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Wholesale slaughter of Palmyra residents begins as Islamic State invades

Wholesale slaughter of Palmyra residents begins as Islamic State invades Watch

Middle East

Shocking images have emerged of decapitated bodies strewn across blood-filled streets in Palmyra While the world worries that the Islamic State ...

Daily Readings for Monday, May 25, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 17:19-27, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 32:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 32:5-7, Gospel: Mark 10:17-27

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi: Saint of the Day for Monday, May 25, 2015

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi: Saint of the Day for Monday, May 25, 2015 Watch

Saints

It would be easy to concentrate on the mystical experiences God gave this saint, rather than on her life. In fact, it would be difficult to do ...

Night Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Monday, May 25, 2015

Prayers

God, come to my assistance. Lord make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit; as it was in the ...

Friday, May 22 - Homily: St. Rita and the Greatest Evil

Friday, May 22 - Homily: St. Rita and the Greatest Evil Watch

Daily Homilies

Father Matthias presents the story of St. Rita of Cascia, and focuses on her prayer after her husband was murdered. Her prayer was that God would ...

All for naught? FBI admits that Patriot Act didn't lead to cracking major terrorist cases

All for naught? FBI admits that Patriot Act didn't lead to cracking major terrorist cases Watch

Politics & Policy

It granted the Federal Bureau of Investigation bold new powers - but now the FBI admits that the Patriot Act didn't help them crack any major ...

List of the most at-risk cities for terrorist attacks in the world

List of the most at-risk cities for terrorist attacks in the world Watch

Travel

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In a list that ranks cities around the world on terrorist attack risk, based by a study from Verisk Maplecroft for its new Global Alerts Dashboard ...

Karl Rove's American Crossroads no longer as powerful as it once was

Karl Rove's American Crossroads no longer as powerful as it once was Watch

Politics & Policy

American Crossroads, created by Karl Rove and other powerful Republicans, was at one time a most powerful force in American politics. There is ...

'It felt like a car was backing over me' Real life mothers share stories on the pain of childbirth

'It felt like a car was backing over me' Real life mothers share stories on the pain of childbirth Watch

Marriage & Family

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Due to the romanticizing of giving birth as part of the rosy life of a woman, a blogger decided to ask some mothers for their personal takes. Using ...

MASSIVE OIL SPILL: Santa Barbara declares state of emergency over massive oil spill in Pacific Ocean

MASSIVE OIL SPILL: Santa Barbara declares state of emergency over massive oil spill in Pacific Ocean Watch

U.S.

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

About 9 miles of the Pacific ocean, across a popular spot on the California coast, was damaged after a pipeline leaked massive amounts of oil in the ...

Mary and World Peace - MNOW 3

Mary and World Peace - MNOW 3 Watch

AirMaria > Blessed Virgin Mary

Dr. Mark Miravalle on how Cardinal Mercier led a petition among the faithful to have Pope Benedict XV declare Mary as Coredeemer, Mediatrix, and ...

May 23 - Homily: Approaching Pentecost with Mary

May 23 - Homily: Approaching Pentecost with Mary Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Joseph McShane exhorts us to draw closer to Mary as we approach Pentecost Ave Maria! Mass: Saturday 7th Week of Easter (Opt 1) - Wkdy - Form: ...

UC Santa Barbara massacre survivor speaks on the day's events and his journey to recovery

UC Santa Barbara massacre survivor speaks on the day's events and his journey to recovery Watch

U.S.

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The fateful night of May 23, 2014, Antoine Cherchian managed to survive being shot by the virgin killer, Elliot Rodger, during his killing spree at ...

What about the First Amendment? School prohibits student from including popular Bible verse in project

What about the First Amendment? School prohibits student from including popular Bible verse in project Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Sixth-grader Mackenzie Fraiser initially planned to include the famous Bible verse John 3:16 as an inspirational quote for her school PowerPoint ...

Disappointing Congress: Both the right and the left ladle out heavy disapproval for Congress

Disappointing Congress: Both the right and the left ladle out heavy disapproval for Congress Watch

Politics & Policy

Even republicans have very little good to say about the republican-led Congress. Just 23 percent of Americans say congressional Republicans are ...

Scientists make odd discovery: Earliest snakes had feet and ankles

Scientists make odd discovery: Earliest snakes had feet and ankles Watch

Green

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new study published in the science journal BMC Evolutionary Biology has revealed a startling fact about the ancestors of modern snakes, ...

Foreign Legion: 17,000 men and women from more than 90 countries wage Muslim holy war for ISIS

Foreign Legion: 17,000 men and women from more than 90 countries wage Muslim holy war for ISIS Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Islamic State continues to round up and recruit foreign fighters to join their "Muslim holy war." During the past three and a half years, ISIS ...

Flickr's auto-tagging feature creates racist and discriminating stirs

Flickr's auto-tagging feature creates racist and discriminating stirs Watch

Technology

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pictures are known to capture people's lives, nature and other events in history. This is the reason why Flickr, Yahoo's photo sharing / social ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 2:1-11, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 104:1, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 104:24, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 104:29-31, ...

St. David I of Scotland: Saint of the Day for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Saints

David, the youngest son of Scotland’s virtuous queen, (Saint) Margaret, succeeded his brother to the Scottish throne in 1124. David’s friend, (Saint) ...

Prayer for a Deceased Father or Mother: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Prayers

O God, Who has commanded us to honour our father and mother, have compassion in Thy mercy, on the souls of my father and mother; forgive them ...

Have dogs always been man's best friend?

Have dogs always been man's best friend? Watch

Marriage & Family

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Forty thousand years ago, ancient man and the ancestors of modern, domesticated dogs shared the same space, contrary to what scientists initially ...

ENROLLMENT ZERO: No one signs up for Obamacare in Hawaii - NO ONE

ENROLLMENT ZERO: No one signs up for Obamacare in Hawaii - NO ONE Watch

Politics & Policy

Suppose they gave universal health care - and no one came? That appears to be the case in Hawaii, where Hawaii's Obamacare Exchange enrolled a ...

Stone tools dating back more than three million years old discovered in Kenya

Stone tools dating back more than three million years old discovered in Kenya Watch

Africa

Crude stone tools, recently discovered in Kenya, raise profound questions about prehistory. The tools date back 3.3 million years, making them ...

Catacombs becomes popular as graveyard space in Jerusalem grows scarce

Catacombs becomes popular as graveyard space in Jerusalem grows scarce Watch

Middle East

Many of the Jewish faith yearn to be interred in the Holy Land. Jerusalem, however, is running out of graveyard space. To meet this growing ...

Islamic State seizes control of Palmyra

Islamic State seizes control of Palmyra Watch

Middle East

Islamic State extremists have seized full control of the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra. Syrian Government defense lines collapsed there earlier ...