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At 11.2 billion years old, oldest planetary system discovered by astronomers

At 11.2 billion years old, oldest planetary system discovered by astronomers Watch

Technology

The oldest planetary system yet discovered consists of a prehistoric star that has five planets orbiting around it. Labeled Kepler 444, ...

Game over: Saudi Arabia threatens to increase oil production to dangerously drive America out of the oil market

Game over: Saudi Arabia threatens to increase oil production to dangerously drive America out of the oil market Watch

Business & Economics

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Despite the continuing decline of the price of oil, Saudi Arabia has actually increased its oil production in an attempt to gain a victory in the ...

OUT OF THIS WORLD VIDEO: Monster leech swallows giant worm caught on camera

OUT OF THIS WORLD VIDEO: Monster leech swallows giant worm caught on camera Watch

Green

In an incredible new nature video from the British Broadcasting Company, or BBC, a giant red leech is seen consuming a worm's body in its ...

 1,000 CHURCHES DESTROYED! Fear of more Muslim attacks on Christianity escalate during Nigerian election

1,000 CHURCHES DESTROYED! Fear of more Muslim attacks on Christianity escalate during Nigerian election Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Muslim persecution of Christians is unfortunately not something new for those in Nigeria, a population made up of half Muslim and half Christian ...

If you could save a child from a life of war and violence would you? What about 3,000? U.N. secures release of South Sudan child soldiers

If you could save a child from a life of war and violence would you? What about 3,000? U.N. secures release of South Sudan child soldiers Watch

Africa

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The United Nations has taken another step in its role as a demobilizer and protector of conscripted child soldiers, securing a promise from South ...

'Apocalypse Now,' 'Batman & Robin' will be AXED by Netflix instant streaming in February

'Apocalypse Now,' 'Batman & Robin' will be AXED by Netflix instant streaming in February Watch

TV

If you want to enjoy some old film favorites on Netflix instant streaming - do so this week. Netflix is going to chop approximately 40 older ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 110:1-4, Gospel: Galatians 4:1-20

St. Thomas Aquinas: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

St. Thomas Aquinas: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church, patron of all universities and of students. His feast day is January 28th. He was born toward ...

Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Prayers

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting ...

Coin collectors of the world eagerly line up to see 1822 Half Eagle at convention

Coin collectors of the world eagerly line up to see 1822 Half Eagle at convention Watch

U.S.

One of the rarest coins in the U.S., the 1822 Half Eagle, originally worth only $5, will make its first public appearance in more than three ...

California's Kern County declares state of FISCAL EMERGENCY with plunging gas prices

California's Kern County declares state of FISCAL EMERGENCY with plunging gas prices Watch

U.S.

Kern County, in central California, relies heavily on its petroleum industry for tax revenues. While motorists nationwide are currently enjoying ...

Super thin, inexpensive solar panels may become Godsend to India and Africa

Super thin, inexpensive solar panels may become Godsend to India and Africa Watch

Technology

By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity ...

Play with your children, Pope Francis commands fathers

Play with your children, Pope Francis commands fathers Watch

Living Faith

While some of his comments have provoked controversy, Pope Francis in a private audience this week said something that very few people would ...

Wednesday, January 28 - Homily: The Parable of the Sower

Wednesday, January 28 - Homily: The Parable of the Sower Watch

Daily Homilies

Let us strive to good soil and to bear a hundred fold.

'We will reach America!' ISIS threatens to behead Obama in an execution video (Warning: Graphic Content)

'We will reach America!' ISIS threatens to behead Obama in an execution video (Warning: Graphic Content)

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America," states a black-clad ISIS militant in ISIS' latest beheading video. "Know also that we will cut off your ...

Jan 27 - Homily: Authentic Christian Charity

Jan 27 - Homily: Authentic Christian Charity Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

In today's homily Father Johannes talks about the characteristics that make up authentic charity; taken from the examples of the writings and lives ...

Jan 28 - Homily: The Parable of the Sower

Jan 28 - Homily: The Parable of the Sower Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Let us strive to good soil and to bear a hundred fold. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Thomas Aquinas - Mem - Form: OF Readings: Wednesday 3rd Week of ...

