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Harrison Ford returns to hunt down robots in 'Blade Runner' sequel

Harrison Ford returns to hunt down robots in 'Blade Runner' sequel Watch

Movies

While our expectations for having our own rocket ship in the 21st Century have been largely met with disappointment, the present is still ...

ISIS is not the first to persecute Christians, a look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART ONE)

ISIS is not the first to persecute Christians, a look at the Roman persecutions of the early Church (PART ONE) Watch

Living Faith

By Robert Mullen (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It is a sad and disheartening fact that many Christians suffer from constant-and often brutal-persecution today, most visibly places like the ...

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of original 'Star Trek,' dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of original 'Star Trek,' dies at 83 Watch

Celebrity

Even if you weren't a "Trekker," one who obsessively follows the TV series "Star Trek" and all its permutations over the years, there was no ...

BANNING BULLETS: Obama to use executive action to ban ammo for popular hunting rifle

BANNING BULLETS: Obama to use executive action to ban ammo for popular hunting rifle Watch

Politics & Policy

Banning all firearms across the United States would take a massive effort, and certainly not many Americans would willingly give up their ...

Making a Lenten Retreat with Pope Francis: Learning from Elijah

Making a Lenten Retreat with Pope Francis: Learning from Elijah Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

In many respects, our life on this earth is a classroom of love and a continual invitation to holiness. As we age, we are given the opportunities ...

Friday, February 27 - Homily: Ezekiel & Alessandro Serenelli

Friday, February 27 - Homily: Ezekiel & Alessandro Serenelli Watch

Daily Homilies

The prophet Ezekiel tells us that God does not desire the death of the wicked, neither did St. Maria Goretti.

Daily Readings for Friday, February 27, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Micah 18:21-28, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 130:1-8, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 5:20-26

St. Leander of Seville: Saint of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2015

St. Leander of Seville: Saint of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. Leander of Seville, Bishop (Feast - February 27th) Leander was born at Cartagena, Spain, of Severianus and Theodora, illustrious for their ...

Lenten Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Friday, February 27, 2015

Prayers

Almighty and Everlasting God, You have given the human race Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility. He fulfilled Your Will by becoming ...

The Profound Dignity of Motherhood

The Profound Dignity of Motherhood

Blog

By James Littleton

Mothers are by far the most beautiful creatures in the world. There is nothing more beautiful than a mother. There has never been a beauty pageant ...

How Two Young Men Touched My Life This Week

How Two Young Men Touched My Life This Week

Blog

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Fingering the rosary, I thought about how it would forever be tethered in my memory to Adam's funeral and to that thoughtful stranger who entered ...

Are You In The Wrong Place?

Are You In The Wrong Place?

Blog

By Jackie Stammen

Encourage others to become who they were created to become, not who YOU want them to become.

Immorality and Radical Secularism: The Two Greatest Threats to Our National Security

Immorality and Radical Secularism: The Two Greatest Threats to Our National Security

Blog

By by Justin Soutar

Thirteen years ago, America suffered a coordinated and devastating terrorist assault by wicked agents of a Middle Eastern foreign power. Today ...

Zombie Apocalypse: Safest plan is to 'head for the hills,' according to experts

Zombie Apocalypse: Safest plan is to 'head for the hills,' according to experts Watch

Technology

In the event the dead return to life and begin to cannibalize the living, turning them into hordes of the shuffling undead, theoretically - there ...

'Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery' CNN's newest investigative series looks deep into the history of Jesus

'Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery' CNN's newest investigative series looks deep into the history of Jesus Watch

TV

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

CNN presents a new investigative show called "Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery" that aims to debunk and authenticate different artifacts, both ...

Feb 27 - Homily: Lenten Double Duty

Feb 27 - Homily: Lenten Double Duty Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father tells us that we have a "double duty" during Lent, doing penance for ourselves and for others. He tells us that many souls are damned because ...

Vatican deeply apologizes for Pope Francis' Argentina 'Mexicanization' comment

Vatican deeply apologizes for Pope Francis' Argentina 'Mexicanization' comment Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis did not mean any offense - but in a private email about his native land Argentina's drug trafficking issues, the pope expressed ...

Abercrombie & Fitch's 'looks policy' under fire for stark employee discrimination of Muslim girl

Abercrombie & Fitch's 'looks policy' under fire for stark employee discrimination of Muslim girl Watch

Politics & Policy

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Abercrombie & Fitch faces yet another lawsuit for potential discrimination. The hip clothing store has previously been under fire for lack of ...

Destroying culture: New Islamic State video shows priceless statues beheaded

Destroying culture: New Islamic State video shows priceless statues beheaded Watch

Middle East

In another atrocity perpetrated against world history and culture, members of Islamic State are shown destroying priceless works of art in a ...

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds ...

12 billion times size of our sun; scientists spot massive black hole

12 billion times size of our sun; scientists spot massive black hole Watch

Technology

Chinese researchers have spotted a super massive black hole. Scientists say the heavenly body is 12 billion times the size of the sun. They ...

Obama Administration as Global Advocate for Radical LGBTI Agenda

Obama Administration as Global Advocate for Radical LGBTI Agenda

U.S.

By Keith A Fournier

Robert Reilly is right. The Obama administration is doing profound damage to the very understanding of human rights. We have fundamental human ...

Daily Readings for Friday, February 27, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Micah 18:21-28, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 130:1-8, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 5:20-26

St. Isabel of France: Saint of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Isabel of France: Saint of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Saints

Sister of St. Louis and daughter of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile, she refused offers of marriage from several noble suitors to ...

Grace before Meals #1: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Prayers

Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Modern day plague: Swine flu deaths pass 800 in India

Modern day plague: Swine flu deaths pass 800 in India Watch

Asia Pacific

There is heightened concern - if not outright panic at the alarming cases of swine flu being reported in India. At least 800 known people have ...

ISIS' leading man, the masked Jihadi John's true identity revealed

ISIS' leading man, the masked Jihadi John's true identity revealed Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The man behind the mask in brutal ISIS execution videos, known as Jihadi John, is assumed to be a British man named Mohammed Emwazi. Jihadi John ...

SHOCKING REPORT: Social Security card in hand, illegal immigrants can claim back tax benefits

SHOCKING REPORT: Social Security card in hand, illegal immigrants can claim back tax benefits Watch

Politics & Policy

Workers living and employed here illegally appear to be on a fast track to join the American dream. According to a Congressional Research ...

Islamic State butchers 15 captured Christians, calls for Muslims to watch murder of 350 more

Islamic State butchers 15 captured Christians, calls for Muslims to watch murder of 350 more Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New reports from Syria reveal that the Islamic State may have murdered 15 of the more than 300 Christians it had captured earlier this week.

UPDATE: Two years after resignation Pope Emeritus Benedict said to be doing well

UPDATE: Two years after resignation Pope Emeritus Benedict said to be doing well Watch

Living Faith

With Pope Francis in the spotlight, many wonder what is happening with Pope Emeritus Benedict, who is keeping true to his pledge to remain out of the ...

Thursday, February 26 - Homily: Seek and Trust

Thursday, February 26 - Homily: Seek and Trust Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Alan reflects on the Gospel today that exhorts us to seek the Lord, ask what we need and trust in Him.