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New study pinpoints most 'racist' areas in America -- and it's not where you think it is

New study pinpoints most 'racist' areas in America -- and it's not where you think it is Watch

U.S.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New research suggests that areas in the northern part of the United States have higher mortality rates for black Americans and the people were found ...

Genetic breakthrough could mark farewell to aging

Genetic breakthrough could mark farewell to aging Watch

Health

Slowing the human ageing process, in addition to solving the riddles behind such diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease may ...

Nearly 9,000 charities in India cancelled due to foreign funds

Nearly 9,000 charities in India cancelled due to foreign funds Watch

Asia Pacific

By Aditya Kalra, Thomson Reuters Foundation

India has cancelled the registration of nearly 9,000 charities for failing to declare details of donations from abroad, as New Delhi tightens ...

'Powerwall' is battery from Tesla that powers home

'Powerwall' is battery from Tesla that powers home Watch

Technology

Energy producer Tesla, unveiling their new energy products, has introduced a wall-mounted battery that will be sold for use in consumers' homes. ...

ValLimar Jansen's latest album 'a soulful experience'

ValLimar Jansen's latest album 'a soulful experience'

Music

By Kelcee Marcum, Oregon Catholic Press

A unique mixture of genres, ValLimar Jansen's latest album, "Spirit & Soul," contains elements from gospel and praise and worship while escaping ...

Death toll from Nepal earthquake sails past 6,000

Death toll from Nepal earthquake sails past 6,000 Watch

Asia Pacific

In perhaps the nation's worst ever natural disaster, the death toll in the Nepal quake has sailed past 6,000. Current figures put the current ...

Daily Readings for Monday, May 04, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 14:5-18, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 115:15-16, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 115:1-4, Gospel: John 14:21-26

St. Florian: Saint of the Day for Monday, May 04, 2015

St. Florian: Saint of the Day for Monday, May 04, 2015

Saints

The St. Florian commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on May 4th, was an officer of the Roman army, who occupied a high administrative post in ...

The Universal Prayer (attributed to Pope Clement Xi): Prayer of the Day for Monday, May 04, 2015

Prayers

Lord, I believe in you: increase my faith. I trust in you: strengthen my trust. I love you: let me love you more and more. I am sorry for my sins: ...

Hundreds of hostages freed from Boko Haram captivity

Hundreds of hostages freed from Boko Haram captivity Watch

Africa

The tide may have turned for the Nigerian military n its ongoing battle with terror group Boko Haram. Army officials say that nearly 300 women ...

Putin's super soldier program? Russian military to equip army with mind controlled exoskeletons

Putin's super soldier program? Russian military to equip army with mind controlled exoskeletons Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It seems that Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving his army of aggression a new toy to play with, at least if recent claims by Russian ...

Nevada's Lake Mead drying up: At lowest level since the 1930s

Nevada's Lake Mead drying up: At lowest level since the 1930s Watch

U.S.

It's just the latest bad news in an increasingly dry year for the Southwestern states. Lake Mead in Nevada is at critically low levels. The ...

Los Angeles Samaritan provides tiny house for the homeless

Los Angeles Samaritan provides tiny house for the homeless Watch

Living Faith

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A 60-year-old homeless woman named Smokie was helped by Elvis Summers, a Los Angeles man who noticed Smokie sleeping on a dirt patch in a ...

Crazed, bloody man caught on tape attempting kidnap

Crazed, bloody man caught on tape attempting kidnap Watch

U.S.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Jessica Corrales, a 24-year old victim of assault, ran for cover with her mother and niece inside the City Hall at the California desert town of ...

New Black Panther Party's national leader compares their 'war' to the Founding Fathers' accomplishments

New Black Panther Party's national leader compares their 'war' to the Founding Fathers' accomplishments Watch

U.S.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New Black Panther Party's national leader, Hashim Nzinga, said that they are "willing to die or kill to save our babies and to save a black nation ...

A Day With Mary #132: You are called to one hour of Eucharistic Adoration

A Day With Mary #132: You are called to one hour of Eucharistic Adoration Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Ave Maria! Fr. Andre speaks on the Eucharist during the "Day With Mary" held at Our Lady of the Mission Catholic Church in Craigie, Western ...

