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Looking for any chance to execute non-Muslims, Islamic State makes new demands of Japan for release of one hostage

Looking for any chance to execute non-Muslims, Islamic State makes new demands of Japan for release of one hostage Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Islamic State has apparently killed one of the two Japanese men that it held hostage, releasing an image of what appears to be the ...

Scott Walker enters the 2016 Republican nomination ring with speech attacking Obama's failed policies

Scott Walker enters the 2016 Republican nomination ring with speech attacking Obama's failed policies Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney may have been the first ...

There's always the Sun: Bangladesh takes steps to become the 'first solar nation'

There's always the Sun: Bangladesh takes steps to become the 'first solar nation' Watch

Asia Pacific

By Pantho Rahaman, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Naogaon, were stunned one night last summer when the darkness was ...

Monday, January 26 - Homily: Sins Against the Holy Spirit

Monday, January 26 - Homily: Sins Against the Holy Spirit Watch

Daily Homilies

To blaspheme against the Holy Spirit is the unforgivable sin because it hardens the heart of the sinner to such an extent that it takes a very ...

Teenage Mutant Ninja mosquitoes may be unleashed in the Florida Keys

Teenage Mutant Ninja mosquitoes may be unleashed in the Florida Keys Watch

Health

While it may sound like a science fiction film straight out of the 1950s, genetically modified mosquitoes may shortly be unleashed on the Florida ...

Highly controversial 'American Sniper' rakes in $200 million

Highly controversial 'American Sniper' rakes in $200 million Watch

Movies

Nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor, "American Sniper" stars Bradley Cooper as the legendary sniper Chris Kyle. On the track to make $200 ...

Daily Readings for Monday, January 26, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 98:1-6, Gospel: Galatians 3:22-30

St. Timothy: Saint of the Day for Monday, January 26, 2015

St. Timothy: Saint of the Day for Monday, January 26, 2015 Watch

Saints

Born at Lystra, Lycaenia, Timothy was the son of a Greek father and Eunice, a converted Jewess. He joined St. Paul when Paul preached at Lystra ...

The Prayer Come Holy Spirit: Prayer of the Day for Monday, January 26, 2015

Prayers

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be ...

IT'S MINE! Traders, tycoons and miners all vying for possession of Brazil's 180,000-carat Bahia Emerald

IT'S MINE! Traders, tycoons and miners all vying for possession of Brazil's 180,000-carat Bahia Emerald Watch

Americas

Ever since human eyes laid upon it in 2001, Brazil's Bahia Emerald has been caught in an ongoing tug of war between those who say the gem is ...

Why I Hate the March for Life: But Why I Must Continue to Put Feet on the Ground

Why I Hate the March for Life: But Why I Must Continue to Put Feet on the Ground Watch

Blog

By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

My husband asked me just last week how it is that I can still maintain a sense of shock and naivete whenever events like the Republicans' refusal ...

The Difference Between Two Generations

The Difference Between Two Generations

Blog

By Jackie Stammen

Always a welcoming feeling, I plopped down on the living room couch at my grandparent's house while I was in Ohio for Thanksgiving this past ...

'Big Brother' is watching you on your iPhone

'Big Brother' is watching you on your iPhone Watch

Technology

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on some dubious, privacy robbing practices of the United States government, now thinks ...

St Francis DeSales Challenges Us to Live a Life of True Devotion

St Francis DeSales Challenges Us to Live a Life of True Devotion Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

I say that devotion must be practiced in different ways by the nobleman and by the working man, by the servant and by the prince, by the widow, ...

Early Christian Deacon and Martyr Vincent Calls Us to Heroic Christian Witness in a Hostile Culture

Early Christian Deacon and Martyr Vincent Calls Us to Heroic Christian Witness in a Hostile Culture Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Deacon Vincent was a man like us who encountered the same Risen Lord Jesus whom we have encountered. He struggled with the choices which always ...

Jan 23 - Homily: Mary and Joseph Model of Marriage

Jan 23 - Homily: Mary and Joseph Model of Marriage Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

On this day the Franciscans of the Immaculate celebrate the espousal of Mary and Joseph. Fr. Elias points out how the marriage of Mary and Joseph was ...

