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Islamists Occupy Churches in Nigeria: ISIL and Boko Haram Hate Christians, Must be Confronted

Islamists Occupy Churches in Nigeria: ISIL and Boko Haram Hate Christians, Must be Confronted Watch

Middle East

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

While news reports give us the gruesome details of the Islamic State beheading one more American journalist in the land which was once a part of ...

Catholics Come Home Launches Beautiful New Television Series for E.W.T.N.

Catholics Come Home Launches Beautiful New Television Series for E.W.T.N. Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

I am happy to report to my readers that Catholics Come Home has produced a stunning and inspiring television series for the Eternal Word Television ...

Paul Bhatti, Brother of Martyr Shabhaz Bhatti, Urges Pope Francis to Visit Persecuted Christians in Pakistan

Paul Bhatti, Brother of Martyr Shabhaz Bhatti, Urges Pope Francis to Visit Persecuted Christians in Pakistan Watch

Middle East

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The world should pause once again to consider the Christian heroism shown by Shabhaz Bhatti in 2011. At the time, Shahbaz Bhatti was the only ...

Futuristic, super-fast sports car runs on saltwater

Futuristic, super-fast sports car runs on saltwater Watch

Technology

Imagine, if you will - in the words of the late, great Rod Serling of "Twilight Zone" fame - a futuristic sports car that can go from zero to 60 ...

These 14th century artifacts are headed back to their proper home

These 14th century artifacts are headed back to their proper home Watch

Americas

Spain has returned 691 indigenous artifacts to Colombia, which were seized during a police operation 11 years ago

Taste challenge: Are these America's best burgers?

Taste challenge: Are these America's best burgers? Watch

Home & Food

Zagat has released a survey of the best burgers in the United States. Sure to inspire controversy and more than a little debate - all of it ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 2 Timothy 3:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 33:20-21, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 33:12-15, Gospel: Ephesians 4:38-44

Pope Saint Gregory the Great: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Pope Saint Gregory the Great: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 03, 2014 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 Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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 ...

Scientists put out international plea to help figure out purpose of cellular protein 'blobs'

Scientists put out international plea to help figure out purpose of cellular protein 'blobs' Watch

Technology

Scientists in the U.S. are calling on the scientific community to up their efforts to determine the purpose and function of mysterious blobs in ...

Pope Francis thanks Gaza's sole Catholic priest; tells him to 'have courage'

Pope Francis thanks Gaza's sole Catholic priest; tells him to 'have courage' Watch

Middle East

Father Jorge Hernandez, the Gaza Strip's sole Catholic parish met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, thanking him for his support of those ...

Steven Sotloff beheading video, uncensored (WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Steven Sotloff beheading video, uncensored (WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Middle East

The Islamic State has executed another hostage, this time beheading American journalist Steven Sotloff. A video has been released of the incident, ...

Political donations soar after Supreme Court rules against campaign contribution caps

Political donations soar after Supreme Court rules against campaign contribution caps Watch

Politics & Policy

When the U.S. Supreme Court did away with financial restrictions on federal candidates and party committees in April 2014 during their hearing of ...

Forget Oxford and Cambridge, India starts classes at 1,000 year old University

Forget Oxford and Cambridge, India starts classes at 1,000 year old University Watch

Asia Pacific

India's ancient Nalanda University (NU) opened for classes for the first time in more than 800 years, at its newly established campus at Rajgir ...

Islamic puritans threaten dissent in Saudi kingdom, asking King Abdullah to DESTROY the tomb of MOHAMED!

Islamic puritans threaten dissent in Saudi kingdom, asking King Abdullah to DESTROY the tomb of MOHAMED! Watch

Middle East

A recommendation from Saudi clerics to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is creating controversy in the powerful Middle-Eastern kingdom. The proposal, set ...

First Interreligious Match for Peace is a success

First Interreligious Match for Peace is a success Watch

International > ROMEreports TV

http://en.romereports.com The first Interreligious Match for Peace, which took place in Rome, saw the participation of many soccer legends. Players ...

Focolare Movement gets ready to choose President

Focolare Movement gets ready to choose President Watch

International > ROMEreports TV

http://en.romereports.com The Focolare Movement is getting ready to elect its new President, who will head the Movement for the next six years. ...

Monday, September 1 - Homily: All Hell Breaks Loose

Monday, September 1 - Homily: All Hell Breaks Loose Watch

Daily Homilies

Something which is not seen in the Old Testament but only in the New, is the casting out of demons. Behold the Cross of the Lord.

Is the Islamic State - In Mexico? Officials deny 'car bombing' rumors

Is the Islamic State - In Mexico? Officials deny 'car bombing' rumors Watch

Americas

While it's nightmarishly plausible - and there have been warnings from the international community to the United States as such, the Department ...

Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola

Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola Watch

Africa

Senegal became the fifth West African nation hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak. That nation's first Ebola patient was a visiting student ...

Deadly silence: 92,000 Columbians remain missing

Deadly silence: 92,000 Columbians remain missing Watch

Americas

By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

More than 92,000 Colombians have disappeared during 50 years of war and at the hands of drug gangs, and the government needs to step up efforts ...

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects Watch

Africa

In the midst of widespread horror, hope: A treatment for the deadly Ebola virus may have finally been found. Scientists are reporting a 100 ...

World 'cannot keep silent about the existence of the so-called ISIS,' patriarchs declare

World 'cannot keep silent about the existence of the so-called ISIS,' patriarchs declare Watch

Middle East

Meeting at the Maronite Catholic patriarchate at Bkerke, north of Beirut, Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs convened for a special summit to ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 2 Timothy 3:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 33:12-15, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 33:20-21, Gospel: Ephesians 4:38-44

St. Ingrid of Sweden: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, September 02, 2014 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 Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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 ...

Toward a Christian Vision of Human Work On Labor Day

Toward a Christian Vision of Human Work On Labor Day Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Adam and Eve worked in the garden and it brought them great joy. For the Christian, work is meant to become a participation in the continuing ...

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. ...

Weakness and Failure in the Christian Life. We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels

Weakness and Failure in the Christian Life. We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

'But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.' The reality of our frail human nature is that ...

Labor Day: Human Work Has Been Raised to the Grandeur of God

Labor Day: Human Work Has Been Raised to the Grandeur of God

Living Faith

By Deacon F.K. Bartels

When God Incarnate entered into our created world, he sanctified humankind and the labor in which men engage in order to shape creation. It is in ...

GOING DIGITAL: Ecuador plans digital currency

GOING DIGITAL: Ecuador plans digital currency Watch

Americas

In a bold move into the 21st Century, the South American nation of Ecuador is now planning digital currency. Some believe this will eventually ...

International community has done too little in Syria and Iraq, Cardinal Vegliò declares

International community has done too little in Syria and Iraq, Cardinal Vegliò declares Watch

Living Faith

Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò met with Pope Francis last week. The President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, ...