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'I will not let another Holocaust happen!' Sign the petition in support of Iraqi Christians forced to flee from persecution

'I will not let another Holocaust happen!' Sign the petition in support of Iraqi Christians forced to flee from persecution Watch

Middle East

Iraqi Christians have fled Mosul in droves, but some remain behind, awaiting their inevitably gruesome fate. As entire families risk slaughter, ...

Enjoy a SNEAK PREVIEW of our 72-hour sale on popular medals and jewlery!

Enjoy a SNEAK PREVIEW of our 72-hour sale on popular medals and jewlery!

Home & Food

Starting Friday at midnight, Catholic Shopping .com will have a 72-hour sale that will give you 15 percent off all Bliss-manufactured items. These ...

Astronomers crack mystery of 'transformer' star

Astronomers crack mystery of 'transformer' star Watch

Technology

Astronomers have discovered a star that seems to vary and vanish in a surprising fashion. They mystery may now have been solved.

BLOWN TO BITS: Video surfaces of Jonah's tomb being destroyed

BLOWN TO BITS: Video surfaces of Jonah's tomb being destroyed Watch

Middle East

It's horrific footage, and many pray that it was faked - but knowing of the ruthlessness of the people involved, it probably wasn't. Jonah's ...

WARNING VERY GRAPHIC UNCENSORED CONTENT: Islamic State terrorists from Australia pose with the severed heads of their captives - CHRISTIANS ARE NEXT

WARNING VERY GRAPHIC UNCENSORED CONTENT: Islamic State terrorists from Australia pose with the severed heads of their captives - CHRISTIANS ARE NEXT Watch

Middle East

In a gruesome series of images, an Islamic State terrorist is tweeting images of a friend posing with the severed heads of decapitated victims. ...

Meriam Ibraham is Free! The Living God Has Heard the Cry of His People! Jesus Christ is Lord!

Meriam Ibraham is Free! The Living God Has Heard the Cry of His People! Jesus Christ is Lord! Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The photo of Pope Francis blessing Meriam Ibrahim and her little daughter Maya in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, July 24, 2014, reciving a ...

Daily Readings for Friday, July 25, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Titus 4:7-15, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 126:1-6, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 20:20-28

St. James the Greater: Saint of the Day for Friday, July 25, 2014

St. James the Greater: Saint of the Day for Friday, July 25, 2014 Watch

Saints

For James there was no indication that this was the day that his life would change. The dawn for him was not the bright beginning of a new day, but ...

Each New Day: Prayer of the Day for Friday, July 25, 2014

Prayers

Let me pause as I begin this new day to give it to You, Lord. Before the tumult of activities breaks in; before breakfast plates crash through my ...

Deacon Keith Fournier: The Courage of the Catholic Bishops, Religious Liberty, Hobby Lobby and ENDA

Deacon Keith Fournier: The Courage of the Catholic Bishops, Religious Liberty, Hobby Lobby and ENDA Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Catholic Bishops are doing an excellent job standing up for Religious liberty as a fundamental human right. One of my growing concerns is ...

Thousands of Christians Flee Under Death Threat From Tyrannical Caliph and ISIS Jihadists

Thousands of Christians Flee Under Death Threat From Tyrannical Caliph and ISIS Jihadists Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

By now, everyone who is in anyway concerned about what is happening to Christians in Iraq has heard the horrific news. The madman who claims to be ...

Catholic should be a way of life, not just a Sunday thing

Catholic should be a way of life, not just a Sunday thing

Living Faith

To know the way forward, we must look to the past. As the very first chapter Ecclesiastes tells us, "there is no new thing under the sun," meaning ...

PLAGUE OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS: Mayflies descend on Wisconsin

PLAGUE OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS: Mayflies descend on Wisconsin Watch

Christmas / Advent

It's a plague of Biblical proportions. Ugly mayflies have descended on the state of Wisconsin, covering up exterior services like so much black, ...

FIERY STATEMENT: Jihadi cleric threatens Egyptian president

FIERY STATEMENT: Jihadi cleric threatens Egyptian president Watch

Middle East

The war of words after Israel's incursion into Gaza is heating up. Jihadi cleric Abu hareth Al-Maqdisi threatening Egyptian President Abdel ...

LIPS BURNT WITH CIGARETTE: Iranian Christian punished for not observing Ramadan

LIPS BURNT WITH CIGARETTE: Iranian Christian punished for not observing Ramadan Watch

Middle East

For eating during the daylight hours during the holy month of Ramadan, an Iranian Christian man had his lips burned with a cigarette. This ...

