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America takes fight to Islamic State in Syria!

America takes fight to Islamic State in Syria! Watch

Middle East

The United States performed the first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on September 22, widening operations in the growing ...

12-year-old sniper talks about his work - 'I didn't feel anything'

12-year-old sniper talks about his work - 'I didn't feel anything' Watch

Middle East

Given the long and brutal nature of the civil war in Syria, it is no surprise that children are also being recruited into service, allegedly by all ...

Islamic duplicity: With friends like Qatar, we need no enemies

Islamic duplicity: With friends like Qatar, we need no enemies Watch

Middle East

An expose in The Telegraph has demonstrated that Qatar is likely responsible for fueling much of the Islamic violence that is occurring in the Middle ...

Who Are the Mother and Brothers of Jesus? We Are

Who Are the Mother and Brothers of Jesus? We Are Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In this exchange, Jesus opens up for those with eyes to see and ears to hear the deeper interior importance and meaning of the motherhood of ...

Flown to France, Iraqi Christians get new chance at life

Flown to France, Iraqi Christians get new chance at life Watch

Europe

Fleeing the death machinations of the Islamic State, 150 Iraqi Christians, of all ages boarded a plane headed to France for a chance at a new ...

5 Easy Ways to 'Be Not Afraid'!

5 Easy Ways to 'Be Not Afraid'!

Blog

By Adele M Gill, RN, BSN, CC

Be not afraid. According to the online Bible Gateway, a helpful Bible reference resource, this phrase is used 97 times in the Holy Bible, and for ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Jeremiah 21:10-13, Reading 1: Jeremiah 21:1-6, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:27, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:34-35, Responsorial ...

St. Padre Pio: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

St. Padre Pio: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Watch

Saints

Francesco, named in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, was born to Giuseppa and Grazio Forgione, peasant farmers, in the small Italian village of ...

Prayer for Women with Breast Cancer: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Prayers

Father, for the strength you have given me I thank you. For the health you have blessed me with, I thank you. For the women who are going through ...

Tuesday, September 23 - Homily: Extraordinary Phenomena of St. Pio

Tuesday, September 23 - Homily: Extraordinary Phenomena of St. Pio Watch

Daily Homilies

St. Pio had almost every extraordinary phenomena we're aware of, from reading souls, bilocation, the stigmata, heavenly and demonic visions, ...

Rockefellers to sell investments in fossil fuel to switch to 'clean energy'

Rockefellers to sell investments in fossil fuel to switch to 'clean energy' Watch

Politics & Policy

In a bold move that illustrates just how far climate change has reached the public's consciousness, heirs to the Rockefeller family have ...

Enormous Alexander the Great-era tomb discovered in northern Greece

Enormous Alexander the Great-era tomb discovered in northern Greece Watch

Europe

The discovery of a magnificent Alexander the Great-era tomb in northern Greece comes at a time when the nation, beset by economic hardship, ...

CAN'T KEEP UP: So many employees leaving Department of Homeland Security, it poses risk to U.S.

CAN'T KEEP UP: So many employees leaving Department of Homeland Security, it poses risk to U.S. Watch

Politics & Policy

The Department of Homeland Security, or DHS has seen an exodus of employees over the past four years. According to officials, this is leaving the ...

Boy keeps right on dancing until he beats Ebola virus

Boy keeps right on dancing until he beats Ebola virus Watch

Africa

Eleven-year-old Mamadee Sayon was admitted to a Liberian Ebola camp when he came down with the disease - but he kept right on dancing. His ...

Terrorist group Khorasan feared to be bigger threat to U.S. than Islamic State

Terrorist group Khorasan feared to be bigger threat to U.S. than Islamic State Watch

Middle East

The United States along with a few of its allies are now taking direct military action against Islamic State, which currently controls wide ...

Is it war? U.N. general assembly to meet on Islamic State

Is it war? U.N. general assembly to meet on Islamic State Watch

Middle East

President Obama will urge the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution that would ban individuals from flying if they are attempting ...

EBOLA WASTE: Without capable staff, Ebola clinics worthless

EBOLA WASTE: Without capable staff, Ebola clinics worthless Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A shortage of volunteers to staff the new Ebola clinics and hospitals the international community is building in West Africa threatens efforts to ...

Islamic State threatening French interests

Islamic State threatening French interests Watch

Europe

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

With the nation of France joining the fray against the march of the Islamic State have come calls for retaliation. With fresh military strikes on ...

Shell game in Kansas - why Democrats don't have to win Kansas to win the Senate

Shell game in Kansas - why Democrats don't have to win Kansas to win the Senate Watch

Politics & Policy

The race for Senate in Kansas may suddenly be the most crucial contest in the nation as Republicans scramble to protect their longtime incumbent, ...

Is this man an American? Chilling Islamic State executioner appears on slick 'Flames of War' execution video

Is this man an American? Chilling Islamic State executioner appears on slick 'Flames of War' execution video Watch

Middle East

American intelligence officials are alarmed by the appearance of an Islamic State jihadist who apparently speaks perfect English with an American ...

Greenhouse gas emissions predicted to hit historic highs

Greenhouse gas emissions predicted to hit historic highs Watch

Green

A recently released study shows that greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil-fuel fuels and cement production will reach a record ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Jeremiah 21:10-13, Reading 1: Jeremiah 21:1-6, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:44, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:27, Responsorial Psalm: ...

St. Thomas of Villanueva: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 22, 2014

St. Thomas of Villanueva: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 22, 2014 Watch

Saints

Augustinian bishop. Born at Fuentellana, Castile, Spain, he was the son of a miller. He studied at the University of Alcala, earned a licentiate in ...

Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help: Prayer of the Day for Monday, September 22, 2014

Prayers

Mother of Perpetual Help, today we face so many difficulties. Your picture tells us so much about you. It reminds us to reach out and help those in ...

100,000 march to stop climate change in New York

100,000 march to stop climate change in New York Watch

Green

Tens of thousands gathered in the streets of New York on September 22, as part of an international day of protest on climate change, and event ...

War against ISIS widens! Turkish and Syrian Kurds band together to fight terrorist group

War against ISIS widens! Turkish and Syrian Kurds band together to fight terrorist group Watch

Middle East

Kurdish fighters in Turkey have issued a call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing forces from the Islamic State, ...

Pope Francis asks new bishops to avoid self-promotion, to love their congregations instead

Pope Francis asks new bishops to avoid self-promotion, to love their congregations instead Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has admonished a new generation of bishops against seeking promotion and instead asked them to look after and love their congregations.

Monday, September 22  - Homily: Our Lady of Ransom

Monday, September 22 - Homily: Our Lady of Ransom Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Elias celebrates a votive mass to Our Lady of Ransom. He preaches on the astonishing history of the Order of Mercedarians and exhorts us to ...

POPE IN ALBANIA: Pope Francis denounces religious militants during one-day trip

POPE IN ALBANIA: Pope Francis denounces religious militants during one-day trip Watch

Living Faith

In his one-day trip to the chiefly Muslim nation of Albania, Pope Francis soundly denounced religious militants, declaring that no one act as the ...

Pope Francis names Bishop Blasé Cupich to replace ailing Chicago Archbishop

Pope Francis names Bishop Blasé Cupich to replace ailing Chicago Archbishop Watch

U.S.

Pope Francis has chosen Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich as Chicago's new archbishop. The ailing Cardinal Francis George welcomed his pending ...