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Disappointing Congress: Both the right and the left ladle out heavy disapproval for Congress

Disappointing Congress: Both the right and the left ladle out heavy disapproval for Congress Watch

Politics & Policy

Even republicans have very little good to say about the republican-led Congress. Just 23 percent of Americans say congressional Republicans are ...

Scientists make odd discovery: Earliest snakes had feet and ankles

Scientists make odd discovery: Earliest snakes had feet and ankles Watch

Green

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new study published in the science journal BMC Evolutionary Biology has revealed a startling fact about the ancestors of modern snakes, ...

Foreign Legion: 17,000 men and women from more than 90 countries wage Muslim holy war for ISIS

Foreign Legion: 17,000 men and women from more than 90 countries wage Muslim holy war for ISIS Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Islamic State continues to round up and recruit foreign fighters to join their "Muslim holy war." During the past three and a half years, ISIS ...

ENROLLMENT ZERO: No one signs up for Obamacare in Hawaii - NO ONE

ENROLLMENT ZERO: No one signs up for Obamacare in Hawaii - NO ONE Watch

Politics & Policy

Suppose they gave universal health care - and no one came? That appears to be the case in Hawaii, where Hawaii's Obamacare Exchange enrolled a ...

Stone tools dating back more than three million years old discovered in Kenya

Stone tools dating back more than three million years old discovered in Kenya Watch

Africa

Crude stone tools, recently discovered in Kenya, raise profound questions about prehistory. The tools date back 3.3 million years, making them ...

Daily Readings for Friday, May 22, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 25:13-21, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103:11-12, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103:19-20, ...

St. Rita: Saint of the Day for Friday, May 22, 2015

St. Rita: Saint of the Day for Friday, May 22, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. Rita was born at Spoleto, Italy in 1381. At an early age, she begged her parents to allow her to enter a convent. Instead they arranged a ...

A Mother's Prayer to the Guardian Angels of Her Children: Prayer of the Day for Friday, May 22, 2015

Prayers

I humbly salute you, O you faithful, heavenly Friends of my children! I give you heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. ...

Catacombs becomes popular as graveyard space in Jerusalem grows scarce

Catacombs becomes popular as graveyard space in Jerusalem grows scarce Watch

Middle East

Many of the Jewish faith yearn to be interred in the Holy Land. Jerusalem, however, is running out of graveyard space. To meet this growing ...

Islamic State seizes control of Palmyra

Islamic State seizes control of Palmyra Watch

Middle East

Islamic State extremists have seized full control of the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra. Syrian Government defense lines collapsed there earlier ...

How an amazing service dog forever changed his young owner's life

How an amazing service dog forever changed his young owner's life Watch

Marriage & Family

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A service dog has become a little miracle to his 11-year-old owner who is blind and suffers from daily seizure attacks.

3 things Christians must refrain from posting about on Facebook

3 things Christians must refrain from posting about on Facebook Watch

Technology

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Christians are becoming more and more active in the use of technology, as well as within participation on social media. While it is obvious that the ...

Feeling ill? Wi-Fi may be to blame for mysterious illnesses

Feeling ill? Wi-Fi may be to blame for mysterious illnesses Watch

Technology

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Do you use Wi-Fi on a regular basis? If you're using any sort of modern technology, that answer is yes, and while it certainly makes daily life ...

Crackdown by federal agents on 'Pill Mills' in four southern states

Crackdown by federal agents on 'Pill Mills' in four southern states Watch

U.S.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and other authorities are raiding pharmacies, pain clinics and other facilities in four southern U.S. ...

Live Fatima Now - MNOW 2

Live Fatima Now - MNOW 2 Watch

AirMaria > Blessed Virgin Mary

Dr. Mark Miravalle and Fatima and how we must live the message of Fatima, Now! Ave Maria! +++ For Audio go to http://airmaria.com?p=48903

In the Holy Land 6: The Suffering Servant: Homily by Fr John Seddon OSB. A Day With Mary

In the Holy Land 6: The Suffering Servant: Homily by Fr John Seddon OSB. A Day With Mary Watch

A Day With Mary

In the Holy Land 6: The Suffering Servant: Homily by Fr John Seddon OSB, given in the Basilica of the Agony, Gethsemane on Mount of Olives, ...

