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The Coming Canonizations: Deal Hudson on Saints and Dead Atheists

The Coming Canonizations: Deal Hudson on Saints and Dead Atheists Watch

U.S.

By Deal W. Hudson

We know that St. Peter's Square will be overflowing with happy faces, banners waving, and spontaneous outburst of songs - in many languages ...

Sharia, go home! Billy Graham's son says. What did he mean?

Sharia, go home! Billy Graham's son says. What did he mean? Watch

U.S.

Reverend Franklin Graham, the son of legendary Christian evangelist Billy Graham has never been one to conceal his opinions. "We should be afraid ...

Nation holds breath over fate of 100 kidnapped schoolgirls

Nation holds breath over fate of 100 kidnapped schoolgirls Watch

Africa

More than one hundred Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after a brazen nighttime kidnapping believed to have been carried out by the Islamist ...

WHICH IS WORSE?  'I'd rather have HIV than diabetes,' one controversial doctor says

WHICH IS WORSE? 'I'd rather have HIV than diabetes,' one controversial doctor says Watch

Health

At one time, HIV and AIDS was considered a horrifying death sentence. There was no way to control it, and those who suffered from it would ...

Christians, Muslims fight to the death in besieged Central African Republic town

Christians, Muslims fight to the death in besieged Central African Republic town Watch

Africa

The village of Boda in the Central African Republic stands as stark testimony to the anarchy that has gripped one of the African continent's ...

STEM CELL BREAKTHROUGH? Have researchers achieved 'therapeutic cloning' of adults?

STEM CELL BREAKTHROUGH? Have researchers achieved 'therapeutic cloning' of adults? Watch

Technology

For the first time, researchers claim to have achieved "therapeutic cloning" of adults, which involves producing embryonic cells genetically ...

Daily Readings for Monday, April 21, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Colossians 2:22-32, Reading 1: Colossians 2:14, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 16:7-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 16:5, Responsorial Psalm: ...

St. Anselm: Saint of the Day for Monday, April 21, 2014

St. Anselm: Saint of the Day for Monday, April 21, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Anselm Archbishop of Canterbury and Confessor APRIL 21,A.D. 1109 IF the Norman conquerors stripped the English nation of its liberty, and many ...

A Prayer for the Dying and a Special Soul: Prayer of the Day for Monday, April 21, 2014

Prayers

O most merciful Jesus, Lover of souls, I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother, ...

Jesus Christ Is Risen!

Jesus Christ Is Risen! Watch

Blog

By Norm LeDonne

Jesus Christ is risen!Easter is the greatest and oldest Christian feast. It is the Feast of Feasts. And, it is the holiest day of the year for ...

Urbi Et Orbi: Pope Francis Gives Easter Message to the City and the World

Urbi Et Orbi: Pope Francis Gives Easter Message to the City and the World Watch

Europe

By Pope Francis

The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and ...

Live the Easter Way! The Holy Spirit which Transformed the Early Church Enlists Us!

Live the Easter Way! The Holy Spirit which Transformed the Early Church Enlists Us! Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

I just watched Pope Francis preside at the Easter Vigil at the Basilica of St Peter. His homily on encountering Jesus and finding our own Galilee ...

Pope Francis Easter Vigil Homily: Where is My Galilee? Encountering Jesus

Pope Francis Easter Vigil Homily: Where is My Galilee? Encountering Jesus Watch

Europe

By Pope Francis

Galilee is the place where they were first called, where everything began! To return there, to return to the place where they were originally ...

Legendary boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Legendary boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76 Watch

Celebrity

He spent 19 years in prison for three murders he didn't commit. He was exonerated - and then re-incarcerated. Whatever the circumstances, ...

Palestinian Christians prevented from Easter pilgrimage to Jerusalem since 1967

Palestinian Christians prevented from Easter pilgrimage to Jerusalem since 1967 Watch

Middle East

Palestinian Christians feel the sting of segregation acutely during Holy Week. Strict, Israeli restrictions on movement prevents their access to ...

