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New rules for Vatican finance offices include protection for 'whistleblowers'

New rules for Vatican finance offices include protection for 'whistleblowers' Watch

Living Faith

Those who find evidence of wrongdoing in the finances governing the Vatican will be protected under new rules. The guidelines governing the ...

Has Obama destroyed 60 years of friendship? U.S.-Israeli relations frayed after dismissive comments from President Obama

Has Obama destroyed 60 years of friendship? U.S.-Israeli relations frayed after dismissive comments from President Obama Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In his dramatic, and controversial, speech before the U.S. Congress, Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the proposed ...

Jihadi John's father calls son 'dog, an animal and a terrorist'

Jihadi John's father calls son 'dog, an animal and a terrorist' Watch

Europe

Describing his son as a "dog, an animal and a terrorist," the father of dreaded Islamic State terrorist "Jihadi John," 51-year-old father of ...

Christian monks in Egypt face death by bulldozer to cries of 'Allahu Akbar!'

Christian monks in Egypt face death by bulldozer to cries of 'Allahu Akbar!' Watch

Africa

Coptic monks in Egypt are facing death by bulldozer as road workers chanting "Allah Akbar!" plan to bulldoze an ancient Christian site to construct a ...

 Oprah Winfrey sadly shuts down Harpo Studios forever

Oprah Winfrey sadly shuts down Harpo Studios forever Watch

Business & Economics

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Oprah Winfrey is set to shut down production at her Chicago-based Harpo Studios by the end of 2015. After much thought, the billionaire mogul has ...

Historic World War II Japanese battleship amazingly discovered by Microsoft co-founder

Historic World War II Japanese battleship amazingly discovered by Microsoft co-founder Watch

Asia Pacific

The sea has given up one of its long-kept secrets to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. He says he has found the wreck of a long-lost World War II ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:7-8, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:1-2, Gospel: ...

St. Casimir: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 04, 2015

St. Casimir: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Watch

Saints

Casimir grew up in a world where his life was not his own. As a prince of Poland, the second son of King Casimir IV and Elizabeth of Austria, his ...

Morning Offering Prayer #4: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Prayers

Almighty God, I thank you for your past blessings. Today I offer myself - whatever I do, say, or think - to your loving care. Continue to bless ...

Was a girl really stoned to death for having a Facebook account?

Was a girl really stoned to death for having a Facebook account? Watch

Middle East

Two weeks ago, the Islamic State stoned to death a Syrian girl for adultery, despite the fact she never touched another person. Her actual crime? ...

Wednesday, March 4 - Homily: Curing of Naaman

Wednesday, March 4 - Homily: Curing of Naaman Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Elias on the curing of Naaman and how it has many of the necessary elements for the reception of the graces of faith and ...

PM Netanyahu's Clarion Call

PM Netanyahu's Clarion Call Watch

U.S.

By Adele M. Gill

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, as President Obama, his staff, and many Democrats in Congress boycotted his speech, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu ...

European leaders warn Putin to back down: Threaten more sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire is violated

European leaders warn Putin to back down: Threaten more sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire is violated Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While the current ceasefire agreement is apparently holding in Ukraine, European leaders and President Obama warned Russia that they would come ...

When Did We See You Hungry? Lent and the Love of Preference for the Poor

When Did We See You Hungry? Lent and the Love of Preference for the Poor Watch

Lent / Easter

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The option or love of preference for the poor. This is an option or a special form of primacy in the exercise of Christian charity to which the ...

Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent

Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent

Lent / Easter

By Wendy C. RN., BA.

'Give alms...Pray to your Father...Fast without a gloomy face...' (Matthew 6:1-18)

Attualizzazione del Vangelo del 8 Marzo 2015 a cura di don Domenico Luciani

Attualizzazione del Vangelo del 8 Marzo 2015 a cura di don Domenico Luciani Watch

International

III DOMENICA DI QUARESIMA (ANNO B) Gv 2,13-25 Distruggete questo tempio e in tre giorni lo faro' risorgere.

EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: 3 Months Old Baby Breathes Its Final Breaths

EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: 3 Months Old Baby Breathes Its Final Breaths Watch

COL I-Reports

EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: 3 Months Old Baby Breathes Its Final Breaths

Former atheist shares with the world his unbelievable journey finding Jesus

Former atheist shares with the world his unbelievable journey finding Jesus Watch

Living Faith

Journalist and Pastor Lee Strobel led a "narcissistic and profane" life before his conversion to Christianity in 1981. The former atheist spent ...

Terrifying Ebola-styled outbreak may affect nearly 30 countries

Terrifying Ebola-styled outbreak may affect nearly 30 countries Watch

Africa

By Joseph D'Urso, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at ...

What is she hiding? Hillary Clinton refused to use government email address while Secretary of State

What is she hiding? Hillary Clinton refused to use government email address while Secretary of State Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Potential 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may have shot herself in the foot; it has been revealed that as Secretary of State, ...

Chinese motion picture box surprisingly beats Hollywood for very first time

Chinese motion picture box surprisingly beats Hollywood for very first time Watch

Movies

It makes sense that a nation with well over a billion people would need entertainment - and for the first time ever, the Chinese motion picture ...

TERROR THREAT VERY REAL: Vatican Inspector General says security on high alert

TERROR THREAT VERY REAL: Vatican Inspector General says security on high alert Watch

Europe

Inspector General of the Vatican's police force, Domenico Giani says that he is unaware of any plan to attack the Vatican or Pope Francis, but ...

Tuesday, March 3 - Homily: Humility, the most Important Virtue

Tuesday, March 3 - Homily: Humility, the most Important Virtue Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joseph McShane on the importance of humility as highlighted in the Gospel and the lives of the saints.

Daily Readings for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Deuteronomy 26:16-19, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:4-5, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:7-8, Gospel: ...

St. Katharine Drexel: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, March 03, 2015

St. Katharine Drexel: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Watch

Saints

Saint Katharine Drexel, Religious (Feast Day-March 3) Born in 1858, into a prominent Philadelphia family, Katharine became imbued with love for God ...

Prayer for the Sick: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Prayers

Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord ...

 Is your teenager in danger? 1 in 5 teen girls experience dating abuse in the U.S.

Is your teenager in danger? 1 in 5 teen girls experience dating abuse in the U.S. Watch

U.S.

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It seems like teenagers nowadays have forgotten what "respect your partner" means. Oftentimes, teenage couples leave one battered and the other ...

Family Tips: How to promote optimism in your child

Family Tips: How to promote optimism in your child Watch

Marriage & Family

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As parents, there are moments when it is very easy for us to get swept away by the fire in our heads during moments of uncertainties, problems, ...

Growing rift in the Republican party exposes the corruption within, thankfully dramatic change is coming

Growing rift in the Republican party exposes the corruption within, thankfully dramatic change is coming Watch

Politics & Policy

The media would have you believe there are two kinds of Republicans, the "moderate" Republicans and the "TEA Party" Republicans. This is an ...

ISIS RELEASES 19 kidnapped Assyrian Christians but what about the other 200?

ISIS RELEASES 19 kidnapped Assyrian Christians but what about the other 200? Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nineteen of the more than 200 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS in north-eastern Syria have been set free. Taken from their homes in February, ...

Catholic-raised beef. Yep, that's a thing!

Catholic-raised beef. Yep, that's a thing! Watch

Living Faith

When many Americans think of monks and nuns, they imagine brown or black-clad cloistered people who do nothing but pray all day in perfect isolation ...

Where are Christians the most persecuted? It is NOT the Middle East

Where are Christians the most persecuted? It is NOT the Middle East Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new study from the Pew Research Center has shown some interesting finds about religious violence, notably that the country with the highest ...