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ACTIVE SHOOTER - Kids, teachers, community terrorized by admin, police at Thompson Jr. HS in Bakersfield in the name of safety?

ACTIVE SHOOTER - Kids, teachers, community terrorized by admin, police at Thompson Jr. HS in Bakersfield in the name of safety? Watch

News

The latest school shooting did not make the national news yesterday because allegedly it was an act of domestic terrorism perpetrated against kids ...

Is it a sign of impending collapse? Financial savant Warren Buffett loses two billion in stock market

Is it a sign of impending collapse? Financial savant Warren Buffett loses two billion in stock market Watch

Business & Economics

Warren Buffett, the man known for focusing on long-term investment performance as apposed to making the quick buck, has lost $2 million in ...

How would you like to handle acid with your bare hands? For many in Bangladesh, this is their only option

How would you like to handle acid with your bare hands? For many in Bangladesh, this is their only option Watch

Asia Pacific

There is a dark side in the growing labor sector of Bangladesh, one that makes workers look decades older than they are.

Guns Do Not Have Rights, People Do. Legitimate Self Defense is One of Them

Guns Do Not Have Rights, People Do. Legitimate Self Defense is One of Them

U.S.

By Keith A. Fournier

We live in a precarious time in the United States of America. Many of us are deeply concerned about the effort to infringe upon the fundamental ...

Guest Commentary by Ken Blackwell: Houston's Mayor is Endangering Civil Rights

Guest Commentary by Ken Blackwell: Houston's Mayor is Endangering Civil Rights

U.S.

By Ken Blackwell

In Houston, Texas, we have seen a bizarre twist on traditional Civil Rights play out. The Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, has been waging an ...

Finding the Path to Peace Through Forgiveness

Finding the Path to Peace Through Forgiveness Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In 1999 I was a part of Project Reconciliation led by a true peacemaker, paralyzed police officer Detective Steven McDonald. This trip was a part ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Hebrews 3:2-12, Responsorial Psalm: Joel 12:2-6, Gospel: Ephesians 12:39-48

St. Pope John Paul II: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

St. Pope John Paul II: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Watch

Saints

Karol J. Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, ...

Prayer to St. John Paul II: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Prayers

Oh, St. John Paul, from the window of heaven, grant us your blessing! Bless the church that you loved and served and guided, courageously leading it ...

Islamic State has infiltrated INSIDE of Turkey with attempt to kidnap Syrian leader

Islamic State has infiltrated INSIDE of Turkey with attempt to kidnap Syrian leader Watch

Middle East

While Islamic State fighters batter the Syrian city of Kobani near the border with Turkey, ISIS agents are apparently now currently operating ...

Blank 'green Obamacards' - up to 34 MILLION - issued prior to promised amnesty

Blank 'green Obamacards' - up to 34 MILLION - issued prior to promised amnesty Watch

Politics & Policy

Thirty-four million blank work permits and "green cards," which authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States are currently ...

Jack 'the acid' Ripper: Suspects arrested in connection with acid attacks against women in Iran

Jack 'the acid' Ripper: Suspects arrested in connection with acid attacks against women in Iran Watch

Middle East

Iranian authorities have arrested a number of people suspected of throwing acid at women. Its' believed that the women were wearing their ...

Programs help young women in Kenya flee prostitution

Programs help young women in Kenya flee prostitution Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The alcohol lining the 12-year-old Kenyan girl's stomach did nothing to quell her hunger pangs.

Suspected Indiana serial killer foiled by text messages

Suspected Indiana serial killer foiled by text messages Watch

U.S.

Darren Deon Vann told Indiana Police he "messed up" and expressed surprise that he was found so quickly, in the biggest understatement in recent ...

Algerian-Libyan border under lockdown due to deteriorating situation in Benghazi

Algerian-Libyan border under lockdown due to deteriorating situation in Benghazi Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The deteriorating situation in Libya - in particular in the eastern city of Benghazi, has the Algerian people calling for more protection along ...

