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Monday, September 1 - Homily: All Hell Breaks Loose

Monday, September 1 - Homily: All Hell Breaks Loose Watch

Daily Homilies

Something which is not seen in the Old Testament but only in the New, is the casting out of demons. Behold the Cross of the Lord.

Is the Islamic State - In Mexico? Officials deny 'car bombing' rumors

Is the Islamic State - In Mexico? Officials deny 'car bombing' rumors Watch

Americas

While it's nightmarishly plausible - and there have been warnings from the international community to the United States as such, the Department ...

Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola

Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola Watch

Africa

Senegal became the fifth West African nation hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak. That nation's first Ebola patient was a visiting student ...

Deadly silence: 92,000 Columbians remain missing

Deadly silence: 92,000 Columbians remain missing Watch

Americas

By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

More than 92,000 Colombians have disappeared during 50 years of war and at the hands of drug gangs, and the government needs to step up efforts ...

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects Watch

Africa

In the midst of widespread horror, hope: A treatment for the deadly Ebola virus may have finally been found. Scientists are reporting a 100 ...

World 'cannot keep silent about the existence of the so-called ISIS,' patriarchs declare

World 'cannot keep silent about the existence of the so-called ISIS,' patriarchs declare Watch

Middle East

Meeting at the Maronite Catholic patriarchate at Bkerke, north of Beirut, Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs convened for a special summit to ...

Daily Readings for Monday, September 01, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 2 Timothy 2:1-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:97-102, Gospel: Ephesians 4:16-30

St. Giles, Abbot: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 01, 2014

St. Giles, Abbot: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 01, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Giles, Abbot (Patron of Physically Disabled) Feast day - September 1 St. Giles is said to have been a seventh century Athenian of noble ...

Three O' Clock Prayer to the Divine Mercy: Prayer of the Day for Monday, September 01, 2014

Prayers

You expired, O Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, ...

Toward a Christian Vision of Human Work On Labor Day

Toward a Christian Vision of Human Work On Labor Day Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Adam and Eve worked in the garden and it brought them great joy. For the Christian, work is meant to become a participation in the continuing ...

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. ...

Weakness and Failure in the Christian Life. We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels

Weakness and Failure in the Christian Life. We Hold This Treasure in Earthen Vessels Watch

Year of Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

'But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.' The reality of our frail human nature is that ...

Labor Day: Human Work Has Been Raised to the Grandeur of God

Labor Day: Human Work Has Been Raised to the Grandeur of God

Living Faith

By Deacon F.K. Bartels

When God Incarnate entered into our created world, he sanctified humankind and the labor in which men engage in order to shape creation. It is in ...

GOING DIGITAL: Ecuador plans digital currency

GOING DIGITAL: Ecuador plans digital currency Watch

Americas

In a bold move into the 21st Century, the South American nation of Ecuador is now planning digital currency. Some believe this will eventually ...

International community has done too little in Syria and Iraq, Cardinal Vegliò declares

International community has done too little in Syria and Iraq, Cardinal Vegliò declares Watch

Living Faith

Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò met with Pope Francis last week. The President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, ...

Sep 01 - Homily: St. Joseph, Holy Worker

Sep 01 - Homily: St. Joseph, Holy Worker Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Elias on Labor Day celebrates a votive Mass of St. Joseph the Worker and explains how both Capitalism and Communism reduce the worker to a mere ...

Abp. Chaput - A Burden that Lifts us to God - CONF 254

Abp. Chaput - A Burden that Lifts us to God - CONF 254 Watch

AirMaria > Theology

For the 2014 Courage Conference in Philadelphia,  Abp. Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, gives the opening homily where he ...

MARK OF THE BEAST: Microchip implants in humans becoming more viable

MARK OF THE BEAST: Microchip implants in humans becoming more viable Watch

Technology

A microchip implanted on human beings has chilling implications, conjuring up images of the "Mark of the Beast" as mentioned in the Book of ...

U.S., Europe next on Islamic State's list to attack, Saudi king warns

U.S., Europe next on Islamic State's list to attack, Saudi king warns Watch

Christmas / Advent

As the world grows more appalled by the day about the inhumanities conducted by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Saudi Arabia's King ...

Fleeing imminent death, three million Syrians now registered in other countries.  That's half the population of Syria.

Fleeing imminent death, three million Syrians now registered in other countries. That's half the population of Syria. Watch

Middle East

"The Syrian crisis has become the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, yet the world is failing to meet the needs of refugees and the ...

Of nearly 38,000 immigrant children in the U.S. - only 280 deported

Of nearly 38,000 immigrant children in the U.S. - only 280 deported Watch

Politics & Policy

In a surprising bit of news, the Obama administration has quietly released a huge majority of the illegal immigrant children who poured over the ...

Google, Internet search engine - branches off with DRONE DELIVERY

Google, Internet search engine - branches off with DRONE DELIVERY Watch

Technology

The unquestioned leader of Internet search engines, Google, has branched off into a most unexpected venture. Google is now considering delivery ...

Yazidi women held prisoners by IS sold as sex slaves, jihadist brides

Yazidi women held prisoners by IS sold as sex slaves, jihadist brides Watch

Middle East

In just the latest devaluation of humanity in the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria, hundreds of Yazidi women being held prisoner by Islamic State ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, August 31, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Amos 20:7-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 63:2-6, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 63:8-9, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 16:21-27, Reading 2: 1 Timothy 12:1-2

St. Raymond Nonnatus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 31, 2014

St. Raymond Nonnatus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 31, 2014 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 Sunday, August 31, 2014

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. ...

Second American confirmed killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

Second American confirmed killed fighting for ISIS in Syria Watch

Middle East

A father-of-nine from Minneapolis has become the second confirmed American jihadi to die fighting for ISIS in Syria. Twenty-nine-year-old ...

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed Watch

Africa

Ebola in West Africa has killed 1,552 people, with no end in sight. According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak "continues to ...

Do you eat pomegranates? Well here's a few reasons why you should

Do you eat pomegranates? Well here's a few reasons why you should Watch

Health

An ingredient in pomegranate may help stop the spread of Alzheimer's disease, scientists from the University of Huddersfield claim.

Children forced by IS to watch shootings, beheadings

Children forced by IS to watch shootings, beheadings Watch

Middle East

Children in both Iraq and Syria are being forced to watch as IS beheads or shoots its victims at close range. According to a United Nations ...

American Islamic terrorist Fort Hood shooter requests to join Islamic State as a 'citizen'

American Islamic terrorist Fort Hood shooter requests to join Islamic State as a 'citizen' Watch

U.S.

U.S. Army psychiatrist, Nadal Hasan, who killed 13 people at Fort Hood back in November 2009 has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic ...

Pope: 'God wants us to grow in the ability to come together, forgive each other'

Pope: 'God wants us to grow in the ability to come together, forgive each other' Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis, addressing more than 12,000 people that had gathered for the pope's catechesis and blessing, touched upon a common human trait that ...