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DECLARATION OF WAR: Russia sees release of 'The Interview' by the U.S. as tantamount to declaring war

DECLARATION OF WAR: Russia sees release of 'The Interview' by the U.S. as tantamount to declaring war Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Russia is stepping into the Christmas cyberwar between North Korea and the United States offering sympathy and support to Pyongyang.

Just left the building: Remembering those who've left us in 2014

Just left the building: Remembering those who've left us in 2014 Watch

Celebrity

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel," ...

Five die, 29 Californians sickened linked to caramel apples

Five die, 29 Californians sickened linked to caramel apples Watch

Health

After five deaths and 29 other people falling ill, customers should avoid Happy Apple-brand caramel apples. They may be contaminated with ...

The unexpected Christmas gift: NSA reveals 12 years of illegal activity in new report

The unexpected Christmas gift: NSA reveals 12 years of illegal activity in new report Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The National Security Agency (NSA) just released a very heavily edited account of the numerous violations its employees committed against ...

'You'll see no mercy infidels,' warns hackers on newspaper Web site

'You'll see no mercy infidels,' warns hackers on newspaper Web site Watch

U.S.

The Web site of a local newspaper in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was hacked earlier this week. Transmitting a  horrific terrorist message, the ...

The 'Lions of Allah' will strike at the west: Al-Qaeda warns that lone wolf attacks are just beginning

The 'Lions of Allah' will strike at the west: Al-Qaeda warns that lone wolf attacks are just beginning Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In an interview with "Inspire" a jihadist magazine, a senior al-Qaeda official has warned that there will many more lone wolf terrorist attacks ...

Amazing new fish discovery found in Mariana Trench

Amazing new fish discovery found in Mariana Trench Watch

Green

A most amazing species of fish has been discovered at the Mariana Trench, the lowest place on Earth in the North Pacific Ocean. "This really ...

Are we prepared? 10 year anniversary of Indonesia's tsunami reawakens the fear of a repeat occurrence

Are we prepared? 10 year anniversary of Indonesia's tsunami reawakens the fear of a repeat occurrence Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Ten years ago, one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded spiked a massive tsunami, wiping out shorelines around the Indian Ocean. 

Previously banned comedy 'The Interview' called 'no drama and not much fun' by Asian press

Previously banned comedy 'The Interview' called 'no drama and not much fun' by Asian press Watch

Movies

"The Interview," a black comedy involving the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was pulled by Sony Pictures after alleged North ...

Christian couple murdered, daughter kidnapped in Libya

Christian couple murdered, daughter kidnapped in Libya Watch

Africa

Religious intolerance and persecution continues to roil in Libya. A Christian physician and his wife were shot down in cold blood by unidentified ...

In Christmas message, Pope Francis asks Christians to do this one thing...

In Christmas message, Pope Francis asks Christians to do this one thing... Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has condemned the treatment of women and others under the heel of the Islamic State during his Christmas address to the world. Pope ...

Friday, December 26 - Homily: Witnessing to Christmas

Friday, December 26 - Homily: Witnessing to Christmas Watch

Daily Homilies

Father comments on the Feast of St. Steven, the Protomartyr, and tells us that this reminds us that the joy of Christmas, of the Incarnation, ...

Urbi et Orbi Message of Pope Francis: Jesus is the Salvation for Every Person and Every People

Urbi et Orbi Message of Pope Francis: Jesus is the Salvation for Every Person and Every People Watch

Europe

By Pope Francis

Dear brothers and sisters, may the Holy Spirit today enlighten our hearts, that we may recognize in the Infant Jesus, born in Bethlehem of the ...

Would You Drink Poison if it was Offered in a Golden Cup?

Would You Drink Poison if it was Offered in a Golden Cup?

Blog

By Emily Derois

Never read books you aren't sure about . . . even supposing that these bad books are very well written from a literary point of view. Let me ask you ...

