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'We will reach America!' ISIS threatens to behead Obama in an execution video (Warning: Graphic Content)

'We will reach America!' ISIS threatens to behead Obama in an execution video (Warning: Graphic Content)

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America," states a black-clad ISIS militant in ISIS' latest beheading video. "Know also that we will cut off your ...

Exposing Couples' Genuine Fears in Family Planning

Exposing Couples' Genuine Fears in Family Planning

Blog

By Tara Brelinsky

Quite often the women have been controlling their cycles with hormonal birth control or contraceptive devices. These 'outside forces' have led to ...

Think Before You Speak and Always Choose Better Words

Think Before You Speak and Always Choose Better Words

Blog

By Jackie Stammen

A thought pops into my mind. Said thought exits my mouth. I often find myself word vomiting as such. Just because a thought enters my mind, does not ...

GRISLY HUMAN HARVEST: Tanzania's albinos are hunted down and mutilated for witch doctor potions

GRISLY HUMAN HARVEST: Tanzania's albinos are hunted down and mutilated for witch doctor potions Watch

Africa

Albinism, a condition that robs the body of pigments, affects a small section of the population. In the African nation of Tanzania, however, ...

ECONOMIC EARTHQUAKE: IBM rumored to lay off 110,000 employees - biggest cull in business history

ECONOMIC EARTHQUAKE: IBM rumored to lay off 110,000 employees - biggest cull in business history Watch

Business & Economics

There are alarming indications that the largest corporate layoff in history may be near. There are rumors afoot that computer IBM plans to lay ...

Caught on tape: Hilarious standoff between father and toddler daughter goes viral

Caught on tape: Hilarious standoff between father and toddler daughter goes viral Watch

Marriage & Family

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Parenting a toddler can be quite a difficult task. They're stubborn, sassy and are developing a personality of their own. Gareth Roe, an Irish ...

Forced into prostitution: Greece's economic crisis has married women, mothers hitting streets

Forced into prostitution: Greece's economic crisis has married women, mothers hitting streets Watch

Europe

Greece, at the heart of the European economic crisis of a few years past, has elected the "anti-austerity" organization the Syriza Party into ...

The FRIGHTENING REALITY of sea level rise for United States' coastal cities: Where will they be in 30 years?

The FRIGHTENING REALITY of sea level rise for United States' coastal cities: Where will they be in 30 years? Watch

Green

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In 30 to 40 years, the sea level is likely to be between six and 15 inches higher than it was in 1986. Flooding along the United States coasts will ...

Archbishop reprimands Catholic lawmaker, says no true Catholic can dissent from church teaching on abortion

Archbishop reprimands Catholic lawmaker, says no true Catholic can dissent from church teaching on abortion Watch

Living Faith

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in a press conference on January 22 at the Capitol, was asked twice whether an unborn child 20 weeks into ...

JOINING FORCES: Algeria and Niger work together over national security

JOINING FORCES: Algeria and Niger work together over national security Watch

Africa

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger's head of state Mohamadou Issoufou have joined forces on security issues. A three-day visit, ...

Religious persecution uniting Christians worldwide in 'Ecumenism of blood,' Pope Francis says

Religious persecution uniting Christians worldwide in 'Ecumenism of blood,' Pope Francis says Watch

Living Faith

"In this moment of prayer for unity, I would also like to remember our martyrs, the martyrs of today," Pope Francis said as he was speaking to ...

Tuesday, January 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God

Tuesday, January 27 - Homily: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God Watch

Daily Homilies

Whenever we hear "brethren of the Lord," we should think of St. Jerome and that impure heresiarch, Helvidius. We should also know that doing the ...

Living on less than $2 dollars a day: Only 5 percent of global wealth belongs to the poorest 80 percent of the world

Living on less than $2 dollars a day: Only 5 percent of global wealth belongs to the poorest 80 percent of the world Watch

Business & Economics

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The staggering increasing inequality among the wealthy and poor around the world continues to be a pressing issue. Eighty rich billionaires have as ...

Striking back at the Dems! Koch brothers allocate nearly ONE BILLION DOLLARS for 2016 presidential race

Striking back at the Dems! Koch brothers allocate nearly ONE BILLION DOLLARS for 2016 presidential race Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It seems the Koch brothers have no plans to ease their political spending habits in 2015, as top officials in the brothers' political network ...

