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Extremely rare 'adorable' Pocket Shark discovered in Gulf of Mexico

Extremely rare 'adorable' Pocket Shark discovered in Gulf of Mexico Watch

Green

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Thirty-six years ago, a pocket shark was discovered off the Peru coast, and just recently, another pocket shark, reported to be only the second one ...

Infant Exposure: Newborn Baby Rescued from a Dumpster Reunited with Hero Who Saved Him

Infant Exposure: Newborn Baby Rescued from a Dumpster Reunited with Hero Who Saved Him

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Michael Buelna is a Police Officer in Santa Ana, California. In 1989 he heard a sound coming from a trash bin. When he looked closely, he ...

The Obama Administration to bring waves of immigrants to refugee settlements in the United States

The Obama Administration to bring waves of immigrants to refugee settlements in the United States Watch

U.S.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Obama administration is no less than discreet. From the "Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on ...

HIV cases in Indiana spike to unprecedented levels causing a public health emergency

HIV cases in Indiana spike to unprecedented levels causing a public health emergency Watch

Health

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

There has been an outbreak of HIV infection in Indiana, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With a small population in ...

Lifting the Christian flag on Georgian government grounds raises concerns

Lifting the Christian flag on Georgian government grounds raises concerns Watch

U.S.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After seeking legal recommendations, Cochran, Georgia was advised not to raise the traditional Christian flag outside City Hall. However, the city ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's surprising response to why he accepts never becoming President of the United States

Arnold Schwarzenegger's surprising response to why he accepts never becoming President of the United States Watch

Celebrity

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hollywood actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger declared his gratitude for the United States of America. Despite being born ...

Daily Readings for Monday, April 27, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 11:1-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 43:3, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 43:4, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 42:2-3, Gospel: John ...

St. Zita: Saint of the Day for Monday, April 27, 2015

St. Zita: Saint of the Day for Monday, April 27, 2015

Saints

St. Zita was born into a poor but holy Christian family. Her older sister became a Cistercian nun and her uncle Graziano was a hermit whom the local ...

Prayer for the Dead # 2: Prayer of the Day for Monday, April 27, 2015

Prayers

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

California's extreme drought causes rodents to raid homes

California's extreme drought causes rodents to raid homes Watch

U.S.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Rodents are being forced to forage into houses and residences for water to survive during the high temperature in California causing an extreme ...

'Peace be with You'

'Peace be with You'

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

"On the evening of that first day of the week," according to the Gospel of John, "when the doors were locked, where the disciples were... Jesus came ...

It just might be the largest eruption ever! Fire in the belly - much more magma underneath Yellowstone volcano than thought

It just might be the largest eruption ever! Fire in the belly - much more magma underneath Yellowstone volcano than thought Watch

U.S.

A research group, using seismic technology to scan Yellowstone National Park's depths has made a literally earth-shaking discovery. ...

Six years of snooping: U.S. unveils six-year-old report on NSA activity

Six years of snooping: U.S. unveils six-year-old report on NSA activity Watch

Politics & Policy

If no legislation rules otherwise, the Patriot Act surveillance law will expire this coming June 1. This would not only affect National Security ...

HELP ON THE WAY? Malaria vaccine found to cut cases in half - lives of children could be spared

HELP ON THE WAY? Malaria vaccine found to cut cases in half - lives of children could be spared Watch

Health

A new "jab" - or vaccination against malaria could prevent millions of cases and save the lives of millions of children in developing nations, ...

Thousands dead in Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years

Thousands dead in Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years Watch

Asia Pacific

Thousands are reported dead, and many more people remain unaccounted for after a devastating earthquake in Nepal. In the capital city of ...

Apr 27 - Homily: Our Lady of Good Counsel

Apr 27 - Homily: Our Lady of Good Counsel Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Alan on the importance of the gift of counsel and why Our Lady is Mother of Good Counsel and how this relates to the Franciscans of the ...

Apr 26 - Homily: True and Good Shepherd

Apr 26 - Homily: True and Good Shepherd Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Alan on what makes a good shepherd and a good sheep. Jesus the Good Shepherd knows his sheep and his sheep know Him. Father compares this to ...

