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China's icy heart? Has the Catholic Church warmed up the Asian superpower?

China's icy heart? Has the Catholic Church warmed up the Asian superpower? Watch

Asia Pacific

Relations between the Vatican and China have been frosty since the communist takeover in the 1950s, and the Holy See has found it very difficult ...

Lessons not learned: 132 Indian women sterilized in five hours following tragedy

Lessons not learned: 132 Indian women sterilized in five hours following tragedy Watch

Asia Pacific

The nation of India recently saw the deaths of 13 women, with as many as 50 women seriously injured after a hasty mass sterilization camp in ...

The Immigration Conflagration and the Dangers of a Benevolent Dictator

The Immigration Conflagration and the Dangers of a Benevolent Dictator

Politics & Policy

By Keith A. Fournier

There is no question that comprehensive immigration reform is needed. Most people acknowledge this as a fact. However, the truth is President Obama ...

'God always forgives, but the earth does not,' Pope warns

'God always forgives, but the earth does not,' Pope warns Watch

Living Faith

A doomsday scenario in which Mother Nature would exact her revenge is possible, even likely, Pope Francis warns. The pontiff was speaking out ...

Friday, November 21 - Homily: Mary is Greater than the Church

Friday, November 21 - Homily: Mary is Greater than the Church Watch

Daily Homilies

If by "Church" we mean the People of God, all of the baptized (without Mary), then Mary is greater than the Church because we are sinners and She ...

Pope Francis' special message: Why Poverty? 'And while we speak of new rights, the hungry remain, at the street corner, We ask for dignity, not for charity.'

Pope Francis' special message: Why Poverty? 'And while we speak of new rights, the hungry remain, at the street corner, We ask for dignity, not for charity.'

Living Faith

Pope Francis has asked the world to do more to help those who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Despite gains made in infrastructure and ...

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. ...

Obama gives amnesty while bracing for next 'surge' of illegals in 2015

Obama gives amnesty while bracing for next 'surge' of illegals in 2015 Watch

U.S.

While President Obama has revealed his plans to shield about five million illegal immigrants from deportation, he has federal agencies getting ...

GROSS! This was in his brain for four years!

GROSS! This was in his brain for four years! Watch

Health

In what has to be one of the most bizarre cases in recent medical history, a series of brain scans have been made which charts the path of a tiny ...

Jordan's Queen Rania denounces ISIS for plunging Arab world 'back to the Dark Ages'

Jordan's Queen Rania denounces ISIS for plunging Arab world 'back to the Dark Ages' Watch

Middle East

Known for her poise and beauty, Queen Rania didn't hold back in denouncing the repugnant activities of Islamic State during a powerful address to ...

Hollywood's longest and most successful marriages: What's their secret?

Hollywood's longest and most successful marriages: What's their secret? Watch

Celebrity

Hollywood celebrities are notorious for short-lived marriages. Film stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Zsa Zsa Gabor can both boast of being ...

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 ...

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 ...