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150 Iraqi women choose death rather than become sex slaves in the Islamic State

150 Iraqi women choose death rather than become sex slaves in the Islamic State Watch

Middle East

Earlier this month, the Islamic State staged an execution of 150 women and girls because they refused to marry or have sex with Islamic State ...

With winter knocking for displaced Iraqis, supplies fall short of needs

With winter knocking for displaced Iraqis, supplies fall short of needs Watch

Middle East

By (CNA/EWTN News)

As millions of displaced Iraqis are caught in the dead of winter, the international community has a long way to go to cover their basic needs, ...

HOUNDED TO THE GRAVE: Retired Americans regularly harassed by debt collectors

HOUNDED TO THE GRAVE: Retired Americans regularly harassed by debt collectors Watch

Marriage & Family

When one reaches retirement age and begins to live off of Social Security, savings and pensions, most Americans want to spend the remainder of ...

REVENGE KILLING: Two New York City policemen gunned down in cold blood - revenge believed to be motive

REVENGE KILLING: Two New York City policemen gunned down in cold blood - revenge believed to be motive Watch

U.S.

Without apparent rhyme or reason - NYPD Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were gunned down in cold blood as they sat in their patrol ...

The Assassination of Two Police Officers in New York Reveals a City at a Crossroads

The Assassination of Two Police Officers in New York Reveals a City at a Crossroads Watch

U.S.

By Keith A. Fournier

The flames that fueled this lunacy were fanned by a Mayor who repeatedly and irresponsibly touted a racial narrative which attributed racial bias ...

Amazing Realities of Christmas and the Incarnation

Amazing Realities of Christmas and the Incarnation Watch

Christmas / Advent

By Michael Terheyden

When we think of the birth of Christ in terms of the Incarnation, our understanding of Christmas changes. It is no longer a remote event. It is near ...

Daily Readings for Monday, December 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 Samuel 1:24-28, Responsorial Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:1, Responsorial Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:4-8, Gospel: Ephesians 1:46-56

St. Chaeromon: Saint of the Day for Monday, December 22, 2014

St. Chaeromon: Saint of the Day for Monday, December 22, 2014

Saints

Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt. When the persecution was instituted by Emperor Trajanus Decius, Chaeromon Was quite elderly. He and several companions ...

Advent Prayer #2: Prayer of the Day for Monday, December 22, 2014

Prayers

O shepherd of Israel, hearken, O guide of the flock of Joseph! Rouse your power, and come to save us. O Lord of hosts, restore us, if your face ...

No one should be hungry during the Christmas season

No one should be hungry during the Christmas season

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

In early December, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) stopped feeding 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

Full of Grace: Learning to Live a Life of Yes from Mary

Full of Grace: Learning to Live a Life of Yes from Mary Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

What came about in bodily form in Mary, the fullness of the godhead shining through Christ in the Blessed Virgin, takes place in a similar way in ...

Construction plan could endanger world heritage site of Stonehenge

Construction plan could endanger world heritage site of Stonehenge Watch

Europe

Recent construction plans announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron near the prehistoric site of Stonehenge could very well wipe away the ...

Life is an Advent Search for God: The Importance of Effort

Life is an Advent Search for God: The Importance of Effort Watch

Christmas / Advent

By Deacon Frederick Bartels

Advent is about seeking God, the most noble of all pursuits. Nevertheless, such a pursuit is one in which we are engaged each day, not merely ...

The Angel of the Lord Declared unto Joseph: The Angelus of Joseph and the Call to Men

The Angel of the Lord Declared unto Joseph: The Angelus of Joseph and the Call to Men Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Through the Fountain of living water called Baptism, the Father invites each one of us into His new family, the Body of His Son, the Church. He ...

Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements

Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

On November 22, 2014, Pope Francis addressed a Congress sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. It brought together new movements and ...

Hungry For More Episode 10: James Littleton Forming Faithful Families

Hungry For More Episode 10: James Littleton Forming Faithful Families Watch

COL I-Reports

In Episode 10 of Hungry For More Al Smith interviews James Littleton from http://www.formingfaithfulfamilies.com/ James Littleton is involved ...