The first tax revolt: 800 years later, the Magna Carta stands boldly as spiritual predecessor to the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution

The first tax revolt: 800 years later, the Magna Carta stands boldly as spiritual predecessor to the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

This year will mark the eighth centennial of the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede near Windsor, on June 15, 2015.

Boko Haram closes in! Nigeria loses critical military city to the savage terrorism group

Boko Haram closes in! Nigeria loses critical military city to the savage terrorism group Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Boko Haram seized control of Nigerian city, Monguno on January 25, after launching a simultaneous attack on Monguno and the capital of Borno, ...

VIDEO: 70 years later, drone flies over infamous death camps showing the shocking and HORRIBLE extent of Nazi death camps

VIDEO: 70 years later, drone flies over infamous death camps showing the shocking and HORRIBLE extent of Nazi death camps Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In 2015, more than 1,500 survivors of the Holocaust returned to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland to mark the 60th anniversary of the ...

The Thrill of the Chaste: Matt C. Abbott Interviews Dawn Eden

The Thrill of the Chaste: Matt C. Abbott Interviews Dawn Eden Watch

U.S.

By Matt C. Abbott

Being a member of the Mystical Body of Christ, and receiving Jesus' own Body and Blood in the Eucharist, has given me a deeper understanding of ...

Andrew M. Greenwell: Jesus is the Heart and the Marvel of the Gospel

Andrew M. Greenwell: Jesus is the Heart and the Marvel of the Gospel Watch

Living Faith

By Andrew M. Greenwell

If pursued, and pursued rightly (that is, without moral or intellectual prejudice), metaphysics leads us to a threshold, a threshold we might ...

Who Are My Mother and Brothers? We are the Family of Jesus

Who Are My Mother and Brothers? We are the Family of Jesus Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Through our Baptism, we are invited into the very family of God. When we choose to respond to grace and live in obedience to the will and the ...

Could terrorists attempt to attack the White House with a drone? Crash sparks debate over future use of drones in war

Could terrorists attempt to attack the White House with a drone? Crash sparks debate over future use of drones in war Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A two-foot-long, four propeller drone crashed onto the White House grounds yesterday, raising troubling questions that drones could be utilized ...

This San Francisco based company's one invention will REVOLUTIONIZE the developing world!

This San Francisco based company's one invention will REVOLUTIONIZE the developing world! Watch

Technology

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cars are ubiquitous in the Western world, especially in the United States. However, many developing parts of the world lack the infrastructure to ...

The Nitty Gritty on Birth Control

The Nitty Gritty on Birth Control

Blog

By Tara Brelinsky

From sensitivities to allergies and everything in between, there's an increased awareness of how what we put into our bodies affects our ...

GOP teams up with Israeli prime minister to forcefully override Obama's Iran policy

GOP teams up with Israeli prime minister to forcefully override Obama's Iran policy Watch

U.S.

House Speaker John Boehner is seeking to enlist Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a congressional plan to override President ...

Why are California's giant trees DYING? Scientists rush to save these wooden giants

Why are California's giant trees DYING? Scientists rush to save these wooden giants Watch

Green

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Long home to venerable ancient Redwoods and massive pines, California may see an end to the giant trees that have been a hallmark of much of the ...

Turning off spigot: Obama aims to possessively guard oil-rich Alaskan coastline from development

Turning off spigot: Obama aims to possessively guard oil-rich Alaskan coastline from development Watch

Politics & Policy

Just because there's been relief at the corner gas pump doesn't mean that the United States won't need any more oil in the near future - far from ...

HOPE FOR PEACE: Much work remains in order to bring peace, stability to Mali

HOPE FOR PEACE: Much work remains in order to bring peace, stability to Mali Watch

Africa

Malian expert Ahmed Aghama says stability must be reintroduced into the region. "Mali must recover its stability to enable the country's ...

And the field gets thicker! Rubio joins Bush, Romney, Walker and Christie as 2016 presidential hopeful

And the field gets thicker! Rubio joins Bush, Romney, Walker and Christie as 2016 presidential hopeful Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A fifth Republican is making noise that could be interpreted as intent to make a 2016 presidential run.