Jul 25 - Homily: St. James the Apostle

Jul 25 - Homily: St. James the Apostle Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father preaches on St. James the Apostle and how Our Lord used him to teach us humility. Ave Maria! Mass: St. James - Feast - ...

Jul 25 - Homily: Are You Ready to be a Martyr?

Jul 25 - Homily: Are You Ready to be a Martyr? Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

The first of the Apostles to be martyred was St. James the Greater whom we celebrate today. Fr. Maximilian reflects on a question his mother asked ...

Bring family, friends together for a sizzling pizza night!

Bring family, friends together for a sizzling pizza night! Watch

Home & Food

The one food that everyone associates with fun is the Italian staple of pizza! The flat breaded concoction topped with vegetables, sauce and meat - ...

Thursday, July 24 - Homily: Marian Devotion of Christ

Thursday, July 24 - Homily: Marian Devotion of Christ Watch

Daily Homilies

If you want to be Christan you must be Marian. Nobody loves Mary more than Christ. The spirit of St. Louis and St. Maximilian in their Marian ...

Islamic State now aggressively pursuing Christians in Nineveh Plain

Islamic State now aggressively pursuing Christians in Nineveh Plain Watch

Middle East

There is no rest for the wicked - or for those fleeing with their lives, it appears. Islamic State militants have now launched a mortar attack ...

ANOTHER PLANE - VANISHES! Air Algerie flight with 116 people onboard drops off radar

ANOTHER PLANE - VANISHES! Air Algerie flight with 116 people onboard drops off radar Watch

Africa

In yet another horrific airline disaster in a year full of them, an Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has simply - dropped off the ...

Pope Francis meets, blesses Sudanese woman condemned to death for faith

Pope Francis meets, blesses Sudanese woman condemned to death for faith Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has met and blessed the Sudanese woman who was recently condemned to death for her faith. Meriam Ibrahim was condemned to death in Sudan ...

Catholic Bishops Decry Obama's LGBT executive order as imprudent act of religious discrimination

Catholic Bishops Decry Obama's LGBT executive order as imprudent act of religious discrimination Watch

U.S.

The chairmen of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty and Committee on Laity, Marriage, ...

Daily Readings for Friday, July 25, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Titus 4:7-15, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 126:1-6, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 20:20-28

St. John Boste: Saint of the Day for Thursday, July 24, 2014

St. John Boste: Saint of the Day for Thursday, July 24, 2014 Watch

Saints

One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. He was born at Dufton, at Westmoreland, England, and studied at Oxford. Becoming a Catholic in 1576, ...

Prayer for Travellers: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, July 24, 2014

Prayers

O God, Who did cause the children of Israel to traverse the Red Sea dryshod; Thou Who did point out by a star to the Magi the road that led them ...

Let the Holy Spirit Teach us How to Become Prayer

Let the Holy Spirit Teach us How to Become Prayer Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

When the Spirit dwells in a person, from the moment in which that person has become prayer, he never leaves him. For the Spirit himself never ...

California drought likely to worsen as El Nino observed weakening

California drought likely to worsen as El Nino observed weakening Watch

Green

Bad news for California is about to get worse. The state, wracked with drought, is eagerly anticipating the formation of a strong El Nino event in ...

MIRACLE IN ENGLAND: God's face smiles over Norfolk, or is it Sean Connery or Karl Marx?

MIRACLE IN ENGLAND: God's face smiles over Norfolk, or is it Sean Connery or Karl Marx? Watch

Living Faith

The English have long thought themselves special, and a new photograph from Norfolk in England may just prove that God does indeed smile on the ...

Bats are the super animals, science says! New study reveals that not only can these flying pest eaters see sound, but they can also see invisible light

Bats are the super animals, science says! New study reveals that not only can these flying pest eaters see sound, but they can also see invisible light Watch

Green

Polarized light may be a useful tool for bats to navigate, and the greater mouse-eared bat-Myotis myotis-is the first mammal known to navigate ...

Pope Francis to visit Mafia stronghold this weekend

Pope Francis to visit Mafia stronghold this weekend Watch

Living Faith

Incensed about the loss of innocent life in his immediate surroundings, Pope Francis plans to travel to the Mafia stronghold of Caserta, near ...

Typhoon caused 47 deaths in plane crash in Taiwan

Typhoon caused 47 deaths in plane crash in Taiwan Watch

Asia Pacific

A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on an island off the coast of Taiwan as it attempted a desperate emergency landing during a typhoon ...