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Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same Sex 'Marriage' Set

Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same Sex 'Marriage' Set

U.S.

By Ken Blackwell

This is Ground Zero for the war on religious liberty. The political left-including gay-marriage activists-are saying that your First Amendment ...

Two Differing Catholic Priestly Views on the SCOTUS Gay 'Marriage' Ruling

Two Differing Catholic Priestly Views on the SCOTUS Gay 'Marriage' Ruling Watch

U.S.

By Matt C. Abbott

There have been numerous statements and articles written about the very disappointing (but not surprising) gay "marriage" ruling handed down by ...

AIDS vaccine in monkeys shows success - but doesn't necessarily translate to human use

AIDS vaccine in monkeys shows success - but doesn't necessarily translate to human use Watch

Health

"I think it is quite promising," Mitchell Warren of the HIV vaccine and treatment advocacy group AVAC, says. A new vaccine tested on monkeys ...

Al Qaeda terrorist group kills seven soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda terrorist group kills seven soldiers in Mali Watch

Africa

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) has claimed responsibility for the July 2 terrorist attack that took the lives of seven soldiers from the ...

From Christina Aguilera to Angelina Jolie, insider reveals how stars really behave during humanitarian missions

From Christina Aguilera to Angelina Jolie, insider reveals how stars really behave during humanitarian missions Watch

Celebrity

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A popular thing for celebrities to do nowadays is participate in humanitarian missions. In a report from the Guardian, an anonymous tipster revealed ...

United States blocks attempts from Middle East allies to provide Kurds heavy weapons in fight with ISIS

United States blocks attempts from Middle East allies to provide Kurds heavy weapons in fight with ISIS Watch

Middle East

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The United States has blocked endeavors made by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds in Iraq who are battling ISIS. ...

Daily Readings for Monday, July 06, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Genesis 28:10-22, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 91:1-4, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 91:14-15, Gospel: Matthew 9:18-26

St. Maria Goretti: Saint of the Day for Monday, July 06, 2015

St. Maria Goretti: Saint of the Day for Monday, July 06, 2015 Watch

Saints

Born in Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy, on October 16 1890; her farmworker father moved his family to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. Her father died of ...

Prayer to the Holy Trinity: Prayer of the Day for Monday, July 06, 2015

Prayers

Glory be to the Father, Who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God. Glory be to the Son, Who by ...

Heat brews as New Black Panther Party affiliate and KKK affliate plan protests on same day in South Carolina's capital

Heat brews as New Black Panther Party affiliate and KKK affliate plan protests on same day in South Carolina's capital Watch

U.S.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A New Black Panther Party affiliate group is planning to stir up a rally in the state of capitol of South Carolina on July 18. On that same day, a ...

Statue of Blessed Father Junipero Serra safe - for now at U.S. capitol

Statue of Blessed Father Junipero Serra safe - for now at U.S. capitol Watch

U.S.

By CNA/EWTN News

An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being.

THE DEVIL HAS SPOKEN - Satanic Temple declares removal of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma capitol a victory

THE DEVIL HAS SPOKEN - Satanic Temple declares removal of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma capitol a victory Watch

Politics & Policy

It was a deeply controversial decision - that has satisfied both a local satanic group and Baptist minister. A six-foot-tall granite monument of ...

HORRIFIC PHOTOS- Filipino children forced to scavenge through rubbish for pennies a day

HORRIFIC PHOTOS- Filipino children forced to scavenge through rubbish for pennies a day Watch

Asia Pacific

In a horrific example of child labor that should not be tolerated in any developed nation, Filipino children scavenge through polluted rivers ...

Husband and wife, married for 75 years, die in each other's arms

Husband and wife, married for 75 years, die in each other's arms Watch

Marriage & Family

Boyfriend and girlfriend from the age of eight, 96-year-old Jeanette Toczko, and her 95-year-old husband, Alexander died in each other's arms a ...

