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A journey to the land of the free: Part One -- Beaten and scared young children flee violence and turn to the United States for hope

A journey to the land of the free: Part One -- Beaten and scared young children flee violence and turn to the United States for hope Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Blistered feet and filthy, blood-stained skin is the forlorn image of immigrants preparing to cross the border. With hopeful hearts and anxious ...

The great thaw: President Obama aims to destroy the last bastion of Cold War politics, easing relations between the U.S. and Cuba

The great thaw: President Obama aims to destroy the last bastion of Cold War politics, easing relations between the U.S. and Cuba Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On the heels of the White House announcement that they will be normalizing relations with Cuba-with whom the United States has had a cold ...

KOWTOWING TO NORTH KOREA: Sony cancels theatrical distribution for 'The Interview'

KOWTOWING TO NORTH KOREA: Sony cancels theatrical distribution for 'The Interview' Watch

Movies

It is the most disgraceful bit of news to come from the film industry in many years - and it's not over the scandalous behavior on the part of ...

No solutions: Dakar Peace and Security Summit declared a failure

No solutions: Dakar Peace and Security Summit declared a failure Watch

Africa

Only three heads of state attended the Dakar Peace and Security Summit. At the closing of the forum, entitled "Forum on Peace and Security in ...

Thursday, December 18 - Homily: Take Her into Your Home

Thursday, December 18 - Homily: Take Her into Your Home Watch

Daily Homilies

Like St. Joseph, Christians must not be afraid to take Mary into their homes and have an intimate spiritual life with Her.

Handwriting on the wall: Arctic warming twice as much as anticipated, USA to suffer consequences

Handwriting on the wall: Arctic warming twice as much as anticipated, USA to suffer consequences

Green

People lie, numbers don't. The numbers are revealing an alarming trend in the Arctic. While global temperature increases have moderated across the ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Genesis 49:2, Reading 1: Genesis 49:8-10, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 72:3-4, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 72:17, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah ...

St. Rufus: Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 18, 2014

St. Rufus: Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saints

Rufus and Zosimus were citizens of Antioch (or perhaps Philippi) who were brought to Rome with St. Ignatius of Antioch during the reign of Emperor ...

Advent Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Prayers

Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds ...

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 ...

Triage in the Confessional

Triage in the Confessional

Blog

By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Last year, at around this same time in Advent, we were sitting in church. Mass having just been celebrated, Monsignor Williams was announcing the ...

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' rakes in $125 million overseas before U.S. debut

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' rakes in $125 million overseas before U.S. debut Watch

Movies

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the concluding chapter of director Peter Jackson's version of the Tolkien tale will open in the ...

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.

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' tops list of films imported to China

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' tops list of films imported to China Watch

Movies

Snooty American film critics may have turned their noses up at it - but China got their Transformers on with "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. ...

Dec 18 - Homily: Take Her into Your Home

Dec 18 - Homily: Take Her into Your Home Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Like St. Joseph, Christians must not be afraid to take Mary into their homes and have an intimate spiritual life with Her. Ave Maria! Mass: ...

Dec 07 - Homily: Good News of Christ

Dec 07 - Homily: Good News of Christ Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Daniel Mahan on how our Lord wants to comfort His people during times of distress, that we should avoid getting too wrapped up in the bad news of ...

The disgusting new fact of American life: More than 46 million Americans on food stamps for 37 straight month

The disgusting new fact of American life: More than 46 million Americans on food stamps for 37 straight month Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It is self-evident that President Obama continues to undermine the abilities of the lower class, enforcing government-reliance on those who can ...

Anywhere in the world in four hours or less: Space plane receives approval from European Space Agency

Anywhere in the world in four hours or less: Space plane receives approval from European Space Agency Watch

Technology

A futuristic plane that could fly anyone anywhere in the world in four hours or less, as well as carry spaceships out of the atmosphere without ...

BURP! There! Proof of life existing on the planet Mars

BURP! There! Proof of life existing on the planet Mars Watch

Technology

Belches...and worse, could have just proven the evidence of life on Mars. NASA's Curiosity Rover has detected mysterious spikes of methane. These ...

Faith in the United States' race relations hits a strikingly low point after no indictment verdicts

Faith in the United States' race relations hits a strikingly low point after no indictment verdicts Watch

U.S.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Those are the words of Martin Luther King, Jr, a man who fought long and hard for a better today.

Horrific school massacre may backfire against Afghanistan Taliban

Horrific school massacre may backfire against Afghanistan Taliban Watch

Asia Pacific

As members of Afghanistan's Taliban swept through an army-run school in Peshawar, the results were horrifying. Unarmed children cowered under ...

If backed into a corner will Putin come out swinging? On the eve of Russia's great depression Europe braces for violent repercussions

If backed into a corner will Putin come out swinging? On the eve of Russia's great depression Europe braces for violent repercussions Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The sharply declining price of a barrel of oil and the harsh sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Europe have created a perfect storm for Russia's ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Genesis 49:2, Reading 1: Genesis 49:8-10, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 72:3-4, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 72:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah ...

St. Olympias: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

St. Olympias: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Saints

Olympias born into a wealthy noble Constantinople family. She was orphaned when a child and was given over to the care of Theodosia by her uncle, the ...

A Devotion in Honour of the Seven Sorrows and Joys of Saint Joseph: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Prayers

First Sorrow and Joy O most pure Spouse of Mary, glorious St. Joseph, as the affliction and anguish of thy heart was exceedingly great in thy ...

Obama's right, he has issued fewer executive orders than his predecessors, BUT...

Obama's right, he has issued fewer executive orders than his predecessors, BUT... Watch

Politics & Policy

What's in a name? President Obama has ruled more from his desk, without the consent of Congress, more than any other president, but liberals are ...

Federal judge warned: Don't interfere with Obama's plan for deportation amnesty

Federal judge warned: Don't interfere with Obama's plan for deportation amnesty Watch

Politics & Policy

In unusually strong language, the Obama administration warned a federal judge to stay out of the debate over President Obama's deportation ...

Wednesday, December 17 - Homily: St. Matthew & Moses

Wednesday, December 17 - Homily: St. Matthew & Moses Watch

Daily Homilies

St. Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church, explains that St. Matthew imitates Moses in writing the first Gospel and giving the geneology of Jesus ...

Why is he so upset? Because of the secret Republican time bomb in the government funding bill

Why is he so upset? Because of the secret Republican time bomb in the government funding bill Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Senate has approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed to fund nearly the whole of the federal government through the 2015 fiscal year, ...

'Chop-up houses' fill night air with cries of the slaughtered along Colombian riverbanks

'Chop-up houses' fill night air with cries of the slaughtered along Colombian riverbanks Watch

Americas

By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation

At night along the riverbanks of the Colombian port city of Buenaventura, residents say they can hear people scream and plea for mercy as they ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPE FRANCIS! Beloved Pontiff turns 78 today

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPE FRANCIS! Beloved Pontiff turns 78 today Watch

Living Faith

HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPE FRANCIS! Today is Pope Francis' 78th birthday and well-wishers celebrated the day singing and dancing for the Holy Father in St. ...