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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - Islamic Caliphate celebrates Eid with VIDEO OF MASS CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - Islamic Caliphate celebrates Eid with VIDEO OF MASS CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE Watch

Middle East

The Islamic Caliphate terrorists continue to produce and disseminate videos of their brutal executions. In their most recent release, they celebrate ...

'I will not let another Holocaust happen!' Sign the petition in support of Iraqi Christians forced to flee from persecution

'I will not let another Holocaust happen!' Sign the petition in support of Iraqi Christians forced to flee from persecution Watch

Middle East

Iraqi Christians have fled Mosul in droves, but some remain behind, awaiting their inevitably gruesome fate. As entire families risk slaughter, ...

Here are 12 amazing images of outer space. Number 6 is our favorite!

Here are 12 amazing images of outer space. Number 6 is our favorite! Watch

Technology

There are wondrous sights in the heavens above! Space is packed with treasures beyond imagination. While we can see many things with just our eyes ...

He Went to Find Brothers: Message of Pope Francis to Evangelical/Pentecostal Brother John and the Church at Caserta

He Went to Find Brothers: Message of Pope Francis to Evangelical/Pentecostal Brother John and the Church at Caserta Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Pope addressed several hundred members of the Church of the Reconciliation who had gathered for this historic visit. He and his friend, a ...

Spiritual Ecumenism: Pope Francis Visits Evangelical/Pentecostal Church in Caserta Italy

Spiritual Ecumenism: Pope Francis Visits Evangelical/Pentecostal Church in Caserta Italy Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Pope Francis took a trip to Caserta, Italy on Monday, June 28, 2014. He visited with a friend named Giovanni Traettino who pastors an evangelical, ...

Obianuju Ekeocha: An African woman's Thank-you Letter to Meriam Ibrahim

Obianuju Ekeocha: An African woman's Thank-you Letter to Meriam Ibrahim Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

You, my African sister, have become a lightning rod to the radical feminists of our times who repudiate and denigrate every virtue that you ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Amos 15:16-21, Reading 1: Amos 15:10, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 59:10-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 59:2-4, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah ...

St. Peter Chrysologus: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

St. Peter Chrysologus: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (Feast-July 30) Born at Imola, Italy in 406, St. Peter was baptized, educated, and ordained a ...

Family Blessing at Bedtime: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Prayers

Heavenly Father, Bless (name) and keep him (her) in Your love. Grant him (her) a good rest tonight, And send Your angels to protect him (her). In ...

WARNING GRAPHIC, RAW PHOTOS -- ISIS on Christians: 'There is nothing to give them but the sword'

WARNING GRAPHIC, RAW PHOTOS -- ISIS on Christians: 'There is nothing to give them but the sword' Watch

Middle East

The Islamic State has warned Christians, possibly for the last time, saying "there is nothing to give them but the sword." Across Northern Iraq, ...

Wednesday, July 30 - Homily: The Active Life and Contemplation

Wednesday, July 30 - Homily: The Active Life and Contemplation Watch

Daily Homilies

Father points out that today's saint, Martha, is seen as an image of the active life, and as the Gospel shows us, the contemplative life, ...

'LEAVE US ALONE!' top Israeli official says to Obama

'LEAVE US ALONE!' top Israeli official says to Obama Watch

Middle East

While the United States and Israel remain the staunchest of allies, top Israeli official, Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel wants ...

'Achievements and contributionsÂ… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy,' Obama celebrates achievements of Muslims

'Achievements and contributionsÂ… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy,' Obama celebrates achievements of Muslims Watch

Politics & Policy

As the persecution of Iraqi Christians at the hands of Islamic jihadists continued, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement ...

Holy month of Ramadan ends with Eid Mubarak 2014

Holy month of Ramadan ends with Eid Mubarak 2014 Watch

Middle East

The holy month of Ramadan ended this year as Muslims worldwide celebrated with prayer and food during the Eid al-Fitr festival this past Monday. ...

Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage struck down

Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage struck down Watch

U.S.

In a dramatic reversal of a voter-based 2006 decision, U.S. appeals court this week struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage as ...

