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Two bishops dine and dialogue with peace activists

Two bishops dine and dialogue with peace activists

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops fall assembly in Baltimore, two bishops decided to forego the military chaplains dinner sponsored by the U.S. ...

Who really was Jack the Ripper? New evidence points to one man

Who really was Jack the Ripper? New evidence points to one man Watch

Europe

A new theory about the identity of infamous 19th century London serial killer Jack the Ripper may explain why the murderer was able to elude ...

Defense officials warn that airstrikes are not stopping Islamic State's conquest of Iraq and Syria

Defense officials warn that airstrikes are not stopping Islamic State's conquest of Iraq and Syria Watch

Middle East

President Obama's multi-month campaign of airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, while a major moral booster for Iraqi forces ...

Humanitarian truce declared in Libya to evacuate civilians

Humanitarian truce declared in Libya to evacuate civilians Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Forces loyal to the retired General Khalifa Haftar fighting Islamist groups such as Ansar Charia in Libya has reached a boiling point. The two ...

Lebanese singer gives Arab world a scare - by wearing a dress that's barely there!

Lebanese singer gives Arab world a scare - by wearing a dress that's barely there! Watch

Celebrity

A dress worn by famous Lebanese pop star Haifa Wehbe - a slinky, revealing number on TV has caused a great hue and cry over Arab social media ...

Obesity: It isn't just deadly, but each year it costs the globe TWO TRILLION!

Obesity: It isn't just deadly, but each year it costs the globe TWO TRILLION! Watch

Health

It should come as no surprise to anyone that terrorism and war hurt the global economy. What is incredible is that just behind them in terms of ...

Daily Readings for Friday, November 21, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:103, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:14, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:111, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:72, ...

St. Gelasius: Saint of the Day for Friday, November 21, 2014

St. Gelasius: Saint of the Day for Friday, November 21, 2014

Saints

St. Gelasius I, Pope (Feast day - November 21) Gelasius was born in Rome, in the fifth century, the son of an African named Valerius. Later, ordained ...

Act of Contrition #2: Prayer of the Day for Friday, November 21, 2014

Prayers

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love ...

Former African child slave speaks out

Former African child slave speaks out Watch

Africa

By Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation

At six years old James Kofi Annan was sold into slavery. For seven years he risked his life diving into the murky waters of Ghana's vast Lake ...

Two billion people drink water contaminated by feces

Two billion people drink water contaminated by feces Watch

Asia Pacific

By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nearly two billion people use water contaminated by feces, posing a global health risk despite billions of dollars spent on sanitation, said a ...

Which countries drink the most beer? Our list may surprise you!

Which countries drink the most beer? Our list may surprise you! Watch

Europe

Who still drinks beer?  Beer is one of the most widely consumed beverages, behind water and tea.  Beer is also a Catholic tradition, ...

Five million people expected in Goa, India to venerate St. Francis Xavier

Five million people expected in Goa, India to venerate St. Francis Xavier Watch

Asia Pacific

Five million people are expected to flood Goa, India in order to venerate the remains of 16th century Spanish missionary Francis Xavier. The ...

How do you raise a good, upstanding child? With daily prayers, weekly church attendance and the knowledge of God

How do you raise a good, upstanding child? With daily prayers, weekly church attendance and the knowledge of God Watch

Living Faith

Reverend Billy Graham, the world famous television evangelist and founder and chairman of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has said ...

Obama declares all out war on Republicans over immigration reform

Obama declares all out war on Republicans over immigration reform Watch

U.S.

Even after warnings from sitting and incoming House and Senate Republicans that unilateral action on immigration reform from President Barack ...

Director Mike Nichols of 'The Graduate' dies at 83

Director Mike Nichols of 'The Graduate' dies at 83 Watch

Celebrity

Acclaimed film director Mike Nichols, who made such films as "The Graduate," which earned him a best director Oscar, and "Who's Afraid of ...

PHOTO: Baby born with four arms, four legs in India called 'God's baby'

PHOTO: Baby born with four arms, four legs in India called 'God's baby' Watch

Asia Pacific

A baby boy born with four arms and four legs is drawing crowds to Baruipur, a city in India's eastern West Bengal State. The child has been ...

Thursday, November 20 - Homily: Time of Visitation

Thursday, November 20 - Homily: Time of Visitation Watch

Daily Homilies

Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD "because it did not recognize the time of its visitation", i.e., the visitation of the Savior, nor did it ...

Eight reasons why North Korea's leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity

Eight reasons why North Korea's leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity Watch

Asia Pacific

The Telegraph has published a list of eight crimes for which North Korea and its leadership could be tried in international court. Although the odds ...

Jesus Weeps and Calls us to Recognize His Visitation

Jesus Weeps and Calls us to Recognize His Visitation Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Jesus shows His disciples - and He shows us us, because we are His disciples in this hour - the pattern of living in a continual communion with ...

SCARY VIDEO! What the heck blew up in Russia's sky? Was it a meteor or something stranger?!

SCARY VIDEO! What the heck blew up in Russia's sky? Was it a meteor or something stranger?! Watch

Europe

What was the mysterious phenomena that occurred in Russia and was witnessed and captured on camera by dozens of motorists? It appears that nobody ...

Daily Readings for Friday, November 21, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:103, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:14, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:72, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 119:24, ...

St. Edmund Rich: Saint of the Day for Thursday, November 20, 2014

St. Edmund Rich: Saint of the Day for Thursday, November 20, 2014 Watch

Saints

Archbishop of Canterbury England, who battled for discipline and justice, also called Edmund of Abingdon. Born in Abingdon, on November 30, 1180. he ...

Act of Adoration: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, November 20, 2014

Prayers

Jesus, my God, I adore You, here present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar, where You wait day and night to be our comfort while we await ...

Obianuju Ekeocha: Western Giants Launch Dangerous and Controversial Contraceptive in Africa

Obianuju Ekeocha: Western Giants Launch Dangerous and Controversial Contraceptive in Africa Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

Who will speak up for the women of Africa? Who will lament the crass disregard for their well-being? Who will complain about the cruel disrespect ...

The Marriage Meme of Francis: What Did the Pope Just Say about Marriage and Family?

The Marriage Meme of Francis: What Did the Pope Just Say about Marriage and Family? Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Pope Francis embraces the unchangeable truth about marriage as solely between one man and one woman, intended for life, open to life and ...

Learning Lessons for Life from Zaccheus and that Sycamore Tree

Learning Lessons for Life from Zaccheus and that Sycamore Tree Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Sycamore tree created a clear line of vision for Zaccheus. It helped him to rise above the crowd and see the Lord clearly. It placed him in ...

Parents complain: Ending of 'Big Hero 6' is TOO SAD

Parents complain: Ending of 'Big Hero 6' is TOO SAD Watch

Movies

Walt Disney's "Big Hero 6" is cleaning up at the box office. The feature-length animated film features a robot named Baymax who is part ...

Religious extremism driving majority of world acts of terror

Religious extremism driving majority of world acts of terror Watch

Middle East

Instead of making humanity more respectful of their fellow man, religion is one of the factors fueling violence and chaos in the world. Religious ...

To raise money for the poor, Pope Francis to raffle gifts

To raise money for the poor, Pope Francis to raffle gifts Watch

Europe

Talking the talk, walking the walk: Pope Francis has done it again. The pontiff is raffling gifts that have been given to him in order to raise ...