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Greenhouse gas emissions predicted to hit historic highs

Greenhouse gas emissions predicted to hit historic highs Watch

Green

A recently released study shows that greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil-fuel fuels and cement production will reach a record ...

100,000 march to stop climate change in New York

100,000 march to stop climate change in New York Watch

Green

Tens of thousands gathered in the streets of New York on September 22, as part of an international day of protest on climate change, and event ...

War against ISIS widens! Turkish and Syrian Kurds band together to fight terrorist group

War against ISIS widens! Turkish and Syrian Kurds band together to fight terrorist group Watch

Middle East

Kurdish fighters in Turkey have issued a call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing forces from the Islamic State, ...

Pope Francis asks new bishops to avoid self-promotion, to love their congregations instead

Pope Francis asks new bishops to avoid self-promotion, to love their congregations instead Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has admonished a new generation of bishops against seeking promotion and instead asked them to look after and love their congregations.

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 ...

Daily Readings for Monday, September 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Jeremiah 3:27-34, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 15:2-5, Gospel: Ephesians 8:16-18

St. Thomas of Villanueva: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 22, 2014

St. Thomas of Villanueva: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 22, 2014 Watch

Saints

Augustinian bishop. Born at Fuentellana, Castile, Spain, he was the son of a miller. He studied at the University of Alcala, earned a licentiate in ...

Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help: Prayer of the Day for Monday, September 22, 2014

Prayers

Mother of Perpetual Help, today we face so many difficulties. Your picture tells us so much about you. It reminds us to reach out and help those in ...

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 ...

Algeria opposes a foreign intervention in Libya

Algeria opposes a foreign intervention in Libya Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Algeria cannot accept "foreign military intervention in Libya." Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramtane Lamamra made that assertion while ...

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 ...

Sep 22 - Homily: Radiate Charity

Sep 22 - Homily: Radiate Charity Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

The light we need to radiate to others is charity. Ave Maria! Mass: Monday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time - Wkdy - Form: OF Readings:  1st: ...

Sep 22 - Homily: Light of the World

Sep 22 - Homily: Light of the World Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Based on the readings, Fr. Joachim tells us we are the light of the world and we must shine for those who live in darkness. Ave Maria! Mass: ...

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 ...

Daily Readings for Monday, September 22, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Jeremiah 3:27-34, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 15:2-5, Gospel: Ephesians 8:16-18

St. Matthew: Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 21, 2014

St. Matthew: Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saints

St. Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, is the author of the first Gospel. This has been the constant tradition of the Church and is confirmed by ...

Prayer For Peace: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, September 21, 2014

Prayers

O Lord Jesus Christ, Who said to Your Apostles: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you," regard not my sins but the faith of Your Church, ...

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 ...