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Boko Haram undermines stability of Nigeria

Boko Haram undermines stability of Nigeria Watch

Africa

While the Nigerian army has made movies to retake two small villages overrun by the Islamist sect Boko Haram, another terrorist attack was ...

Meet the doll that's flipping the world upside down!

Meet the doll that's flipping the world upside down! Watch

U.S.

A simple art project by a graphic designer has become the most coveted toy for the 2014 Christmas season following its November 19 release.

Hilarious viral video: Comedienne does 14 celebrity impressions while in traffic

Hilarious viral video: Comedienne does 14 celebrity impressions while in traffic Watch

Celebrity

Is it safe to do celebrity impersonations behind the wheel of a car? Probably not, but the end result from comedienne Lauren O'Brien does 14 ...

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa in 20 extraordinary photos

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa in 20 extraordinary photos Watch

U.S.

By Robert Mullen (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Battle of Tarawa was one of the bloodiest and costliest battles to the U.S. in WWII in terms of men lost per time spent in combat. During the ...

Magical grain: Barley enabled Tibetans to live at high altitudes

Magical grain: Barley enabled Tibetans to live at high altitudes Watch

Home & Food

Remember your mother telling you to eat your oatmeal, rice and wheat so that I would "stick to your ribs" and build a healthy body? There appears ...

Faithful gather to celebrate 500 years of the Catholic Church in Myanmar

Faithful gather to celebrate 500 years of the Catholic Church in Myanmar Watch

Asia Pacific

As the Catholic Church there begins to celebrate its 500 years there, Christianity remains a small minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, November 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 144:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 144:9-10, Gospel: Ephesians 20:27-40

St. Cecilia: Saint of the Day for Saturday, November 22, 2014

St. Cecilia: Saint of the Day for Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saints

In the fourth century appeared a Greek religious romance on the Loves of Cecilia and Valerian, written, like those of Chrysanthus and Daria, Julian ...

St. Gertrude's Guardian Angel Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, November 22, 2014

Prayers

O most holy angel of God, appointed by God to be my guardian, I give you thanks for all the benefits which you have ever bestowed on me in body and ...

What's the biggest danger to America? It's not nukes and it isn't terrorism

What's the biggest danger to America? It's not nukes and it isn't terrorism Watch

U.S.

The head of the National Security Agency revealed to a Congressional panel that China and "probably one or two other" countries have the ability ...

Massive collection of Catholic artifacts leave Italy for the first time in 700 years: Their destination? The Big Apple!

Massive collection of Catholic artifacts leave Italy for the first time in 700 years: Their destination? The Big Apple! Watch

U.S.

An exhibit of medieval manuscripts and papal documents that have close ties with St. Francis of Assisi will be held at the United Nations in New ...

China's icy heart? Has the Catholic Church warmed up the Asian superpower?

China's icy heart? Has the Catholic Church warmed up the Asian superpower? Watch

Asia Pacific

Relations between the Vatican and China have been frosty since the communist takeover in the 1950s, and the Holy See has found it very difficult ...

Lessons not learned: 132 Indian women sterilized in five hours following tragedy

Lessons not learned: 132 Indian women sterilized in five hours following tragedy Watch

Asia Pacific

The nation of India recently saw the deaths of 13 women, with as many as 50 women seriously injured after a hasty mass sterilization camp in ...

The Immigration Conflagration and the Dangers of a Benevolent Dictator

The Immigration Conflagration and the Dangers of a Benevolent Dictator

Politics & Policy

By Keith A. Fournier

There is no question that comprehensive immigration reform is needed. Most people acknowledge this as a fact. However, the truth is President Obama ...

'God always forgives, but the earth does not,' Pope warns

'God always forgives, but the earth does not,' Pope warns Watch

Living Faith

A doomsday scenario in which Mother Nature would exact her revenge is possible, even likely, Pope Francis warns. The pontiff was speaking out ...