Talk about a killer app! Apple posts largest profit in history of mankind

Talk about a killer app! Apple posts largest profit in history of mankind Watch

Business & Economics

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Apple has sold 74.5 million iPhones in just the last three months, helping the tech giant's profits soar to $18 billion, up more than 37 percent.

Exposing Couples' Genuine Fears in Family Planning

Exposing Couples' Genuine Fears in Family Planning

Blog

By Tara Brelinsky

Quite often the women have been controlling their cycles with hormonal birth control or contraceptive devices. These 'outside forces' have led to ...

Think Before You Speak and Always Choose Better Words

Think Before You Speak and Always Choose Better Words

Blog

By Jackie Stammen

A thought pops into my mind. Said thought exits my mouth. I often find myself word vomiting as such. Just because a thought enters my mind, does not ...

GRISLY HUMAN HARVEST: Tanzania's albinos are hunted down and mutilated for witch doctor potions

GRISLY HUMAN HARVEST: Tanzania's albinos are hunted down and mutilated for witch doctor potions Watch

Africa

Albinism, a condition that robs the body of pigments, affects a small section of the population. In the African nation of Tanzania, however, ...

ECONOMIC EARTHQUAKE: IBM rumored to lay off 110,000 employees - biggest cull in business history

ECONOMIC EARTHQUAKE: IBM rumored to lay off 110,000 employees - biggest cull in business history Watch

Business & Economics

There are alarming indications that the largest corporate layoff in history may be near. There are rumors afoot that computer IBM plans to lay ...

Caught on tape: Hilarious standoff between father and toddler daughter goes viral

Caught on tape: Hilarious standoff between father and toddler daughter goes viral Watch

Marriage & Family

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Parenting a toddler can be quite a difficult task. They're stubborn, sassy and are developing a personality of their own. Gareth Roe, an Irish ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:4, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:10-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 40:2, Gospel: ...

St. Angela Merici: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

St. Angela Merici: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Watch

Saints

When she was 56, Angela Merici said "No" to the Pope. She was aware that Clement VII was offering her a great honor and a great opportunity to serve ...

Prayer for a Good Husband or Wife: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Prayers

O Jesus, lover of the young, the dearest Friend I have, in all confidence I open my heart to You to beg Your light and assistance in the important ...

Forced into prostitution: Greece's economic crisis has married women, mothers hitting streets

Forced into prostitution: Greece's economic crisis has married women, mothers hitting streets Watch

Europe

Greece, at the heart of the European economic crisis of a few years past, has elected the "anti-austerity" organization the Syriza Party into ...

The FRIGHTENING REALITY of sea level rise for United States' coastal cities: Where will they be in 30 years?

The FRIGHTENING REALITY of sea level rise for United States' coastal cities: Where will they be in 30 years? Watch

Green

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In 30 to 40 years, the sea level is likely to be between six and 15 inches higher than it was in 1986. Flooding along the United States coasts will ...

Archbishop reprimands Catholic lawmaker, says no true Catholic can dissent from church teaching on abortion

Archbishop reprimands Catholic lawmaker, says no true Catholic can dissent from church teaching on abortion Watch

Living Faith

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in a press conference on January 22 at the Capitol, was asked twice whether an unborn child 20 weeks into ...

JOINING FORCES: Algeria and Niger work together over national security

JOINING FORCES: Algeria and Niger work together over national security Watch

Africa

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger's head of state Mohamadou Issoufou have joined forces on security issues. A three-day visit, ...

Religious persecution uniting Christians worldwide in 'Ecumenism of blood,' Pope Francis says

Religious persecution uniting Christians worldwide in 'Ecumenism of blood,' Pope Francis says Watch

Living Faith

"In this moment of prayer for unity, I would also like to remember our martyrs, the martyrs of today," Pope Francis said as he was speaking to ...

Tuesday, January 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God

Tuesday, January 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God Watch

Daily Homilies

Whenever we hear "brethren of the Lord," we should think of St. Jerome and that impure heresiarch, Helvidius. We should also know that doing the ...