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Memorial of Ignatius of Loyola, Priest: We are all Called to Become Saints

Memorial of Ignatius of Loyola, Priest: We are all Called to Become Saints Watch

Christian Saints & Heroes

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Over the centuries, the Jesuits have been relied upon by Popes as trustworthy, heroic soldiers for Jesus Christ and His Church. Yes, there have ...

'We are coming for you!' American Islamic jihadist suicide bomber gleefully shouts to Americans on chilling final video

'We are coming for you!' American Islamic jihadist suicide bomber gleefully shouts to Americans on chilling final video Watch

U.S.

A new video shows an American smiling as he prepares to kill himself and dozens of others in a suicide bombing. In the video, made just before his ...

France grants asylum to Iraqi Christians as U.S. rebuked for 'silence'

France grants asylum to Iraqi Christians as U.S. rebuked for 'silence' Watch

Europe

As the genocide of Iraqi Christians continues, the French government now says it is willing to grant asylum to Iraqi Christians. "We are ...

GOBBLING UP RESOURCES: Fastest part of U.S. population is immigrants, gobbling up national resources

GOBBLING UP RESOURCES: Fastest part of U.S. population is immigrants, gobbling up national resources Watch

U.S.

Most of the United States' population growth is from immigrants - who are consuming resources dangerously fast. Those are the finding of the ...

COUNTDOWN TO GLOBAL INFECTION: Hunt is on for 30,000 Ebola carriers worldwide

COUNTDOWN TO GLOBAL INFECTION: Hunt is on for 30,000 Ebola carriers worldwide Watch

Health

With the death of 40-year-old Patrick Sawyer, an American who contracted Ebola while caring for his sister with the virus, the hunt is on for ...

THERE IS HOPE: Drug-resistant malaria has not yet spread to parts of Africa

THERE IS HOPE: Drug-resistant malaria has not yet spread to parts of Africa Watch

Health

As the western part of the African continent struggles with the spread of the horrifying Ebola virus, there is hope on the health front - albeit ...

Daily Readings for Friday, August 01, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Amos 26:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:14, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:8-10, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:6, Gospel: 2 Corinthians ...

St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori: Saint of the Day for Friday, August 01, 2014

St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori: Saint of the Day for Friday, August 01, 2014 Watch

Saints

Bishop, Doctor of the Church, and the founder of the Redemptorist Congregation. He was born Alphonsus Marie Antony John Cosmos Damien Michael Gaspard ...

For Motherhood: Prayer of the Day for Friday, August 01, 2014

Prayers

Good St. Gerard, powerful intercessor before the throne of God, wonder-worker of our day, I call upon you and seek your aid. You know that my husband ...

'Above the control of the national government' - Liberia overwhelmed with Ebola outbreak

'Above the control of the national government' - Liberia overwhelmed with Ebola outbreak Watch

Africa

The Ebola outbreak in the West African nation of Liberia has officially reached its tipping point. "Our government has declared this now as a ...

More than 100 Chinese Muslims killed in Xinjiang in 'terror attack'

More than 100 Chinese Muslims killed in Xinjiang in 'terror attack' Watch

Asia Pacific

Nearly 100 people are now dead or wounded in a clash in Xinjiang, home to China's mostly Muslim Uyghur minority. Authorities have described the ...

Pope Francis to beatify 124 Koreans during August visit

Pope Francis to beatify 124 Koreans during August visit Watch

Asia Pacific

Pope Francis plans to beatify Korea's first martyr, Paul Yun Ji-chung, as well his 123 companions in his visit to South Korea in August. Paul Yun ...

Thursday, July 31 - Homily: Soldier of God

Thursday, July 31 - Homily: Soldier of God Watch

Daily Homilies

St. Ignatius was a worldly soldier when he was wounded and then by reflecting on his past life realized that the true battle was a spiritual one ...

What is the Kingdom of God? How do We Live in it Now?

What is the Kingdom of God? How do We Live in it Now? Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In Jesus Christ, the Kingdom has been inaugurated. We are members of the Body of Christ which makes it present as seed and sign in a world which ...

He Went to Find Brothers: Message of Pope Francis to Evangelical/Pentecostal Brother John and the Church at Caserta

He Went to Find Brothers: Message of Pope Francis to Evangelical/Pentecostal Brother John and the Church at Caserta Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Pope addressed several hundred members of the Church of the Reconciliation who had gathered for this historic visit. He and his friend, a ...

