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Ex-Major League baseball player dies in Cuba two days short of his 103rd birthday

Ex-Major League baseball player dies in Cuba two days short of his 103rd birthday Watch

Americas

He was known for his short stature, unorthodox style and love for cigars. Making a name for himself in the major leagues, Conrado "Connie" ...

Rome being crushed by millions of pilgrims packing into the city for historic canonization

Rome being crushed by millions of pilgrims packing into the city for historic canonization Watch

Living Faith

All roads lead to Rome and that isn't a happy thing for everybody as the city is being crushed by millions of pilgrims seeking to attend the ...

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Living Faith

By Tony Magliano

Saints Popes John XXIII and John Paul II prophetically raised their voices on behalf of the suffering masses. They spoke truth to power, and ...

Texas Lt. Gov threatens action if BLM attempts to seize Texas land

Texas Lt. Gov threatens action if BLM attempts to seize Texas land Watch

Politics & Policy

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has added his name to the list of people disgusted with the Bureau of Land Management's scheme to seize over 90,000 ...

Help Make the Story of the Serial Killer/Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Into a Movie

Help Make the Story of the Serial Killer/Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Into a Movie Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

In 1852, the great abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass was invited to speak on the Fourth of July and delivered the now famous speech entitled ...

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights? Obianuju Ekeocha on the Strong Winds of Public Moral Opinion

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights? Obianuju Ekeocha on the Strong Winds of Public Moral Opinion Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

The sexual revolution is upon us and it is cruel and it is ugly and it is strong just as it is blood thirsty. Within its regime, women are ...

Pope Francis on the Resurrection: Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead?

Pope Francis on the Resurrection: Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead? Watch

Europe

By Pope Francis

This week is the week of joy, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. It is a true, profound joy, based on the certainty that Christ is now ...

Their Eyes Were Opened: Walk With Jesus on the Road to Emmaus

Their Eyes Were Opened: Walk With Jesus on the Road to Emmaus Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

We are those disciples on the road to Emmaus, living our lives in the real world, walking along with Jesus who is always there accompanying us on ...

Made for Beauty: Liturgy and Music

Made for Beauty: Liturgy and Music

U.S.

By Deal W. Hudson

Some might flinch at my use of the word "satisfying" to describe a liturgy, but I used it deliberately because I want to think aloud about the ...

Alabama Supreme Court Recognizes Child in the Womb Has Fundamental Rights

Alabama Supreme Court Recognizes Child in the Womb Has Fundamental Rights

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Because a human life with a full genetic endowment comes into existence at the moment of conception, the self-evident truth that all men are ...

Earth struck by powerful asteroids at least twice a year

Earth struck by powerful asteroids at least twice a year Watch

Technology

The Earth was hit by 26 asteroids between the years of 2000 and 2013. The asteroids exploded with a force of between one and 600 kilotons. This ...

More than 400 people perish in South Sudan's Unity state

More than 400 people perish in South Sudan's Unity state Watch

Africa

The targeted killing of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan's Unity state has been denounced as an "abomination" by the United States. The White ...

Congress appalled at Obama administration's 'stunning disregard for law'

Congress appalled at Obama administration's 'stunning disregard for law' Watch

Politics & Policy

Appalled by the Obama administration's attempt to "rewrite the Affordable Care Act on a wholesale basis," some members of Congress are calling ...

John's Paul II's Doctor: I don't know how he survived the shooting

John's Paul II's Doctor: I don't know how he survived the shooting Watch

Living Faith

The doctor to Bl. Pope John Paul II has explained that he doesn't know how the assassin's bullet intended to kill him did not do so. He also talked ...

Upstart Aereo service could change the way world watches TV. Supreme Court will now decide.

Upstart Aereo service could change the way world watches TV. Supreme Court will now decide. Watch

Technology

Aereo, a tiny, TV streaming service that lets users get their favorite programs through rented antennas is accused of violating broadcasters' ...

Finding Your Best Friend 1,000 Miles Away

Finding Your Best Friend 1,000 Miles Away

Marriage & Family

By Catholic Match

I never really thought it could work, Lauren said, recalling her first encounter with Michael on CatholicMatch. He was so far away a thousand miles ...

DEADLY BACTERIA: Dreaded MRSA virus now infecting U.S. homes

DEADLY BACTERIA: Dreaded MRSA virus now infecting U.S. homes Watch

Health

The anti-biotic resistant "superbug" known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA for short, is a deadly drug-resistant virus ...

Human right organizations in Algeria highlight shrinking freedoms in nation

Human right organizations in Algeria highlight shrinking freedoms in nation Watch

Africa

Human rights organizations have highlighted the shrinking freedoms throughout the African nation of Algeria. The Brakat Movement, which ...

Made to order: China's Shandong Airlines gives Boeing $4.6 billion order

Made to order: China's Shandong Airlines gives Boeing $4.6 billion order Watch

Asia Pacific

China is a nation on the move, literally. Wishing to spread its growing industrial superiority worldwide, China's Shandong Airlines has said ...

'COME AND TAKE IT' Texas AG blasts BLM scheming to seize state land, threatens fight

'COME AND TAKE IT' Texas AG blasts BLM scheming to seize state land, threatens fight Watch

U.S.

A major land war between the Bureau of Land Management and the state of Texas is brewing as Texas lawmakers push back against the feds plan to seize ...

SHOCKING NEW TWIST: Autistic boy defends teenage girls who filmed his sexual assault

SHOCKING NEW TWIST: Autistic boy defends teenage girls who filmed his sexual assault Watch

U.S.

Abused beyond belief by two teenage girls, who filmed their despicable activities with their cellphones, a 16-year-old autistic boy now says he ...

Coptic priest added as Pope Francis' second personal secretary

Coptic priest added as Pope Francis' second personal secretary Watch

Living Faith

Coptic Catholic priest Yoannis Lahzi Gaid has been personally chosen by Pope Francis as his second personal secretary. Lahzi Gaid is currently ...

Study finds the American Republic has turned to Oligarchy

Study finds the American Republic has turned to Oligarchy Watch

Politics & Policy

A new study finds that the Republic is dead and that the United States government has become an oligarchy, even if its preliminary findings stop just ...

From an Ancient Easter Homily: Jesus Christ, the Source of Resurrection and Life

From an Ancient Easter Homily: Jesus Christ, the Source of Resurrection and Life Watch

Living Faith

By An Ancient Anonymous Preacher

Thus the passion of our Savior is the salvation of mankind. The reason why he desired to die for us was that he wanted us who believe in him to ...

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action' to end global hunger

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action' to end global hunger Watch

Living Faith

Late last year, Pope Francis helped launch a worldwide movement to end hunger through prayer and action.

A Website for Women to Imagine What a Nun's Life is Like

A Website for Women to Imagine What a Nun's Life is Like

Vocations

By Jennifer Murphy, Communications Specialist, Sisters of Bon Secours

The Sisters of Bon Secours, an international religious congregation of Catholic sisters based in Marriottsville, Md., announce the launch of a unique ...

Sensing the Presence of Jesus every day.

Sensing the Presence of Jesus every day.

Blog

By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Without a direct word spoken to me, my senses identified the Lord. It didn't require an overt action or conversation to raise my awareness. So, too, ...

What a difference a millennia makes! Antarctic was at one time like coastal California

What a difference a millennia makes! Antarctic was at one time like coastal California Watch

Green

It's amazing what a millennia - or two can make on real estate. Two new studies claim that the chilly expanses of Antarctica were at one time ...