Dec 14 - Homily: The Sacrament of Penance

Dec 14 - Homily: The Sacrament of Penance Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Jesus gave to the Church, through the Apostle, the power and authority to forgive sins when He said: "whose sins you forgive, are forgiven them." ...

The Pope, the Pets, the Paparazzi and the Propaganda Media

The Pope, the Pets, the Paparazzi and the Propaganda Media

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The passing on of this complete fabrication, as well as the embellishment which accompanied it, were not simply a matter of the secular press ...

Hundreds rescued as Kurdish forces punch through Islamic State siege

Hundreds rescued as Kurdish forces punch through Islamic State siege Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In the ongoing war with the Islamic State, Kurdish Peshmerga forces have reported a victory in northern Iraq.

Islam is the religion of peace? You'll reconsider when you read the laws of true Islam

Islam is the religion of peace? You'll reconsider when you read the laws of true Islam Watch

Middle East

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch

How refreshing it would be if some of the people, Muslim or non-Muslim, who insist that the Islamic State is not Islamic would show how this penal ...

Feminism takes a sharp hit as men fight back with Meninism

Feminism takes a sharp hit as men fight back with Meninism Watch

Marriage & Family

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Some men today find offense in feminist issues and have taken to social media to demand equality, with Meninism.

Astronomers discover a new 'Super Earth' proving the Kepler spacecraft still has the right stuff despite malfunction

Astronomers discover a new 'Super Earth' proving the Kepler spacecraft still has the right stuff despite malfunction Watch

Technology

The Kepler planet hunting probe has detected another Earth-like planet 180 light-years from the Sun. The planet is massive and hot and uninhabitable, ...

Forget the Fountain of Youth: New research discovers ibuprofen's potential to add 12 years to the human life

Forget the Fountain of Youth: New research discovers ibuprofen's potential to add 12 years to the human life Watch

Home & Food

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When people get older, people get sick. What if we could figure out why this cycle occurs, and find ways to intervene with the process? Perhaps, we ...

Daily Readings for Monday, December 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 Samuel 1:24-28, Responsorial Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:4-8, Responsorial Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:1, Gospel: Ephesians 1:46-56

St. Peter Canisius: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 21, 2014

St. Peter Canisius: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 21, 2014 Watch

Saints

In 1565, the Vatican was looking for a secret agent. It was shortly after the Council of Trent and the pope wanted to get the decrees of the Council ...

Advent Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, December 21, 2014

Prayers

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ever faithful to your promises and ever close to your Church: the earth rejoices in hope of the Savior's coming and ...

Pope Francis, the real architect behind the U.S.-Cuban thaw

Pope Francis, the real architect behind the U.S.-Cuban thaw Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba took the world by surprise, but perhaps one man was not as shocked as the rest.

Looking forward to your tax refund this year? Don't hold your breath. The IRS suffers after extreme budget cuts.

Looking forward to your tax refund this year? Don't hold your breath. The IRS suffers after extreme budget cuts. Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Heavily stricken with budget cuts and new tax-related laws, the IRS considers implementing its own temporary shutdown.

In the wake of the Taliban's brutal attack in Pakistan, Christians come together in show of support and solidarity

In the wake of the Taliban's brutal attack in Pakistan, Christians come together in show of support and solidarity Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the abominable and devastating attack on a Pakistani school by Islamic gunmen, the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) of ...

She was just five years old -- Taliban kill their youngest victim without batting an eye during school attack

She was just five years old -- Taliban kill their youngest victim without batting an eye during school attack Watch

Asia Pacific

They were told not to kill the littlest children, but they did it anyway, firm in their belief they would see heaven that day. Khola Altaf was just ...

Expecting a big tax refund from the IRS? Then you don't want to read this...

Expecting a big tax refund from the IRS? Then you don't want to read this... Watch

Politics & Policy

If you're counting on a big IRS return to make a big purchase, you may be waiting a lot longer than anticipated this year. Budget cuts in the IRS ...

A journey to the land of the free: Part One -- Beaten and scared young children flee violence and turn to the United States for hope

A journey to the land of the free: Part One -- Beaten and scared young children flee violence and turn to the United States for hope Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Blistered feet and filthy, blood-stained skin is the forlorn image of immigrants preparing to cross the border. With hopeful hearts and anxious ...