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A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa

A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

"Djounoud Al khalifa," or Soldiers of the Caliph is the given name of the new pivot of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, which ...

Death toll isn't the only toll: Ebola outbreak will cause untold economic damage

Death toll isn't the only toll: Ebola outbreak will cause untold economic damage Watch

Africa

A new report from the World Bank has revealed that the West African Ebola outbreak could cost affected nations billions of dollars and slash ...

Thursday,  September 18 - Homily: Simple, Humble, and Absorbed in God

Thursday, September 18 - Homily: Simple, Humble, and Absorbed in God Watch

Daily Homilies

St. Joseph of Cupertino was well known for often being lifted up in the air in ecstasy, but more importantly, his mind was detached from the ...

Shakespearean villain Richard III died from battle wounds

Shakespearean villain Richard III died from battle wounds Watch

Europe

Classical Shakespearean villain and colorful historical figure King Richard III died from a particularly brutal blow to the skull he suffered in ...

PRAY FOR NIGERIA - Catholic Church reports as many as 20 priests hiding from Boko Haram in Nigeria

PRAY FOR NIGERIA - Catholic Church reports as many as 20 priests hiding from Boko Haram in Nigeria Watch

Africa

The Catholic Church is warning the world that 25 villages, all with large Catholic populations, remain under the firm control of Boko Haram, an ...

Obama gains support from House to further fight against ISIS

Obama gains support from House to further fight against ISIS Watch

U.S.

While President Barack Obama told Americans-in somewhat ambiguous terms-last week that he intended to destroy the Islamic State, as of September ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 2 Timothy 15:1-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 118:16-17, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 118:28, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 118:1-2, Gospel: ...

St. Joseph of Cupertino: Saint of the Day for Thursday, September 18, 2014

St. Joseph of Cupertino: Saint of the Day for Thursday, September 18, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Joseph was born at Cupertino, in the diocese of Nardo in the Kingdom of Naples, in 1603. After spending his childhood and adolescence in ...

Body of Christ, Save Me!: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Prayers

Body of Christ, save me! Save me from my great arch-enemy, my weak and faltering self. Save me from all greed of money, of power, and of ...

Stone structure in northern Israel was to worship moon god, scholar says

Stone structure in northern Israel was to worship moon god, scholar says Watch

Middle East

In the shape of the crescent moon in northern Israel, a 5,000-year-old stone structure is now being declared as an ancient monument. Predating ...

CLOTHES HORSE: Wasserman Schultz losing confidence among Democrats

CLOTHES HORSE: Wasserman Schultz losing confidence among Democrats Watch

Politics & Policy

Two "faux pas" have alienated Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her party. Her criticism of the White ...

Our Age Need Rebels of Love: The Christian Church is the Real Counterculture

Our Age Need Rebels of Love: The Christian Church is the Real Counterculture Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

We can - we will - change the culture of the contemporary West, if we are willing to suffer, struggle and offer ourselves to the Lord for the ...

What is a Catholic Deacon? Bishop Kevin Rhoades Gives the Answer

What is a Catholic Deacon? Bishop Kevin Rhoades Gives the Answer Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

It is a privilege to ordain you permanent deacons.  No, I didn't make a mistake.  Don't worry: you are scheduled to be ordained priests ...

Values Voters: What We Can Learn from Ted Cruz Being Booed at the In Defense of Christians Conference

Values Voters: What We Can Learn from Ted Cruz Being Booed at the In Defense of Christians Conference Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The events of Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Inaugural In Defense of Christians Gala make abundantly clear that there is a serious and ...

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The World Bank approved a $105 million grant on Tuesday to speed up delivery of emergency supplies and provide support for healthcare workers in ...

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria Watch

Middle East

Christian leaders throughout the Middle East have called on Muslim governments and religious authorities to condemn the Islamic State for its ...

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul!

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul! Watch

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retaken a bridge and several villages around Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, and pushed fighters from ...

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters Watch

Europe

By Laura Onita, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 22 million people were forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters last year and the numbers uprooted could increase as urban ...

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him Watch

Europe

Pope Francis has reportedly invited the President of China, Xi Jinping to meet with him, either in the Vatican or Beijing. The pontiff wants to ...

ISIS among us! New York man sought to kill Iraq war veterans

ISIS among us! New York man sought to kill Iraq war veterans Watch

U.S.

A Yemeni born food store owner in upstate New York sent funding to the Islamic State and attempted to sent three jihadists to Syria to fight ...

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world Watch

Asia Pacific

By CNA/EWTN News

The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to St. John Paul II, where a ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, September 18, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: 2 Timothy 15:1-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 118:16-17, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 118:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 118:28, Gospel: ...

St. Robert Bellarmine: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

St. Robert Bellarmine: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Watch

Saints

Born at Montepulciano, Italy, October 4, 1542, St. Robert Bellarmine was the third of ten children. His mother, Cinzia Cervini, a niece of Pope ...

Prayer for Holiness: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prayers

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my ...

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India Watch

Asia Pacific

The Pauline Sisters are due to celebrate their 50 years of presence in Goa, India, this September 20th. Goa is the former headquarters of the ...

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites Watch

Asia Pacific

Online bride-shopping websites are being targeted by Chinese and Cambodian authorities in a new anti-human-trafficking initiative, aimed at ...

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola Watch

Africa

West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared a threat to global security by U.S. President Obama and has since announced a major ...

Wednesday, September 17 - Homily: Stigmata of St. Francis, Seal of Devotion

Wednesday, September 17 - Homily: Stigmata of St. Francis, Seal of Devotion Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim gives an account of how St. Francis received the Stigmata, the visible wounds of Christ Crucified imprinted on his flesh. He then ...

Sunday's global warming march displays everything that's wrong with global warming activism

Sunday's global warming march displays everything that's wrong with global warming activism Watch

Green

This Sunday, thousands of climate activists will march on the streets of New York, in an effort to rekindle due concern over the environment. While ...

Pope Francis at risk of an assassination attempt by Islamic State

Pope Francis at risk of an assassination attempt by Islamic State Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis at risk of an assassination attempt by ISIL'Band of criminals' could have Pope Francis in its sights prior to his visits to Albania, ...