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Lent is almost over, but have YOU kept this Commandment?

Lent is almost over, but have YOU kept this Commandment? Watch

Lent / Easter

The time has finally come. We've sacrificed, struggled, and prayed our way to the end of Lent. Easter is about to begin. Hopefully, Lent has not been ...

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy Watch

Africa

For the first time, the African nation of Mauritania is in the position to lay down the foundations of a democratic government. That nation's ...

EYES TO THE HEAVENS: Astronomers say there may be a 'new Saturn moon'

EYES TO THE HEAVENS: Astronomers say there may be a 'new Saturn moon' Watch

Technology

All eyes are on the heavens as astronomers theorize that another moon for the ringed planet of Saturn may be on its way. If the heavenly body in ...

WSJ exposes secret tax Obama has imposed on EVERY HOUSEHOLD in America - and yes, you have to pay!

WSJ exposes secret tax Obama has imposed on EVERY HOUSEHOLD in America - and yes, you have to pay! Watch

Politics & Policy

The Wall Street Journal has exposed one of the greatest problems of the Obama administration and how its behavior is hurting the economy. While most ...

15 Movies You Should Watch When You Turn 50

15 Movies You Should Watch When You Turn 50 Watch

Movies

By Deal W. Hudson

To put it bluntly, there are some books we shouldn't try to read when we are young because, first, we won't really understand them, and, second, ...

Holy Thursday: Take Up the Basin and Towel. Love is a Verb.

Holy Thursday: Take Up the Basin and Towel. Love is a Verb. Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Vigil Mass of Holy Thursday is meant to deepen our understanding of the self emptying of Jesus Christ. It is also meant to open up for us a ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 61:8-9, Reading 1: Joel 61:6, Reading 1: Joel 61:1-3, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 89:27, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 89:25, ...

St. Anicetus: Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 17, 2014

St. Anicetus: Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Saints

Anicetus was a Syrian from Emesa. He became pope about 155 and actively opposed Marcionism and Gnosticism. His pontificate saw the appearance of the ...

Prayer to Love God above all Things: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Prayers

God, my Father, may I love You in all things and above all things. May I reach the joy which You have prepared for me in Heaven. Nothing is ...

Holy Thursday: He Loves to the End

Holy Thursday: He Loves to the End Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon F.K. Bartels

Jesus Christ has loved us to the very end. There is great spiritual profit to be found in meditating on those words. They might give the ...

Of Holy Thursday, Priests, the Eucharist, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Of Holy Thursday, Priests, the Eucharist, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Blog

By Michael Seagriff

When Jesus told His followers that unless they ate His Body and drank His Blood, they could not have eternal life, large numbers left and never ...

Who's ready for the most historic canonization in modern history?

Who's ready for the most historic canonization in modern history?

Living Faith

Are you ready for the canonization of Pope John Paul II? Vatican officials are busy preparing for the historic canonization of Popes John Paul II and ...

Pope Francis encourages people to kiss crucifix and recite simple prayer

Pope Francis encourages people to kiss crucifix and recite simple prayer Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis is encouraging people this holy week to pick up a crucifix, kiss it and recite the simple prayer: "Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, ...

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Composed of the nations of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, the Sahel region of Africa remains under the stranglehold of several ...

FORCED BESTIALITY: Evil teenage girls sexually assault autistic boy - and record it for posterity

FORCED BESTIALITY: Evil teenage girls sexually assault autistic boy - and record it for posterity Watch

U.S.

In an episode shocking for its sheer cruelty, two teenage girls in Maryland are now in custody after they repeatedly abused a 16-year-old ...

Cardinal Bertone: John Paul II was like a flag-bearer to us, when we were young

Cardinal Bertone: John Paul II was like a flag-bearer to us, when we were young Watch

Vatican

In the time before John Paul II named him a cardinal, Tarcisio Bertone worked alongside future Pope Benedict XVI. The Churchs leader at the time was ...

Chrism Mass: Pope blesses the oils used for the Sacraments and Holy Orders

Chrism Mass: Pope blesses the oils used for the Sacraments and Holy Orders Watch

Vatican

VIDEO ONLY-) Holy Thursday kicked off at the Vatican with the celebration of the Chrism Mass at St. Peters Basilica.

Suffering, dying in silence: Syrian Christians face arduous holy week

Suffering, dying in silence: Syrian Christians face arduous holy week Watch

Middle East

The assassination of Dutch Jesuit Fr. Frans van der Lugt, shot to death by an unknown assailant at his base in Homs, Syria on April 7 has cast a ...

IS THE SECOND COMING NIGH? Four blood moons this year all occur on Jewish holidays

IS THE SECOND COMING NIGH? Four blood moons this year all occur on Jewish holidays Watch

Technology

As climate change wreaks havoc worldwide, and relations between the U.S. and Russia reach a low point over Ukraine, some Christians say that the ...

From Living Large to Putting God in Charge

From Living Large to Putting God in Charge

Marriage & Family

By Catholic Match

The year was 1990 and Bob was, in his own words, living large. The then 29-year-old had graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee several ...

HOW LONG BEFORE THE SYSTEM BREAKS? Working Americans increasingly made to pay for those on welfare

HOW LONG BEFORE THE SYSTEM BREAKS? Working Americans increasingly made to pay for those on welfare Watch

U.S.

If you're an American who awakes each day to begin a day of toil you have no interest in, take heed: There are only more reasons to hit your ...

Will Alibaba devour Facebook? China's massive Alibaba is coming to conquer the United States

Will Alibaba devour Facebook? China's massive Alibaba is coming to conquer the United States Watch

Technology

Ali Baba for those in the west usually means the storybook leader of a gang of fearless, 40 thieves. But this will soon change. A massive ...

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE? Smog from India, China winds way to U.S., Canada

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE? Smog from India, China winds way to U.S., Canada Watch

Green

Ripples in the global pond, half a world away, can have effects all over the globe. Researchers at Texas A&M now say that air pollution ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 50:4-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:33-34, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:31, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:21-22, Responsorial ...

St. Bernadette: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

St. Bernadette: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Watch

Saints

On April 16, 1879, Bernadette -- or Sister Marie-Bernard, as she was known within her order -- died in the Sainte Croix (Holy Cross) Infirmary of the ...

Prayer for our Family #1: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prayers

Blessed are you, loving Father, Ruler of the universe: You have given us Your Son as Your Leader, And have made us temples of Your Holy ...

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint Watch

Africa

Over a hundred female students have been abducted by gunmen at a government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. The mass kidnapping is believed ...

Deal Hudson: Play It Again Sam

Deal Hudson: Play It Again Sam Watch

Movies

By Deal W. Hudson

We welcome the retelling of traditional stories because we are always seeking both to understand and endure the stories we inhabit and ultimately ...

Baby born with headless twin, four hands, recovering after surgery

Baby born with headless twin, four hands, recovering after surgery Watch

Asia Pacific

A 13-day-old baby boy now has a greater chance at a normal life after doctors have removed superfluous limbs from him. Now in stable condition, ...

Pope Francis' Wild Ride - Pope takes happy kids for a spin through St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis' Wild Ride - Pope takes happy kids for a spin through St. Peter's Square Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis gave to kids the ride of a lifetime by inviting them for a spin in the Popemobile around St. Peter's Square. The gesture continues to ...

Ron Paul says he will not pay IRS fine against his non-profit org

Ron Paul says he will not pay IRS fine against his non-profit org Watch

Politics & Policy

Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty, a nonprofit political group, has been targeted by the IRS. The IRS has demanded to see the group's donor list, a ...

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar Watch

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his ...