May 02 - Homily: St. Athanasius and the Family

May 02 - Homily: St. Athanasius and the Family Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Elias gives the homily for the Marian Day at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on May 2nd, 2015. He covers the life of St. Athanasius ...

New York Times reports substantial loss in spite of digital growth

New York Times reports substantial loss in spite of digital growth Watch

Business & Economics

In just one of growing death knells of the daily print newspaper, the iconic New York Times reported a hefty $15 million loss for the first ...

Kindergartener and brother disturbingly bring handguns to elementary school

Kindergartener and brother disturbingly bring handguns to elementary school Watch

U.S.

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Dewitt Elementary School authorities were alerted after a student reported seeing brothers with guns on the school bus, according to spokesperson ...

Chile volcano erupts for third time, experts warn it may happen again

Chile volcano erupts for third time, experts warn it may happen again Watch

Americas

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After about half a century without any activity, the Calbuco volcano located in South Chile erupted last Thursday, a week after it signified its life ...

CHILLING VIDEO emerges of Nepal motorist being flattened in earthquake

CHILLING VIDEO emerges of Nepal motorist being flattened in earthquake Watch

Asia Pacific

The chilling moment when motorists were flattened by a collapsing building in Kathmandu during the Nepalese earthquake has surfaced in a video ...

ISIS shocks with horrific images of jihadi babies

ISIS shocks with horrific images of jihadi babies Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

ISIS continues to shock the world every day with horrible images of executions. However, the terrorist group's latest photographs do not display ...

Pastor helps 'Sweet Cakes by Melissa' business owners with 'Persecuted Christians-USA Fund'

Pastor helps 'Sweet Cakes by Melissa' business owners with 'Persecuted Christians-USA Fund' Watch

Living Faith

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Aaron and Melissa Klein, face a whooping fine of $135,000 for emotional damages, after refusing to make a wedding ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, May 03, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 9:26-31, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 22:30-32, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 22:26-28, Gospel: John 15:1-8, Reading 2: 1 John ...

St. James the Lesser: Saint of the Day for Sunday, May 03, 2015

St. James the Lesser: Saint of the Day for Sunday, May 03, 2015 Watch

Saints

St. James the Less, the author of the first Catholic Epistle, was the son of Alphaeus of Cleophas. His mother Mary was either a sister or a close ...

Prayer before Starting on a Journey: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, May 03, 2015

Prayers

My holy Angel Guardian, ask the Lord to bless the journey which I undertake, that it may profit the health of my soul and body; that I may reach its ...

ISIS demands unbelievable amount of money for return of 230 Christians

ISIS demands unbelievable amount of money for return of 230 Christians Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

ISIS demands $23 million for return of the 230 Assyrian Christian hostages they captured in February.

St Joseph and Recovering the Dignity of All Human Work Today

St Joseph and Recovering the Dignity of All Human Work Today Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

I am old enough to remember what used to happen on  May 1st, when many Communist Regimes paraded their weapons of destruction through the ...

Iran foreign minister highly confident that U.S. Congress cannot stop Obama

Iran foreign minister highly confident that U.S. Congress cannot stop Obama Watch

Middle East

In a show of self-confidence, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that all sanctions against his nation would be lifted from his ...

California coast put on alert after woman killed by shark in Hawaii

California coast put on alert after woman killed by shark in Hawaii Watch

U.S.

It was Hawaii's third shark-related fatality since 2013, after a 65-year-old woman was separated from her friends later to be found dead. ...

Pope Francis calls pay difference between men, women 'pure scandal'

Pope Francis calls pay difference between men, women 'pure scandal' Watch

Living Faith

Calling for equal pay for women, Pope Francis called the difference in income between men and women a "pure scandal." Speaking at his weekly ...

David versus Goliath: Bernie Sanders may be the one to slay Hillary Clinton

David versus Goliath: Bernie Sanders may be the one to slay Hillary Clinton Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton now has competition for the Democratic nomination following news that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ...