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A TIP BEFORE YOU TAKE A DIP: Parasite 'Crypto' lurking in many swimming pools

A TIP BEFORE YOU TAKE A DIP: Parasite 'Crypto' lurking in many swimming pools Watch

Health

The water is clear, blue, and refreshing in the summer sun. We are ready to jump into the pool for some instant refreshment, when - WAIT A ...

Top German publication pressures Chancellor Merkel to act after NEW U.S. spying allegations

Top German publication pressures Chancellor Merkel to act after NEW U.S. spying allegations Watch

Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was understandably upset after she learned the national Security Agency had her under surveillance for several ...

Is Texas' plan to keep all its gold within the state a step towards secession?

Is Texas' plan to keep all its gold within the state a step towards secession? Watch

Politics & Policy

Fiercely independent, the State of Texas has decided to keep all of its gold within state borders. This translates to 5,600 gold bars worth $650 ...

Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same Sex 'Marriage' Set

Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same Sex 'Marriage' Set

U.S.

By Ken Blackwell

This is Ground Zero for the war on religious liberty. The political left-including gay-marriage activists-are saying that your First Amendment ...

Two Differing Catholic Priestly Views on the SCOTUS Gay 'Marriage' Ruling

Two Differing Catholic Priestly Views on the SCOTUS Gay 'Marriage' Ruling Watch

U.S.

By Matt C. Abbott

There have been numerous statements and articles written about the very disappointing (but not surprising) gay "marriage" ruling handed down by ...

AIDS vaccine in monkeys shows success - but doesn't necessarily translate to human use

AIDS vaccine in monkeys shows success - but doesn't necessarily translate to human use Watch

Health

"I think it is quite promising," Mitchell Warren of the HIV vaccine and treatment advocacy group AVAC, says. A new vaccine tested on monkeys ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Genesis 32:23-33, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 17:1-3, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 17:6-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 17:15, Gospel: Matthew ...

Bl. Ralph Milner: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Bl. Ralph Milner: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 07, 2015 Watch

Saints

English martyr. He was born at Stocksteads, Hampshire, and was a convert. He was arrested the day he received his first Communion. A husbands man by ...

Prayer to God the Father: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Prayers

Almighty God, my Eternal Father, from the fullness of my soul I adore You. I am deeply grateful that You have made me in Your image and ...

British teachers allowed to search and confiscate unhealthy items from students' lunchboxes

British teachers allowed to search and confiscate unhealthy items from students' lunchboxes Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

British teachers and school leaders are now encouraged by the British government to use their powers, under the common law, to search inside student ...

Volkwagen factory worker killed by robot arm

Volkwagen factory worker killed by robot arm Watch

Technology

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A robot arm from a German Volkswagen plant picked up a factory worker and crushed him into a metal plate. Although the factory worker was transported ...

Al Qaeda terrorist group kills seven soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda terrorist group kills seven soldiers in Mali Watch

Africa

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) has claimed responsibility for the July 2 terrorist attack that took the lives of seven soldiers from the ...

From Christina Aguilera to Angelina Jolie, insider reveals how stars really behave during humanitarian missions

From Christina Aguilera to Angelina Jolie, insider reveals how stars really behave during humanitarian missions Watch

Celebrity

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A popular thing for celebrities to do nowadays is participate in humanitarian missions. In a report from the Guardian, an anonymous tipster revealed ...

United States blocks attempts from Middle East allies to provide Kurds heavy weapons in fight with ISIS

United States blocks attempts from Middle East allies to provide Kurds heavy weapons in fight with ISIS Watch

Middle East

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The United States has blocked endeavors made by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds in Iraq who are battling ISIS. ...

Heat brews as New Black Panther Party affiliate and KKK affliate plan protests on same day in South Carolina's capital

Heat brews as New Black Panther Party affiliate and KKK affliate plan protests on same day in South Carolina's capital Watch

U.S.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A New Black Panther Party affiliate group is planning to stir up a rally in the state of capitol of South Carolina on July 18. On that same day, a ...

