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Thursday, October 30 - Homily: Mustard Seeds and Yeast

Thursday, October 30 - Homily: Mustard Seeds and Yeast Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the symbolism of yeast and mustard seeds as used in the Gospel by Our Lord to explain the gradual process by which the kingdom of ...

'House of Cards' star Elizabeth Norment dies of cancer at 61

'House of Cards' star Elizabeth Norment dies of cancer at 61 Watch

Celebrity

Especially tragic is the case of an actor who finally wins the spotlight and attention of popular audiences, only to die before their prime. ...

Christians shouldn't badmouth others, Pope warns

Christians shouldn't badmouth others, Pope warns Watch

Living Faith

Speaking at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square this week, Pope Francis says that Christians must set a good example lest they ...

THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC IS DEAD - The new way politicians take bribes and cut you out of politics

THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC IS DEAD - The new way politicians take bribes and cut you out of politics Watch

Politics & Policy

Political corruption in the United States has never been worse. Although members of Congress are not allowed to accept bribes or gifts, they have ...

Why Christians Should Celebrate Halloween - and Transform the Culture

Why Christians Should Celebrate Halloween - and Transform the Culture Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The International Association of Exorcists sponsored a gathering in Vatican City on the last weekend of October in 2014. The organization was ...

SURVEY: Singapore best country to do business with, for ninth year in a row

SURVEY: Singapore best country to do business with, for ninth year in a row Watch

Business & Economics

Conservative and strict - there are heavy penalties for littering, as well as being wildly prosperous, the feisty Asian nation of Singapore has ...

California drought is only to get worse, scientists warn

California drought is only to get worse, scientists warn Watch

Green

Californians are praying for rainfall in the coming winter months. Everyone from the farmer to the well-heeled in Los Angeles, and San Francisco ...

Many locals resigned to the volcanic destruction of their Hawaiian town

Many locals resigned to the volcanic destruction of their Hawaiian town Watch

Asia Pacific

Lava from the Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii is threatening to destroy the village of Pahoa, just 20 miles south of Hilo, and on October ...

Wednesday, October 29 - Homily: Enter Through the Narrow Gate

Wednesday, October 29 - Homily: Enter Through the Narrow Gate Watch

Daily Homilies

Strive to enter through the narrow gate as many are on the wide road to perdition.

'Welcome Back Kotter' star Marcia Strassman dies at 66

'Welcome Back Kotter' star Marcia Strassman dies at 66 Watch

Celebrity

She was a familiar face on TV's "Welcome Back Kotter" back in the 1970s. She was the familiar, flustered housewife Gabe Kaplan came home to ...

VIDEO: Antares rocket launch fails with fire and smoke

VIDEO: Antares rocket launch fails with fire and smoke Watch

U.S.

A private contracted, unmanned NASA rocket exploded just after launch along coastal Virginia early on the evening of October 28 .

Children in world's most affluent countries plunged into poverty after crisis

Children in world's most affluent countries plunged into poverty after crisis Watch

Politics & Policy

By Karrie Kehoe, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The global economic crisis has plunged 2.6 million children into poverty in the world's most affluent countries, with children in Ireland, Latvia ...

'Structural causes' of poverty must be dismantled, Pope tells activists

'Structural causes' of poverty must be dismantled, Pope tells activists Watch

Living Faith

In a wide-ranging speech to activists, Pope Francis urged the gathered to join the fight against the "structural causes" of poverty and ...

God's existence does not contradict the discoveries of science, Pope Francis says

God's existence does not contradict the discoveries of science, Pope Francis says Watch

Living Faith

God remains the one who set all of creation into motion, Pope Francis told the Pontifical Academy of Sciences this week. The pontiff reassured ...

Muslims criticize the Islamic State for perverting Islam

Muslims criticize the Islamic State for perverting Islam Watch

Middle East

A new voice in the international community is speaking out against the Islamic State; over 100 Muslim leaders have signed a 17-page letter that ...

Yesterday's Faith is Not Enough: How We Can Overcome Pride

Yesterday's Faith is Not Enough: How We Can Overcome Pride Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Jesus continued to do what the Father had sent Him to do, in spite of opposition from apparently religious people. We are invited to follow his ...

Christian rapper comes out of the closet --as straight

Christian rapper comes out of the closet --as straight Watch

Living Faith

Christian rapper, Jackie Hill-Perry has come out of the closet --as straight. Hill-Perry says she experienced gender confusion after being sexually ...

Are You a Contractual Catholic-Christian?

Are You a Contractual Catholic-Christian?

Blog

By Andee de Jesus

In every week, we celebrate the Sabbath day. We attended the mass not due to compliance and wishes. Our desires inspire us to keep moving, yet there ...

Ennahda Islamist party left unsettled in Tunisia

Ennahda Islamist party left unsettled in Tunisia Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Change is inevitable, and with it, new challenges. Rached Ghannouchi of the Ennahda Islamist party is no longer the most powerful political pole ...

Mysterious pagan 'cathedral' unearthed in Ukraine

Mysterious pagan 'cathedral' unearthed in Ukraine Watch

Europe

Archaeologists have unearthed a 6,000-year-old temple in the Ukraine that shows evidence of sacrificial practices. The prehistoric structure ...

Black Democrats turn against Obama in powerful video. It's not the Republicans or the Tea Party -- it's predatory blacks

Black Democrats turn against Obama in powerful video. It's not the Republicans or the Tea Party -- it's predatory blacks Watch

Politics & Policy

Black Chicago activists have criticized Obama and other black leaders, saying that every black community across the country is being used by ...

A 'Living legend': Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, last of the Crow war chiefs, turns 101

A 'Living legend': Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, last of the Crow war chiefs, turns 101 Watch

U.S.

Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, the last Crow war chief, turned 101 on October 27, and spent the day at the Bighorn Battlefield, with his son.

U.S. journalist endured continuous torture before being executed by ISIS

U.S. journalist endured continuous torture before being executed by ISIS Watch

Middle East

Forty-year-old U.S. journalist James Foley suffered torture at the hands of his ISIS captors before they killed him. Captured in 2012 and ...

Ebola can stay virulent on unclean surfaces for SEVEN WEEKS, scientists say

Ebola can stay virulent on unclean surfaces for SEVEN WEEKS, scientists say Watch

Health

As Ebola continues to ravage West Africa and make inroads in both Europe and the United States, an even more disheartening fact has been learned ...

If you think ISIS is bad, just look at what's going on in Mexico

If you think ISIS is bad, just look at what's going on in Mexico Watch

Americas

While the world-and especially the United States-remains fixated on the brutal actions and conquests of the Islamic State, few are looking closer ...

Young girls used by Boko Haram in combat operations

Young girls used by Boko Haram in combat operations Watch

Africa

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women and girls abducted by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria were used in combat operations, forced to lure men into ambush and to ...

Pope Benedict breaks silence to warn against relativistic ideas of religious truth

Pope Benedict breaks silence to warn against relativistic ideas of religious truth Watch

Europe

Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February of last year. He said he would continue to serve the church "through a life dedicated to prayer" and has ...

Parliamentary elections in Tunisia hailed as 'a big step towards democracy'

Parliamentary elections in Tunisia hailed as 'a big step towards democracy' Watch

Africa

The nation of Tunisia wholeheartedly agrees that recent parliamentary elections, held this week, "is a big step towards democracy." With ...