House of Representatives may subpoena Hillary Clinton's personal e-mail server

House of Representatives may subpoena Hillary Clinton's personal e-mail server Watch

Politics & Policy

The House of Representatives may subpoena Hillary Clinton's personal e-mail server if she does not voluntarily surrender it for examination by an ...

HUNG OVER? Try the ancient Egyptian cure - of a garland of laurel leaves

HUNG OVER? Try the ancient Egyptian cure - of a garland of laurel leaves Watch

Health

There may be a reason behind all those surviving artworks of drunken, ancient Roman revelers wearing garlands about their heads. In a stash of ...

ALTERING EMBRYOS: China becoming 'Wild West' in genetic research

ALTERING EMBRYOS: China becoming 'Wild West' in genetic research Watch

Health

Critics warn that China is swiftly becoming the "Wild West" of genetic research. Researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou have ...

Eating at the government's table: 353,000 refugees on food stamps, 55,000 receiving SSI

Eating at the government's table: 353,000 refugees on food stamps, 55,000 receiving SSI Watch

Politics & Policy

They come from faraway lands to the United States in search of a better life - all on the taxpayer's dime. It has been learned that at least ...

Bill and Hillary Clinton have been 'disorganized and greedy,' analyst says

Bill and Hillary Clinton have been 'disorganized and greedy,' analyst says Watch

Politics & Policy

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, along with his wife Hillary - who has her eyes on the presidential seat come 2016, reportedly have a "web of ...

Is Yellowstone's supervolcano ready to blow? Scientists find thousands of cubic miles of magma under volcano

Is Yellowstone's supervolcano ready to blow? Scientists find thousands of cubic miles of magma under volcano Watch

Green

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Scientists have completed mapping out a new reservoir of magma underneath Yellowstone's massive supervolcano. The magma was found about 12 to 28 ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, April 26, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 4:8-12, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:26, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:1, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:29, ...

St. Cletus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, April 26, 2015

St. Cletus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saints

St. Cletus was the third bishop of Rome, and succeeded St. Linus, which circumstance alone shows his eminent virtue among the first disciples of St. ...

Prayer before the Closing of the Day: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, April 26, 2015

Prayers

Before the closing of the day, Creator, we Thee humbly pray, That, for Thy wonted mercy's sake, Thou us under protection take. May nothing in our ...

Surgeon claims controversial head transplant will take less than an hour

Surgeon claims controversial head transplant will take less than an hour Watch

Health

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero says that he can reattach a man's head on to a new body in less than an hour. Canavero says that the procedure is ...

'If I Only Had a Brain': MRI technology gives an amazing inside look into a singing brain

'If I Only Had a Brain': MRI technology gives an amazing inside look into a singing brain Watch

Health

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Researchers from the Beckman Institute investigated how various muscles and other connected body parts work to allow us to speak and sing, and the ...

WHO IS THAT? Mysterious 'ghost child' appears in couple's wedding photo

WHO IS THAT? Mysterious 'ghost child' appears in couple's wedding photo Watch

Marriage & Family

If a picture is worth a thousand words, some elements of a picture become known only long afterwards. A couple in Virginia had the fact pointed ...

ISIS does the unexpected in latest shocking execution images

ISIS does the unexpected in latest shocking execution images Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New images claim to show ISIS militants showing compassion. Two accused gay men were set to be stoned to death, however, prior to the stoning, their ...

Loretta Lynch makes history as the first African-American female U.S. attorney general

Loretta Lynch makes history as the first African-American female U.S. attorney general Watch

Politics & Policy

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the new U.S. attorney general last Thursday. History is made as she became the first African-American woman to ...

Behind the heroic act: The heartbreaking story of the youngest organ donor in Britain

Behind the heroic act: The heartbreaking story of the youngest organ donor in Britain Watch

Health

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Teddy Houlston would have celebrated his first birthday this year with his family and twin brother. But he was not able to live for an entire day; ...