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Think Before You Speak and Always Choose Better Words

Think Before You Speak and Always Choose Better Words

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By Jackie Stammen

A thought pops into my mind. Said thought exits my mouth. I often find myself word vomiting as such. Just because a thought enters my mind, does not ...

JOINING FORCES: Algeria and Niger work together over national security

JOINING FORCES: Algeria and Niger work together over national security Watch

Africa

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger's head of state Mohamadou Issoufou have joined forces on security issues. A three-day visit, ...

Religious persecution uniting Christians worldwide in 'Ecumenism of blood,' Pope Francis says

Religious persecution uniting Christians worldwide in 'Ecumenism of blood,' Pope Francis says Watch

Living Faith

"In this moment of prayer for unity, I would also like to remember our martyrs, the martyrs of today," Pope Francis said as he was speaking to ...

Tuesday, January 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God

Tuesday, January 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God Watch

Daily Homilies

Whenever we hear "brethren of the Lord," we should think of St. Jerome and that impure heresiarch, Helvidius. We should also know that doing the ...

Living on less than $2 dollars a day: Only 5 percent of global wealth belongs to the poorest 80 percent of the world

Living on less than $2 dollars a day: Only 5 percent of global wealth belongs to the poorest 80 percent of the world Watch

Business & Economics

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The staggering increasing inequality among the wealthy and poor around the world continues to be a pressing issue. Eighty rich billionaires have as ...

Striking back at the Dems! Koch brothers allocate nearly ONE BILLION DOLLARS for 2016 presidential race

Striking back at the Dems! Koch brothers allocate nearly ONE BILLION DOLLARS for 2016 presidential race Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It seems the Koch brothers have no plans to ease their political spending habits in 2015, as top officials in the brothers' political network ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:4, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:10-11, Gospel: ...

St. Angela Merici: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

St. Angela Merici: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Watch

Saints

When she was 56, Angela Merici said "No" to the Pope. She was aware that Clement VII was offering her a great honor and a great opportunity to serve ...

Prayer for a Good Husband or Wife: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Prayers

O Jesus, lover of the young, the dearest Friend I have, in all confidence I open my heart to You to beg Your light and assistance in the important ...

The first tax revolt: 800 years later, the Magna Carta stands boldly as spiritual predecessor to the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution

The first tax revolt: 800 years later, the Magna Carta stands boldly as spiritual predecessor to the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

This year will mark the eighth centennial of the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede near Windsor, on June 15, 2015.

Boko Haram closes in! Nigeria loses critical military city to the savage terrorism group

Boko Haram closes in! Nigeria loses critical military city to the savage terrorism group Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Boko Haram seized control of Nigerian city, Monguno on January 25, after launching a simultaneous attack on Monguno and the capital of Borno, ...

VIDEO: 70 years later, drone flies over infamous death camps showing the shocking and HORRIBLE extent of Nazi death camps

VIDEO: 70 years later, drone flies over infamous death camps showing the shocking and HORRIBLE extent of Nazi death camps Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In 2015, more than 1,500 survivors of the Holocaust returned to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland to mark the 60th anniversary of the ...

The Thrill of the Chaste: Matt C. Abbott Interviews Dawn Eden

The Thrill of the Chaste: Matt C. Abbott Interviews Dawn Eden Watch

U.S.

By Matt C. Abbott

Being a member of the Mystical Body of Christ, and receiving Jesus' own Body and Blood in the Eucharist, has given me a deeper understanding of ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: Jesus is the Heart and the Marvel of the Gospel

Andrew M. Greenwell: Jesus is the Heart and the Marvel of the Gospel Watch

Living Faith

By Andrew M. Greenwell

If pursued, and pursued rightly (that is, without moral or intellectual prejudice), metaphysics leads us to a threshold, a threshold we might ...

Who Are My Mother and Brothers? We are the Family of Jesus

Who Are My Mother and Brothers? We are the Family of Jesus Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Through our Baptism, we are invited into the very family of God. When we choose to respond to grace and live in obedience to the will and the ...

