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Challenging the just war theory

Challenging the just war theory

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

Is there such a thing as a just war? Can the massive death and destruction of armed conflict ever be morally justified by followers of the Prince of ...

Do You Treasure His Presence?

Do You Treasure His Presence?

Blog

By Michael Seagriff

My wife and I will be boarding a train later this afternoon to return home ending a nearly three week visit with our son, daughter-in-law and two ...

How much power do you really have? More than you think!

How much power do you really have? More than you think!

Living Faith

Earlier this year, representatives from Catholic Team Global donated a batch of XO Tablets to a humble Catholic school. Now, Catholic Team Global is ...

AMAZING PHOTOS: Chinese man survives metal bar going through head - and lives!

AMAZING PHOTOS: Chinese man survives metal bar going through head - and lives! Watch

Asia Pacific

Luck was with a 50-year-old Chinese man - an inch thick metal spear went straight though his head. The object narrowly missed his brain and left ...

Islamic State threatens to execute U.S. woman if ransom demands not met

Islamic State threatens to execute U.S. woman if ransom demands not met Watch

Middle East

The Islamic State is threatening to execute a 26-year-old American woman if it does not receive $6.6 million in ransom. Remaining unidentified, ...

Casualty of War: Iraq's rich, culturally diverse society destroyed by IS

Casualty of War: Iraq's rich, culturally diverse society destroyed by IS Watch

Middle East

Islamic State forces have advanced further into Syria and overtaken cities in northern Iraq. Those who don't submit to their militant cause are ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, August 28, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 2 Timothy 1:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 145:2-7, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 24:42-51

St. Augustine of Hippo: Saint of the Day for Thursday, August 28, 2014

St. Augustine of Hippo: Saint of the Day for Thursday, August 28, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers because of his conversion from a former life of loose living, which included parties, entertainment, ...

Hymn to Saint Rita of Cascia: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, August 28, 2014

Prayers

I. Come, virgins chaste; pure brides, draw near: Let Earth exult and Heaven hear The Hymn that grateful accents raise, Our song of joy in Rita's ...

Quarantined Ebola villages deal with old killer, starvation

Quarantined Ebola villages deal with old killer, starvation Watch

Africa

As the horror of Ebola spreads throughout much of West Africa, a longtime and even more insidious killer is now stalking the land: starvation. ...

MADE in AMERICA: American man killed fighting alongside Islamic State rebels

MADE in AMERICA: American man killed fighting alongside Islamic State rebels Watch

Middle East

Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American, has been reported killed fighting alongside Islamist militants in Syria. McCain, the U.S. government ...

Scandalous details come to light over defrocked nuncio's abuse of young boys

Scandalous details come to light over defrocked nuncio's abuse of young boys Watch

Europe

Loathsome details have come to light over defrocked Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, the Vatican's ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Shoeshine ...

Wednesday, August 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience

Wednesday, August 27 - Homily: St Monica, Prayers and Patience Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the life of St Monica that was so focused on the conversion of her pagan family including her son Augustine. All of them converted ...

Oh really Obama? President claims economic success while population dependent on food stamps hit all time high

Oh really Obama? President claims economic success while population dependent on food stamps hit all time high Watch

Business & Economics

Democrats are facing a tough midterm election, and with less than three months to go the party is scrambling to prop up the image of the U.S. ...

Get ready America: Obama set to bypass Senate on international treaty

Get ready America: Obama set to bypass Senate on international treaty Watch

Politics & Policy

President Barack Obama is working to create a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut fossil fuel emissions; ...

Crowning +

Crowning + "Mary - True Ark of the Covenant": Homily by Fr Linus Clovis. A Day With Mary Watch

A Day With Mary

Crowning of the statue of Our Lady + "Mary - True Ark of the Covenant": Homily by Fr Linus Clovis. A Day With Mary, St Saviour's Catholic Church, ...

Tour of the Catechism #53 - Holy Orders, Continued

Tour of the Catechism #53 - Holy Orders, Continued Watch

AirMaria > Theology

Paragraphs 1554 - 1600 - Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery - - Section One. The Sacramental Economy - - - Chapter Three. The ...

Stopping at nothing, Davos Man, Warren Buffett, donates staggering $1.2 billion to promote abortion

Stopping at nothing, Davos Man, Warren Buffett, donates staggering $1.2 billion to promote abortion Watch

Politics & Policy

Warren Buffett has given $1.2 billion to fund abortion advocacy and "research." This startling conclusion comes from the New York Times, which is ...

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 ...

What are these mysterious objects found underneath Stonehenge?

What are these mysterious objects found underneath Stonehenge? Watch

Technology

England's iconic and mysterious Stonehenge has just revealed a new mystery, as a first-of-its-kind study suggests that 15 previously undiscovered ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, August 28, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 2 Timothy 1:1-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 145:2-7, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 24:42-51

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 ...

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll?

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll? Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on August 26 that it had shut down a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker became ...

People of Hong Kong prepare to rebel against Beijing if their demands are not met - will it end in massacre, or democracy?

People of Hong Kong prepare to rebel against Beijing if their demands are not met - will it end in massacre, or democracy? Watch

Asia Pacific

China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress is set to hold a week-long session starting August 25, to discuss how Hong Kong will ...

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 ...

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 ...