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Kobane in apocalyptic rubble after Islamic State dislodged (PHOTOS)

Kobane in apocalyptic rubble after Islamic State dislodged (PHOTOS) Watch

Middle East

The Syrian town of Kobane following the storm of the Islamic State resembles the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. Aerial footage shows the ...

Fears regarding Pope Francis' health resurface after he says he is 'a bit old and sick'

Fears regarding Pope Francis' health resurface after he says he is 'a bit old and sick' Watch

Europe

Telling parishioners he is "a bit old and a bit sick," new fears for the health of Pope Francis have resurfaced. The pope asked a group of ...

More Internet searches done on Smartphones than on PCs, Google finds

More Internet searches done on Smartphones than on PCs, Google finds Watch

Technology

It's just another sign about how ubiquitous cell phones have become in contemporary society. More search requests are now being made on mobile ...

Nevada drought dramatically raises wildfire dangers

Nevada drought dramatically raises wildfire dangers Watch

U.S.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On Nevada's fourth year of extreme drought, the state awaits the hot, dry, and long summer that will bring the risk of wildfires. According to the ...

Queen Elizabeth meets royal baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Queen Elizabeth meets royal baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Watch

Europe

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The royal newborn baby to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, was finally visited by the 89-year-old Queen. She went to Kensington ...

Having trouble sleeping? Doctor finds amazing breathing technique that will help you sleep within 60 seconds

Having trouble sleeping? Doctor finds amazing breathing technique that will help you sleep within 60 seconds Watch

Health

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

People with severe anxiety, stress and insomnia can now practice a 4-7-8 breathing technique, pioneered by Harvard-trained Doctor Andrew Weill, to ...

Daily Readings for Thursday, May 07, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 15:7-21, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96:1-3, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96:10, Gospel: John 15:9-11

St. Rose Venerini: Saint of the Day for Thursday, May 07, 2015

St. Rose Venerini: Saint of the Day for Thursday, May 07, 2015 Watch

Saints

Blessed Rose was born at Viterbo in 1656, the daughter of Godfrey Venerini, a physician. Upon the death of a young man who had been paying court to ...

Blessing of a New House: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, May 07, 2015

Prayers

O heavenly Father, Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to bless and sanctify this house and all who dwell therein and everything else in it, and do ...

Disastrous, horrific high school prank ends with 100 seniors banned from graduation

Disastrous, horrific high school prank ends with 100 seniors banned from graduation Watch

U.S.

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

One hundred senior high school students from Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, Tennessee were banned from graduation for misconduct after their ...

Wednesday, May 6 - Homily: The Pruning of the Vine

Wednesday, May 6 - Homily: The Pruning of the Vine Watch

Daily Homilies

The metaphor used by Our Lord in today's gospel is one that is rooted in the history and consciousness of the Jewish people. The image of the ...

'Peeping' drones prompt trespassing questions and privacy fears

'Peeping' drones prompt trespassing questions and privacy fears Watch

Technology

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Drone usage is under scrutiny after a number of complaints over invasion of privacy with the use of drones. Half a dozen U.S. state lawmakers have ...

Mike Huckabee declares his presidential candidacy

Mike Huckabee declares his presidential candidacy Watch

Politics & Policy

Mike Huckabee has declared his presidential candidacy. Analysts say that he is relying on his conservative populism to make his second White ...

The Face of Young Jesus: Italian police believe they have uncovered Jesus Christ's appearance as a young boy

The Face of Young Jesus: Italian police believe they have uncovered Jesus Christ's appearance as a young boy Watch

Living Faith

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Using the relic Turin Shroud and computer forensics, Italian police claim they were able to generate a photo of Jesus Christ when he was a young boy. ...

Watch out Hillary: First female Republican presidential candidate announced

Watch out Hillary: First female Republican presidential candidate announced Watch

Politics & Policy

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Republican Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard executive, has announced her candidacy for president. Fiorina stands in an interesting position ...

In the Holy Land 2: Marriage Needs Three: Homily by Fr John Seddon OSB. A Day With Mary

In the Holy Land 2: Marriage Needs Three: Homily by Fr John Seddon OSB. A Day With Mary Watch

A Day With Mary

In the Holy Land 2: Marriage Needs Three: Homily by Fr John Seddon OSB given in Cana, Galilee on Saturday 18 April 2015. A Day With Mary 2015 ...