Jan 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God

Jan 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Whenever we hear "brethren of the Lord", we should think of St. Jerome and that impure heresiarch, Helvidius.  We should also know that doing the ...

Jan 18 - Homily: God's Personal Call

Jan 18 - Homily: God's Personal Call Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Each one of us is called to be a follower of Jesus in a particular state in life. A personal relationship with the Lord is all about receiving and ...

Could terrorists attempt to attack the White House with a drone? Crash sparks debate over future use of drones in war

Could terrorists attempt to attack the White House with a drone? Crash sparks debate over future use of drones in war Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A two-foot-long, four propeller drone crashed onto the White House grounds yesterday, raising troubling questions that drones could be utilized ...

This San Francisco based company's one invention will REVOLUTIONIZE the developing world!

This San Francisco based company's one invention will REVOLUTIONIZE the developing world! Watch

Technology

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cars are ubiquitous in the Western world, especially in the United States. However, many developing parts of the world lack the infrastructure to ...

The Nitty Gritty on Birth Control

The Nitty Gritty on Birth Control

Blog

By Tara Brelinsky

From sensitivities to allergies and everything in between, there's an increased awareness of how what we put into our bodies affects our ...

GOP teams up with Israeli prime minister to forcefully override Obama's Iran policy

GOP teams up with Israeli prime minister to forcefully override Obama's Iran policy Watch

U.S.

House Speaker John Boehner is seeking to enlist Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a congressional plan to override President ...

Why are California's giant trees DYING? Scientists rush to save these wooden giants

Why are California's giant trees DYING? Scientists rush to save these wooden giants Watch

Green

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Long home to venerable ancient Redwoods and massive pines, California may see an end to the giant trees that have been a hallmark of much of the ...

Turning off spigot: Obama aims to possessively guard oil-rich Alaskan coastline from development

Turning off spigot: Obama aims to possessively guard oil-rich Alaskan coastline from development Watch

Politics & Policy

Just because there's been relief at the corner gas pump doesn't mean that the United States won't need any more oil in the near future - far from ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:10-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:4, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:7-8, Gospel: ...

St. Timothy: Saint of the Day for Monday, January 26, 2015

St. Timothy: Saint of the Day for Monday, January 26, 2015 Watch

Saints

Born at Lystra, Lycaenia, Timothy was the son of a Greek father and Eunice, a converted Jewess. He joined St. Paul when Paul preached at Lystra ...

The Prayer Come Holy Spirit: Prayer of the Day for Monday, January 26, 2015

Prayers

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be ...

HOPE FOR PEACE: Much work remains in order to bring peace, stability to Mali

HOPE FOR PEACE: Much work remains in order to bring peace, stability to Mali Watch

Africa

Malian expert Ahmed Aghama says stability must be reintroduced into the region. "Mali must recover its stability to enable the country's ...

And the field gets thicker! Rubio joins Bush, Romney, Walker and Christie as 2016 presidential hopeful

And the field gets thicker! Rubio joins Bush, Romney, Walker and Christie as 2016 presidential hopeful Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A fifth Republican is making noise that could be interpreted as intent to make a 2016 presidential run.

Looking for any chance to execute non-Muslims, Islamic State makes new demands of Japan for release of one hostage

Looking for any chance to execute non-Muslims, Islamic State makes new demands of Japan for release of one hostage Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Islamic State has apparently killed one of the two Japanese men that it held hostage, releasing an image of what appears to be the ...

Scott Walker enters the 2016 Republican nomination ring with speech attacking Obama's failed policies

Scott Walker enters the 2016 Republican nomination ring with speech attacking Obama's failed policies Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney may have been the first ...

There's always the Sun: Bangladesh takes steps to become the 'first solar nation'

There's always the Sun: Bangladesh takes steps to become the 'first solar nation' Watch

Asia Pacific

By Pantho Rahaman, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Naogaon, were stunned one night last summer when the darkness was ...

Monday, January 26 - Homily: Sins Against the Holy Spirit

Monday, January 26 - Homily: Sins Against the Holy Spirit Watch

Daily Homilies

To blaspheme against the Holy Spirit is the unforgivable sin because it hardens the heart of the sinner to such an extent that it takes a very ...