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Why do Muslims like beheading so much? (WARNING GRAPHIC, RAW IMAGES)

Why do Muslims like beheading so much? (WARNING GRAPHIC, RAW IMAGES)

Middle East

The incredible spate of beheadings which are perpetrated by Islamic militants around the world had many asking the question, "Why do Muslims behead ...

Pope may visit New York City in 2015

Pope may visit New York City in 2015 Watch

U.S.

While Pope Francis has confirmed that he is planning to come to the U.S. next year, a spokesman says that the pontiff may visit New York City. ...

DEATH TOLL SOARS UPWARD: Ebola deaths now into the thousands

DEATH TOLL SOARS UPWARD: Ebola deaths now into the thousands Watch

Africa

The death toll from Ebola, the incurable virus that sends the body into meltdown has soared past the one thousand mark in West Africa. The ...

MASSIVE ACID SPILL: Mexico closes 88 schools after 10 million gallons of acid spills from copper mine

MASSIVE ACID SPILL: Mexico closes 88 schools after 10 million gallons of acid spills from copper mine Watch

Americas

An ecological disaster of momentous proportion is unfolding near the U.S. - Mexico border after a massive acid spill from a copper mine has found ...

Wednesday, August 20 - Homily: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary

Wednesday, August 20 - Homily: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Elias on the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, his great zeal for the faith and how he promoted devotion to Mary and even preached a Crusade.

SMILE FOR THE CAMERA! Texas Governor Rick Perry cheerfully turns himself in

SMILE FOR THE CAMERA! Texas Governor Rick Perry cheerfully turns himself in Watch

Politics & Policy

Under duress, Texas Governor Rick Perry maintained an upbeat and positive attitude. Arriving at the Travis County courthouse in Austin for ...

A confident Ballmer leaves Microsoft 'completely' to run the Clippers

A confident Ballmer leaves Microsoft 'completely' to run the Clippers Watch

Technology

Eight months after he ended his role as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer resigned from Microsoft's board, a move that ends more than three decades of ...

On the Memorial of St. Bernard: Lord, Send Us Monks for This New Missionary Age!

On the Memorial of St. Bernard: Lord, Send Us Monks for This New Missionary Age! Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Even though he was regularly summoned to leave the monastery by the needs of Church and State, Bernard was above all a monk, a man of deep ...

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Baptized Christian Has a Vocation and Mission

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Baptized Christian Has a Vocation and Mission Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Church is a seed, sign and beginning of the kingdom, making the kingdom present in a world which is wounded by the effects of sin but waiting ...

Islamic State beheads journalist James Foley (WARNING, GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Islamic State beheads journalist James Foley (WARNING, GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Middle East

The Islamic State has beheaded journalist James Foley. You may watch the video here, but be warned, it is graphic.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Reminds Us that 'Love Is Sufficient of Itself'

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Reminds Us that 'Love Is Sufficient of Itself' Watch

Christian Saints & Heroes

By Deacon F.K. Bartels

"It is true that the creature loves less because she is less. But if she loves with her whole being, nothing is lacking where everything is given. To ...

So this is where school money goes?!

So this is where school money goes?! Watch

U.S.

Non-teacher employees make up 50% of public school employees, a number which has grown 130% since 1970, a new study claims.

The new favorite weapon of the drug cartels has arrived in America -- and it will shock you

The new favorite weapon of the drug cartels has arrived in America -- and it will shock you Watch

Americas

Mexican drug cartels are utilizing a deadly military weapon to keep local residents in terror and protect drug stockpiles.

Romney weighs in: Obama is doing 'a good deal worse than even I expected'

Romney weighs in: Obama is doing 'a good deal worse than even I expected' Watch

U.S.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney made quite a scene as he attended a West Virginia rally for three Republican Congressional candidates ...

THREE DEAD: relatives of Pope Francis die in traffic accident in Argentina

THREE DEAD: relatives of Pope Francis die in traffic accident in Argentina Watch

Americas

Three members of Pope Francis' extended family, including two young grand-nephews, have died in a traffic accident. The Pope's nephew, Horacio ...

