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Excitement builds with massive mural of Pope Francis before his midtown Manhattan visit

Excitement builds with massive mural of Pope Francis before his midtown Manhattan visit Watch

U.S.

Excitement is building in New York City with the visit of Pope Francis this September 24. A massive, hand-painted mural, 225-feet tall has been ...

'I hope the Pope can sing along!' Washington D.C. choir looks forward to Pope's U.S. visit

'I hope the Pope can sing along!' Washington D.C. choir looks forward to Pope's U.S. visit Watch

Living Faith

By Adelaide Mena, CNA/EWTN News

Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month hope to stir the ...

Five Chinese warships sail near Alaskan coast during Obama's visit

Five Chinese warships sail near Alaskan coast during Obama's visit Watch

U.S.

Unnamed defense officials have identified a Chinese amphibious ship, a replenishment vessel and three surface combatant ships - altogether five ...

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HELP! Catholic Online Facebook has been hacked! But we can take it back if you join us - Please sign our petition to Facebook!

News

Yesterday, Catholic Online's Facebook page, which serves Catholic prayers and other content to our very blessed fans, was hacked. At this time, we do ...

Masked men kidnap 18 sleeping Turkish citizins

Masked men kidnap 18 sleeping Turkish citizins Watch

Middle East

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Early Wednesday morning the Iraqi capital was disturbed after masked men wearing military uniforms abducted 18 Turkish citizens working at a ...

Acid attack victim stars in viral beauty tutorial video with powerful message

Acid attack victim stars in viral beauty tutorial video with powerful message Watch

Marriage & Family

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An Indian awareness organization, "Make Love Not Scars" launched a beauty tutorial video titled: "How to Get Perfect Red Lips" that stars 18-year-old ...

ISIS expands with recruitment video for deaf citizens

ISIS expands with recruitment video for deaf citizens Watch

Middle East

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Islamic State released a video in March featuring two men communicating in sign language, encouraging the deaf to join their ranks.

Former sex slave describes horrific experience trapped in a room for 5 months

Former sex slave describes horrific experience trapped in a room for 5 months Watch

Middle East

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Sunita Duanwar opens up about her horrific experience as a sex slave for five months in a Mumbai brothel. She was forced to service 30 men a day ...

Are the blood moons foretelling the impending apocalypse?

Are the blood moons foretelling the impending apocalypse? Watch

Green

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Blood Moon will grace the skies this year on September 27-28, leading end-of-time believers speculating that the end of the world is drawing near.

Heartbreaking images of drowned Syrian toddler captures the Middle East's refugee crisis

Heartbreaking images of drowned Syrian toddler captures the Middle East's refugee crisis Watch

Europe

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Images depicting the body of a drowned toddler lying on the shores of Bodrum have gone viral, showcasing the desperation of fleeing migrants from ...

Immigrants on welfare: Relevant factors often ignored

Immigrants on welfare: Relevant factors often ignored Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Center of Immigration Studies, a group that advocates for lower levels of immigration, released a report showing 51 percent of immigrant-led ...

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - FOURTH STATION - St. Anne, patron of grandparents and single women

Pilgrimage with Pope Francis - FOURTH STATION - St. Anne, patron of grandparents and single women

Living Faith

Welcome to the fourth station on our virtual pilgrimage to Philadelphia with Pope Francis ahead of the World Meeting of Families. Let us pray!

Pope Francis to give United States Mass in Spanish

Pope Francis to give United States Mass in Spanish Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cardinal Donald William Wuerl has announced Pope Francis' decision to give his Washington Mass on September 23 in Spanish.

Obama gets votes to protect Iran nuclear deal

Obama gets votes to protect Iran nuclear deal Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The nuclear deal between the United States, China, Britain, France, Russia, Germany and Iran has been under intense scrutiny from Republicans and ...

Pope Francis beseeches world to give thanks and protect all life on Day of Creation

Pope Francis beseeches world to give thanks and protect all life on Day of Creation Watch

Living Faith

During an evening celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis prayed that God would "enlighten the lords of ...

THAT'S A BIG FOOT! Twelve-year-old Russian boy claims to have found Yeti's footprint

THAT'S A BIG FOOT! Twelve-year-old Russian boy claims to have found Yeti's footprint Watch

Asia Pacific

A 12-year-old Russian schoolchild found a massive footprint while on a camping trip in Siberia. He says its evidence of the mythical Yeti, ...

SSPX confessions valid during Jubilee, Pope Francis declares - many pray schism will end

SSPX confessions valid during Jubilee, Pope Francis declares - many pray schism will end Watch

Living Faith

Absolutions granted by priests of the Fraternity of St. Pius X (SSPX) will have the full support of the Pope Francis and the Church during the ...

Secret war against terrorists waged by U.S. forces with drones

Secret war against terrorists waged by U.S. forces with drones Watch

Middle East

A clandestine war carried out against specific agents of the Islamic State is being waged by both the CIA and U.S. Special Forces through unmanned ...

President Obama shares apocalyptic vision of world destroyed by climate change

President Obama shares apocalyptic vision of world destroyed by climate change Watch

Green

President Barack Obama shared his vision of the world if global leaders further refuse the facts of climate change. Warning that if we don't act ...

OLD HEARTS: Many Americans have hearts older than their chronological age

OLD HEARTS: Many Americans have hearts older than their chronological age Watch

Health

Many Americans have an old, old heart... and while this sounds like the lyric to a country western song, it is a biological fact for many. A new ...

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES EXTRAORDINARY INDULGENCE - Here's how you and others can obtain it

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES EXTRAORDINARY INDULGENCE - Here's how you and others can obtain it Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis is issuing a Jubilee Indulgence that he hopes will allow people to experience God's mercy and grace. In preparation for the coming ...

Priest asks, what would St. Francis of Assisi do if he were alive today?

Priest asks, what would St. Francis of Assisi do if he were alive today? Watch

Living Faith

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

On the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the preacher to the papal household said that St. Francis of Assisi is a key model in ...

Homeless grow large garden for food in Atlanta

Homeless grow large garden for food in Atlanta Watch

Home & Food

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Homeless people come together and plant a garden to provide food for a shelter in Atlanta.

'The Great Satan': Iran military official slams United States as country's 'No. 1 enemy'

'The Great Satan': Iran military official slams United States as country's 'No. 1 enemy' Watch

Middle East

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, described the United States as the "Great Satan" and Iran's Experts Assembly ...

Pope Francis asks American teenager to sing for him

Pope Francis asks American teenager to sing for him Watch

U.S.

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

17-year-old Valerie Herrera, a senior at Cristo Bey Jesuit High School, was asked by Pope Francis to sing a song.

Hispanics hope Pope Francis addresses immigration with Obama

Hispanics hope Pope Francis addresses immigration with Obama Watch

Politics & Policy

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nearly 30 million Hispanic Catholics in the country are hoping that Pope Francis' visit this month will change the tone of the United States' ...

ISIS fighters caught crossing border disguised as refugees

ISIS fighters caught crossing border disguised as refugees Watch

Europe

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Five ISIS fighters were seized as they attempted to cross the Bulgarian-Macedonian border with gruesome videos and ISIS propaganda on their phones. ...