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Pope Francis - Petitions UN, Muslims and Christians to address 'ongoing genocide' in Iraq

Pope Francis - Petitions UN, Muslims and Christians to address 'ongoing genocide' in Iraq Watch

Middle East

Pope Francis has once again spoken out about the atrocities being committed in the Middle East by the Islamic State, labeling them "terrorism of ...

Guest Commentary by Ken Blackwell: Houston's Mayor is Endangering Civil Rights

Guest Commentary by Ken Blackwell: Houston's Mayor is Endangering Civil Rights

U.S.

By Ken Blackwell

In Houston, Texas, we have seen a bizarre twist on traditional Civil Rights play out. The Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, has been waging an ...

Finding the Path to Peace Through Forgiveness

Finding the Path to Peace Through Forgiveness Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In 1999 I was a part of Project Reconciliation led by a true peacemaker, paralyzed police officer Detective Steven McDonald. This trip was a part ...

The Parable of the Rich Man: Becoming Rich in What Matters To God

The Parable of the Rich Man: Becoming Rich in What Matters To God

Living Faith

By Deacon Frederick K. Bartels

What leads to permanent and lasting happiness? As Jesus points out, becoming "rich in what matters to God" is the key. When we place God first, and ...

United States developing quick-strike team to deal with Ebola

United States developing quick-strike team to deal with Ebola Watch

U.S.

In response to the crisis in Dallas, the United States is developing a 30-person "quick-strike team" in order to attend to the needs of Ebola ...

North Carolina's Tillis stumbles during televised debate

North Carolina's Tillis stumbles during televised debate Watch

Politics & Policy

Congressional candidate State Legislature Speaker Thom Tillis stumbled badly during a televised debate with his Democratic rival Senator Kay ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Hebrews 2:12-22, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 85:9-14, Gospel: Ephesians 12:35-38

St. Hilarion: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

St. Hilarion: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saints

Abbot and disciple of St. Anthony the Great, companion of St. Hesychius. He was born in Tabatha, Palestine, and was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. He ...

Prayer to Holy Michael the Archangel: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Prayers

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we ...

Nigerian ceasefire intended to free abducted schoolgirls broken with two attacks by Muslim Jihadists

Nigerian ceasefire intended to free abducted schoolgirls broken with two attacks by Muslim Jihadists Watch

Africa

Boko Haram militants are blamed in two separate attacks on Nigerian villages following a ceasefire intended to free 200 abducted schoolgirls. ...

After 21 days, the family of Thomas Eric Duncan are Ebola free

After 21 days, the family of Thomas Eric Duncan are Ebola free Watch

U.S.

The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan-the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the United States-is nearing the end of a 21 day quarantine, and she and ...

Islamic State takes mounting death count in Syria

Islamic State takes mounting death count in Syria Watch

Middle East

Islamic State has taken heavy casualties over the past several days. At least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over the ...

Hopes for saving the species die with northern white rhino

Hopes for saving the species die with northern white rhino Watch

Africa

Another of the nearly extinct northern white rhino has died in Kenya, leaving just six of these animals in the entire world.

Pope Paul VI closer to sainthood with beatification by Pope Francis

Pope Paul VI closer to sainthood with beatification by Pope Francis Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis cleared the process for sainthood for Pope Paul VI after his beatification over the weekend. Pope Paul VI led the Catholic Church ...

Algerian police engage in widespread protest

Algerian police engage in widespread protest Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

While security becomes a serious issue in Algeria, especially with the size taken by the Islamic State, a wave of protests began last week by ...

Oct 21 - Homily: Vigilance!

Oct 21 - Homily: Vigilance! Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father comments on the gospel reading, and stresses we must be vigilant in our spiritual lives by prayer, especially the Rosary, and by a virtuous ...

Oct 21 - Homily: Fighting Hate with Grace

Oct 21 - Homily: Fighting Hate with Grace Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the life of Bl. Josephine Leroux, virgin and martyr during the French Revolution. She was condemned to death for the horrible crime of ...

Where will it end? Manning breaks touchdown pass record against 49ers

Where will it end? Manning breaks touchdown pass record against 49ers Watch

Sports

Payton Manning, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos, has broken the NFL's all-time touchdown record during his October 19 game against the San ...

Even state-recognized church in China targeted for persecution

Even state-recognized church in China targeted for persecution Watch

Asia Pacific

By CNA/EWTN News

The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding to a new report by the ...

Monday, October 20 - Homily: From Death to Life

Monday, October 20 - Homily: From Death to Life Watch

Daily Homilies

Through the riches of God's mercy, we have passed from death (mortal sin) to life (sanctifying grace).

Supreme Court backs Texas' war on voter fraud

Supreme Court backs Texas' war on voter fraud Watch

U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court has given Texas the go ahead for a law that requires voters in the state to show certain forms of identification before ...

New York law strips 34,500 law-abiding citizens of their lawful right to bear arms with ZERO due process

New York law strips 34,500 law-abiding citizens of their lawful right to bear arms with ZERO due process Watch

Politics & Policy

A New York law may be infringing on the rights of many Americans and undermining mental health efforts in that state. The law, known as the Safe Act, ...

A despicable act! Islamists butcher 23 people in Democratic Republic of Congo

A despicable act! Islamists butcher 23 people in Democratic Republic of Congo Watch

Africa

In the town of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suspected Ugandan rebels are believed to have killed at least 23 people, in their second ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Hebrews 2:12-22, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 85:9-14, Gospel: Ephesians 12:35-38

St. Paul of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Monday, October 20, 2014

St. Paul of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Monday, October 20, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in the Republic of Genoa, January 3, 1694. His infancy and youth were spent in great innocence and piety. He ...

Apostle's Creed (A Prayer of Faith): Prayer of the Day for Monday, October 20, 2014

Prayers

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, He was conceived by the ...

Why build a school when you can buy a senator! North Carolina race tops $100 million

Why build a school when you can buy a senator! North Carolina race tops $100 million

Politics & Policy

The nation's most expensive Senate race in history is topping $100 million as the entire nation looks to a critical election in North Carolina. The ...

Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas on the Synod on the Family: Duc in Altum

Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas on the Synod on the Family: Duc in Altum

U.S.

By Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Christians today in most parts of the world find themselves in a world much like the one inhabited by the first Christians - rampant sexual ...

Houston: First Amendment Does not apply to Christian ministers? Interview with Keith Fournier

Houston: First Amendment Does not apply to Christian ministers? Interview with Keith Fournier Watch

Politics & Policy

Houston officials fired a shot across the bow of Christian ministers, pastors and priests who they think may be encouraging their congregations to ...

We Need Courageous Bishops: Ignatius of Antioch is a Model

We Need Courageous Bishops: Ignatius of Antioch is a Model Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

We need Bishops like Ignatius in this new missionary age of the Church. There is a literal assault on marriage and the family in much of the ...

Christians, Yazidis and Turkmen face genocide in Iraq

Christians, Yazidis and Turkmen face genocide in Iraq Watch

Middle East

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

More than 12,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq so far this year, mainly by Islamic State (IS), and minorities facing ethnic cleansing are ...

NOT long enough: Ebola could lay dormant in the body for longer than 21 days, expert claims

NOT long enough: Ebola could lay dormant in the body for longer than 21 days, expert claims Watch

Health

A new study warns that the recommended 21-day quarantine period for the Ebola virus is not long enough to contain the spread of the disease. ...