Top 5 Roman Catholic colleges in the United States

Top 5 Roman Catholic colleges in the United States Watch

Living Faith

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

What constitutes being the best university is oftentimes subjective and usually in adherence to one's beliefs and practices. Choosing a college is ...

Don't take your children 'hostage,' Pope tells separated couples

Don't take your children 'hostage,' Pope tells separated couples Watch

Living Faith

In discussing the role of parents educating their children, Pope Francis in his General Audience, advised separated couples to "never, never, ...

New labor law drastically sets backs children's rights in India

New labor law drastically sets backs children's rights in India Watch

Asia Pacific

Every country in the world has made strides in child labor - with the notable exception of India. Even latecomers who have made strides in ...

Brain reset: Scientists uncover unusual way to get rid of brain disorders

Brain reset: Scientists uncover unusual way to get rid of brain disorders Watch

Health

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

By implanting special cells that emit GABA into the brains of adult mice scientists found a way to cure certain brain disorders, like lazy eye. ...

Are you an attentive parent? Smartphone distraction can be dangerous

Are you an attentive parent? Smartphone distraction can be dangerous Watch

Marriage & Family

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cellphones have become most parents' and child caregivers' source of guilt for the lack of attention they give to their kids while at playgrounds, ...

Extreme female terrorist 'White Widow' commands army of 200 female jihadist spies

Extreme female terrorist 'White Widow' commands army of 200 female jihadist spies Watch

Middle East

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The so-called "White Widow" is now reported as commanding an army of around 200 female jihadists who pose as normal citizens and workers, like shop ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, May 21, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 22:30, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 16:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 16:5, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 16:7-11, Gospel: ...

St. Eugene de Mazenod: Saint of the Day for Thursday, May 21, 2015

St. Eugene de Mazenod: Saint of the Day for Thursday, May 21, 2015 Watch

Saints

Eugene de Mazenod was born on August 1, 1782, at Aix-en-Provence in France. Early in life he experienced the upheaval of the French Revolution. None ...

Daily Offering: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, May 21, 2015

Prayers

O Jesus, through the immaculate heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the holy sacrifice of the ...

Thursday, May 21 - Homily: St. Christopher and the Mexican Martyrs

Thursday, May 21 - Homily: St. Christopher and the Mexican Martyrs Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Elias on the martyrs of Mexico during the persecutions there in the 1920's.

9 foods you've been eating wrong all this time

9 foods you've been eating wrong all this time Watch

Home & Food

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Food is a major part of our lives, and the way we eat our fruits, vegetables, pastas and other dishes differ from person to person. However, you may ...

Unexpected find in Washington may be last of its kind

Unexpected find in Washington may be last of its kind Watch

Green

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When an inter-tidal rock was found in the Sucia Island State Park in Washington State back in 2012, its discoverers had no idea that it would create ...

Health in the United States: Which cities are the healthiest?

Health in the United States: Which cities are the healthiest? Watch

Health

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The American College of Sports Medicine has recently released their 2015 American Fitness Index, naming the top three fittest and the least fit ...

10 foods you thought were vegetarian but aren't

10 foods you thought were vegetarian but aren't Watch

Home & Food

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Whether you are a vegetarian or not, you definitely need to find out the different products, ingredients and other stuff found in the food that you ...

Matt C. Abbott: Why I wrote Pope Francis about an exorcist

Matt C. Abbott: Why I wrote Pope Francis about an exorcist

U.S.

By Matt C. Abbott

Here's one name I haven't heard mentioned in regard to possible canonization, yet it seems he'd be a good candidate: Father William S. Bowdern, ...