Attualizzazione Vangelo del 25 Gennaio 2015 a cura di don Domenico Luciani

Attualizzazione Vangelo del 25 Gennaio 2015 a cura di don Domenico Luciani Watch

International

III DOMENICA DEL TEMPO ORDINARIO (ANNO B) Mc 1,14-20 Convertitevi e credete al Vangelo.

The Prophetic Connection Between the March for Life and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Prophetic Connection Between the March for Life and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

It is no accident that the March for Life always falls within the National Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It is prophetic.We have been thrown ...

Caught in the act: Telephone scammers get comeuppance from plucky woman

Caught in the act: Telephone scammers get comeuppance from plucky woman Watch

U.S.

Telephone solicitors threatening phony legal action are the bane of many people's existence. They typically prey upon "old-timers" who still have ...

Arlington Diocesan teachers provide English Language Learners with special support

Arlington Diocesan teachers provide English Language Learners with special support Watch

Living Faith

By Christine Stoddard, The Arlington Catholic Herald

Step into Sarah Conrad's pre-kindergarten classroom at St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington and you'll see the usual suspects: tiny ...

FEAR GRIPS VATICAN: 'Islamic State is clear. They want to kill the Pope'

FEAR GRIPS VATICAN: 'Islamic State is clear. They want to kill the Pope' Watch

Europe

The Vatican is under heightened concern that a terrorist attack may be imminent. Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See, Habib Al Sadr, at the time ...

Doomsday is approaching! The symbolic Doomsday Clock moves closer to the fatal end

Doomsday is approaching! The symbolic Doomsday Clock moves closer to the fatal end Watch

Technology

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Doomsday is the closest it's been since 1953, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' "Doomsday Clock." The clock now stands at three minutes ...

Trapped under 33 feet of ice, these miraculous creatures survive in perpetual night and freezing temperatures

Trapped under 33 feet of ice, these miraculous creatures survive in perpetual night and freezing temperatures Watch

Green

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln made a miraculous discovery while drilling through a 2,430 foot thick sheet of ice in ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, January 25, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Malachi 3:10, Reading 1: Malachi 3:1-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 25:4-9, Gospel: Galatians 1:14-20, Reading 2: 2 Timothy 7:29-31

St. Peter Thomas: Saint of the Day for Sunday, January 25, 2015

St. Peter Thomas: Saint of the Day for Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saints

Carmelite Latinpatriarch and papal legate. Peter was born in Gascony, France and joined the Carmelites while still a young man. In 1342 he was ...

Prayer to the Spirit of God: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, January 25, 2015

Prayers

Breath in me, Spirit of God, that I may think what is holy; drive me, Spirit of God, that I may do what is holy; draw me Spirit of God, that I ...

NO IMPROVEMENT: Egypt falls far in protecting female population, report says

NO IMPROVEMENT: Egypt falls far in protecting female population, report says Watch

Africa

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Token legal reforms have failed to end widespread public, domestic and state violence against women and girls in Egypt, who face sexual abuse, mob ...

Is Israel beholden to Obama? Should the president be able to hold the American people hostage via threat of veto? Republicans and Israeli prime minister say no!

Is Israel beholden to Obama? Should the president be able to hold the American people hostage via threat of veto? Republicans and Israeli prime minister say no! Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On March 3, Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will speak before the a joint session of the U.S. Congress, a move which is as much a ...

Search giant, Google, has daring plans to infiltrate the competitive wireless cellphone service market

Search giant, Google, has daring plans to infiltrate the competitive wireless cellphone service market Watch

Technology

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The wireless phone game may soon be changing up. Currently there are four major names competing for customers, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. ...

Crucial U.S. ally against terrorism, Yemen's President resigns

Crucial U.S. ally against terrorism, Yemen's President resigns Watch

Middle East

Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi's resignation, following his prime minister and Cabinet stepped down has left the region especially ...

Airstrikes have killed 6,000 Islamic State militants, but signs suggest this won't save Iraq

Airstrikes have killed 6,000 Islamic State militants, but signs suggest this won't save Iraq Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The American-led coalition that has been engaged in an ongoing campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State through much of 2014 has taken a ...

'Self righteousness is not going to change peoples' attitudes and save babies,' Cardinal says

'Self righteousness is not going to change peoples' attitudes and save babies,' Cardinal says Watch

Living Faith

In delivering his homily at the March for Life vigil in Washington D.C., Cardinal Sean O'Malley said that indifference is the "greatest enemy" ...