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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.

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 nigh-profile defense team

Texas Governor Rick Perry assembles formidable nigh-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 ...

Friendly overtures to Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) met with mixed response

Friendly overtures to Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) met with mixed response Watch

Living Faith

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, or LCWR is comprised of Catholic women religious who are leaders of their orders in the United ...

Wedding rings cut off fingers, bibles burned. Chaldean Catholics Remain Faithful

Wedding rings cut off fingers, bibles burned. Chaldean Catholics Remain Faithful

Middle East

If you have followed the horrifying stories of Christians in Iraq, you know that these peaceful people have been deprived of literally everything. ...

Winning the Fight By Giving Up My Will

Winning the Fight By Giving Up My Will

Blog

By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

For the remainder of my afternoon, I ruminated on the morning's event, on that internal whisper to remain undisturbed, on Father's temporarily ...

Persecution: W. W. Bridal Shop Forced Out of Business Because the Owners Are Faithful Christians

Persecution: W. W. Bridal Shop Forced Out of Business Because the Owners Are Faithful Christians Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In the first two centuries of Christianity, as the early Christians sought to serve in the broader Roman society by engaging in all suitable ...

Here comes a boom! $7 trillion in untapped funds to flood global market

Here comes a boom! $7 trillion in untapped funds to flood global market Watch

Business & Economics

A new boost to the global economic recovery may happen soon, as corporate giants and private equity firms prepare to tap into cash reserves of $7 ...

Monday,  August 18 - Homily: To Be Perfect...

Monday, August 18 - Homily: To Be Perfect... Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Maximilian tells us that in order to observe all the commandments, those directed to our fellow men and those directed to God, we must be ...

Pope's visit to Korea highlights religious hope for reunification

Pope's visit to Korea highlights religious hope for reunification Watch

Asia Pacific

During his visit to Korea, Pope Francis addressed a meeting of young Catholics from many Asian countries and told them that their best hope for ...

MUCH AT STAKE: Kurdish fighters battle Islamic State for control of strategic Mosul Dam

MUCH AT STAKE: Kurdish fighters battle Islamic State for control of strategic Mosul Dam Watch

Middle East

Kurdish fighters, or Peshmerga are currently engaged in a strategic battle with Islamic state fighters over the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq. ...

Northern India paralyzed by rampant flooding

Northern India paralyzed by rampant flooding Watch

Asia Pacific

At least 28 people killed and thousands have been left homeless after heavy monsoon rains in northern India. Flooding in the Himalayas have ...

MASS EXECUTIONS: 3,000 women and girls kidnapped by Islamic State jihads over past two weeks

MASS EXECUTIONS: 3,000 women and girls kidnapped by Islamic State jihads over past two weeks Watch

Middle East

A harrowing account of Yazidis being executed en masse by Islamic State rebels has reached the outside world. At least 80 men and boys were ...

100 boys kidnapped by Nigerian terrorists to become child soldiers

100 boys kidnapped by Nigerian terrorists to become child soldiers Watch

Africa

Fighters from the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram have reportedly abducted nearly 100 boys and men during a raid on a village in the ...

Obama denounced as 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

Obama denounced as 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation' Watch

U.S.

Denouncing U.S. President Barack Obama as "the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation," New York Times reporter James Risen now faces ...

The Islamic State starts its rampage across Syria

The Islamic State starts its rampage across Syria Watch

Middle East

Since August began, gunmen from the Islamic State have executed 700 members of a Syrian tribe, the majority of which were civilians, reported the ...

Rick Perry on potential indictment: 'I stood up for the rule of law'

Rick Perry on potential indictment: 'I stood up for the rule of law' Watch

U.S.

On an August 17 interview with "Fox News Sunday" Texas Governor Rick Perry insists that a grand jury indictment, which alleges that he abused his ...