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What is a Catholic Deacon? Bishop Kevin Rhoades Gives the Answer

What is a Catholic Deacon? Bishop Kevin Rhoades Gives the Answer Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

It is a privilege to ordain you permanent deacons.  No, I didn't make a mistake.  Don't worry: you are scheduled to be ordained priests ...

Our Age Need Rebels of Love: The Christian Church is the Real Counterculture

Our Age Need Rebels of Love: The Christian Church is the Real Counterculture Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

We can - we will - change the culture of the contemporary West, if we are willing to suffer, struggle and offer ourselves to the Lord for the ...

Pope Francis at risk of an assassination attempt by Islamic State

Pope Francis at risk of an assassination attempt by Islamic State Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis at risk of an assassination attempt by ISIL'Band of criminals' could have Pope Francis in its sights prior to his visits to Albania, ...

Just in time for Halloween! 'Werewolf' cat enchanting fanciers

Just in time for Halloween! 'Werewolf' cat enchanting fanciers Watch

Green

Gaining in popularity among cat fanciers and breeders, the "Lykoi" cat is most peculiar looking. Many would instantly assume the patchy critter ...

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say Watch

Asia Pacific

Widely regarded as the most oppressive government on the face of the Earth, a report from North Korean officials heralds that the nation has "the ...

Patriarchs ask faithful to help 'save Christianity in the Middle East'

Patriarchs ask faithful to help 'save Christianity in the Middle East' Watch

Living Faith

Five Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs from the Middle East urged Westerners to take action to help ensure that Christians and other minorities ...

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban Watch

Asia Pacific

American parents who wish to adopt children from Vietnam will be able to do again shortly after a six-year ban. However, Vietnamese children who ...

Nice try! Democrats try to distance themselves from Obama for midterm, but it's too late!

Nice try! Democrats try to distance themselves from Obama for midterm, but it's too late! Watch

U.S.

A Democratic Senate candidate, Alison Grimes, is trying her best to let Kentuckians know that she is certainly not an Obama Democrat, releasing a ...

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate Watch

Africa

Concerns have been raised that the federal government is anticipating a rapid spread of the Ebola virus, as evidenced by the U.S. State ...

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia Watch

Africa

Thousands of U.S. troops will arrive in the West African nation of Liberia as part of President Barack Obama's response to the Ebola outbreak ...

Are terrorists invading the US through the open border with Mexico?

Are terrorists invading the US through the open border with Mexico? Watch

U.S.

Americans are worried that the Islamic State will soon conduct terror attacks within the U.S., inserting agents via the porous border between the ...

'We'll send them to hell!' Texas sheriff declares war on Islamic State

'We'll send them to hell!' Texas sheriff declares war on Islamic State Watch

U.S.

Law enforcement agencies along the U.S.-Mexico border have received alerts to be on the lookout for terrorists from Islamic State attempting to ...

Pope Cornelius and Bishop Cyprian are Examples for this Age of Martyrs

Pope Cornelius and Bishop Cyprian are Examples for this Age of Martyrs Watch

Christian Saints & Heroes

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

God and his angels look down upon us; Christ, who looks on as we do battle in the contest of faith. What great dignity and glory are ours, what ...

Father Frank Pavone: 16433 Children Buried in One Grave

Father Frank Pavone: 16433 Children Buried in One Grave Watch

U.S.

By Fr. Frank Pavone

For many years, this mass grave had no marker or headstone, just as the children have no names. But now there is a stone, and we are going to ...

Marriage and Holiness: Pope Marries Twenty Couples on the Exaltation of the Cross

Marriage and Holiness: Pope Marries Twenty Couples on the Exaltation of the Cross Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Much of the Press, including circles of the Catholic Press, focused on the unique path which some of the couples followed to the Sacrament of ...

Hundreds of children rescued from Illegal Muslim schools in China

Hundreds of children rescued from Illegal Muslim schools in China Watch

Asia Pacific

Officials in China's Xinjiang region have rescued 190 children and detained 85 people in a series of widespread raids on underground Islamic schools.

Bottom of the Barrel - Thanks to business tax, the U.S. is Number 32 in the world

Bottom of the Barrel - Thanks to business tax, the U.S. is Number 32 in the world Watch

Business & Economics

A new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world. So says the Wall ...

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia are married before they turn 18 years of age

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia are married before they turn 18 years of age Watch

Asia Pacific

According to a United Nations report, nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn age 18. Published by the U.N. children's ...

With just six months to live, news anchorman finds comfort with God

With just six months to live, news anchorman finds comfort with God Watch

Living Faith

An Illinois news anchorman with Champaign WCIA-TV shared heartbreaking news with his viewers on September 11, revealing that after a lengthy ...

Acclaimed actress arrested by L.A. cops who thought she was prostitute

Acclaimed actress arrested by L.A. cops who thought she was prostitute Watch

Celebrity

Acting in an acclaimed film doesn't count or much street respect in Los Angeles, it appears. Actress Danielle Watts, who appeared as the slave ...

After devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, Church moves in to construct 25 chapels and emergency shelters

After devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, Church moves in to construct 25 chapels and emergency shelters Watch

Asia Pacific

The social service arm of the archdiocese of Manila is building 25 chapels in areas of the Philippines that were devastated by the super typhoon ...

Refusing responsibility, Hamas admits to using schools, hospitals as 'human shields' in rocket attacks

Refusing responsibility, Hamas admits to using schools, hospitals as 'human shields' in rocket attacks Watch

Middle East

Two weeks after the ceasefire, a Hamas official admits that his organization DID use schools and hospitals in Gaza Strip as "human shields" to ...

Stemming tide of ISIS recruits: Nations work to prevent citizens from joining jihadists

Stemming tide of ISIS recruits: Nations work to prevent citizens from joining jihadists Watch

Middle East

Countries across the globe are disturbed by the high recruitment rates by the Islamic State, who are gathering fighters from all over the world. ...

Did a Catholic Online candle contribute to a miracle? Here's a yes!

Did a Catholic Online candle contribute to a miracle? Here's a yes!

Living Faith

Catholic Online has received many comments thanking us for sharing the prayers of the faithful. Catholic Online has a vibrant prayer community and we ...

Monday, September 15 - Homily: Our Lady of Sorrows

Monday, September 15 - Homily: Our Lady of Sorrows Watch

Daily Homilies

The Second Vatican Council contains a wonderful explanation of Our Lady's role in the redemption in #55-59 of the Dogmatic Constitution on the ...

This disease may foretell diabetes, heart attacks, or cancer and you may just have it!

This disease may foretell diabetes, heart attacks, or cancer and you may just have it! Watch

Health

Federal health statistics show that nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, severely raising their risk for ...

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - Jihadi John beheads David Haines (FULL VIDEO)

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - Jihadi John beheads David Haines (FULL VIDEO)

Middle East

The Islamic State has beheaded David Haines, and threatened to kill another Briton if the British government continues to ally with the United States ...

And you thought you had bad traffic! Tropical storm strands thousands in Nevada

And you thought you had bad traffic! Tropical storm strands thousands in Nevada Watch

U.S.

In what may be the area's worst storm in decades, a 2-mile-long stretch of highway in Moapa Nevada was destroyed by four inches of rain that ...