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Robot arms cook up meals in kitchen at Asian electronics show

Robot arms cook up meals in kitchen at Asian electronics show Watch

Technology

Visitors to the inaugural Consumer Electronics Show, or CES held in Shanghai got a very special, delicious treat. Food cooked up by robotic arms ...

Obama radically reformed an important American system -- and you didn't even realize it!

Obama radically reformed an important American system -- and you didn't even realize it! Watch

Politics & Policy

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While President Obama's constantly "reforms" areas of our legislation and laws, the traditional patent law has taken a hit. Although most Americans ...

SOCCER WORLD STUNNED: Federation Internationale de Football Association's corruption 'systematic and deep rooted'

SOCCER WORLD STUNNED: Federation Internationale de Football Association's corruption 'systematic and deep rooted' Watch

Europe

Federation Internationale de Football Association or FIFA has been plunged into chaos after Swiss authorities arrested seven high-ranking ...

Pope Francis admits to giving up TV in 1990

Pope Francis admits to giving up TV in 1990 Watch

Living Faith

While frequently in the media's eye, Pope Francis in fact has little time for the media. After making a promise to the Virgin Mary, the Pope ...

Aging global population threatens to send world debt OUT OF CONTROL, Goldman Sachs warns

Aging global population threatens to send world debt OUT OF CONTROL, Goldman Sachs warns Watch

Business & Economics

The global economy is going to need a new business model - and fast. According to international financial adviser Goldman Sachs, the world's ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 36:5-6, Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 36:10-17, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 79:11, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms ...

St. Augustine of Canterbury: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

St. Augustine of Canterbury: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Watch

Saints

At the end of the sixth century anyone would have said that Augustine had found his niche in life. Looking at this respected prior of a monastery, ...

Prayer for Protection for Those in the Service (military): Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Prayers

O God, I beseech You, watch over those exposed to the horror of war, and the spiritual dangers of a soldier's or sailor's life. Give them ...

BACKWASH: California water officials consider repurposing sewage into drinking water

BACKWASH: California water officials consider repurposing sewage into drinking water Watch

U.S.

While it's "doable," few people in California are actually voicing any enthusiasm. Stricken by a crippling drought, water officials are going ...

Vatican Bank expands its profits 20 times over after period of scandal

Vatican Bank expands its profits 20 times over after period of scandal Watch

Europe

The Vatican Bank, just a few short years ago was plagued with scandal and intrigue. Ordered by Pope Francis to clean up its act in late 2013, the ...

ISIS' horrific sexual crimes against Yazidi women unveiled

ISIS' horrific sexual crimes against Yazidi women unveiled

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New reports from the United Nations exposes ISIS' horrific sex crimes against women and girls. Women and young girls kidnapped by the terrorist ...

Gallup poll shows that one in four Americans not gay

Gallup poll shows that one in four Americans not gay Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As Gay rights movements continue to disrupt society and political life, poll reveals that gay and lesbians are not as common in the United States ...

Democrats break ranks with Obama over secret trade bill

Democrats break ranks with Obama over secret trade bill Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

President Obama's secretive trade bill is coming under fire from some unlikely sources, namely Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Elizabeth ...

May 27 - Homily:  St. Augustine of Canterbury

May 27 - Homily: St. Augustine of Canterbury Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

The life of the Apostle of England teaches us to obey the will of God even in the face of difficulties and to trust that God will enable our efforts ...

May 27 - Homily: St Augustine, Missionary to England

May 27 - Homily: St Augustine, Missionary to England Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Elias on the life of St. Augustine of Canterbury a Benedictine Monk sent by St. Pope Gregory the Great to reconvert the English to Christianity ...

Milwaukee man shocks distraught family by 'coming back to life'

Milwaukee man shocks distraught family by 'coming back to life' Watch

Health

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When a man from Milwaukee was pronounced dead last week, everyone, from his girlfriend to his brother, was immediately notified. The first responders ...

The mystery behind brains discovered in the streets of St. Lawrence County

The mystery behind brains discovered in the streets of St. Lawrence County Watch

U.S.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

How would you react if you unexpectedly and inexplicably found nine brains on the side of the road while on your early morning run? Like most people, ...

6 things you can do to make military families feel loved and supported

6 things you can do to make military families feel loved and supported Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Military families have unique circumstances and emotions that some may never encounter in their entire lives. Having family members away while ...

Death Valley's puzzling 'sailing stones' mystery solved

Death Valley's puzzling 'sailing stones' mystery solved Watch

Green

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Scientists initially thought that the large stones' movements in Death Valley, California without any human intervention are due to the icy, slippery ...

Academy award winner delivers powerful speech to college graduates

Academy award winner delivers powerful speech to college graduates Watch

Celebrity

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Godfather and Raging Bull icon, Robert De Niro gave a very direct speech during the New York University's Tisch School for the Arts commencement ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Ecclesiasticus / Sirach 35:1-12, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 50:5-8, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 50:14-23, Gospel: Mark 10:28-31

St. Philip Neri: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

St. Philip Neri: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Watch

Saints

If one had to choose one saint who showed the humorous side of holiness that would Philip Neri. Born in 1515 in Florence, he showed the ...

A Prayer in Praise of God's Greatness: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Prayers

Almighty, true and incomparable God, You are present in all things, yet in no way limited by them. You remain unaffected by place, untouched ...

World's oldest woman reaches 116-years-old!

World's oldest woman reaches 116-years-old! Watch

U.S.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

World's oldest woman, Jeralean Talley has added another year to her life - the world declared she turned 116 last weekend. Talley and her family, ...

'I needed the Lord in my life' How football legend hit rock bottom and found his way

'I needed the Lord in my life' How football legend hit rock bottom and found his way Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A roller coaster ride is how former Buffalo Bills quarterback, Jim Kelly, describes his life, with a series of heightening success and downfalls that ...

ISIS, IRAN, OBAMACARE: President Obama's legacy - very slim indeed!

ISIS, IRAN, OBAMACARE: President Obama's legacy - very slim indeed! Watch

Politics & Policy

United States President Barack Obama will be out of office shortly. How will historians judge him? Not too well, according to New York Post ...

HERITAGE OF HATE: Osama bin Laden called for bombers to kill Americans for 'alien satanic practices'

HERITAGE OF HATE: Osama bin Laden called for bombers to kill Americans for 'alien satanic practices' Watch

Middle East

Osama bin Laden, the dreaded terrorist leader behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks left behind convoluted, hate-mongering documents before his ...

Catholics worldwide vow to get the word out on Pope Francis' message on climate change

Catholics worldwide vow to get the word out on Pope Francis' message on climate change Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis will release his anticipated teaching document on the environment and climate change in the coming weeks. Over the past several ...