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China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated

China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated Watch

Asia Pacific

China leap into an economic powerhouse has come at a very heavy price. A recent study has found that a fifth of China's soil is contaminated. ...

BREAKING THE RULES or IS HE? Pope Francis washes women's feet and those of undetermined religion

BREAKING THE RULES or IS HE? Pope Francis washes women's feet and those of undetermined religion Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has shown little regard for rules in regards to his papacy. The latest controversy now surrounds his washing the feet of 12 disabled ...

Finally Justice! Small town city manager gets 12 years in jail on corruption charges

Finally Justice! Small town city manager gets 12 years in jail on corruption charges Watch

U.S.

Bell, California is a small town with less than 36,000 people. That didn't stop City Manager Robert Rizzo, along with his friends, from awarding ...

SELF TORTURE: Disregarding church, Filipino faithful flagellate themselves in bloody ritual

SELF TORTURE: Disregarding church, Filipino faithful flagellate themselves in bloody ritual Watch

Asia Pacific

Their practices are not condoned by the Catholic Church - who says it takes away from the real meaning behind Lent. Regardless, Filipino men don ...

Massive earthquake shake Mexico: Was it foretold by oarfish?

Massive earthquake shake Mexico: Was it foretold by oarfish? Watch

Americas

One of the strongest earthquakes over the past several years has rumbled through Mexico. According to the Mexican Seismological Institute, the ...

The Birth of Catholic Evangelism

The Birth of Catholic Evangelism Watch

U.S.

By Deal W. Hudson

In spite of being ignored, and in some cases blacklisted, several of the hosts of EWTN radio and TV shows grew ministries of their own in the ...

Daily Readings for Friday, April 18, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 53:1-12, Reading 1: Joel 52:13-15, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:25, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:15-17, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah ...

St. Apollonius the Apologist: Saint of the Day for Friday, April 18, 2014

St. Apollonius the Apologist: Saint of the Day for Friday, April 18, 2014

Saints

Martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is considered one of the most priceless documents of the early Church. Apollonius was a Roman senator ...

Aspiration: Prayer of the Day for Friday, April 18, 2014

Prayers

O my dear Angel Guardian, preserve me from the misfortune of offending God.

Good Friday: Behold the Wood of the Cross

Good Friday: Behold the Wood of the Cross Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

This is Good Friday. This is the day when the whole world stands still. We recall the great Sacrifice offered on the second tree on Golgotha's ...

5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

This Sorrowful pilgrimage now brings me here to this lonely hill. All the agony, the beatings and the bleeding have led me somewhere I do not ...

4th Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

4th Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

I wonder if perhaps it was tempting for Jesus to just lie down on the dirt road and die right there. Completely sapped of strength and in ...

3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

Humiliation, in one form or another, is part of the package.  It is only avoidable if we decide to deny Christ.

Death lurks about the cutting board: Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria, experts warn

Death lurks about the cutting board: Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria, experts warn Watch

Health

There's a killer lurking undetected in many ordinary kitchens, experts warn. Cutting boards used to prepare raw poultry may be an important ...

Good Friday Reflection on the Nature of Sin

Good Friday Reflection on the Nature of Sin Watch

Lent / Easter

By Michael Terheyden

The Passion of Christ represents the most atrocious miscarriage of justice in all of human history. So when we come face to face with the crucified ...

 Apr 17 - Homily: Jesus the Passover Lamb

Apr 17 - Homily: Jesus the Passover Lamb Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Elias on the Lord's Supper and how this starts the Easter Triduum the three days before Easter with the death and resurrection of Our Lord when ...

Apr 17 - Homily: Vine and Branches

Apr 17 - Homily: Vine and Branches Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

At the opening celebration of the Triduum, the Mass of the Lord's Supper, Father Angelo highlights the importance of not acting like Jesus, but ...

Lent is almost over, but have YOU kept this Commandment?

Lent is almost over, but have YOU kept this Commandment? Watch

Lent / Easter

The time has finally come. We've sacrificed, struggled, and prayed our way to the end of Lent. Easter is about to begin. Hopefully, Lent has not been ...

A Good Friday Reflection

A Good Friday Reflection

Blog

By Michael Seagriff

This is not just another Friday. This is Good Friday. Will that fact make any difference in the way we live this day?

'Priestly joy is a priceless treasure,' Pope Francis says

'Priestly joy is a priceless treasure,' Pope Francis says Watch

Living Faith

If a priest wants to overcome moments of sadness, exhaustion and boredom, in addition to discovering his true identity, he must head for the exit ...

IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria

IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria Watch

Africa

Boko Haram, whose name means that "Western education is sin" in the native Hausa language of Nigeria, has leaped once again into international ...

Uh-oh! One in every 20 adults seeking medical care walks away misdiagnosed

Uh-oh! One in every 20 adults seeking medical care walks away misdiagnosed Watch

Health

If you're diligent and go to your doctor regularly - you still may not be getting a clean bill of health. According to a new study, one in 20 ...

DECLARED INVALID: North Dakota abortion ban overturned by federal judge

DECLARED INVALID: North Dakota abortion ban overturned by federal judge Watch

Politics & Policy

A North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 61:8-9, Reading 1: Joel 61:6, Reading 1: Joel 61:1-3, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 89:27, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 89:25, ...

St. Anicetus: Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 17, 2014

St. Anicetus: Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Saints

Anicetus was a Syrian from Emesa. He became pope about 155 and actively opposed Marcionism and Gnosticism. His pontificate saw the appearance of the ...

Prayer to Love God above all Things: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Prayers

God, my Father, may I love You in all things and above all things. May I reach the joy which You have prepared for me in Heaven. Nothing is ...

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The Algerian presidential election ended in accusations, invectives and violence. The disappointment here is palpable: Elderly and infirm ...

Evidence of corruption: Newly disclosed emails show Lois Lerner WAS in contact with the DOJ over conservative political groups

Evidence of corruption: Newly disclosed emails show Lois Lerner WAS in contact with the DOJ over conservative political groups Watch

Politics & Policy

The Lois Lerner - Eric Holder scandal has hit the fan with the court ordered release of documents which implicate both in breaking the law to ...

Cliven Bundy is a scofflaw, so why are so many people supporting him?

Cliven Bundy is a scofflaw, so why are so many people supporting him? Watch

Politics & Policy

Despite the drama which recently unfolded on the Bundy ranch in Nevada, the federal government apparently has a history of using heavy-handed tactics ...

AL-QAEDA ALIVE: 'We must eliminate the cross ... The bearer of the cross is America!'

AL-QAEDA ALIVE: 'We must eliminate the cross ... The bearer of the cross is America!' Watch

Middle East

"This is quite an extraordinary video," terrorist experts Paul Cruickshank says. There's another word for it: absolutely horrifying. In the ...

Speaking out: Reporters Without Borders tell U.S. Secretary Kerry about Algeria's issue

Speaking out: Reporters Without Borders tell U.S. Secretary Kerry about Algeria's issue Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

United States Secretary of State John Kerry made a two-day visit to Algiers on the second and third day of April. Kerry touched down in the ...

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy Watch

Africa

For the first time, the African nation of Mauritania is in the position to lay down the foundations of a democratic government. That nation's ...