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Supreme Court justice Sotomayor warns about drones encroaching on American way of life

Supreme Court justice Sotomayor warns about drones encroaching on American way of life Watch

Politics & Policy

Unmanned surveillance planes called drones pose a threat to the privacy of American citizens, warns Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said. ...

Born again capitalists? China added 40,000 new millionaires last year

Born again capitalists? China added 40,000 new millionaires last year Watch

Asia Pacific

For a government that is ostensibly communist, China sure is adding a lot more millionaires among its populace. A new study found that China ...

Pope Francis denounces ongoing global conflict as 'piecemeal' World War III

Pope Francis denounces ongoing global conflict as 'piecemeal' World War III Watch

Living Faith

In his visit to the Redipuglia monument, the resting place of 1000,000 Italian soldiers killed during World War I, Pope Francis condemned ...

Marriage and Holiness: Pope Marries Twenty Couples on the Exaltation of the Cross

Marriage and Holiness: Pope Marries Twenty Couples on the Exaltation of the Cross Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Much of the Press, including circles of the Catholic Press, focused on the unique path which some of the couples followed to the Sacrament of ...

Fr Peter M. J. Stravinskas on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Fr Peter M. J. Stravinskas on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Watch

Living Faith

By Fr Peter M. J. Stravinskas,Ph.D., S.T.D.

Every cross borne by any believer in history gains meaning and becomes life-giving when it is brought into a relationship with the Cross, the ...

Pope Francis Gives Impassioned Plea for an End to War: What Does it Matter to Me?

Pope Francis Gives Impassioned Plea for an End to War: What Does it Matter to Me? Watch

Europe

With this - What does it matter to me?-  in their hearts, the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted ...

Daily Readings for Monday, September 15, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:2-6, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:15-16, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:20, Gospel: Philippians 19:25-27

St. Valerian: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 15, 2014

St. Valerian: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 15, 2014

Saints

The massacre of the martyrs of Lyons with their bishop, St. Pothinus, took place during the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius in the year 177. ...

Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Prayer of the Day for Monday, September 15, 2014

Prayers

Behold, O Mother of Perpetual Help, at thy feet a wretched sinner, who has recourse to thee and trusts in thee. O Mother of mercy, have pity on me; I ...

Wore out his welcome: Obama advocates withdrawing their support

Wore out his welcome: Obama advocates withdrawing their support Watch

U.S.

U.S. President Barack Obama's support has been rapidly dwindling stateside. The president, in particular has alienated women voters, especially ...

Are officials keeping facts about Ebola from the easily frightened public?

Are officials keeping facts about Ebola from the easily frightened public? Watch

Health

The current Ebola outbreak has the world terrified. While still largely confined to West Africa, there is very little the world can do to ...

Values Voters: What We Can Learn from Ted Cruz Being Booed at the In Defense of Christians Conference

Values Voters: What We Can Learn from Ted Cruz Being Booed at the In Defense of Christians Conference Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The events of Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Inaugural In Defense of Christians Gala make abundantly clear that there is a serious and ...

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - New video surfaces of Islamic State mass execution of 220 Syrian soldiers

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - New video surfaces of Islamic State mass execution of 220 Syrian soldiers Watch

Middle East

A new video of Islamic State atrocities has surfaced. In this graphic video, Islamic State fighters execute 220 Syrian soldiers en masse.

U.S. step up pressure on Islamic State's illicit oil sales

U.S. step up pressure on Islamic State's illicit oil sales Watch

Middle East

The U.S. Treasury Department says that it plans to step up pressure on the extremist group's illicit oil sales. An integral part of U.S. ...

Terrifying new discovery: Spinosaurus dinosaur was the largest predator ever to walk the Earth

Terrifying new discovery: Spinosaurus dinosaur was the largest predator ever to walk the Earth Watch

Green

Described as a cross between a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a crocodile and a whale, the Spinosaurus was the largest predator ever to walk the Earth . or ...

