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Quarantined Ebola-positive doctor used subway, went to bowling alleys

Quarantined Ebola-positive doctor used subway, went to bowling alleys Watch

Health

As Dr. Craig Spencer, an American doctor living in New York City, is under quarantine after testing positive for the Ebola virus, officials are ...

BREAKING NEWS - School shooting in Washington state leaves 2 dead, five injured

BREAKING NEWS - School shooting in Washington state leaves 2 dead, five injured Watch

U.S.

A shooting has occurred at a school in Washington, in which authorities believe a bullied student shot and killed another. The shooter is also ...

Triumph in the midst of chaos: Survivors of Ebola in Liberia Ebola now viewed as part of cure

Triumph in the midst of chaos: Survivors of Ebola in Liberia Ebola now viewed as part of cure Watch

Africa

Once shunned and feared, Ebola survivors in Liberia are now seen as an important part of the fight against the deadly virus that has killed ...

Abolish death penalty and life imprisonment, Pope Francis declares

Abolish death penalty and life imprisonment, Pope Francis declares Watch

Living Faith

Calling for the abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, Pope Francis soundly denounced what he called a "penal populism." ...

The mighty blue whale would be just a snack to this giant mega shark

The mighty blue whale would be just a snack to this giant mega shark Watch

Green

A new study from the Florida Museum of Natural History reveals that the ancient and giant shark Megalodon-which could reach sizes in upwards of ...

Tunisian police fighting terrorist group Ansar Charia claims life of officer

Tunisian police fighting terrorist group Ansar Charia claims life of officer Watch

Africa

Street battles continue to rage between Tunisian police and the terrorist group Ansar Charia. There has been an increase in violence between ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, October 25, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Hebrews 4:7-16, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 122:1-5, Gospel: Ephesians 13:1-9

St. Daria: Saint of the Day for Saturday, October 25, 2014

St. Daria: Saint of the Day for Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saints

There is very little known about them. Chrysanthus was an Egyptian, son of a Patrician, Polemius. He was brought to Rome from Alexandria during the ...

Bless Me, O Lord.: Prayer of the Day for Saturday, October 25, 2014

Prayers

Heavenly Father, Almighty God, I humble myself before your Presence. What a joy it is to come to you. I thank you and I praise your infinite ...

While death rates fall, tuberculosis still leaves millions stricken

While death rates fall, tuberculosis still leaves millions stricken Watch

Health

For a completely curable disease, tuberculosis continues its deadly worldwide toll. The World Health Organization says that about 1.5 million ...

Rest in Peace, Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete: Communion and Liberation Priest Enters Eternal Encounter

Rest in Peace, Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete: Communion and Liberation Priest Enters Eternal Encounter Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

As we pause to honor Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, Communion and Liberation Priest, may our prayers accompany him, lighting his passage into the ...

Friday, October 24 - Homily: The Great Sacrifice of Mass

Friday, October 24 - Homily: The Great Sacrifice of Mass

Daily Homilies

Fr. Elias on the large number of Catholics who do not go to Church and how this is a result of people not appreciating the importance of Mass as ...

Big losses for Amazon in the Stock Market

Big losses for Amazon in the Stock Market Watch

Technology

American retail giant Amazon has revealed some shocking financial news, that it has lost nearly $500 million in the past three months.

Islamists abduct 25 Nigerian girls after ceasefire

Islamists abduct 25 Nigerian girls after ceasefire Watch

Africa

The Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram, has abducted another 25 girls from a remote town in the country's northeast, despite ongoing talks ...

Are Ebola patients being 'disappeared?' Several sources warn 'yes'

Are Ebola patients being 'disappeared?' Several sources warn 'yes' Watch

Politics & Policy

A news report published yesterday on the sensational website, "Infowars" asks if patients with Ebola are being "disappeared" to prevent panic in the ...

How far will it spread? A New York doctor has tested positive for Ebola

How far will it spread? A New York doctor has tested positive for Ebola Watch

U.S.

A New York doctor who had recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola, the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United ...

Making a Difference - Newly beatified pope championed justice and peace

Making a Difference - Newly beatified pope championed justice and peace

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

With numerous armed conflicts raging in various parts of the world, and the Vietnam War worsening, Pope Paul VI on Oct. 4, 1965 proclaimed before the ...

Guns Do Not Have Rights, People Do. Legitimate Self Defense is One of Them

Guns Do Not Have Rights, People Do. Legitimate Self Defense is One of Them

U.S.

By Keith A. Fournier

We live in a precarious time in the United States of America. Many of us are deeply concerned about the effort to infringe upon the fundamental ...

Dinosaur with freakishly big arms even more amazing than believed

Dinosaur with freakishly big arms even more amazing than believed Watch

Green

Paleontologists had long been mystified by the dinosaur known as "deinocheirus mirificus." Since the 1960s, only the huge arms of the prehistoric ...

Same-sex couples line up to be wed in Wyoming

Same-sex couples line up to be wed in Wyoming Watch

U.S.

Same-sex couples began lining up around the block in Wyoming for marriage licenses this week. U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl, appointed by ...

Into the wrong hands: ISIS fighters seize weapons from U.S. airdrop

Into the wrong hands: ISIS fighters seize weapons from U.S. airdrop Watch

Middle East

Islamic State fighters are believed to have seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by the U.S. The payload reportedly missed besieged ...

Daily Readings for Saturday, October 25, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Hebrews 4:7-16, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 122:1-5, Gospel: Ephesians 13:1-9

St. Anthony Mary Claret: Saint of the Day for Friday, October 24, 2014

St. Anthony Mary Claret: Saint of the Day for Friday, October 24, 2014 Watch

Saints

Claretian archbishop and founder. Anthony was born in Salient in Catalonia, Spain, in 1807, the son of a weaver. He took up weaving but then studied ...

Prayers and Passages of St. Alphonsus De Liguori: Prayer of the Day for Friday, October 24, 2014

Prayers

He who prays is certain to be saved; while he who prays not is certain to be damned. All the saints were saved, and came to be saints by praying; all ...

Will they riot after this? Autopsy, analysis shows officer Wilson was telling the truth

Will they riot after this? Autopsy, analysis shows officer Wilson was telling the truth Watch

U.S.

New evidence from Ferguson Missouri seems to vindicate the testimony of officer Darren Wilson, showing that the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ...

'War does not begin in the battlefield. Wars begin in the heart,' Pope Francis says

'War does not begin in the battlefield. Wars begin in the heart,' Pope Francis says Watch

Living Faith

Speaking at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis addressed the topic of war. With the majority of the world engaged in ...

At least ten people injured in Cairo explosion

At least ten people injured in Cairo explosion Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

At least ten people, including six policemen were injured at an explosion in front of Egypt's Cairo University this week. Unrest continue to roil ...

Ottawa terrorist attack: Lone gunman planned to fight overseas for Islamic State

Ottawa terrorist attack: Lone gunman planned to fight overseas for Islamic State Watch

Americas

Details are beginning to emerge in a terrorist attack in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Corporal Nathan Cirillo was "murdered in cold blood" as ...

Is this a sign of things to come? 2014 midterm most expensive on record

Is this a sign of things to come? 2014 midterm most expensive on record Watch

U.S.

Well underway, the 2014 midterms are set to be the most expensive midterms ever, according to projections that the Center for Responsive Politics ...

Thursday, October 23 - Homily: How to Die in Peace and Joy

Thursday, October 23 - Homily: How to Die in Peace and Joy Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Ignatius explains that we must be ready for death at any moment by living a life of virtue, in imitation of the saints who looked forward to ...