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Former atheist shares with the world his unbelievable journey finding Jesus

Former atheist shares with the world his unbelievable journey finding Jesus Watch

Living Faith

Journalist and Pastor Lee Strobel led a "narcissistic and profane" life before his conversion to Christianity in 1981. The former atheist spent ...

Terrifying Ebola-styled outbreak may affect nearly 30 countries

Terrifying Ebola-styled outbreak may affect nearly 30 countries Watch

Africa

By Joseph D'Urso, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at ...

What is she hiding? Hillary Clinton refused to use government email address while Secretary of State

What is she hiding? Hillary Clinton refused to use government email address while Secretary of State Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may have shot herself in the foot; it has been revealed that as Secretary of State, ...

Chinese motion picture box surprisingly beats Hollywood for very first time

Chinese motion picture box surprisingly beats Hollywood for very first time Watch

Movies

It makes sense that a nation with well over a billion people would need entertainment - and for the first time ever, the Chinese motion picture ...

TERROR THREAT VERY REAL: Vatican Inspector General says security on high alert

TERROR THREAT VERY REAL: Vatican Inspector General says security on high alert Watch

Europe

Inspector General of the Vatican's police force, Domenico Giani says that he is unaware of any plan to attack the Vatican or Pope Francis, but ...

Tuesday, March 3 - Homily: Humility, the most Important Virtue

Tuesday, March 3 - Homily: Humility, the most Important Virtue Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joseph McShane on the importance of humility as highlighted in the Gospel and the lives of the saints.

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:1-2, Gospel: ...

St. Casimir: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 04, 2015

St. Casimir: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Watch

Saints

Casimir grew up in a world where his life was not his own. As a prince of Poland, the second son of King Casimir IV and Elizabeth of Austria, his ...

Morning Offering Prayer #4: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Prayers

Almighty God, I thank you for your past blessings. Today I offer myself - whatever I do, say, or think - to your loving care. Continue to bless ...

 Is your teenager in danger? 1 in 5 teen girls experience dating abuse in the U.S.

Is your teenager in danger? 1 in 5 teen girls experience dating abuse in the U.S. Watch

U.S.

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It seems like teenagers nowadays have forgotten what "respect your partner" means. Oftentimes, teenage couples leave one battered and the other ...

Family Tips: How to promote optimism in your child

Family Tips: How to promote optimism in your child Watch

Marriage & Family

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As parents, there are moments when it is very easy for us to get swept away by the fire in our heads during moments of uncertainties, problems, ...

Growing rift in the Republican party exposes the corruption within, thankfully dramatic change is coming

Growing rift in the Republican party exposes the corruption within, thankfully dramatic change is coming Watch

Politics & Policy

The media would have you believe there are two kinds of Republicans, the "moderate" Republicans and the "TEA Party" Republicans. This is an ...

ISIS RELEASES 19 kidnapped Assyrian Christians but what about the other 200?

ISIS RELEASES 19 kidnapped Assyrian Christians but what about the other 200? Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nineteen of the more than 200 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS in north-eastern Syria have been set free. Taken from their homes in February, ...

Catholic-raised beef. Yep, that's a thing!

Catholic-raised beef. Yep, that's a thing! Watch

Living Faith

When many Americans think of monks and nuns, they imagine brown or black-clad cloistered people who do nothing but pray all day in perfect isolation ...

Where are Christians the most persecuted? It is NOT the Middle East

Where are Christians the most persecuted? It is NOT the Middle East Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new study from the Pew Research Center has shown some interesting finds about religious violence, notably that the country with the highest ...

Top 3 most disgusting tourist destinations in the world

Top 3 most disgusting tourist destinations in the world Watch

Travel

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Have you ever imagined yourself going out of your way just to see a bunch chewed gum stuck on walls? Or have you ever thought of skinny dipping in a ...

Beating swords into plowshares

Beating swords into plowshares

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

"In the days to come, the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills," writes the prophet ...

We're All Aftermath, Every One of Us!

We're All Aftermath, Every One of Us!

Blog

By Jackie Stammen

A friend and I were having dinner and talking about life, our past, and our future. 

A Barren Heart: God is in the Desert

A Barren Heart: God is in the Desert Watch

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

Something deep within is calling me to trust in the goodness of this dry season.  If God has chosen this desert for me for now, I will follow ...

Contemplatives in the World: Learning to Pray During the Forty Days of Lent

Contemplatives in the World: Learning to Pray During the Forty Days of Lent Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The prayer of Jesus opened the heavens, brought provision to the hungry, gave Him clarity for making decisions and brought the glory of heaven to ...

Mass grave discovered underneath Paris supermarket

Mass grave discovered underneath Paris supermarket Watch

Europe

Renovations being made to an existing Paris supermarket have uncovered a mass grave with more than 200 skeletons. Excavators turned over the ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:7-8, Gospel: ...

St. Katharine Drexel: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, March 03, 2015

St. Katharine Drexel: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Watch

Saints

Saint Katharine Drexel, Religious (Feast Day-March 3) Born in 1858, into a prominent Philadelphia family, Katharine became imbued with love for God ...

Prayer for the Sick: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Prayers

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord ...

ISIS sketch on 'Saturday Night Live' steps on quite a few toes - NOT funny

ISIS sketch on 'Saturday Night Live' steps on quite a few toes - NOT funny Watch

TV

Humor is a subjective thing, satire even more so. If the chief enemy of art is "good taste," many agreed that a recent "Saturday Night Live" ...

The top 5 things you need to know about the United States' quickly changing religious landscape

The top 5 things you need to know about the United States' quickly changing religious landscape Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

For many years, Protestants made up the majority of the United States' population. A recent report from America Values Atlas tells us that, as the ...

Emails from a MADMAN: 'Jihadi John's' horrific emails to reporter reveal his instability

Emails from a MADMAN: 'Jihadi John's' horrific emails to reporter reveal his instability Watch

Middle East

"Jihadi John," the Islamist State terrorist connected to at least six executions of Western journalists broadcast online is now identified as ...

IT'S NOT REALLY OVER: Russian-backed rebels use ceasefire to rearm for grand offensive

IT'S NOT REALLY OVER: Russian-backed rebels use ceasefire to rearm for grand offensive Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Despite a five party ceasefire agreement signed in February, there is no peace in Ukraine, and further bloodshed appears to be on the horizon.

 Beaten to death and set on fire, Nigerian girl accused of being a Boko Haram suicide bomber

Beaten to death and set on fire, Nigerian girl accused of being a Boko Haram suicide bomber Watch

Africa

Suspected of being a suicide bomber with Boko Haram, a teenage girl was beaten to death, and then set on fire in a Nigerian vegetable market. A ...

Monday, March 2 - Homily: We are not forgotten by God

Monday, March 2 - Homily: We are not forgotten by God Watch

Daily Homilies

Father Mark Toups, of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church of Thibodeaux, Lousiana, shares an unhappy childhood memory -- and how it relates to our ...