One -- Beaten and scared young children flee violence and turn to the United States for hope Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Blistered feet and filthy, blood-stained skin is the forlorn image of immigrants preparing to cross the border. With hopeful hearts and anxious ...

Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements

Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

On November 22, 2014, Pope Francis addressed a Congress sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. It brought together new movements and ...

Will the truth die? Fatwa launched against journalist Kamel Daoud

Will the truth die? Fatwa launched against journalist Kamel Daoud Watch

Africa

Is the pen mightier than the sword? Those who wield the pen risk being felled by the sword. There has been a call to murder columnist and ...

Global life expectancy up six years from 24 years ago

Global life expectancy up six years from 24 years ago Watch

Health

People, on average are living a few years longer than they did in 1990. According to a new study, the average global citizen lives to be 71.5 ...

OBAMACARE DOES NOT WORK! Vermont gives up free healthcare plan as too expensive

OBAMACARE DOES NOT WORK! Vermont gives up free healthcare plan as too expensive Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Peter Shumlin, the governor of Vermont, announced that he was canceling his longtime dream to create a single-payer health care system for his state.

We can all be philanthropists! Giving back to those in need has never been so simple.

We can all be philanthropists! Giving back to those in need has never been so simple. Watch

Marriage & Family

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you:" Deuteronomy 16:17.

Daily Readings for Saturday, December 20, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 7:10-14, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 24:1-6, Gospel: Ephesians 1:26-38

St. Nemesius: Saint of the Day for Friday, December 19, 2014

St. Nemesius: Saint of the Day for Friday, December 19, 2014

Saints

Martyr of Egypt. He was burned alive in Alexandria, Egypt, during the persecutions under Emperor Trajanus Decius. Nemesius was arrested and scourged ...

Advent Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Friday, December 19, 2014

Prayers

Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celbrate that feast with love and ...

U.S. GROUND FORCES ENGAGE ISIS - No U.S. casualties reported

U.S. GROUND FORCES ENGAGE ISIS - No U.S. casualties reported Watch

Middle East

U.S. ground forces have finally clashed with the Islamic State in Iraq and defeated them handily, aided by F-18 fighter jets. The clash took place ...

Immense effort and perseverance: Teacher is recognized as first known Filipino State Teacher of the Year in California

Immense effort and perseverance: Teacher is recognized as first known Filipino State Teacher of the Year in California Watch

News

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

There are about 300,000 teachers currently teaching in the United States. Every year, five of these teachers are selected as State Teacher of the Year.

Kidnapping of 100 Nigerian women and children believed to be dreaded Boko Haram

Kidnapping of 100 Nigerian women and children believed to be dreaded Boko Haram Watch

Africa

Although no one has yet claimed responsibility, the kidnapping of 100 Nigerian women and children - in addition to the ruthless slaughter of 35 ...

The great thaw: President Obama aims to destroy the last bastion of Cold War politics, easing relations between the U.S. and Cuba

The great thaw: President Obama aims to destroy the last bastion of Cold War politics, easing relations between the U.S. and Cuba Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On the heels of the White House announcement that they will be normalizing relations with Cuba-with whom the United States has had a cold ...

KOWTOWING TO NORTH KOREA: Sony cancels theatrical distribution for 'The Interview'

KOWTOWING TO NORTH KOREA: Sony cancels theatrical distribution for 'The Interview' Watch

Movies

It is the most disgraceful bit of news to come from the film industry in many years - and it's not over the scandalous behavior on the part of ...

No solutions: Dakar Peace and Security Summit declared a failure

No solutions: Dakar Peace and Security Summit declared a failure Watch

Africa

Only three heads of state attended the Dakar Peace and Security Summit. At the closing of the forum, entitled "Forum on Peace and Security in ...