Jul 05 - Homily: The Vocation to the Hidden Life

Jul 05 - Homily: The Vocation to the Hidden Life Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father first speaks of the Perpetual Virginity of Our Lady, showing that the "brothers and sisters" the Gospel passage speaks of were not fellow ...

Jul 06 - Homily: Maria Goretti and Alessandro Serenelli

Jul 06 - Homily: Maria Goretti and Alessandro Serenelli Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father briefly recounts the story of Maria Goretti, but puts his focus on what happened afterwards to Alessandro Serenelli, her murderer. He reads a ...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

Blog

By Shelly A. Schneider

Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true. You've heard that before, right? The phrase came to life during the heyday of 'Fantasy Island.'

Statue of Blessed Father Junipero Serra safe - for now at U.S. capitol

Statue of Blessed Father Junipero Serra safe - for now at U.S. capitol Watch

U.S.

By CNA/EWTN News

An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being.

THE DEVIL HAS SPOKEN - Satanic Temple declares removal of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma capitol a victory

THE DEVIL HAS SPOKEN - Satanic Temple declares removal of Ten Commandments at Oklahoma capitol a victory Watch

Politics & Policy

It was a deeply controversial decision - that has satisfied both a local satanic group and Baptist minister. A six-foot-tall granite monument of ...

HORRIFIC PHOTOS- Filipino children forced to scavenge through rubbish for pennies a day

HORRIFIC PHOTOS- Filipino children forced to scavenge through rubbish for pennies a day Watch

Asia Pacific

In a horrific example of child labor that should not be tolerated in any developed nation, Filipino children scavenge through polluted rivers ...

Husband and wife, married for 75 years, die in each other's arms

Husband and wife, married for 75 years, die in each other's arms Watch

Marriage & Family

Boyfriend and girlfriend from the age of eight, 96-year-old Jeanette Toczko, and her 95-year-old husband, Alexander died in each other's arms a ...

Daily Readings for Monday, July 06, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Genesis 28:10-22, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 91:1-4, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 91:14-15, Gospel: Matthew 9:18-26

St. Maria Goretti: Saint of the Day for Monday, July 06, 2015

St. Maria Goretti: Saint of the Day for Monday, July 06, 2015 Watch

Saints

Born in Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy, on October 16 1890; her farmworker father moved his family to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. Her father died of ...

Prayer to the Holy Trinity: Prayer of the Day for Monday, July 06, 2015

Prayers

Glory be to the Father, Who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God. Glory be to the Son, Who by ...

'Whipping post:' Donald Trump sticks to his guns on comments on illegals

'Whipping post:' Donald Trump sticks to his guns on comments on illegals Watch

Politics & Policy

Billionaire and presidential hopeful Donald Trump is being called a racist and a bigot, to no avail. Trump is not backing down on his comments ...

On this Fourth of July, We Need a Declaration of Dependence

On this Fourth of July, We Need a Declaration of Dependence Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Declaration of Independence was the birth certificate of the United States of America, a Nation often called the American Experiment because ...

TIME TO ACT: Vatican's Secretary of State says world leaders must heed Pope's encyclical

TIME TO ACT: Vatican's Secretary of State says world leaders must heed Pope's encyclical Watch

Green

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, has expressed his hope that Pope Francis' recent environmental encyclical will have a ...

SCOTUS PROTECTS - Religious institutions in Pennsylvania protected from HHS mandate

SCOTUS PROTECTS - Religious institutions in Pennsylvania protected from HHS mandate Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an order protecting a group of Pennsylvania religious institutions from being required by the federal contraception ...

 SISTERS of the HOLY VESTMENTS - Vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during Ecuador visit made by these Carmelite nuns

SISTERS of the HOLY VESTMENTS - Vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during Ecuador visit made by these Carmelite nuns Watch

Americas

By Maria Ximena Rondon, CNA/EWTN News

Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical cloths and the vestments ...