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BREAKING: Cyber War erupts -  North Korea knocked offline by possible American cyber attack

BREAKING: Cyber War erupts - North Korea knocked offline by possible American cyber attack Watch

Asia Pacific

North Korea is offline today, and it could be the result of a retaliatory attack by the United States. Although neither side is acknowledging ...

GAINS AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE: Kurds recapture large area of Iraqi town, Sinjar

GAINS AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE: Kurds recapture large area of Iraqi town, Sinjar Watch

Middle East

A "large area" of the Iraqi town of Sinjar has been recaptured from Islamic State militants, Kurdish authorities say. Peshmerga forces have taken ...

Monday, December 22 - Homily: Christmas and Your Predominant Fault

Monday, December 22 - Homily: Christmas and Your Predominant Fault Watch

Daily Homilies

Father comments on the entrance antiphon: "O Gates, lift high your heads." He tells us these "gates" can symbolize two very different things. The ...

Defending cop killers? Why is New York's mayor infuriating America

Defending cop killers? Why is New York's mayor infuriating America Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The long-standing tensions between the mayor of New York City and the NYPD seems about to come to a head, following a Sunday appearance by Mayor ...

Take Pope Francis' quiz: Do you have any of these 15 spiritual illnesses?

Take Pope Francis' quiz: Do you have any of these 15 spiritual illnesses? Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has provided a list of 15 things he wants the Curia to be on guard against. Describing each of the 15 conditions as a disease, the Holy ...

Are offshore oil rigs going extinct? Meet Prelude: The world's largest ocean going vessel

Are offshore oil rigs going extinct? Meet Prelude: The world's largest ocean going vessel Watch

Green

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

At more than 1,600 feet long, Prelude is set to be the largest oceangoing vessel in the world.

Daily Readings for Monday, December 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 Samuel 1:24-28, Responsorial Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:1, Responsorial Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:4-8, Gospel: Ephesians 1:46-56

St. Chaeromon: Saint of the Day for Monday, December 22, 2014

St. Chaeromon: Saint of the Day for Monday, December 22, 2014

Saints

Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt. When the persecution was instituted by Emperor Trajanus Decius, Chaeromon Was quite elderly. He and several companions ...

Advent Prayer #2: Prayer of the Day for Monday, December 22, 2014

Prayers

O shepherd of Israel, hearken, O guide of the flock of Joseph! Rouse your power, and come to save us. O Lord of hosts, restore us, if your face ...

'Every word has a spark of fire and life inside it!' Pope Francis urges the Catholic media to be wise with words

'Every word has a spark of fire and life inside it!' Pope Francis urges the Catholic media to be wise with words Watch

Living Faith

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Words are one of the most powerful things in the world today. It is the media's duty to distribute information using words; how those words are used ...

New York Times lies, declares Cuba will remain communist - But what did Castro really say?

New York Times lies, declares Cuba will remain communist - But what did Castro really say? Watch

Americas

Most Americans are pleased with the decision of the Obama administration to normalize relations with Cuba. The move means that both countries will ...

Made in the U.S.A.: Lincoln Logs come back home just in time for the holidays

Made in the U.S.A.: Lincoln Logs come back home just in time for the holidays Watch

Business & Economics

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Lincoln Logs, a classic American toy invented in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, has been a popular iconic toy for many years.

150 Iraqi women choose death rather than become sex slaves in the Islamic State

150 Iraqi women choose death rather than become sex slaves in the Islamic State Watch

Middle East

Earlier this month, the Islamic State staged an execution of 150 women and girls because they refused to marry or have sex with Islamic State ...

With winter knocking for displaced Iraqis, supplies fall short of needs

With winter knocking for displaced Iraqis, supplies fall short of needs Watch

Middle East

By (CNA/EWTN News)

As millions of displaced Iraqis are caught in the dead of winter, the international community has a long way to go to cover their basic needs, ...

HOUNDED TO THE GRAVE: Retired Americans regularly harassed by debt collectors

HOUNDED TO THE GRAVE: Retired Americans regularly harassed by debt collectors Watch

Marriage & Family

When one reaches retirement age and begins to live off of Social Security, savings and pensions, most Americans want to spend the remainder of ...

