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Quest for God is modern world's biggest challenge, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says

Quest for God is modern world's biggest challenge, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says Watch

Living Faith

By Andrea Gagliarducci, CNA/EWTN News

Benedict XVI considers the quest for God to be contemporary society's foremost challenge, according to one of the emeritus Pope's former ...

Not London, New York or Paris: Luanda, Angola the most expensive city on Earth for...

Not London, New York or Paris: Luanda, Angola the most expensive city on Earth for... Watch

Europe

It's nowhere as well known as New York, Paris or London - but Luanda, Angola remains the most expensive city by far for expatriates to live in. ...

Some conservative Catholics view Pope Francis' positions on some 'liberal' issues with increasing alarm

Some conservative Catholics view Pope Francis' positions on some 'liberal' issues with increasing alarm Watch

U.S.

Pope Francis currently enjoys a very high approval rating among catholic in the United States. A Pew Research Poll reported an 86 percent ...

Chinese man without arms tends to paralyzed mother - feeding her food with spoon in teeth

Chinese man without arms tends to paralyzed mother - feeding her food with spoon in teeth Watch

Asia Pacific

Forty-eight-year-old Chen Xinyin from Chongqing, southwest China lost both his arms at seven years of age. Putting in a full day's worth of work, ...

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - THIRD STATION - St. Joachim, patron of fathers

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - THIRD STATION - St. Joachim, patron of fathers

Living Faith

Welcome to the third station on our virtual pilgrimage to Philadelphia with Pope Francis ahead of the World Meeting of Families. Let us pray!

Daily Readings for Monday, August 31, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96:1-5, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96:11-13, Gospel: Luke 4:16-30

St. Raymond Nonnatus: Saint of the Day for Monday, August 31, 2015

St. Raymond Nonnatus: Saint of the Day for Monday, August 31, 2015 Watch

Saints

Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was delivered by caesarean operation when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus ...

Prayer of Spouses for Each Other: Prayer of the Day for Monday, August 31, 2015

Prayers

Lord Jesus, grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. ...

Priest to lead pilgrims on 104 mile walk to see Pope Francis in Philly - Here's how you too can make a pilgrimage

Priest to lead pilgrims on 104 mile walk to see Pope Francis in Philly - Here's how you too can make a pilgrimage Watch

Living Faith

An intrepid group of about 20 pilgrims will be making the 104 mile walk from Baltimore to Philadelphia to attend Mass with Pope Francis.

'I knew then my life was over': The heartbreaking reality for teen rape victims shamed in India

'I knew then my life was over': The heartbreaking reality for teen rape victims shamed in India Watch

Asia Pacific

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Indian women suffer as rapists force families to accept money in exchange for silence. In many villages, women are blamed for being raped and men do ...

Hurricane Katrina: Ten Years Later

Hurricane Katrina: Ten Years Later Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hurricane Katrina left nearly 2,000 people dead and thousands more were homeless and wounded.

PASTORPOCALYPSE - At least 400 church leaders to RESIGN Sunday after Ashley Madison accounts revealed

PASTORPOCALYPSE - At least 400 church leaders to RESIGN Sunday after Ashley Madison accounts revealed Watch

U.S.

This Sunday could be a distressing day for millions of churchgoers across the country. As many as 400 pastors, some of them leading megachurch ...

Unusual book of prophetic warnings mysteriously appears at Philidelphia residents' doors

Unusual book of prophetic warnings mysteriously appears at Philidelphia residents' doors Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Costing them nothing, Philadelphia residents have received their own copies of "The Great Controversy," a Christian book analyzing the prophetic ...

HACK ATTACK: Islamic State Hacking Division claims Ghost Security is all talk

HACK ATTACK: Islamic State Hacking Division claims Ghost Security is all talk Watch

Technology

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The digital war between the Islamic State Hacking Division and Ghost Security has come to a head with the ISHD reporting to The Blaze that Ghost ...

Aug 30 - Homily: Sanctify your heart

Aug 30 - Homily: Sanctify your heart Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 30th 2015. Ave Maria! Mass: 22nd ...

Aug 30 - Homily: Purity Starts Inside

Aug 30 - Homily: Purity Starts Inside Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Jacinto on how Our Lord tells us that we need to be pure from the inside, in the heart and soul, and then we can be clean on the outside. This is ...

High vaccination rates help protect communities

High vaccination rates help protect communities Watch

Health

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the Disneyland Measles outbreak, more and more U.S. parents are vaccinating their children. Despite the increased number of "vaccinators," ...

'The whole Bible is incredible': Donald trump ridiculed for not naming favorite Bible verse

'The whole Bible is incredible': Donald trump ridiculed for not naming favorite Bible verse Watch

Politics & Policy

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

During an interview with Bloomberg's Mark Halerin and John Heilemann, presidential candidate, Donald Trump was asked to name his favorite Bible verse ...

Christian man beaten to death by Muslim refugees in Maine

Christian man beaten to death by Muslim refugees in Maine Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An assumed Christian man was found dead in his apartment with a bloody Bible near his head. The murder is believed to have been committed by three ...

North Korean submarines suspiciously missing following the dissolution of standoff with South Korea

North Korean submarines suspiciously missing following the dissolution of standoff with South Korea Watch

Asia Pacific

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A few days after Kim Jong Un ended a stand-off with South Korea, 50 North Korean submarines were reported to have vanished from radar. A possible ...

12,000 children may be exposed to HIV and Hepatitis from unsterile surgical equipment at hospital

12,000 children may be exposed to HIV and Hepatitis from unsterile surgical equipment at hospital Watch

Health

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Seattle's Bellevue clinic Children's Hospital contacts the parents of 12,000 children who might have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis due to ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Reading 1: Deuteronomy 4:6-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 15:2-5, Gospel: Mark 7:14-15, Gospel: Mark 7:21-23, Gospel: ...

St. Rumon: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 30, 2015

St. Rumon: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Saints

St. Rumon, also known as Ruan, Ronan, and Ruadan, was probably a brother of Bishop St. Tudwal of Trequier, but nothing else is known of him beyond ...

Prayer for Protection by the Holy Cross: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Prayers

Assist us, O Lord our God; and defend us evermore by the might of Thy holy Cross, in whose honour Thou makest us to rejoice. Through Christ our ...

Discovery of purported 'Nazi gold train' taken seriously in Poland

Discovery of purported 'Nazi gold train' taken seriously in Poland Watch

Europe

The declarations from a German man and Polish man of discovery a long-lost Nazi train filled with gold and other treasures is being taken ...

Family mourns loss of newborn after it is attack by rats in hospital

Family mourns loss of newborn after it is attack by rats in hospital Watch

Asia Pacific

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A newborn died of rat bites in a government-ran hospital in the city of Vajayawada, located within the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

'We're going to get through this together': WDBJ stands together the day after the tragic live-shooting of reporter and cameraman

'We're going to get through this together': WDBJ stands together the day after the tragic live-shooting of reporter and cameraman Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

WDBJ-TV station grieves the loss of Alison Parker and Adam Ward the morning after their on-air murders. 

Colorado movie theater assassin James Holmes will never step outside of a prison - ever

Colorado movie theater assassin James Holmes will never step outside of a prison - ever Watch

U.S.

On July 20, 2012, James Eagan Holmes, now 27, walked into an Aurora, Colorado movie theater during a late-night showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." ...

Vatican did not consent to sponsor Palestinian flag initiative at United Nations

Vatican did not consent to sponsor Palestinian flag initiative at United Nations Watch

U.S.

It seems that certain parties leapt to conclusions too readily... The Vatican has requested that the Palestinian U.N. mission to remove all ...