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Monday, September 22  - Homily: Our Lady of Ransom

Monday, September 22 - Homily: Our Lady of Ransom Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Elias celebrates a votive mass to Our Lady of Ransom. He preaches on the astonishing history of the Order of Mercedarians and exhorts us to ...

5 Easy Ways to 'Be Not Afraid'!

5 Easy Ways to 'Be Not Afraid'!

Blog

By Adele M Gill, RN, BSN, CC

Be not afraid. According to the online Bible Gateway, a helpful Bible reference resource, this phrase is used 97 times in the Holy Bible, and for ...

POPE IN ALBANIA: Pope Francis denounces religious militants during one-day trip

POPE IN ALBANIA: Pope Francis denounces religious militants during one-day trip Watch

Living Faith

In his one-day trip to the chiefly Muslim nation of Albania, Pope Francis soundly denounced religious militants, declaring that no one act as the ...

Pope Francis names Bishop Blasé Cupich to replace ailing Chicago Archbishop

Pope Francis names Bishop Blasé Cupich to replace ailing Chicago Archbishop Watch

U.S.

Pope Francis has chosen Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich as Chicago's new archbishop. The ailing Cardinal Francis George welcomed his pending ...

Move by Bangladesh to LOWER legal age to marry raises international outrage

Move by Bangladesh to LOWER legal age to marry raises international outrage Watch

Asia Pacific

Bangladesh has an ongoing problem with child marriage: two out of three girls there marry before they reach adulthood. A proposal to lower the ...

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This week, Pope Francis met with all of the Bishops who received their appointments in the past year. They are all participating in a training ...

If Christ Has Not Been Raised Our Preaching and Our Faith is Empty

If Christ Has Not Been Raised Our Preaching and Our Faith is Empty Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

When we learn to embrace the implications of that empty tomb, and allow grace to work within us, we are made ready for eternity - by living ...

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

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Christian Has a Vocation 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 ...

A HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies

A HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies Watch

Middle East

As proof of their bravery, rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are suspected of sabotaging a batch of measles vaccinations, ...

Longtime folk favorite Cat Stevens to tour U.S. in December.  First concerts since 1976.

Longtime folk favorite Cat Stevens to tour U.S. in December. First concerts since 1976. Watch

Music

In the Seventies, "Buddha in the Chocolate Box" by Cat Stevens was never far from any working turntable. Stevens, a troubadour of the times sang ...

Are they on to something? Judicial Watch says terrorists are operating in Mexico

Are they on to something? Judicial Watch says terrorists are operating in Mexico Watch

Politics & Policy

Judicial Watch, a controversial Web site that maintains that Middle Eastern terrorists are operating just cross the border from the United States ...

Scientists call upon Pope Francis to take the lead on climate change

Scientists call upon Pope Francis to take the lead on climate change Watch

Green

Historically, the Catholic Church has been accused of being anti-science. This is a lie. The Catholic Church is pro-truth and in cases where science ...

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader Watch

Europe

Alexis Tsipras, a radical leftists and self-described atheist-as well as Greece's opposition leader-has hailed Pope Francis as the "pontiff of ...

Apple takes a stand: They say they won't unlock iPhones, iPads for police

Apple takes a stand: They say they won't unlock iPhones, iPads for police Watch

Technology

Electronic industry leader Apple has taken a remarkable stand that will make them somewhat unpopular with law enforcement. The company declared ...

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals Watch

Europe

Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals have begun a first draft of a new apostolic constitution intended to reform Vatican bureaucracy. ...

World population could hit 11 billion by 2100 new study reveals

World population could hit 11 billion by 2100 new study reveals Watch

U.S.

A United Nations-led analysis published on September 18 has revealed that the world's population may reach 11 billion by 2100, which would mean ...

Casualty of war; Syrian children fall behind in studies

Casualty of war; Syrian children fall behind in studies Watch

Middle East

By Katie Nguyen, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The 3-1/2-year-old conflict in Syria is preventing 2.8 million children from getting an education and has destroyed or damaged more than 3,400 ...

Health team butchered in Guinea as Ebola outbreak accelerates

Health team butchered in Guinea as Ebola outbreak accelerates Watch

Africa

Eight members of a medical team attempting to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea.

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries Watch

Europe

It was a remarkable find - and a reminder on how love can last past the grave. Two skeletons, holding hands centuries after their passing, were ...

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans?

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans? Watch

Europe

Researchers at Harvard medical School have definitely linked at least three tribes that combined to create Europeans of 7,000 years ago. ...

This goofy looking jet is the key to Europe's airplane market

This goofy looking jet is the key to Europe's airplane market Watch

Technology

The Airbus A300-600ST, more popularly known as the "Beluga" due to its resemblance to the Arctic whale, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of ...

The Chinese are coming! E-commerce giant Alibaba cleans house with its initial public offering

The Chinese are coming! E-commerce giant Alibaba cleans house with its initial public offering Watch

Business & Economics

The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has made the largest U.S.-listed initial public offering (IPO) of all time, with stocks priced at $68 per ...

DARPA developing new implants for 'healing superpowers'' - Mark of the Beast? Probably, but it doesn't matter because you're already marked

DARPA developing new implants for 'healing superpowers'' - Mark of the Beast? Probably, but it doesn't matter because you're already marked Watch

Health

The U.S. government, working through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), says it plans to develop tiny implants that will help ...

'Lend Me Your Ears' Hostage reporter appears in Islamic State sham news report

'Lend Me Your Ears' Hostage reporter appears in Islamic State sham news report Watch

Middle East

The Islamic State has released another video, perhaps attempting to persuade Americans and British forces from attacking them. This time, instead of ...

As death toll passes 2,600 U.S. lawmakers worry about spread of Ebola

As death toll passes 2,600 U.S. lawmakers worry about spread of Ebola Watch

U.S.

Legislators in Washington are becoming increasingly concerned about the spread of Ebola and worry that it could become more contagious and ...

Islamic State planned beheadings in Australia

Islamic State planned beheadings in Australia Watch

Asia Pacific

Australian officials have prevented an Islamic State plot to carry out and film the beheading of a random person in Sydney, as part of a series ...

Half of Iraqi army incapable of fighting against ISIL, top U.S. general declares

Half of Iraqi army incapable of fighting against ISIL, top U.S. general declares Watch

Middle East

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, the U.S. military's top officer gave his assessment of Iraq's military ...

A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa

A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

"Djounoud Al khalifa," or Soldiers of the Caliph is the given name of the new pivot of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, which ...