Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo
Another example of Imperialism! Why Obama fired Hagel

Another example of Imperialism! Why Obama fired Hagel Watch

U.S.

President Barack Obama has announced that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has resigned from his cabinet post, partially in response to the ...

Monday, November 24 - Homily: Vietnamese Martyrs

Monday, November 24 - Homily: Vietnamese Martyrs Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Alan on the story of the St. Andre Dung Lac and his 116 companions during the persecution of the Christians in Vietnam in the early 1800's.

40 dead in Madagascar plague outbreak

40 dead in Madagascar plague outbreak Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that a recent outbreak of bubonic plague has occurred in Madagascar and has so far killed 40 people.

Here's the right song for the season! Listen and share, 'Mary Did You Know?' by Pentatonix

Here's the right song for the season! Listen and share, 'Mary Did You Know?' by Pentatonix Watch

Music

Here is a new, moving take on a Christmas classic. We know it's a bit early for Christmas, but as long as it moves us closer to Mary and our Beloved ...

In the fight against liberal revisionism, Texas strikes major blow

In the fight against liberal revisionism, Texas strikes major blow Watch

U.S.

Texas has approved controversial new history textbooks which have been criticized by academics as more full of politics than true history.

A prelude to war! Chinese island building project aimed to create military bases in South China Sea

A prelude to war! Chinese island building project aimed to create military bases in South China Sea Watch

Asia Pacific

New satellite images are showing that China has begun constructing an island on a reef near the disputed Spratly Islands, which could be large ...

Sen. Graham: Benghazi report misses information and is 'garbage'

Sen. Graham: Benghazi report misses information and is 'garbage' Watch

Politics & Policy

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has blasted the Benghazi report recently released by the house Intelligence Committee. Graham says the report, released ...

Guliani/ Dyson Debate: Racism is Sin. Legitimate Social Analysis and Questions are Not

Guliani/ Dyson Debate: Racism is Sin. Legitimate Social Analysis and Questions are Not Watch

U.S.

By Keith A. Fournier

I do not believe that the comments of the former Mayor of New York revealed racism or what the Professor of Sociology called "white supremacy". ...

OUTRAGE - Middle school principal suspended over active shooter drill

OUTRAGE - Middle school principal suspended over active shooter drill Watch

U.S.

A school district in Florida has acted responsibly in suspending a middle school principal who staged an "active shooter drill" on her school campus ...

Syria's 1,500-year-old Christian community under imminent threat in civil war

Syria's 1,500-year-old Christian community under imminent threat in civil war Watch

Middle East

As reported by Ruth Sherlock of the Telegraph, the Syrian town of Izraa, home one of the world's oldest Christian communities, is under threat ...

Seventh terrorist suspect released from Guantánamo in two weeks; Republicans protest

Seventh terrorist suspect released from Guantánamo in two weeks; Republicans protest Watch

Politics & Policy

A Saudi Arabian man has been released from the terrorist holding facility Guantánamo Bay. He was the seventh such suspect in two weeks to have been ...

Land-locked African kingdom provides fish for Japan's sushi fix

Land-locked African kingdom provides fish for Japan's sushi fix Watch

Africa

The small mountain kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa would appear to be an unlikely place for commercial fishing. Land-locked and located high in ...

Pope says church must extend help to immigrants, 'so that all may be treated as children of God'

Pope says church must extend help to immigrants, 'so that all may be treated as children of God' Watch

Living Faith

Speaking to the 300 participants in the Vatican-sponsored World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Migrants, the Pope says that the Catholic Church "is ...

Homily of Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas on Christ the King

Homily of Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas on Christ the King Watch

Daily Homilies

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

My dear friends, you and I must become convinced of the rightness of the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews that - we have here no lasting ...

Feast of Christ the King and Advent: What Does it Mean?

Feast of Christ the King and Advent: What Does it Mean? Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

On November 23rd we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. It is one of many opportunities the Catholic Liturgical Church year offers to each of ...

The Immigration Conflagration and the Dangers of a Benevolent Dictator

The Immigration Conflagration and the Dangers of a Benevolent Dictator

Politics & Policy

By Keith A. Fournier

There is no question that comprehensive immigration reform is needed. Most people acknowledge this as a fact. However, the truth is President Obama ...

The Marriage Meme of Francis: What Did the Pope Just Say about Marriage and Family?

The Marriage Meme of Francis: What Did the Pope Just Say about Marriage and Family? Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Pope Francis embraces the unchangeable truth about marriage as solely between one man and one woman, intended for life, open to life and ...

Obianuju Ekeocha: Western Giants Launch Dangerous and Controversial Contraceptive in Africa

Obianuju Ekeocha: Western Giants Launch Dangerous and Controversial Contraceptive in Africa Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

Who will speak up for the women of Africa? Who will lament the crass disregard for their well-being? Who will complain about the cruel disrespect ...

What is 'vape?' The Oxford Dictionary proclaims it the new word for 2014

What is 'vape?' The Oxford Dictionary proclaims it the new word for 2014 Watch

U.S.

What does the word "vape" mean? Before anyone jumps to negative conclusions and think that it means something untoward - rest assured: vape is ...

Running out the door, Republicans too busy with Thanksgiving to address laws

Running out the door, Republicans too busy with Thanksgiving to address laws Watch

Politics & Policy

With Thanksgiving turkeys dancing in their heads, many Republican lawmakers are running out the door in lieu of considering a plethora of new ...

Boko Haram undermines stability of Nigeria

Boko Haram undermines stability of Nigeria Watch

Africa

While the Nigerian army has made movies to retake two small villages overrun by the Islamist sect Boko Haram, another terrorist attack was ...

Meet the doll that's flipping the world upside down!

Meet the doll that's flipping the world upside down! Watch

U.S.

A simple art project by a graphic designer has become the most coveted toy for the 2014 Christmas season following its November 19 release.

Hilarious viral video: Comedienne does 14 celebrity impressions while in traffic

Hilarious viral video: Comedienne does 14 celebrity impressions while in traffic Watch

Celebrity

Is it safe to do celebrity impersonations behind the wheel of a car? Probably not, but the end result from comedienne Lauren O'Brien does 14 ...

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa in 20 extraordinary photos

The Bloody Battle of Tarawa in 20 extraordinary photos Watch

U.S.

By Robert Mullen (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Battle of Tarawa was one of the bloodiest and costliest battles to the U.S. in WWII in terms of men lost per time spent in combat. During the ...

Magical grain: Barley enabled Tibetans to live at high altitudes

Magical grain: Barley enabled Tibetans to live at high altitudes Watch

Home & Food

Remember your mother telling you to eat your oatmeal, rice and wheat so that I would "stick to your ribs" and build a healthy body? There appears ...

Faithful gather to celebrate 500 years of the Catholic Church in Myanmar

Faithful gather to celebrate 500 years of the Catholic Church in Myanmar Watch

Asia Pacific

As the Catholic Church there begins to celebrate its 500 years there, Christianity remains a small minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. ...

What's the biggest danger to America? It's not nukes and it isn't terrorism

What's the biggest danger to America? It's not nukes and it isn't terrorism Watch

U.S.

The head of the National Security Agency revealed to a Congressional panel that China and "probably one or two other" countries have the ability ...

Massive collection of Catholic artifacts leave Italy for the first time in 700 years: Their destination? The Big Apple!

Massive collection of Catholic artifacts leave Italy for the first time in 700 years: Their destination? The Big Apple! Watch

U.S.

An exhibit of medieval manuscripts and papal documents that have close ties with St. Francis of Assisi will be held at the United Nations in New ...