May 06 - Homily: Vine, Branches & Pruning

May 06 - Homily: Vine, Branches & Pruning Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Christ is the True Vine and everyone who is baptized is a branch grafted on to Him.  We must remain living branches by avoiding mortal sin, and we ...

NO MORE: Politicians take arms over FBI's right to tap YOUR phones

NO MORE: Politicians take arms over FBI's right to tap YOUR phones Watch

Politics & Policy

In a very rare case of solidarity, politicians across the spectrum are denying the Federal Bureau of Investigations, or FBI's right to tap ...

Dead Sea Scroll complete with the Ten Commandments on display in Israel for the first time

Dead Sea Scroll complete with the Ten Commandments on display in Israel for the first time Watch

Living Faith

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The very rare 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls will be displayed at an Israel Museum in Jerusalem as part of the "A Brief History of Humankind" ...

Jade Helm 15 jitters: Congressman explains why Texans fear military takeover

Jade Helm 15 jitters: Congressman explains why Texans fear military takeover Watch

Politics & Policy

The Jade Helm 15 military exercises have the conservative state of Texas more than just slightly skittish. "Over the past few weeks, my office ...

A Christian Woman's Cry and Promise: I Will Not Be Dissuaded

A Christian Woman's Cry and Promise: I Will Not Be Dissuaded Watch

U.S.

By Jennifer Hartline

I am sad for my country, and for the world. I grieve for the immorality that has become so commonplace and celebrated. I grieve for the family -- ...

'We have no room for gays and those others,' deputy president of Kenya says

'We have no room for gays and those others,' deputy president of Kenya says Watch

Africa

"The Republic of Kenya is a republic that worships God. We have no room for gays and those others," Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto declared ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Acts of Apostles 15:1-6, Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 122:1-5, Gospel: John 15:1-8

Bl. Edward Jones: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Bl. Edward Jones: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Saints

Blessed Edward Jones and Anthony Middleton, Martyrs Edward Jones from Wales and Anthony Middleton from Yorkshire were both educated at the Douai ...

Nurse's Prayer: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Prayers

Dear Lord, please give me strength, To face the day ahead. Dear Lord, please give me courage, As I approach each hurting bed. Dear Lord, ...

Nepal earthquake stirring religious hatred: 'Christian vultures' said to be spearheading relief efforts

Nepal earthquake stirring religious hatred: 'Christian vultures' said to be spearheading relief efforts Watch

Asia Pacific

As a devastating earthquake has shaken the Asian nation of Nepal to its very core, so have old religious and social resentments bubbled up to ...

Why pictures of the Prophet Muhammad are banned in Islam

Why pictures of the Prophet Muhammad are banned in Islam Watch

Middle East

As fanatical as some of its followers are, the reasons for not depicting the Prophet Muhammad in all artistic interpretations - including ...

Papal visit to Iraq possible, but staff 'will not allow him to at present'

Papal visit to Iraq possible, but staff 'will not allow him to at present' Watch

Europe

Large swatches of Iraq are under the iron-fisted rule of the Islamist States. Members of the Christian minority there have been forced from their ...

Tuesday, May 5 - Homily: Seek Jesus in the Sign of the Eucharist

Tuesday, May 5 - Homily: Seek Jesus in the Sign of the Eucharist Watch

Daily Homilies

In the readings today Our Lord begins to move into the "Bread of Life" discourses and explains the difference between the spiritual soul that ...

Original 'Star Trek' cast member Grace Lee Whitney dead at 85

Original 'Star Trek' cast member Grace Lee Whitney dead at 85 Watch

Celebrity

One of the original cast members of the original "Star Trek" TV series, Grace Lee Whitney has passed away at the age of 85. Playing Yeoman ...

Know your rights, ACLU declares as 'Black Spring Has Begun'

Know your rights, ACLU declares as 'Black Spring Has Begun' Watch

U.S.

After the great tragedy of widespread rioting in Baltimore following the death of young black man Freddie Gray while in police custody, there is ...