Jul 30 - Homily: Mt 13:44-46 The Pearl of Great Price

Jul 30 - Homily: Mt 13:44-46 The Pearl of Great Price Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

St. Peter Chrysologus obtained the pearl of great price through assiduous meditation on the Word of God. With the Immaculate Virgin Mary, we, too, ...

Jul 30 - Homily: To Get Everything, Sacrifice Everything Else

Jul 30 - Homily: To Get Everything, Sacrifice Everything Else Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father comments on the parables of today's Gospel reading, reminding that (1) the "Kingdom of Heaven" is worth the sacrifice of everything else to ...

Liberia closes its borders in order to halt spread of Ebola

Liberia closes its borders in order to halt spread of Ebola Watch

Africa

In response to the rapidly escalating spread of the Ebola virus throughout West Africa, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed most ...

INDEBTEDNESS: One in three U.S. adults have 'debt in collections'

INDEBTEDNESS: One in three U.S. adults have 'debt in collections' Watch

Business & Economics

Some call it the American way, and it's become a most uncomfortable fact of life for many Americans. Personal debt is at an all-time high, and at ...

POPE: 'A man who is alone ends up bitter, not fruitful, and he gossips about others'

POPE: 'A man who is alone ends up bitter, not fruitful, and he gossips about others' Watch

Living Faith

"A man who is alone ends up bitter, not fruitful, and he gossips about others." Those are the words of the Pope, speaking out during a meeting ...

UPROOTED: Largest displacement of worldwide religious communities reached last year

UPROOTED: Largest displacement of worldwide religious communities reached last year Watch

Living Faith

The year of 2013 turned out to be a very grim year indeed for religious tolerance and diversity. Millions of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and ...

Malinformed much? Ninety percent of your information now comes from just 6 media sources

Malinformed much? Ninety percent of your information now comes from just 6 media sources Watch

U.S.

Have you ever tried to describe something, but lacked the vocabulary to do it? This is the concept behind Newspeak, a fictional language in George ...

TUESDAY - Tuesday, July 29 - Homily: Not by Bread Alone

TUESDAY - Tuesday, July 29 - Homily: Not by Bread Alone Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. George Roth preaches on the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves where Our Lord feeds over five thousand people. Father relates this ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Amos 15:16-21, Reading 1: Amos 15:10, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 59:2-4, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 59:10-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah ...

St. Martha: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

St. Martha: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Saints

"Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazarus." This unique statement in John's gospel tells us of the special relationship Jesus had with ...

Prayer for Doctors and Nurses: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prayers

O merciful Father, who have wonderfully fashioned man in your own image, and have made his body to be a temple of the Holy Spirit, sanctify, we pray ...

PROTECTING THE PAST: Peru resorts to drones to save archaeological treasures

PROTECTING THE PAST: Peru resorts to drones to save archaeological treasures Watch

Americas

A culture is worth nothing if it doesn't preserve its past. To this end, the South American nation of Peru has now resorted to unmanned drones ...

Archbishop Chaput Speaks at the Napa Institute Conference on Pope Francis and Economic Justice

Archbishop Chaput Speaks at the Napa Institute Conference on Pope Francis and Economic Justice

U.S.

In matters of economic justice, Francis' concerns are the same as Benedict's and John Paul II's and Pius XI's and Leo XIII's. He understands ...

Christians flee as Islamic ISIS gets ready for a 'Christian Holocaust'

Christians flee as Islamic ISIS gets ready for a 'Christian Holocaust' Watch

Middle East

Iraq will soon be a Christian free nation, the only vicar of the only Anglican church in that country warns.

China begins vaccine devolopment with a BANG!

China begins vaccine devolopment with a BANG! Watch

Asia Pacific

China is expected to begin exporting a manufactured vaccine for Japanese encephalitis by early 2015 to needy Southeast Asian countries.

A second American has been confirmed to have Ebola in Africa

A second American has been confirmed to have Ebola in Africa Watch

Africa

Officials in the region have confirmed that a second American has tested positive for the Ebola virus, at the same Liberian hospital where an ...

Would you know if a tiger was in your home?

Would you know if a tiger was in your home? Watch

Americas

A Bengal tiger was found by Mexican police officer in an abandoned house after they  received an anonymous tip from a member of the public.