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CURTAIN CALLED: GOP debate starts hilariously as candidates fail to appear on cue

CURTAIN CALLED: GOP debate starts hilariously as candidates fail to appear on cue Watch

Politics & Policy

It is a bit trivial to say about such an important event - but the GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire this weekend could have done with a ...

REVEALED: Pope Pius XII's secret efforts to overthrow Hitler

REVEALED: Pope Pius XII's secret efforts to overthrow Hitler Watch

Europe

By Kevin J. Jones, CNA/EWTN News

Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a new book that draws on wartime ...

Germany cannot take in 'all the world's needy,' Catholic Church says

Germany cannot take in 'all the world's needy,' Catholic Church says Watch

Europe

Charity has limits, church officials in Germany say. Taking in the majority of the world's Syrian refugees, representatives from the Catholic ...

HOLY SMOKES: Smoke from massive garbage dump fire in Mumbai seen in outer space

HOLY SMOKES: Smoke from massive garbage dump fire in Mumbai seen in outer space Watch

Asia Pacific

Toxic plumes of smoke sailing high into the heavens could be seen away from outer space after a massive trash heap caught in fire in Mumbai. The ...

Lower Your Nets For a Catch!  We Are All Called to Evangelize

Lower Your Nets For a Catch! We Are All Called to Evangelize Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The New Evangelization is meant to bring about an authentic renewal of the Church so that she can then undertake a new missionary outreach to the ...

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice white dies at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice white dies at 74 Watch

Music

If you danced in the Seventies and Eighties, there was a good chance you got up to "cut the rug" to Earth, Wind & Fire. How could anyone ...

Remains of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold Mandic arrive in Rome for Jubilee of Mercy

Remains of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold Mandic arrive in Rome for Jubilee of Mercy Watch

Europe

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

The partially incorrupt body of Padre Pio has arrived to Rome for the first time ever alongside that of another friar, St. Leopold Mandic, as a ...

Where are they going?: Number of ISIS fighters in Syria heavily drop

Where are they going?: Number of ISIS fighters in Syria heavily drop Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The number of ISIS militants swarming Syria and Iraq is believed to have dropped from 19,000 to 25,000 fighters to 20,000 to 31,500, according to ...

'Church ladies' finally force phony priest in Los Angeles to authorities

'Church ladies' finally force phony priest in Los Angeles to authorities Watch

U.S.

By Mary Rezac, CNA/EWTN News

For months, Erwin Mena donned vestments, called himself "Padre," and convinced Southern California Catholics that he was a priest, police say.

Seeking reconciliation, Pope Francis, and Russian Orthodox leader to meet in Cuba - for first time, ever

Seeking reconciliation, Pope Francis, and Russian Orthodox leader to meet in Cuba - for first time, ever Watch

Europe

In the hopes of repairing a schism within Christianity, that dates back as far as the 11th Century, Pope Francis will meet with the leader of the ...

Horrific female genital mutilation continues to haunt over 200 million girls and women around the world

Horrific female genital mutilation continues to haunt over 200 million girls and women around the world Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Despite efforts from the United Nations to completely outlaw this horrible practice, Female Genital Mutilation continues to affect girls and women ...

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis to Meet in Cuba in Historic Move of the Holy Spirit

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis to Meet in Cuba in Historic Move of the Holy Spirit Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

This meeting of the Primates of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church, after a long preparation, will be the first in history and ...

Is this where the Annunciation took place? Ancient artwork sheds light an old mystery about the Virgin Mary

Is this where the Annunciation took place? Ancient artwork sheds light an old mystery about the Virgin Mary Watch

Living Faith

One of the oldest depictions of the Virgin Mary is casting new light on the Annunciation. A new look at an ancient depiction in the Yale University ...

'Dam will burst' if West does not come to aid of Syrian refugees, King of Jordan warns

'Dam will burst' if West does not come to aid of Syrian refugees, King of Jordan warns Watch

Middle East

King Abdullah of Jordan says waves of Syrian refugees into his nation have placed an overwhelming strain on his country's health care and ...

Slain Mexican baby becomes symbol for nation's neverending gang violence

Slain Mexican baby becomes symbol for nation's neverending gang violence Watch

Americas

An overwhelming tragedy - the random killing of a seven-month-old baby boy - has been galvanized into a symbol of Mexico's rampant gang violence. ...

'What We Did When Mummy Got Cancer': Mother's heartbreaking discovery and the emotional way she told her children

'What We Did When Mummy Got Cancer': Mother's heartbreaking discovery and the emotional way she told her children Watch

Marriage & Family

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

When Katherine Simpson-Jacobs realized she had breast cancer, she had no idea how to tell her daughters. After several weeks of worry, she realized ...

ENGLISH-speaking young boy featured in ISIS' latest horror beheading video

ENGLISH-speaking young boy featured in ISIS' latest horror beheading video Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

ISIS has released another gruesome beheading video, but this time the executioner is an English-speaking young boy.

ISIS COWARD! Suicide belt bomb maker confesses he would NEVER wear one

ISIS COWARD! Suicide belt bomb maker confesses he would NEVER wear one Watch

Middle East

While he makes them - he freely confesses he would never use one - to forfeit his life for the "cause" of the Islamic State. That is the ...

Native American Health Facilities 'Horrifying' Practices: Woman dies on floor of hospital room after staff causes her to overdose

Native American Health Facilities 'Horrifying' Practices: Woman dies on floor of hospital room after staff causes her to overdose Watch

Health

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

During a Senate hearing on Wednesday, several witnesses stepped forward to ask the federal government to fund the struggling Indian Health Service, ...

'Faith is the great cure for fear': Obama speaks at annual National Prayer Breakfast in WA

'Faith is the great cure for fear': Obama speaks at annual National Prayer Breakfast in WA Watch

Politics & Policy

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

During the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, President Barack Obama spoke of God, fear and love.

Pope Francis will travel to Mexico as a messenger for peace

Pope Francis will travel to Mexico as a messenger for peace Watch

Living Faith

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

Pope Francis will leave for Mexico in just over a week. In a new interview with a Mexican news agency, he told citizens of the crime-ridden ...

Florida Gorvernor declares state of emergency with Zika virus outbreak

Florida Gorvernor declares state of emergency with Zika virus outbreak Watch

Health

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency after nine cases were diagnosed from people who travelled to Zika-dense regions.

'Deeply disturbing': ANOTHER Planned Parenthood video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress (Warning: Graphic Content)

'Deeply disturbing': ANOTHER Planned Parenthood video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress (Warning: Graphic Content) Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released another video featuring Planned Parenthood officials casually - and even happily - discussing the ...

How do presidents pray? The beginning of a beautiful tradition

How do presidents pray? The beginning of a beautiful tradition Watch

Living Faith

By Abigail James (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

This morning marks the 64th annual National Prayer Breakfast and President Obama's last time attending the remarkable tradition while in office. 

Why is the USA dumping Gitmo terrorists in Africa? Ghana Bishops Conference asks tough questions nobody wants to answer

Why is the USA dumping Gitmo terrorists in Africa? Ghana Bishops Conference asks tough questions nobody wants to answer Watch

Africa

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The Bishop's Conference of Ghana is unhappy that the U.S. government has sent two known terrorists to their country. The bishops have sent a letter ...