Feast of St Stephen, Martyr and the Gift of Deacons

Feast of St Stephen, Martyr and the Gift of Deacons Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Sadly, some Catholics, some of whom self identify as traditionalists, have a problem with those of us ordained to serve as Deacons. I have only one ...

Love is Born on Christmas Morn and the World is Born Again

Love is Born on Christmas Morn and the World is Born Again Watch

Christmas / Advent

By Deacon Keith Fournier

On the wonderful day called Christ-Mass, the world pauses at a manger. The great event of the Nativity of the Lord touches every man, woman and ...

Homily of Pope Francis on Christmas Eve: The World Needs the Tenderness of God

Homily of Pope Francis on Christmas Eve: The World Needs the Tenderness of God Watch

Europe

By Pope Francis

The "sign" is the humility of God taken to the extreme; it is the love with which, that night, he assumed our frailty, our suffering, our ...

Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas on Christmas: In the Fullness of Time a Savior Has Come

Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas on Christmas: In the Fullness of Time a Savior Has Come Watch

Christmas / Advent

By Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Permit me to make a suggestion.  Give yourself a Christmas gift this year - the gift of spiritual homelessness, so that God can give you a ...

Pope Francis 2014 Christmas Eve Homily

Pope Francis 2014 Christmas Eve Homily

Living Faith

The Vatican's official English-language translation of Pope Francis' prepared homily, to be delivered in Italian, during Christmas Eve Mass on ...

Pope Francis declares solidarity with Middle East Christians, pledges support of entire Church

Pope Francis declares solidarity with Middle East Christians, pledges support of entire Church Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has sent a message of support to the beleaguered Christians of the Middle East, telling them they have the support of the entire Church. ...

'A day late and a dollar short': Sheriff David Clarke fiercely rejects remorseful statements from Obama in the wake of murdered police official

'A day late and a dollar short': Sheriff David Clarke fiercely rejects remorseful statements from Obama in the wake of murdered police official Watch

Politics & Policy

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"When the president of the United States speaks, when the attorney general speaks, everybody listens," exclaimed Milwaukee County Sheriff David ...

Osama bin Laden's killer is under investigation for leaking classified documents

Osama bin Laden's killer is under investigation for leaking classified documents Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Robert O'Neill, the former U.S. Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden, is being investigated for leaking classified government secrets, ...

In a bid to 'get rid of gasoline' Toyota makes history with first hydrogen-powered retail car - Coming to a dealer near you in 2015!

In a bid to 'get rid of gasoline' Toyota makes history with first hydrogen-powered retail car - Coming to a dealer near you in 2015! Watch

Business & Economics

Toyota is making automotive history by selling a car powered by hydrogen. Sales in Japan began on Dec. 15, and will begin in the USA in 2015. Running ...

Dynamic new film 'Selma' retells Martin Luther King's historic 50-mile walk

Dynamic new film 'Selma' retells Martin Luther King's historic 50-mile walk Watch

Movies

Imagine a film based on historical facts that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. That's what's promised with the forthcoming motion ...

Does the U.S. hate cops? Despite media claims, Gallup poll reveals this is not true

Does the U.S. hate cops? Despite media claims, Gallup poll reveals this is not true Watch

U.S.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, a very vocal portion of the U.S. population has risen up to condemned the assorted ...

Susan Hemeryck, Catholic Warrior, tears down satanic display erected by atheists at Florida state capitol

Susan Hemeryck, Catholic Warrior, tears down satanic display erected by atheists at Florida state capitol Watch

Living Faith

Atheists and Satanists intent on hijacking Christmas for their own propaganda purposes have been intruding on traditional holiday displays on public ...

Amazing 'bionic' arms provided for man shorn of limbs -- 40 years later

Amazing 'bionic' arms provided for man shorn of limbs -- 40 years later Watch

Health

Leslie Baugh has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Both of his arms, amputated 40 years ago, have since been replaced with a pair of ...