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Toward a Christian Vision of Human Work On Labor Day

Toward a Christian Vision of Human Work On Labor Day Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Adam and Eve worked in the garden and it brought them great joy. For the Christian, work is meant to become a participation in the continuing ...

Why I Said No to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Deadly

Why I Said No to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Is Deadly Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

I was approached to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to help bring an end to ALS. I said No. I have tried to explain why I said No in this article. ...

Labor Day: Human Work Has Been Raised to the Grandeur of God

Labor Day: Human Work Has Been Raised to the Grandeur of God

Living Faith

By Deacon F.K. Bartels

When God Incarnate entered into our created world, he sanctified humankind and the labor in which men engage in order to shape creation. It is in ...

Fleeing imminent death, three million Syrians now registered in other countries.  That's half the population of Syria.

Fleeing imminent death, three million Syrians now registered in other countries. That's half the population of Syria. Watch

Middle East

"The Syrian crisis has become the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, yet the world is failing to meet the needs of refugees and the ...

Of nearly 38,000 immigrant children in the U.S. - only 280 deported

Of nearly 38,000 immigrant children in the U.S. - only 280 deported Watch

Politics & Policy

In a surprising bit of news, the Obama administration has quietly released a huge majority of the illegal immigrant children who poured over the ...

Google, Internet search engine - branches off with DRONE DELIVERY

Google, Internet search engine - branches off with DRONE DELIVERY Watch

Technology

The unquestioned leader of Internet search engines, Google, has branched off into a most unexpected venture. Google is now considering delivery ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, August 31, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Amos 20:7-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 63:8-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 63:2-6, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 16:21-27, Reading 2: 1 Timothy 12:1-2

St. Raymond Nonnatus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 31, 2014

St. Raymond Nonnatus: Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 31, 2014 Watch

Saints

Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was delivered by caesarean operation when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus ...

Prayer of Spouses for Each Other: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, August 31, 2014

Prayers

Lord Jesus, grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. ...

Yazidi women held prisoners by IS sold as sex slaves, jihadist brides

Yazidi women held prisoners by IS sold as sex slaves, jihadist brides Watch

Middle East

In just the latest devaluation of humanity in the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria, hundreds of Yazidi women being held prisoner by Islamic State ...

Second American confirmed killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

Second American confirmed killed fighting for ISIS in Syria Watch

Middle East

A father-of-nine from Minneapolis has become the second confirmed American jihadi to die fighting for ISIS in Syria. Twenty-nine-year-old ...

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed Watch

Africa

Ebola in West Africa has killed 1,552 people, with no end in sight. According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak "continues to ...

Do you eat pomegranates? Well here's a few reasons why you should

Do you eat pomegranates? Well here's a few reasons why you should Watch

Health

An ingredient in pomegranate may help stop the spread of Alzheimer's disease, scientists from the University of Huddersfield claim.

Children forced by IS to watch shootings, beheadings

Children forced by IS to watch shootings, beheadings Watch

Middle East

Children in both Iraq and Syria are being forced to watch as IS beheads or shoots its victims at close range. According to a United Nations ...

American Islamic terrorist Fort Hood shooter requests to join Islamic State as a 'citizen'

American Islamic terrorist Fort Hood shooter requests to join Islamic State as a 'citizen' Watch

U.S.

U.S. Army psychiatrist, Nadal Hasan, who killed 13 people at Fort Hood back in November 2009 has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic ...

Tour of the Catechism #55 - Marriage, the Particulars

Tour of the Catechism #55 - Marriage, the Particulars Watch

AirMaria > Theology

Paragraphs 1621 - 1666 - Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery - - Section One. The Sacramental Economy - - - Chapter Three. The ...

Aug 29 - Homily: The Example of the Martyrs

Aug 29 - Homily: The Example of the Martyrs Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father Matthias comments that today's liturgy calls martyrdom a "privilege." He comments on the continuing horrors in the Middle East, its potential ...

