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Italian teenager miraculously survives being stuck underwater for 42 MINUTES

Italian teenager miraculously survives being stuck underwater for 42 MINUTES Watch

Europe

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A teenage boy from Italy has miraculously survived being stuck underwater in a murky canal for 42 minutes, although he will have to have is right ...

14 years after 9/11, One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old Twin Towers

14 years after 9/11, One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old Twin Towers Watch

Business & Economics

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the aftermath of the September 2001 attacks in New York, Larry Silverstein, the property developer who had bought the lease to the ...

Woman finally meets man with her dead brother's transplanted face

Woman finally meets man with her dead brother's transplanted face Watch

U.S.

Transplant recipients do not normally meet the families of their donors. An exception was made in the case of Rebekah Aversano, who met the man ...

Woman accused of witchcraft axed by group of men in Papua New Guinea

Woman accused of witchcraft axed by group of men in Papua New Guinea Watch

Asia Pacific

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Despite a law against revenge killing for use of black magic, created in 2013, a woman has been axed by men in Papua New Guinea. Police are now ...

Western women break original 'jihadi bride' sterotypes

Western women break original 'jihadi bride' sterotypes Watch

Middle East

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

With a significant number of educated women from comfortable lives in the West joining the Islamic State, they are breaking the "jihadi bride" ...

BRIBERY AND GRAFT: Ugandan families tricked into giving up children for U.S. adoption

BRIBERY AND GRAFT: Ugandan families tricked into giving up children for U.S. adoption Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro and Tom Esslemont, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ugandan families have been bribed, tricked or coerced into giving up their children to U.S. citizens and other foreigners for adoption, a Thomson ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, May 30, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 51:12-20, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19:8-11, Gospel: Mark 11:27-33

St. Joan of Arc: Saint of the Day for Saturday, May 30, 2015

St. Joan of Arc: Saint of the Day for Saturday, May 30, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. Joan of Arc is the patroness of soldiers and of France. On January 6, 1412, Joan of Arc was born to pious parents of the French peasant class, at ...

Prayer for Peace: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, May 30, 2015

Prayers

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who said to Your Apostles: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you," regard not my sins but the faith of Your Church, ...

India's heatwave death toll rises: Six young boys drown in desperation to cool down

India's heatwave death toll rises: Six young boys drown in desperation to cool down Watch

Asia Pacific

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As the heatwave crisis in India continues, reaching a temperature of 48 degrees Celsius, more and more people are subduing to the desperation of ...

Marine veteran court-martialed for posting Bible verse in workplace

Marine veteran court-martialed for posting Bible verse in workplace Watch

Marriage & Family

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

One day, Marine veteran Monifa Sterling went to work, discovering that her posted copies of a Bible verse was torn and in the trash. Sterling's ...

President Obama meets with ISIS executed journalist Steven Sotloff's family during Florida trip

President Obama meets with ISIS executed journalist Steven Sotloff's family during Florida trip Watch

U.S.

United States President, Barack Obama met with the family of slain American journalist Steven Sotloff during his trip to Miami. Islamic State ...

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" ...

May 30 - Homily: Obey Authority For the Love of God

May 30 - Homily: Obey Authority For the Love of God Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

God rewards those who accept the authority God has placed in their lives. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Baptista of Varano - Opt Mem - ...

May 30 - Homily: The Visitation - Mary, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit

May 30 - Homily: The Visitation - Mary, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Joseph on the Visitation of Mary to St. Elizabeth which the Franciscans of the Immaculate anticipate a day earlier than usual since tomorrow is a ...

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 ...

Beat fatigue with these healthy tips and tricks

Beat fatigue with these healthy tips and tricks Watch

Health

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A lot of people wake up feeling tired in the morning and the exhaustion progresses throughout the day. This causes a poor and insufficient ...

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 ...

Loving dog owner takes his terminally ill pet on unforgettable coast-to-coast trip (PHOTOS)

Loving dog owner takes his terminally ill pet on unforgettable coast-to-coast trip (PHOTOS) Watch

Marriage & Family

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Thomas Neil Rodriguez, who goes by the name DJ Neil Armstrong, has taken his terminally ill dog, who he has owned for 15 years, on an unforgettable ...

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 149:1-6, 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 ...