Jul 04 - Homily: Our Lady of Refuge

Jul 04 - Homily: Our Lady of Refuge Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Joseph McShane on the Biblical and historical significance of Our Lady of Refuge who is patroness of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of ...

Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Joseph McShane on the Biblical and historical significance of Our Lady of Refuge who is patroness of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of ...

'Whipping post:' Donald Trump sticks to his guns on comments on illegals

'Whipping post:' Donald Trump sticks to his guns on comments on illegals Watch

Politics & Policy

Billionaire and presidential hopeful Donald Trump is being called a racist and a bigot, to no avail. Trump is not backing down on his comments ...

On this Fourth of July, We Need a Declaration of Dependence

On this Fourth of July, We Need a Declaration of Dependence Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Declaration of Independence was the birth certificate of the United States of America, a Nation often called the American Experiment because ...

TIME TO ACT: Vatican's Secretary of State says world leaders must heed Pope's encyclical

TIME TO ACT: Vatican's Secretary of State says world leaders must heed Pope's encyclical Watch

Green

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, has expressed his hope that Pope Francis' recent environmental encyclical will have a ...

SCOTUS PROTECTS - Religious institutions in Pennsylvania protected from HHS mandate

SCOTUS PROTECTS - Religious institutions in Pennsylvania protected from HHS mandate Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an order protecting a group of Pennsylvania religious institutions from being required by the federal contraception ...

 SISTERS of the HOLY VESTMENTS - Vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during Ecuador visit made by these Carmelite nuns

SISTERS of the HOLY VESTMENTS - Vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during Ecuador visit made by these Carmelite nuns Watch

Americas

By Maria Ximena Rondon, CNA/EWTN News

Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical cloths and the vestments ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, July 05, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Ezekiel 2:2-5, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 123:1-4, Gospel: Mark 6:1-6, Reading 2: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria: Saint of the Day for Sunday, July 05, 2015

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria: Saint of the Day for Sunday, July 05, 2015 Watch

Saints

Cofounder of the Barnabites. Born in 1502 in Cremona, Italy, Anthony became a medical doctor. In 1528 he was ordained a priest and cofounded the ...

A Prayer for those who are preparing Children for their First Holy Communion: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, July 05, 2015

Prayers

O Jesus, who hast loved us with such exceeding great love as to give us the ineffable gift of the Holy Eucharist, inflame us with a burning zeal ...

DUMP TRUMP? NO WAY. Some brave Hispanic leaders call billionaire 'terrific' and 'brash'

DUMP TRUMP? NO WAY. Some brave Hispanic leaders call billionaire 'terrific' and 'brash' Watch

Politics & Policy

Multi-billionaire, Republican candidate for President has always been known for his outspokenness. In a speech to announce that he was throwing ...

HITTING WALL: Nation of Greece prepares for economic meltdown

HITTING WALL: Nation of Greece prepares for economic meltdown Watch

Europe

The nation of Greece, after years of scolding by the European Union over its fiscal irresponsibility is headed to an inevitable meltdown. Cash ...

Obama declared 'amateur' and 'Marxist' by Center for Disease Control (CDC) official

Obama declared 'amateur' and 'Marxist' by Center for Disease Control (CDC) official Watch

Politics & Policy

United States President Barack Obama's unchecked influx of unvaccinated child immigrants across the U.S. - Mexico border has an official with the ...

Catholic Church in U.S. has weathered adversity before - and will emerge triumphant, historian says

Catholic Church in U.S. has weathered adversity before - and will emerge triumphant, historian says Watch

U.S.

By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News

As bishops warn of current threats to religious liberty in the United States, Catholics can take heart that such challenges have faced them ...

After same-sex unions legalized, polygamous Montana trio demands same

After same-sex unions legalized, polygamous Montana trio demands same Watch

U.S.

It was bound to happen. After the Supreme Court ruled same-sex unions legal in all 50 states, other proponents of non-traditional arrangements ...