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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Aug 26 - Homily: What is Perfect Joy?

Aug 26 - Homily: What is Perfect Joy? Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Jesus speaks to us of supernatural charity and that the fruit of this love is joy. On this feast of the Seven Joys of Our Lady, Father Angelo ...

Tour of the Catechism #52 - Sacrament of Holy Orders

Tour of the Catechism #52 - Sacrament of Holy Orders Watch

AirMaria > Theology

Paragraphs 1533 - 1553 - Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery - - Section One. The Sacramental Economy - - - Chapter Three. The ...

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 ...

Forget the zombie apocalypse, the ROBOT APOCALYPSE is near!

Forget the zombie apocalypse, the ROBOT APOCALYPSE is near! Watch

Technology

A large scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources-called Robo Brain-is currently downloading a processing ...

U.S. officials admit that the Islamic State is a greater threat than previous terrorist groups

U.S. officials admit that the Islamic State is a greater threat than previous terrorist groups Watch

Middle East

According to a report done by ABC news, U.S. military officials have said that fighters from the Islamic State are "incredible fighters" who are ...

You'll never believe what Amazon picked up for nearly $1 billion

You'll never believe what Amazon picked up for nearly $1 billion Watch

Technology

Defeating tech rivals Google and Yahoo, Amazon purchased the live-streaming gaming network Twitch for $970 million in a move announced late on ...

The Ebola outbreak beats all attempts at isolation as new cases appear in the Congo

The Ebola outbreak beats all attempts at isolation as new cases appear in the Congo Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent protective equipment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for use by medical staff treating ...

China bucks American tech giant Microsoft over fears of spying

China bucks American tech giant Microsoft over fears of spying Watch

Technology

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

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. ...

After three years of fighting, Syria may be ready for some help

After three years of fighting, Syria may be ready for some help Watch

Middle East

The Syrian government has stated that it is now ready to accept support from the United States and the United Nations to fight the Islamic State, ...

Robots with an internet of their own! This is the way of the future

Robots with an internet of their own! This is the way of the future Watch

Technology

A large scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources-called Robo Brain-is currently downloading a processing ...

DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS: Up to 50 Iraqi Christian refugees sleeping in areas the size of bedroom

DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS: Up to 50 Iraqi Christian refugees sleeping in areas the size of bedroom Watch

Living Faith

Mattresses scattered around church altars. Up to 50 people sleeping in areas the size of a single bedroom. Church grounds dotted with makeshift ...

SHOCKING: Are there more British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State than for British military?

SHOCKING: Are there more British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State than for British military? Watch

Europe

It's a shocking figure that has many questioning immigration laws. Britain's Ministry of Defense has confirmed that there are approximately 600 ...

Argentine president may take drastic measures to deal with debt

Argentine president may take drastic measures to deal with debt Watch

Americas

Argentinian President Cristina Fernández praised her nation's financial system as being "one of the most solid in the world" during a speech at ...

NOT INVULNERABLE: Islamic State's thriving bootleg oil operations may not be unsustainable

NOT INVULNERABLE: Islamic State's thriving bootleg oil operations may not be unsustainable Watch

Middle East

Declared by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday called the group "as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we've seen" and ...