 Apr 21 - Homily: Boldly Preaching the Resurrection

Apr 21 - Homily: Boldly Preaching the Resurrection Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Fr. Elias underscores the boldness of Peter after having received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost as he preaches directly to those who are guilty of ...

Apr 20 - Homily: Hope and the Empty Tomb

Apr 20 - Homily: Hope and the Empty Tomb Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Many fear death in today's world, but, as Father reminds us, we need not fear death, but prepare for it, particularly by preparing for the Judgement ...

DEATH FROM SKIES: Asteroids have missed major cities by sheer luck, scientists say

DEATH FROM SKIES: Asteroids have missed major cities by sheer luck, scientists say Watch

Technology

Barring an incident in Russia last year, asteroids striking the Earth have had very little impact on human life so far that large-scale asteroids ...

INCOME TAXES? 'If it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt,' Justice Scalia tells students

INCOME TAXES? 'If it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt,' Justice Scalia tells students Watch

Politics & Policy

It came as a most bit of unorthodox advice, from a lawmaker to an audience of impressionable minds. While speaking at the University Of Tennessee ...

BIGGEST IN THE WORLD: Saudi Arabia determined to build world's tallest building

BIGGEST IN THE WORLD: Saudi Arabia determined to build world's tallest building Watch

Middle East

Not be outdone, Saudi Arabia is vowing to build the world's tallest building. Said structure, called the Kingdom Tower, heads into construction ...

Holy Saturday: God has Died in the Flesh and Hell Trembles with Fear

Holy Saturday: God has Died in the Flesh and Hell Trembles with Fear Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Something strange is happening - there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because ...

The Birth of Catholic Evangelism

The Birth of Catholic Evangelism Watch

U.S.

By Deal W. Hudson

In spite of being ignored, and in some cases blacklisted, several of the hosts of EWTN radio and TV shows grew ministries of their own in the ...

Suffering, Struggle and the Christian Revolution

Suffering, Struggle and the Christian Revolution Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The Christian tradition instructs us that even undeserved and unmerited suffering, when joined in love to the sufferings of Jesus Christ, can ...

Daily Readings for Sunday, April 20, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Colossians 10:37-43, Reading 1: Colossians 10:34, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 118:22-23, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 118:16-17, Responsorial ...

St. Marian: Saint of the Day for Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saints

When St. Mamertinus was Abbot of the monastery which St. Germanus had founded at Auxerre, there came to him a young man called Marcian (also known as ...

Children's Prayer For Parents: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, April 20, 2014

Prayers

Dear Lord! Fill our parents with Thy choicest blessings; enrich their souls with Thy holy grace; grant that they may faithfully and constantly ...

Good Friday: Behold the Wood of the Cross

Good Friday: Behold the Wood of the Cross Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

This is Good Friday. This is the day when the whole world stands still. We recall the great Sacrifice offered on the second tree on Golgotha's ...

A NEW EARTH? Astronomers discover remarkably similar planet to our own

A NEW EARTH? Astronomers discover remarkably similar planet to our own Watch

Technology

Astronomers have announced that they have found a planet that is remarkably similar to Earth. Called Kepler-186f, the planet 1.1 times the size ...

LOCH NESS MONSTER - FOUND? Amazing new photos appear

LOCH NESS MONSTER - FOUND? Amazing new photos appear Watch

Europe

Cutting-edge technology may have just added credence to a long-standing legend in Scotland's Loch Ness. A satellite orbiting Earth and using ...

Andromeda Strain? Ebola outbreak in West Africa is new strain of disease

Andromeda Strain? Ebola outbreak in West Africa is new strain of disease Watch

Africa

A deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, a virulent incurable disease where the body's internal organs "melt" in ongoing in West Africa. To date, ...

China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated

China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated Watch

Asia Pacific

China leap into an economic powerhouse has come at a very heavy price. A recent study has found that a fifth of China's soil is contaminated. ...

BREAKING THE RULES or IS HE? Pope Francis washes women's feet and those of undetermined religion

BREAKING THE RULES or IS HE? Pope Francis washes women's feet and those of undetermined religion Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has shown little regard for rules in regards to his papacy. The latest controversy now surrounds his washing the feet of 12 disabled ...