"Mary Immaculate, Triumph and Reign": sermon by Fr David Gummett. A Day With Mary Watch

A Day With Mary

"Mary Immaculate, Triumph and Reign": sermon by Fr David Gummett. A Day With Mary, Catholic Church of Our Lady & St Peter, Wimbledon Common, London, ...

Jul 31 - Homily: The Parable of the DragNet: The Heart of the Church, According to St. Ignatius

Jul 31 - Homily: The Parable of the DragNet: The Heart of the Church, According to St. Ignatius Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

St. Ignatius of Loyola gives us a profound teaching on the importance of obedience in consecrated life. The more we adhere to his principles, the ...

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - Islamic Caliphate celebrates Eid with VIDEO OF MASS CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - Islamic Caliphate celebrates Eid with VIDEO OF MASS CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE Watch

Middle East

The Islamic Caliphate terrorists continue to produce and disseminate videos of their brutal executions. In their most recent release, they celebrate ...

Spiritual Ecumenism: Pope Francis Visits Evangelical/Pentecostal Church in Caserta Italy

Spiritual Ecumenism: Pope Francis Visits Evangelical/Pentecostal Church in Caserta Italy Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Pope Francis took a trip to Caserta, Italy on Monday, June 28, 2014. He visited with a friend named Giovanni Traettino who pastors an evangelical, ...

'I will not let another Holocaust happen!' Sign the petition in support of Iraqi Christians forced to flee from persecution

'I will not let another Holocaust happen!' Sign the petition in support of Iraqi Christians forced to flee from persecution Watch

Middle East

Iraqi Christians have fled Mosul in droves, but some remain behind, awaiting their inevitably gruesome fate. As entire families risk slaughter, ...

Why do Catholics love the crucifix so much?

Why do Catholics love the crucifix so much?

Living Faith

The crucifix is a quintessentially Catholic icon. Although other Christians fondly and proudly display the cross, it is the crucifix that is largely ...

Nuclear weapons still threaten the world

Nuclear weapons still threaten the world

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

You are within 30 minutes of being incinerated from nuclear weapons!

Sinister Smartphone app lets teenagers to have casual sex with strangers

Sinister Smartphone app lets teenagers to have casual sex with strangers Watch

Asia Pacific

Teenagers down under in Australia are using a popular smartphone app, called Tinder to arrange for sexual encounters with strangers. Although the ...

Daily Readings for Friday, August 01, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Amos 26:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:8-10, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:6, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:14, Gospel: 2 Corinthians ...

St. Ignatius Loyola: Saint of the Day for Thursday, July 31, 2014

St. Ignatius Loyola: Saint of the Day for Thursday, July 31, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Ignatius was born in the family castle in Guipúzcoa, Spain, the youngest of 13 children, and was called Iñigo. When he was old enough, he became ...

Prayer of St. Ignatius Loyola: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Prayers

Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve You as You deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the ...

As hundreds of bills languish on his desk, push is on to 'fire Harry Reid'

As hundreds of bills languish on his desk, push is on to 'fire Harry Reid' Watch

Politics & Policy

The GOP is now calling for either the resignation or firing of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Republican National Committee is ...

DOES the President have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens? Hoyer: No

DOES the President have the unilateral power to legalize illegal aliens? Hoyer: No Watch

Politics & Policy

Does U.S. President Barack Obama have the unilateral right to convert countless illegal immigrants to legal status? House Democratic Whip Steny ...

Amazing sight beheld on Saturn's moon: More than 100 geysers spewing forth

Amazing sight beheld on Saturn's moon: More than 100 geysers spewing forth Watch

Technology

The universe has offered up many amazing sights over the past years, but the most recent one seems to take it all. At least 101 geysers have ...

DOOMSDAY PROPHECY: 'There will be no water by 2040 if we keep doing what we're doing today'

DOOMSDAY PROPHECY: 'There will be no water by 2040 if we keep doing what we're doing today' Watch

Green

Researchers from Denmark's Aarhus University, Vermont Law School and the U.S.-funded Center for Naval Analyses Corporation have come out with a ...

RATCHETING UP SANCTIONS: U.S. Europe increase sanctions against Russia

RATCHETING UP SANCTIONS: U.S. Europe increase sanctions against Russia Watch

Politics & Policy

New economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy have been announced by U.S. President Obama. It's all part of Washington's ...

Drought now hammering war-torn Syria

Drought now hammering war-torn Syria Watch

Middle East

On top of all the trials and tribulations facing war-torn Syria, a worsening drought there now has "dire humanitarian consequences for ...