Dec 21 - Homily: Contemplate It Again and Again

Dec 21 - Homily: Contemplate It Again and Again Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father Maximilian comment on the re-occurrence of the Gospel reading of the Annunciation within a few days, and tells us it is the Church's ...

Dec 22 - Homily: Christmas and Your Predominant Fault

Dec 22 - Homily: Christmas and Your Predominant Fault Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father comments on the entrance antiphon: "O Gates, lift high your heads." He tells us these "gates" can symbolize two very different things. The ...

REVENGE KILLING: Two New York City policemen gunned down in cold blood - revenge believed to be motive

REVENGE KILLING: Two New York City policemen gunned down in cold blood - revenge believed to be motive Watch

U.S.

Without apparent rhyme or reason - NYPD Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were gunned down in cold blood as they sat in their patrol ...

The Assassination of Two Police Officers in New York Reveals a City at a Crossroads

The Assassination of Two Police Officers in New York Reveals a City at a Crossroads Watch

U.S.

By Keith A. Fournier

The flames that fueled this lunacy were fanned by a Mayor who repeatedly and irresponsibly touted a racial narrative which attributed racial bias ...

Amazing Realities of Christmas and the Incarnation

Amazing Realities of Christmas and the Incarnation Watch

Christmas / Advent

By Michael Terheyden

When we think of the birth of Christ in terms of the Incarnation, our understanding of Christmas changes. It is no longer a remote event. It is near ...

No one should be hungry during the Christmas season

No one should be hungry during the Christmas season

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

In early December, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) stopped feeding 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

Full of Grace: Learning to Live a Life of Yes from Mary

Full of Grace: Learning to Live a Life of Yes from Mary Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith Fournier

What came about in bodily form in Mary, the fullness of the godhead shining through Christ in the Blessed Virgin, takes place in a similar way in ...

Construction plan could endanger world heritage site of Stonehenge

Construction plan could endanger world heritage site of Stonehenge Watch

Europe

Recent construction plans announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron near the prehistoric site of Stonehenge could very well wipe away the ...

Daily Readings for Monday, December 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 1 Samuel 1:24-28, Responsorial Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:4-8, Responsorial Psalm: 1 Samuel 2:1, Gospel: Ephesians 1:46-56

St. Peter Canisius: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 21, 2014

St. Peter Canisius: Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 21, 2014 Watch

Saints

In 1565, the Vatican was looking for a secret agent. It was shortly after the Council of Trent and the pope wanted to get the decrees of the Council ...

Advent Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, December 21, 2014

Prayers

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ever faithful to your promises and ever close to your Church: the earth rejoices in hope of the Savior's coming and ...

Life is an Advent Search for God: The Importance of Effort

Life is an Advent Search for God: The Importance of Effort Watch

Christmas / Advent

By Deacon Frederick Bartels

Advent is about seeking God, the most noble of all pursuits. Nevertheless, such a pursuit is one in which we are engaged each day, not merely ...

The Angel of the Lord Declared unto Joseph: The Angelus of Joseph and the Call to Men

The Angel of the Lord Declared unto Joseph: The Angelus of Joseph and the Call to Men Watch

Daily Homilies

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Through the Fountain of living water called Baptism, the Father invites each one of us into His new family, the Body of His Son, the Church. He ...

Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements

Pope Francis Gives Direction to Charismatic Renewal and New Movements Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

On November 22, 2014, Pope Francis addressed a Congress sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. It brought together new movements and ...

The Pope, the Pets, the Paparazzi and the Propaganda Media

The Pope, the Pets, the Paparazzi and the Propaganda Media

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The passing on of this complete fabrication, as well as the embellishment which accompanied it, were not simply a matter of the secular press ...

Hundreds rescued as Kurdish forces punch through Islamic State siege

Hundreds rescued as Kurdish forces punch through Islamic State siege Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In the ongoing war with the Islamic State, Kurdish Peshmerga forces have reported a victory in northern Iraq.

Islam is the religion of peace? You'll reconsider when you read the laws of true Islam

Islam is the religion of peace? You'll reconsider when you read the laws of true Islam Watch

Middle East

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch

How refreshing it would be if some of the people, Muslim or non-Muslim, who insist that the Islamic State is not Islamic would show how this penal ...