Sep 14 - Homily: The Humility of Christ

Sep 14 - Homily: The Humility of Christ Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father Maximilian comments on the theme of humility as it is present in today's liturgy. Jesus, who is God, was humble enough to become a man and die ...

Sep 13 - Homily: Much Prayer and Profound Suffering

Sep 13 - Homily: Much Prayer and Profound Suffering Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Father comments on the foundation of a spiritual life: faith, much prayer, and profound suffering. In order to be saints, we must be in an intimate ...

Democrats and Republicans stand together against the Islamic State at inaugural Christian summit

Democrats and Republicans stand together against the Islamic State at inaugural Christian summit Watch

U.S.

California representative Anna Eshoo (D.) spoke at a special summit called In Defense of Christians (IDC) on September 10, commenting on the ...

War? Congress and administration agree on conflict, argue over who declares it

War? Congress and administration agree on conflict, argue over who declares it Watch

U.S.

During a live address to the nation on September 10, President Obama promised to destroy the Islamic State, functionally declaring war without ...

COMES TO LIGHT: Yahoo was threatened in 2008 with $250,000 daily fine if it didn't cooperate with NSA

COMES TO LIGHT: Yahoo was threatened in 2008 with $250,000 daily fine if it didn't cooperate with NSA Watch

U.S.

Would you capitulate if the United States government threatened to hit you with a quarter-of-a-million dollar DAILY fine if you didn't cooperate ...

72-hour abortion wait period enacted in Missouri

72-hour abortion wait period enacted in Missouri Watch

U.S.

Overriding a veto of legislation, Missouri lawmakers enacted a new law that requires women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ...

Islamic Caliphate on the creep: Philippines surrenders Mindanao to Muslims in bid to end violence

Islamic Caliphate on the creep: Philippines surrenders Mindanao to Muslims in bid to end violence Watch

Asia Pacific

Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III submitted to Congress this week the draft bill that should pave the way for the creation of a new, ...

Beheadings? Par for the course in Saudi Arabian courts

Beheadings? Par for the course in Saudi Arabian courts Watch

Middle East

While the on-camera beheadings James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State jihadists provoked global outrage, the practice remains a routine ...

Daily Readings for Monday, September 15, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:2-6, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:20, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 31:15-16, Gospel: Philippians 19:25-27

St. Notburga: Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 14, 2014

St. Notburga: Saint of the Day for Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saints

Patroness of poor peasants and servants in the Tyrol. Born in Rattenberg, in the Tyrol, she was the daughter of peasants. At eighteen she became a ...

Prayer to the Holy Spirit # 2: Prayer of the Day for Sunday, September 14, 2014

Prayers

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, ...

Friday, September 12 - Homily: Name Day Wishes

Friday, September 12 - Homily: Name Day Wishes Watch

Daily Homilies

Father Matthias comments on a short writing of St. Maximilian where the saint muses over what we can wish she who is "Full of Grace."

Islamic State can muster 'between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria'

Islamic State can muster 'between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria' Watch

Middle East

The figures are alarming. At onetime presupposed to only number at 10,000, latest CIA estimates now say that the militant jihadist group Islamic ...

COME PLAY WITH US? Islamic State teaching their kids how to behead yours

COME PLAY WITH US? Islamic State teaching their kids how to behead yours Watch

Middle East

There are a lot of tragedies in Islamic State held territory because tens of thousands of people have been brutally killed. There have been other ...

Traditional methods of fighting disease are not working in West Africa

Traditional methods of fighting disease are not working in West Africa Watch

Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which continues to ravage countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, has so far proved resistant to ...

Feds take $100 million from cartel related businesses in California!

Feds take $100 million from cartel related businesses in California! Watch

U.S.

Federal officials announced that Los Angeles is now the nation's center for money laundering by international drug cartels, after a raid in ...

VIDEO: Amazing video catches volcanic eruption along with sonic boom

VIDEO: Amazing video catches volcanic eruption along with sonic boom Watch

Green

Mount Tavurvur, a volcano in Papua New Guinea, erupted late last month on August 29, throwing ash high into the air and causing a shock wave and ...