Priestly Ordinations

Priestly Ordinations Watch

Vocations

On the 5th of July 2014, Brothers Colm Mannion OP and Luuk Dominiek Jansen OP were ordained to the priesthood in St. Saviour's Dominican Church ...

What's the biggest danger in your home? It will shock and disgust you

What's the biggest danger in your home? It will shock and disgust you Watch

Health

The biggest danger in your house aren't stairs, bugs or chemicals, but actually may be hand towels kept in the kitchen.

Fierce fighting rages in Benghazi amid political instability

Fierce fighting rages in Benghazi amid political instability Watch

Africa

Fierce fighting between troops loyal to the retired general, Khalifa Haftar and those loyal to Ansar Charia continues to rage on in the eastern ...

Liberian bishop reminds world that the poor must not be forgotten during Ebola crisis

Liberian bishop reminds world that the poor must not be forgotten during Ebola crisis Watch

Africa

Bishop Anthony Fallah Borwah of Gbarnga in Liberia says that the world that "it is the poor who are the Church's priority." Ebola, which has ...

Sectarian violence spreads in Yemen, where Shi'ite militia square off against al-Qaeda

Sectarian violence spreads in Yemen, where Shi'ite militia square off against al-Qaeda Watch

Middle East

A Yemeni city was taken by al Qaeda fighters, and 33 people were killed by a suicide bombing and gun fighting during the group's challenge to the ...

Tuesday, October 21 - Homily: Fighting Hate with Grace

Tuesday, October 21 - Homily: Fighting Hate with Grace Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the life of Bl. Josephine Leroux, virgin and martyr during the French Revolution. She was condemned to death for the horrible ...

Al Qaeda launches 'magazine war' with Islamic State in effort to attract new recruits

Al Qaeda launches 'magazine war' with Islamic State in effort to attract new recruits Watch

Middle East

Al Qaeda is attempting to make a comeback in the public eye following the stunning rise of the competing Islamic State. In an online publication, ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Hebrews 3:2-12, Responsorial Psalm: Joel 12:2-6, Gospel: Ephesians 12:39-48

St. Hilarion: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

St. Hilarion: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saints

Abbot and disciple of St. Anthony the Great, companion of St. Hesychius. He was born in Tabatha, Palestine, and was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. He ...

Prayer to Holy Michael the Archangel: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Prayers

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we ...

New Indonesian president promises a 'people-centric' government

New Indonesian president promises a 'people-centric' government Watch

Asia Pacific

Indonesia got a new president, Joko Widodo, a 53-year-old man who was sworn in on October 20 after Bambang Yudhoyono stepped down after having ...

So, the Apple haters were wrong again - take a bite of this!

So, the Apple haters were wrong again - take a bite of this! Watch

Technology

Tech giant Apple has sold 39.3 million iPhones over the past quarter, which includes sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which were released in ...

Pope Francis - Petitions UN, Muslims and Christians to address 'ongoing genocide' in Iraq

Pope Francis - Petitions UN, Muslims and Christians to address 'ongoing genocide' in Iraq Watch

Middle East

Pope Francis has once again spoken out about the atrocities being committed in the Middle East by the Islamic State, labeling them "terrorism of ...

The Parable of the Rich Man: Becoming Rich in What Matters To God

The Parable of the Rich Man: Becoming Rich in What Matters To God

Living Faith

By Deacon Frederick K. Bartels

What leads to permanent and lasting happiness? As Jesus points out, becoming "rich in what matters to God" is the key. When we place God first, and ...

#StopEbolaStrike, Protect America

#StopEbolaStrike, Protect America

Blog

By Cheryl Jones

There is currently a #StopEbolaStrike under that hash tag on Twitter.

United States developing quick-strike team to deal with Ebola

United States developing quick-strike team to deal with Ebola Watch

U.S.

In response to the crisis in Dallas, the United States is developing a 30-person "quick-strike team" in order to attend to the needs of Ebola ...