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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Algeria opposes a foreign intervention in Libya

Algeria opposes a foreign intervention in Libya Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Algeria cannot accept "foreign military intervention in Libya." Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra made that assertion while ...

Move by Bangladesh to LOWER legal age to marry raises international outrage

Move by Bangladesh to LOWER legal age to marry raises international outrage Watch

Asia Pacific

Bangladesh has an ongoing problem with child marriage: two out of three girls there marry before they reach adulthood. A proposal to lower the ...

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This week, Pope Francis met with all of the Bishops who received their appointments in the past year. They are all participating in a training ...

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 ...

If Christ Has Not Been Raised Our Preaching and Our Faith is Empty

If Christ Has Not Been Raised Our Preaching and Our Faith is Empty Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

When we learn to embrace the implications of that empty tomb, and allow grace to work within us, we are made ready for eternity - by living ...

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Christian Has a Vocation

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Christian Has a Vocation Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Church is a seed, sign and beginning of the kingdom, making the kingdom present in a world which is wounded by the effects of sin but waiting ...

A HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies

A HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies Watch

Middle East

As proof of their bravery, rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are suspected of sabotaging a batch of measles vaccinations, ...

Longtime folk favorite Cat Stevens to tour U.S. in December.  First concerts since 1976.

Longtime folk favorite Cat Stevens to tour U.S. in December. First concerts since 1976. Watch

Music

In the Seventies, "Buddha in the Chocolate Box" by Cat Stevens was never far from any working turntable. Stevens, a troubadour of the times sang ...

Are they on to something? Judicial Watch says terrorists are operating in Mexico

Are they on to something? Judicial Watch says terrorists are operating in Mexico Watch

Politics & Policy

Judicial Watch, a controversial Web site that maintains that Middle Eastern terrorists are operating just cross the border from the United States ...

Scientists call upon Pope Francis to take the lead on climate change

Scientists call upon Pope Francis to take the lead on climate change Watch

Green

Historically, the Catholic Church has been accused of being anti-science. This is a lie. The Catholic Church is pro-truth and in cases where science ...