HIDDEN FROM VIEW: President Obama renders decision largely in private, despite claims of transparency

HIDDEN FROM VIEW: President Obama renders decision largely in private, despite claims of transparency Watch

Politics & Policy

Facing charges of executive overreach, to allegations that he is presiding over opaque policy-making, U.S. President Obama has been making ...

Texas Governor Rick Perry assembles formidable high-profile defense team

Texas Governor Rick Perry assembles formidable high-profile defense team Watch

Politics & Policy

Texas Governor Rick Perry must now complete the humiliating process of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken - but he's ...

STUPID: Political analyst says indictment of Texas governor is 'the stupidest thing I've ever seen'

STUPID: Political analyst says indictment of Texas governor is 'the stupidest thing I've ever seen' Watch

U.S.

Calling it "potentially was the stupidest thing I've seen, I think, in my entire career," MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin says the ...

WARNING TO WEST: Archeparch of Mosul says Western Christians will soon fall prey to persecution

WARNING TO WEST: Archeparch of Mosul says Western Christians will soon fall prey to persecution Watch

Middle East

The exiled Chaldean Archeparch of Mosul, Amel Nona has some stern words of warning to those in the West, who think that the persecutions of Iraq ...

POPE: 'It is legitimate to halt the unjust aggressor'

POPE: 'It is legitimate to halt the unjust aggressor' Watch

Living Faith

Answering a wide array of questions, which included the proper response to the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities by ...

Tuesday, August 19 - Homily: Christ Became Poor to Make Us Rich

Tuesday, August 19 - Homily: Christ Became Poor to Make Us Rich Watch

Daily Homilies

Father goes over the readings, psalm, and antiphons of today's liturgy, and shows how Jesus became poor for us, and by being united to Him, we ...

Two murderous women will be first female execution in India

Two murderous women will be first female execution in India Watch

Asia Pacific

Two women, who kidnapped 13 young children and forced them to work as pickpockets before murdering them are about to become the first women ever ...

Taking the fight to the Islamic State! Following U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish fighters seize Mosul dam

Taking the fight to the Islamic State! Following U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish fighters seize Mosul dam Watch

Middle East

Following several days of U.S. airstrikes and battles with Iraqi and Kurdish forces, the Islamic State has taken to the web to threaten the U.S. ...

Riot forces Ebola infected patients to flee!

Riot forces Ebola infected patients to flee! Watch

Africa

Seventeen people, suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus, are missing in Liberia after a health center in the capital city of Monrovia was ...

Can he break Christian persecution? Pope Francis says he's ready to try in China

Can he break Christian persecution? Pope Francis says he's ready to try in China Watch

Asia Pacific

On his return flight from South Korea, Pope Francis said that he hoped to visit China soon, an act which would be the first time any Pope ...

Gaza cease-fire gains a 1 day extension as Israelis and Palestinians try to make a lasting peace

Gaza cease-fire gains a 1 day extension as Israelis and Palestinians try to make a lasting peace Watch

Middle East

After nearly a month of off and on violence, Israeli and Palestinian authorities have agreed to extend the current Gaza cease-fire by 24 hours, ...

Pope Francis Gives Important Interview On His Return From the Apostolic Visit to Korea

Pope Francis Gives Important Interview On His Return From the Apostolic Visit to Korea Watch

Asia Pacific

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Pope Francis is a refreshingly frank, charismatic and prophetic successor of the Apostle Peter. He stands in the trajectory of Paul VI, John Paul ...

Money is NOT the Root of Evil. Learning to Live Evangelical Simplicity in an Age of Idolatry

Money is NOT the Root of Evil. Learning to Live Evangelical Simplicity in an Age of Idolatry Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Learning to live in evangelical Simplicity strips away what impedes love. In finding our proper relationship to the goods of the earth- not rejecting ...