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FELONIOUS FASHION STATEMENT: Sex trafficking gangs in Britain brand their victims with tattoos

FELONIOUS FASHION STATEMENT: Sex trafficking gangs in Britain brand their victims with tattoos Watch

Europe

According to Britain's National Crime Agency, human trafficking gangs are tattooing their victims to "signify ownership." The agency has since ...

Human trafficking in U.K. fueled by Internet advertising

Human trafficking in U.K. fueled by Internet advertising Watch

Europe

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The number of people locked in slavery in Britain rose by 22 percent last year, with online dating, social media sites and Internet job ...

Half the world's animals went extinct over past 40 years

Half the world's animals went extinct over past 40 years Watch

Green

The news for the Animal Kingdom is uniformly grim: Half of the world's animals went extinct over the past 40 years, all of it due to the fault ...

400 wealthiest Americans now worth cumulative $2.3 TRILLION

400 wealthiest Americans now worth cumulative $2.3 TRILLION Watch

Business & Economics

The rich, indeed get richer -- America's wealthiest are worth more than ever before. The United States' top 400 billionaires are now worth a ...

'Political correctness' could have cost lives in White House Security breach

'Political correctness' could have cost lives in White House Security breach Watch

U.S.

"Political correctness" is a hot-button term that has come to mean irrelevance as applied to any given situation. According to Representative ...

Olive oil can significantly lower your risk of strokes or heart attacks

Olive oil can significantly lower your risk of strokes or heart attacks Watch

Health

A new study shows that besides all the other health benefits of olive oil, it may also help reverse heart failure by helping the muscle pump ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Song of Solomon 9:14-16, Reading 1: Song of Solomon 9:1-12, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 88:10-15, Gospel: Ephesians 9:57-62

St. Therese of Lisieux: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 01, 2014

St. Therese of Lisieux: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Watch

Saints

Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the "Little Flower", and found in her short life more inspiration for own lives ...

A Prayer to Saint Therese De Lisieux for Guidance: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Prayers

Govern by all Thy Wisdom, O Lord, so that my soul may always be serving Thee as Thou dost Will, and not as I may choose. Do not punish me, I ...

Algerian government supports military intervention against Islamic State

Algerian government supports military intervention against Islamic State Watch

Africa

The international military intervention against what is commonly known in the Arab world as DAESH or Islamic state had become "inevitable," ...

There is no future for the Christians in Iraq, Anglican vicar warns

There is no future for the Christians in Iraq, Anglican vicar warns Watch

Middle East

Terrorist fighters from the Islamic State are almost ready to enter the capital of Iraq, the vicar of St. George's Anglican Church in Baghdad ...

Record debt coupled with slow growth point to economic crisis, Geneva Report says

Record debt coupled with slow growth point to economic crisis, Geneva Report says Watch

Business & Economics

Record debt and slowing economic growth suggest the global economy could be heading for another crisis, the 16th annual Geneva Report warns. ...

Netanyahu says threat of Hamas and ISIS reaches far beyond Israel

Netanyahu says threat of Hamas and ISIS reaches far beyond Israel Watch

Middle East

Speaking at the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the threat of Hamas and ...

Islamic State blasts Obama in powerful critique delivered by hostage John Cantile

Islamic State blasts Obama in powerful critique delivered by hostage John Cantile Watch

Middle East

The Islamic State has delivered a powerful critique of Obama's war speech, asking that if two Gulf Wars did not stop the spread of Islamic influence ...

Tuesday, September 30 - Homily: Loving our Worst Enemy

Tuesday, September 30 - Homily: Loving our Worst Enemy Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim and the need to love our enemies to act as Christians.

Watch out Saudi Arabia! U.S. oil production expected to rapidly increase

Watch out Saudi Arabia! U.S. oil production expected to rapidly increase Watch

U.S.

The International Energy Agency says that U.S. production of petroleum is set to exceed that of Saudi Arabia's for the first time since 1991. A ...

Why did Obama lie to the American people about ISIS?

Why did Obama lie to the American people about ISIS? Watch

Politics & Policy

President Obama has found someone to blame for the rise of the Islamic State, and it's the intelligence community that supports him. According to ...

Tough Lessons for Real Life from the Book of Job

Tough Lessons for Real Life from the Book of Job Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith Fournier

When Job was stripped of what his fair-weather friends believed were the -proofs- of Gods favor, he found the greatest treasure of all, the ...

Deal W. Hudson: A Telling Vignette from a Chinese High School Classroom

Deal W. Hudson: A Telling Vignette from a Chinese High School Classroom

Asia Pacific

By Deal W. Hudson

Last night I returned from a trip to China where I visited eight of its elite high schools and talked with the students about college education ...

Old Age Is a Time of Grace: Pope Francis Calls the World to Honor the Elderly

Old Age Is a Time of Grace: Pope Francis Calls the World to Honor the Elderly Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This Pope, who coined the powerful phrase - Throwaway Culture- to challenge the instrumentalism of the age and offer in its place a recovery of ...

Latinos run from Obama en mass after president punts immigration reform

Latinos run from Obama en mass after president punts immigration reform Watch

U.S.

President Barack Obama has bowed to worried Senate Democrats, delaying executive actions on immigration until after the midterm elections, ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Song of Solomon 9:1-12, Reading 1: Song of Solomon 9:14-16, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 88:10-15, Gospel: Ephesians 9:57-62

St. Jerome: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

St. Jerome: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Jerome, who was born Eusebius Hieronymous Sophronius, was the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. He was born about the year 342 ...

Guardian Angel Prayer #2: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Prayers

(This is an old Guardian Angel Prayer) O Holy Angel, attendant of my wretched soul and of mine afflicted life, forsake me not, a sinner, ...

As thousands of illegals enter U.S., who's stuck with the education bill?

As thousands of illegals enter U.S., who's stuck with the education bill? Watch

U.S.

The large numbers of unaccompanied minors who have been illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico in ever greater numbers have caused American ...

British bishop tenders resignation over affair with married woman

British bishop tenders resignation over affair with married woman Watch

Europe

Bishop Kieran Conry, of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton announced his resignation this past weekend. It was later learned that the ...

Inventor of World Wide Web warns of encroaching government control

Inventor of World Wide Web warns of encroaching government control Watch

Technology

The British inventor of the World Wide Web, 59-year-old Tim Berners-Lee has issued a dire warning concerning the freedom of the Internet. ...

NO COMMUNION for first time in 2,000 years...

NO COMMUNION for first time in 2,000 years... Watch

Middle East

Last Sunday there was no communion in Nineveh for the first time in 2,000 years. The Islamic State has finished Christianity in Iraq, having killed ...

Interesting facts about the 400 years old Bom Jesus Church in India, the final resting place of St. Francis Xavier

Interesting facts about the 400 years old Bom Jesus Church in India, the final resting place of St. Francis Xavier Watch

Living Faith

Located in Old Goa, India, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The foundation stone was laid on 24th November 1594, and ...

Vast new oil field discovered by Russia - with assist from U.S. oil company Exxon

Vast new oil field discovered by Russia - with assist from U.S. oil company Exxon Watch

Technology

Relations between the United States and Russia have been strained, what with ongoing hostilities in Ukraine and the threat that Russian ...