Pope: 'God wants us to grow in the ability to come together, forgive each other'

Pope: 'God wants us to grow in the ability to come together, forgive each other' Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis, addressing more than 12,000 people that had gathered for the pope's catechesis and blessing, touched upon a common human trait that ...

Is the current Ebola strain mutating twice as fast as previous strains?

Is the current Ebola strain mutating twice as fast as previous strains? Watch

Africa

Studies done on some of the early Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal the frightening fact that the virus had over 300 genetic mutations as it ...

What they are doing in the Philippines will make you sick!

What they are doing in the Philippines will make you sick! Watch

Asia Pacific

The passage of Typhoon Haiyan through the Philippines has caused devastation and humanitarian disaster on a scale not previously seen, forcing ...

Video shows rows of bodies as 250 Syrian soldiers DEATH MARCHED, forced to chant praises to their executioners before being killed (Warning: PHOTOS)

Video shows rows of bodies as 250 Syrian soldiers DEATH MARCHED, forced to chant praises to their executioners before being killed (Warning: PHOTOS)

Middle East

The Islamic State has committed another atrocity, this time murdering as many as 250 Syrian soldiers following a half-naked death-march across the ...

Islamic State invasion 'pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide'

Islamic State invasion 'pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide' Watch

Middle East

Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan has returned from the Kurdish region of Iraq, and what he has seen has been harrowing indeed. ...

Why Do We Commemorate the Beheading of John the Baptizer?

Why Do We Commemorate the Beheading of John the Baptizer? Watch

Christian Saints & Heroes

By Deacon Keith Fournier

He was a man who understood that life wasn't all about him. He emptied himself willingly and was thus able to reveal Jesus to others. He was the ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, August 31, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Amos 20:7-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 63:2-6, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 63:8-9, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 16:21-27, Reading 2: 1 Timothy 12:1-2

St. Rumon: Saint of the Day for Saturday, August 30, 2014

St. Rumon: Saint of the Day for Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saints

St. Rumon, also known as Ruan, Ronan, and Ruadan, was probably a brother of Bishop St. Tudwal of Trequier, but nothing else is known of him beyond ...

Prayer for Protection by the Holy Cross: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, August 30, 2014

Prayers

Assist us, O Lord our God; and defend us evermore by the might of Thy holy Cross, in whose honour Thou makest us to rejoice. Through Christ our ...

You'll never believe what these scientists found in space!

You'll never believe what these scientists found in space! Watch

Green

A study published last month appears to suggest that our entire solar system is enclosed within a giant gas bubble.

Archaeologists find a very different type of 'treasure' - a 2,000-year-old toilet seat

Archaeologists find a very different type of 'treasure' - a 2,000-year-old toilet seat Watch

Europe

Accustomed to finding priceless coins, artwork and historical artifacts, archaeologists in Great Britain have found an altogether different type ...

Over 1,400 girls raped and abused by Muslims in English town

Over 1,400 girls raped and abused by Muslims in English town Watch

Europe

Over a 12 year period, hundreds of children were systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town, and the government ...

Gaza ceasefire holds: Israeli PM Netanyahu says war in Gaza ended in 'victory'

Gaza ceasefire holds: Israeli PM Netanyahu says war in Gaza ended in 'victory' Watch

Middle East

Saying that the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement was "hit hard and got none of its demands," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Are you ready? Economic analysts predict bear market by end of 2014

Are you ready? Economic analysts predict bear market by end of 2014 Watch

Business & Economics

Two financial experts announced on August 27 that markets may face a fall of up to 60% by the end of 2014.

CRISIS HEATS UP: Russia sends troops over border into Ukraine

CRISIS HEATS UP: Russia sends troops over border into Ukraine Watch

Asia Pacific

Armored Russian troops have been sent across the border into eastern Ukraine, in the boldest move yet by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ...