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'San Andreas' inspires morbid curiosity in disaster-prone states, making it top at box office

'San Andreas' inspires morbid curiosity in disaster-prone states, making it top at box office Watch

Movies

It's a given that the 21st Century disaster film "San Andreas" isn't any good. Loud and noisy, it inspires little interest in its cliché ...

New drug combo shrinks 60 percent of melanoma tumors - even in advanced stages

New drug combo shrinks 60 percent of melanoma tumors - even in advanced stages Watch

Health

For some melanoma sufferers, the most common form of skin cancer, this will arrive as miraculous news. A pair of cancer drugs is reportedly able ...

Monstrous mom in original 'Friday the 13th,' Betsy Palmer dies at 88

Monstrous mom in original 'Friday the 13th,' Betsy Palmer dies at 88 Watch

Celebrity

While she was a game show panelist on "What's My Secret?" and appeared in countless TV shows and on Broadways as an actor, Betsy Palmer's ...

Senate lets some provisions of hotly controversial Patriot Act expire

Senate lets some provisions of hotly controversial Patriot Act expire Watch

Politics & Policy

Hotly controversial and accused by some as ushering in an Orwellian "Big Brother" state, key provisions of the Patriot Act have now expired. ...

Democrats seek to build funding arm to rival GOP in 2016

Democrats seek to build funding arm to rival GOP in 2016 Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Traditionally, in presidential races, Democrats lack the fundraising power wielded by Republicans, as most large corporations and rich donors ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Tobit 2:9-14, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:7-9, Gospel: Mark 12:13-17

Sts. Marcellinus and Peter: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Sts. Marcellinus and Peter: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, June 02, 2015 Watch

Saints

Though we know very little about these two martyrs under Diocletian, there is no question that the early church venerated them. Evidence of the ...

Prayer for Fathers: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Prayers

St. Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste husband of Mary, you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty. You supported the holy family of ...

What We Should Learn from Justin, Martyr for this Pre-Christian Missionary Age

What We Should Learn from Justin, Martyr for this Pre-Christian Missionary Age Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Our task is to do what the early Christians did, proclaim in word and deed the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and transform it from ...

Six million DEAD - Is the U.S. working with the U.N. guilty of genocide and ethnic cleansing?

Six million DEAD - Is the U.S. working with the U.N. guilty of genocide and ethnic cleansing? Watch

Africa

Genocide continues in the world today - and those who can make a difference - look away. That's the feeling of bishops from the eastern Congo. ...

Horrific New Health Guidelines: Elderly passed over for treatment for young people

Horrific New Health Guidelines: Elderly passed over for treatment for young people Watch

Health

A great outcry has been issued over new guidelines stated by the National Health Service, or NHS. It at first sounds admirable - but on closer ...

Monday, Jun 1 - Homily: Preparing for Pentecost

Monday, Jun 1 - Homily: Preparing for Pentecost Watch

Daily Homilies

Father encourages us to prepare for Pentecost by praying a novena and looking to Our Lady.

Jun 01 - Homily: Justin Martyr, Live well, Die Well

Jun 01 - Homily: Justin Martyr, Live well, Die Well Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Alan Wharton on the life of St. Justin Martyr and how his worthy death is based on his worthy life, always seeking truth and using his great ...

May 31 - Homily: Most Holy Trinity

May 31 - Homily: Most Holy Trinity Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

This principal mystery of the Christian Faith is the summit of what we desire to know and love. Ave Maria! Mass: Holy Trinity Sunday - Cath ...

Renting family: College student posts heartbreaking want ad on Craigslist for 20th birthday

Renting family: College student posts heartbreaking want ad on Craigslist for 20th birthday Watch

Marriage & Family

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Forced to grow up in foster care, after being abuse by her parents, 19-year-old Natalie Carson now has one wish for her 20th birthday -- a family to ...

Preschoolers find teacher aid passed out with syringe in arm

Preschoolers find teacher aid passed out with syringe in arm Watch

Marriage & Family

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Paraprofessional, Cassandra Rein was found by four first-grade students, who thought she just fell asleep, inside the school bathroom, last week. ...

Revenge killing: Christian fighter beheads ISIS militant

Revenge killing: Christian fighter beheads ISIS militant Watch

Middle East

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An ISIS militant was beheaded by an Assyrian Christian fighter who reportedly held the militant captive, according to the Syrian Observatory for ...

U2 prays with Pastor Rick Warren before playing concert hours after death of their beloved tour manager

U2 prays with Pastor Rick Warren before playing concert hours after death of their beloved tour manager Watch

Music

By Hannah Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Heartbroken and in grief band members of U2 asked Pastor Rick Warren to pray with them before going onstage hours after the death of their tour ...

Congratulations pour in from all over the world for couple's 70th wedding anniversary

Congratulations pour in from all over the world for couple's 70th wedding anniversary Watch

Marriage & Family

Married since they were teenagers, Richard and Mary Arambula have been married for 70 long and happy years. Their granddaughter Belinda Bannister ...

Motorcyclist KEEPS RIGHT ON playing his Smartphone BEFORE - and AFTER wreck

Motorcyclist KEEPS RIGHT ON playing his Smartphone BEFORE - and AFTER wreck Watch

Asia Pacific

The message on billboards everywhere is clear: DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE! People everywhere blithely ignore this sound advice and keep right on ...

Daily Readings for Monday, June 01, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Tobit 2:1-9, Reading 1: Tobit 1:1-2, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 112:1-6, Gospel: Mark 12:1-12

St. Justin Martyr: Saint of the Day for Monday, June 01, 2015

St. Justin Martyr: Saint of the Day for Monday, June 01, 2015

Saints

Christian apologist, born at Flavia Neapolis, about A.D. 100, converted to Christianity about A.D. 130, taught and defended the Christian religion in ...

The Guardian Angel Prayer for Friends: Prayer of the Day for Monday, June 01, 2015

Prayers

Guardian Angel, watch over those whose names you can read in my heart. Guard over them with every care and make their way easy and their labours ...

Obesity will overtake smoking as the number one cause of cancer in 10 short years

Obesity will overtake smoking as the number one cause of cancer in 10 short years Watch

Health

Lack of activity and the availability of fat-rich foods will lead obesity to be the number one deciding factor for cancer in 10 short years. ...

Computerized clothes? Google is working on it!

Computerized clothes? Google is working on it! Watch

Technology

The notion of computerized clothes, which feature sophisticated synthetics to hook up the viewer to the online world, seems like the work of ...

Chill Out, Martha!

Chill Out, Martha!

Blog

By Jackie Stammen

I have an image of you in the story of Jesus with Mary, and Martha. You are Martha busy at work in the kitchen. Jesus comes over to you, gently takes ...

Italian teenager miraculously survives being stuck underwater for 42 MINUTES

Italian teenager miraculously survives being stuck underwater for 42 MINUTES Watch

Europe

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A teenage boy from Italy has miraculously survived being stuck underwater in a murky canal for 42 minutes, although he will have to have is right ...

14 years after 9/11, One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old Twin Towers

14 years after 9/11, One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old Twin Towers Watch

Business & Economics

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the aftermath of the September 2001 attacks in New York, Larry Silverstein, the property developer who had bought the lease to the ...