Friday, November 21 - Homily: Mary is Greater than the Church

Friday, November 21 - Homily: Mary is Greater than the Church Watch

Daily Homilies

If by "Church" we mean the People of God, all of the baptized (without Mary), then Mary is greater than the Church because we are sinners and She ...

Pope Francis' special message: Why Poverty? 'And while we speak of new rights, the hungry remain, at the street corner, We ask for dignity, not for charity.'

Pope Francis' special message: Why Poverty? 'And while we speak of new rights, the hungry remain, at the street corner, We ask for dignity, not for charity.'

Living Faith

Pope Francis has asked the world to do more to help those who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Despite gains made in infrastructure and ...

Two bishops dine and dialogue with peace activists

Two bishops dine and dialogue with peace activists

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops fall assembly in Baltimore, two bishops decided to forego the military chaplains dinner sponsored by the U.S. ...

Obama gives amnesty while bracing for next 'surge' of illegals in 2015

Obama gives amnesty while bracing for next 'surge' of illegals in 2015 Watch

U.S.

While President Obama has revealed his plans to shield about five million illegal immigrants from deportation, he has federal agencies getting ...

GROSS! This was in his brain for four years!

GROSS! This was in his brain for four years! Watch

Health

In what has to be one of the most bizarre cases in recent medical history, a series of brain scans have been made which charts the path of a tiny ...

Jordan's Queen Rania denounces ISIS for plunging Arab world 'back to the Dark Ages'

Jordan's Queen Rania denounces ISIS for plunging Arab world 'back to the Dark Ages' Watch

Middle East

Known for her poise and beauty, Queen Rania didn't hold back in denouncing the repugnant activities of Islamic State during a powerful address to ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, November 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 144:9-10, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 144:1-2, Gospel: Ephesians 20:27-40

St. Gelasius: Saint of the Day for Friday, November 21, 2014

St. Gelasius: Saint of the Day for Friday, November 21, 2014

Saints

St. Gelasius I, Pope (Feast day - November 21) Gelasius was born in Rome, in the fifth century, the son of an African named Valerius. Later, ordained ...

Act of Contrition #2: Prayer of the Day for Friday, November 21, 2014

Prayers

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love ...

Hollywood's longest and most successful marriages: What's their secret?

Hollywood's longest and most successful marriages: What's their secret? Watch

Celebrity

Hollywood celebrities are notorious for short-lived marriages. Film stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Zsa Zsa Gabor can both boast of being ...

Who really was Jack the Ripper? New evidence points to one man

Who really was Jack the Ripper? New evidence points to one man Watch

Europe

A new theory about the identity of infamous 19th century London serial killer Jack the Ripper may explain why the murderer was able to elude ...

Defense officials warn that airstrikes are not stopping Islamic State's conquest of Iraq and Syria

Defense officials warn that airstrikes are not stopping Islamic State's conquest of Iraq and Syria Watch

Middle East

President Obama's multi-month campaign of airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, while a major moral booster for Iraqi forces ...

Humanitarian truce declared in Libya to evacuate civilians

Humanitarian truce declared in Libya to evacuate civilians Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Forces loyal to the retired General Khalifa Haftar fighting Islamist groups such as Ansar Charia in Libya has reached a boiling point. The two ...

Lebanese singer gives Arab world a scare - by wearing a dress that's barely there!

Lebanese singer gives Arab world a scare - by wearing a dress that's barely there! Watch

Celebrity

A dress worn by famous Lebanese pop star Haifa Wehbe - a slinky, revealing number on TV has caused a great hue and cry over Arab social media ...

Obesity: It isn't just deadly, but each year it costs the globe TWO TRILLION!

Obesity: It isn't just deadly, but each year it costs the globe TWO TRILLION! Watch

Health

It should come as no surprise to anyone that terrorism and war hurt the global economy. What is incredible is that just behind them in terms of ...