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'A witness of God's mercy and of faith in Jesus Christ' Pope Francis calls out to Ecuador Catholics to stand by their Catholic identity

'A witness of God's mercy and of faith in Jesus Christ' Pope Francis calls out to Ecuador Catholics to stand by their Catholic identity Watch

Americas

By Ann Schneible (CNA/EWTN News)

Landing in Ecuador on Sunday afternoon, Pope Francis began his tri-nation visit to Latin America by stressing the Gospel's role in fostering respect, ...

TIED TO A TREE AND SHOT: ISIS' latest choreographed execution video shows merciless murder of activists

TIED TO A TREE AND SHOT: ISIS' latest choreographed execution video shows merciless murder of activists Watch

Middle East

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

ISIS executes two activists accused of being informants in the terrorist group's latest graphic video, which appears to be carefully choreographed.

Rio de Janeiro's music scene enters new depths with a surprising sound

Rio de Janeiro's music scene enters new depths with a surprising sound Watch

Music

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Something big is brewing in Rio de Janeiro. The monthly hip-hop block party called Black Santa was recently staged near the peak of the Prazeres ...

Hoarding cash and empty supermarkets: Greeks panic over looming economic downfall

Hoarding cash and empty supermarkets: Greeks panic over looming economic downfall Watch

Europe

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Greeks are starting to empty their supermarkets, hoarding cash and food amidst the growing fear of a possible collapse in the Greek economy. Citizens ...

California woman shot dead by illegal Mexican immigrant deported FIVE times

California woman shot dead by illegal Mexican immigrant deported FIVE times

Marriage & Family

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Kathryn Steinle was shot dead the night of July 2, 2015 by an illegal Mexican immigrant, on San Francisco's Pier 14. The alleged killer Francisco ...

No longer little green men? Aliens may look more like us than traditionally believed

No longer little green men? Aliens may look more like us than traditionally believed Watch

Green

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

People have been conditioned to believe extraterrestrial life, or aliens, will look nothing like us. Aliens are commonly shown with large heads on ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Genesis 32:23-33, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 17:1-3, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 17:6-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 17:15, Gospel: Matthew ...

Bl. Ralph Milner: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Bl. Ralph Milner: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 07, 2015 Watch

Saints

English martyr. He was born at Stocksteads, Hampshire, and was a convert. He was arrested the day he received his first Communion. A husbands man by ...

Prayer to God the Father: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Prayers

Almighty God, my Eternal Father, from the fullness of my soul I adore You. I am deeply grateful that You have made me in Your image and ...

Apple quivers over scandalous new biopic movie on the life of Steve Jobs

Apple quivers over scandalous new biopic movie on the life of Steve Jobs Watch

Movies

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Although the late Steve Jobs was not known to be perfect and flawless, he was certainly not the most villainous employer the world had ever known. ...

Is your state the laziest state in the country? The results may surprise you

Is your state the laziest state in the country? The results may surprise you Watch

U.S.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Mississippi has the greatest number of people not participating in healthy, physical activities than any other state in the country, according to ...

Mexican parents horrified after their baby son's functioning eye removed in surgery

Mexican parents horrified after their baby son's functioning eye removed in surgery Watch

Americas

A Mexican surgeon has been suspended and placed under investigation - and the parents of a baby boy are now suing for medical negligence after ...

A TIP BEFORE YOU TAKE A DIP: Parasite 'Crypto' lurking in many swimming pools

A TIP BEFORE YOU TAKE A DIP: Parasite 'Crypto' lurking in many swimming pools Watch

Health

The water is clear, blue, and refreshing in the summer sun. We are ready to jump into the pool for some instant refreshment, when - WAIT A ...

Top German publication pressures Chancellor Merkel to act after NEW U.S. spying allegations

Top German publication pressures Chancellor Merkel to act after NEW U.S. spying allegations Watch

Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was understandably upset after she learned the national Security Agency had her under surveillance for several ...

Is Texas' plan to keep all its gold within the state a step towards secession?

Is Texas' plan to keep all its gold within the state a step towards secession? Watch

Politics & Policy

Fiercely independent, the State of Texas has decided to keep all of its gold within state borders. This translates to 5,600 gold bars worth $650 ...

Jul 06 - Homily:  St. Maria Goretti

Jul 06 - Homily: St. Maria Goretti Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Ven. Pius XII, drawing from the life and martyrdom of St. Maria Goretti, has good counsel for parents, youth and all Christians in general. Ave ...

Attualizzazione del Vangelo del 19 Luglio 2015 a cura di don Domenico Luciani

Attualizzazione del Vangelo del 19 Luglio 2015 a cura di don Domenico Luciani Watch

International

XVI DOMENICA DEL TEMPO ORDINARIO (ANNO B) Mc 6,30-34 Erano come pecore che non hanno pastore.

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 ...

British teachers allowed to search and confiscate unhealthy items from students' lunchboxes

British teachers allowed to search and confiscate unhealthy items from students' lunchboxes Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

British teachers and school leaders are now encouraged by the British government to use their powers, under the common law, to search inside student ...

Volkwagen factory worker killed by robot arm

Volkwagen factory worker killed by robot arm Watch

Technology

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A robot arm from a German Volkswagen plant picked up a factory worker and crushed him into a metal plate. Although the factory worker was transported ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

Blog

By Shelly A. Schneider

Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true. You've heard that before, right? The phrase came to life during the heyday of 'Fantasy Island.'

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.