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Friday, May 29 - Homily: No Backup Plan

Friday, May 29 - Homily: No Backup Plan Watch

Daily Homilies

Father Joachim's relates a catechetical tale reminding us that God doesn't have a backup plan for evangelizing the world, we are the plan. Do we ...

'Human beings should not be sold' Ugandan grandmother decries system that tore her grandchild from her family

'Human beings should not be sold' Ugandan grandmother decries system that tore her grandchild from her family Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro and Tom Esslemont, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The first time Jaja, a Ugandan woman, saw her one-year-old granddaughter, she was in the arms of an American man who she was told had "bought" ...

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on bank charges

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on bank charges Watch

Politics & Policy

Many questions continue to swirl about the indictments faced by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. The 73-year-old Hastert is facing bank ...

Michael Jackson's 'Neverland Ranch' up for sale for $100 million

Michael Jackson's 'Neverland Ranch' up for sale for $100 million Watch

U.S.

Late pop music superstar, Michael Jackson's famous retreat, Neverland Ranch is now up for grabs at $100 million. The former fantasyland currently ...

Has Christianity become public enemy number one? Christianity faces 'real and present danger'

Has Christianity become public enemy number one? Christianity faces 'real and present danger' Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Republican Presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio has claimed that in the United States, Christianity is facing a "real and present danger" ...

The newest 'cure' for breast cancer: Scientists reveal unexpected new findings with an osteoporosis drug

The newest 'cure' for breast cancer: Scientists reveal unexpected new findings with an osteoporosis drug Watch

Health

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Scientists have recently discovered a way to prevent breast cancer from spreading into the bones. This could serve as good news for women everywhere ...

Daily Readings for Friday, May 29, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 44:1, Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 44:9-13, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 149:9, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms ...

St. Maximinus of Trier: Saint of the Day for Friday, May 29, 2015

St. Maximinus of Trier: Saint of the Day for Friday, May 29, 2015

Saints

Bishop of Trier, Germany, from 332, and a miracle worker. He was probably born at Silly, France, and succeeded St. Agritus as bishop of Trier, giving ...

To St. Joseph for Protection: Prayer of the Day for Friday, May 29, 2015

Prayers

Gracious St. Joseph, protect me and my family from all evil as you did the Holy Family. Kindly keep us ever united in the love of Christ, ever ...

India's blistering heat continues: Roadways are MELTING under the sun

India's blistering heat continues: Roadways are MELTING under the sun Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Forecasters issued a warning that the extreme heat beating down on India will continue to get worse. About 1,100 people have already died from the ...

Ancient Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra scene of mass execution by ISIS

Ancient Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra scene of mass execution by ISIS Watch

Middle East

While there is widespread concern about the destruction priceless antiquities in the Syrian town of Palmyra - now in the hands of the Islamic ...

Does disaster film 'San Andreas' prophesize the destruction of California?

Does disaster film 'San Andreas' prophesize the destruction of California? Watch

Movies

They say everyone enjoys an apocalyptic future, as they require nothing from us. Overall, audiences have bypassed the hopeful, utopian ...

NOWHERE TO TURN: Iraqi civilians fleeing Ramadi chained up and led through desert by Iraqi militia

NOWHERE TO TURN: Iraqi civilians fleeing Ramadi chained up and led through desert by Iraqi militia Watch

Middle East

Hundreds of civilians who escaped the Iraqi city of Ramadi, after it fell to the hands of Islamic State, learned that their ordeal had only ...

May 29 - Homily: Miracles Through Mary

May 29 - Homily: Miracles Through Mary Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father Matthias tells us God works miracles and prodigies in order to strengthen our faith, and He especially delights in working them through the ...

May 29 - Homily: Take Care of Your Temple

May 29 - Homily: Take Care of Your Temple Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, take care of its needs. Ave Maria! Mass: Friday 8th Week of Ordinary Time - Wkdy - ...

A warning to China? Japan joins U.S., Australian joint Pacific exercise

A warning to China? Japan joins U.S., Australian joint Pacific exercise Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Talisman Sabre, a major, biennial joint U.S.-Australian military exercise taking place in the Pacific, will gain a new and unexpected partner due ...

HEART, HEAL THYSELF! Radical new approach for heart failure patients

HEART, HEAL THYSELF! Radical new approach for heart failure patients Watch

Health

It's an example of doctors saying, "Heart... heal thyself!" Oxford University researchers are touting a revolutionary treatment where the heart ...

Size of two football fields: Double Century is the world's largest 'giga-yacht'

Size of two football fields: Double Century is the world's largest 'giga-yacht' Watch

Technology

The super yacht intended to eclipse all others, the Double Century, has been revealed for the first time. Sporting an incredible nine decks, ...

Herpes curing cancer? New study aims to prove radical cancer treatment

Herpes curing cancer? New study aims to prove radical cancer treatment Watch

Health

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that a genetically modified strain of the herpes virus may be capable of ...

Christian pastors face possible death penalty for practicing faith in Sudan

Christian pastors face possible death penalty for practicing faith in Sudan Watch

Africa

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Presbyterian Christian preachers, Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith, were reportedly detained by the National Intelligence and Security Service ...

ANTHRAX IS BACK: U.S. Military accidentally ships live anthrax

ANTHRAX IS BACK: U.S. Military accidentally ships live anthrax Watch

U.S.

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Some samples negligently sent by the U.S. Military contained live anthrax. Four lab workers from the United States and about 22 overseas, who come in ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, May 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 42:15-25, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:2-9, Gospel: Mark 10:46-52

Bl. Margaret Pole: Saint of the Day for Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bl. Margaret Pole: Saint of the Day for Thursday, May 28, 2015 Watch

Saints

Martyr of England. She was born Margaret Plantagenet, the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III. She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five ...

Strength: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, May 28, 2015

Prayers

I ask the Lord to give me the strength to lead my Marines and to retain the knowledge that will help me do my job and bring all my Marines home in ...

Poland to take in persecuted Christian families from Syria

Poland to take in persecuted Christian families from Syria Watch

Europe

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The massive amount of persecution against Christians in Syria has led Poland to announce they are willing to take Christian families in. To start ...

Anti-ISIS art exhibit in Iran shows the most appalling ISIS atrocities as cartoons

Anti-ISIS art exhibit in Iran shows the most appalling ISIS atrocities as cartoons Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Artists from around the world participated in an anti-ISIS cartoon and caricature competition held in Iran. The images, showing shocking depictions ...

If You Want An Excuse, You'll Find One

If You Want An Excuse, You'll Find One

Blog

By Jackie Stammen

'Your body is a temple.' This phrase began to caress my thoughts and fuse it's way into my life until finally I had to face the truth of those ...

Ancient water line: 2,000-year-old water supply system uncovered in Jerusalem

Ancient water line: 2,000-year-old water supply system uncovered in Jerusalem Watch

Middle East

It appears the Biblical times had a much more complex infrastructure than previously believed. An ancient aqueduct built more than 2,000 years ...

Thirteen cases that will dramatically change the American way of life stand before Supreme Court

Thirteen cases that will dramatically change the American way of life stand before Supreme Court Watch

Politics & Policy

Heading into the final month of its annual term, the Supreme Court will need to render decisions on 13 very important cases that will ...

Mysterious company without assets plays role in Clinton's fortunes

Mysterious company without assets plays role in Clinton's fortunes Watch

Politics & Policy

A mysterious company called WJC, LLC without assets or employees has been discovered in the financial files of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton. ...