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Undocumented immigrants denied U.S. birth certificates for children born in Texas

Undocumented immigrants denied U.S. birth certificates for children born in Texas Watch

U.S.

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An amicus brief was filed Monday evening by the Mexican government over the denial of U.S. birth certificates of illegal immigrant children born in ...

NASA captures space 'butterfly' with Hubble Space Telescope

NASA captures space 'butterfly' with Hubble Space Telescope Watch

Green

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A butterfly nebula recently beamed back via NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. NASA reports the phenomenon is the result of good luck, dust, a dying star ...

Clinton compares Republicans to terrorists: Receives unsurprising backlash

Clinton compares Republicans to terrorists: Receives unsurprising backlash Watch

Politics & Policy

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hillary Clinton compares conservative views on abortion and reproductive rights to terrorist groups. Republicans demand an apology while Republican ...

Bishop Melki, executed after he refused to convert to Islam in 1915 has been beatified

Bishop Melki, executed after he refused to convert to Islam in 1915 has been beatified Watch

Living Faith

Martyred during the Assyrian Genocide in 1915, Bishop Melki is on the road towards sainthood with his beatification this past weekend. Killed in ...

For the first time we can see how BEAUTIFUL the 'real' Saint Rose was. Scientists have reconstruct her likeness

For the first time we can see how BEAUTIFUL the 'real' Saint Rose was. Scientists have reconstruct her likeness Watch

Living Faith

By CNA/EWTN News

The face of the first saint of the New World may be better known than ever; thanks to a team of scientists, that has analyzed the skull of Saint ...

Obama's Clean Water Act blocked hours before taking effect

Obama's Clean Water Act blocked hours before taking effect Watch

Politics & Policy

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A North Dakota federal judge blocked the Obama Administration's controversial water pollution rule just hours before taking effect.

Daily Readings for Monday, August 31, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96:1-5, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96:11-13, Gospel: Luke 4:16-30

St. Raymond Nonnatus: Saint of the Day for Monday, August 31, 2015

St. Raymond Nonnatus: Saint of the Day for Monday, August 31, 2015 Watch

Saints

Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was delivered by caesarean operation when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus ...

Prayer of Spouses for Each Other: Prayer of the Day for Monday, August 31, 2015

Prayers

Lord Jesus, grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. ...

Digital knights fight back at ISIS with 3D images

Digital knights fight back at ISIS with 3D images Watch

Middle East

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A team of high-tech "monuments men" are determined to stop ISIS from destroying ancient sites in the Middle East. 3D printing technology is being ...

LIVING SICK: Global life expectancy increases faster than healthy life expectancy

LIVING SICK: Global life expectancy increases faster than healthy life expectancy Watch

Health

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new study shows that men and women across the world are living an average of six years longer than they did 25 years ago. Even in some of the ...

Are mass shootings the result of American exceptionalism?

Are mass shootings the result of American exceptionalism? Watch

U.S.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new study shows America has the highest rate of mass shootings in the world due to the "dark side of exceptionalism."

5 things to look forward to during Pope Francis' visit to the United States

5 things to look forward to during Pope Francis' visit to the United States Watch

U.S.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pope Francis is set to visit Washington D.C, New York and Philadelphia, USA this coming September 22-27, 2015 for the World Meeting of Families.

One mother's plea sparks a life-changing organization for families in need

One mother's plea sparks a life-changing organization for families in need Watch

Marriage & Family

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When families are devastated with unfortunate life events, children are sometimes positioned to become a collateral damage in an often overburdened ...

Hilarious video captures American children taste-testing school lunches from around the world

Hilarious video captures American children taste-testing school lunches from around the world Watch

Home & Food

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

American children were filmed trying seven different foreign school lunches and most were met with disapproval. The video by Cut.com quickly became ...

Aug 30 - Homily: Sanctify your heart

Aug 30 - Homily: Sanctify your heart Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 30th 2015. Ave Maria! Mass: 22nd ...

Aug 30 - Homily: Purity Starts Inside

Aug 30 - Homily: Purity Starts Inside Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Jacinto on how Our Lord tells us that we need to be pure from the inside, in the heart and soul, and then we can be clean on the outside. This is ...

Chinese welder builds life-size Transformer for son

Chinese welder builds life-size Transformer for son Watch

Marriage & Family

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After his son requested a bigger model of Bumblebee, the famous yellow autobot from the blockbuster hit Transformers, one father went above and ...

87-year-old woman to have unusual 'unicorn horn' removed from head

87-year-old woman to have unusual 'unicorn horn' removed from head Watch

Health

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

What began as an itchy mole on the head of an 87-year-old villager in China has sprouted into a horn. The "horn" grew 13-cm long, earning her the ...

Quest for God is modern world's biggest challenge, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says

Quest for God is modern world's biggest challenge, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says Watch

Living Faith

By Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA/EWTN News

Benedict XVI considers the quest for God to be contemporary society's foremost challenge, according to one of the emeritus Pope's former ...

Not London, New York or Paris: Luanda, Angola the most expensive city on Earth for...

Not London, New York or Paris: Luanda, Angola the most expensive city on Earth for... Watch

Europe

It's nowhere as well known as New York, Paris or London - but Luanda, Angola remains the most expensive city by far for expatriates to live in. ...

Some conservative Catholics view Pope Francis' positions on some 'liberal' issues with increasing alarm

Some conservative Catholics view Pope Francis' positions on some 'liberal' issues with increasing alarm Watch

U.S.

Pope Francis currently enjoys a very high approval rating among catholic in the United States. A Pew Research Poll reported an 86 percent ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Reading 1: Deuteronomy 4:6-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 15:2-5, Gospel: Mark 7:14-15, Gospel: Mark 7:21-23, Gospel: ...

St. Rumon: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 30, 2015

St. Rumon: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Saints

St. Rumon, also known as Ruan, Ronan, and Ruadan, was probably a brother of Bishop St. Tudwal of Trequier, but nothing else is known of him beyond ...

Prayer for Protection by the Holy Cross: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Prayers

Assist us, O Lord our God; and defend us evermore by the might of Thy holy Cross, in whose honour Thou makest us to rejoice. Through Christ our ...

Chinese man without arms tends to paralyzed mother - feeding her food with spoon in teeth

Chinese man without arms tends to paralyzed mother - feeding her food with spoon in teeth Watch

Asia Pacific

Forty-eight-year-old Chen Xinyin from Chongqing, southwest China lost both his arms at seven years of age. Putting in a full day's worth of work, ...

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - THIRD STATION - St. Joachim, patron of fathers

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - THIRD STATION - St. Joachim, patron of fathers

Living Faith

Welcome to the third station on our virtual pilgrimage to Philadelphia with Pope Francis ahead of the World Meeting of Families. Let us pray!

Priest to lead pilgrims on 104 mile walk to see Pope Francis in Philly - Here's how you too can make a pilgrimage

Priest to lead pilgrims on 104 mile walk to see Pope Francis in Philly - Here's how you too can make a pilgrimage Watch

Living Faith

An intrepid group of about 20 pilgrims will be making the 104 mile walk from Baltimore to Philadelphia to attend Mass with Pope Francis.

'I knew then my life was over': The heartbreaking reality for teen rape victims shamed in India

'I knew then my life was over': The heartbreaking reality for teen rape victims shamed in India Watch

Asia Pacific

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Indian women suffer as rapists force families to accept money in exchange for silence. In many villages, women are blamed for being raped and men do ...

Hurricane Katrina: Ten Years Later

Hurricane Katrina: Ten Years Later Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hurricane Katrina left nearly 2,000 people dead and thousands more were homeless and wounded.