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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 ...

Radical Islamic groups take refuge in the Sahel after bombings in Iraq, Syria

Radical Islamic groups take refuge in the Sahel after bombings in Iraq, Syria Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Radical Islamic groups linked to Islamic State have begun to mobile in the Sahel region of Algeria. This is happening concurrently with the ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Song of Solomon 3:20-23, Reading 1: Song of Solomon 3:1-3, Reading 1: Song of Solomon 3:11-17, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 88:2-8, Gospel: ...

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, ...

A new weapon in the war against Climate Change. How moderates and radicals are joining forces

A new weapon in the war against Climate Change. How moderates and radicals are joining forces Watch

Green

New York saw the largest climate-related march ever, where hundreds of thousands participated before the United Nations held a summit on climate ...

Christians fight against Communism as Hong Kong protests continue

Christians fight against Communism as Hong Kong protests continue Watch

Asia Pacific

The massive rallies in Hong Kong for political independence from China's overbearing Communist government have seen considerable support from the ...

Need milk? Eggs or flower? The Post Office may have you covered

Need milk? Eggs or flower? The Post Office may have you covered Watch

U.S.

The U.S. Postal Service has revealed a new plan to reverse its six-year streak of billion-dollar losses, which is as ingenious as it is simple.

Where the buffalo roam... Native Americans plan return of free range Bison on the American Great Plains

Where the buffalo roam... Native Americans plan return of free range Bison on the American Great Plains Watch

U.S.

Buffalo are part of the American west. Across the vast prairies of the Great Plains, herds grazed and migrated, crisscrossing the open grasslands in ...

What did he drink to stay alive? Prison guards suspected of murder after inmate dies of thirst

What did he drink to stay alive? Prison guards suspected of murder after inmate dies of thirst Watch

U.S.

A mentally ill North Carolina man died of thirst after being placed in solitary confinement for 35 and having the water to his cell shut down by ...

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 ...

From the Values Voter Summit: Values, Citizenship and Hope

From the Values Voter Summit: Values, Citizenship and Hope Watch

Politics & Policy

By Keith A. Fournier

I write from Washington DC where I have been participating in the Values Voter Summit cosponsored by numerous organizations, associations and ...

Who Are the Mother and Brothers of Jesus? We Are

Who Are the Mother and Brothers of Jesus? We Are Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In this exchange, Jesus opens up for those with eyes to see and ears to hear the deeper interior importance and meaning of the motherhood of ...

St. Michael the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle: Pope Francis Takes on the Devil

St. Michael the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle: Pope Francis Takes on the Devil Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Now the new People of God is the Church. That is the reason she considers him her protector and support in all her struggles for the defense and ...

The Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Archangels and Powerful Spiritual Allies Sent by Love and for Love

The Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Archangels and Powerful Spiritual Allies Sent by Love and for Love Watch

Christian Saints & Heroes

By Deacon F. K. Bartels

The Catechism of the Catholic Church informs us, "The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls 'angels' ...

Eight Mexican soldiers held in shooting deaths of 22 drug gang members

Eight Mexican soldiers held in shooting deaths of 22 drug gang members Watch

Americas

An army officer and seven soldiers have been detained in connection with the deaths of 22 gang members in the town of Tlatlaya, in rural ...

Can eating curry 'help beat dementia?'

Can eating curry 'help beat dementia?' Watch

Health

Spicy food has always had hidden health benefits. Now, devotees of spicy Indian food could be better equipped to ward off dementia, research ...

Daily Readings for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Song of Solomon 3:11-17, Reading 1: Song of Solomon 3:1-3, Reading 1: Song of Solomon 3:20-23, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 88:2-8, Gospel: ...

St. Michael the Archangel: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 29, 2014

St. Michael the Archangel: Saint of the Day for Monday, September 29, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Michael the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the ...

Holy Archangel Who Strengthened Our Lord in His Agony: Prayer of the Day for Monday, September 29, 2014

Prayers

I salute thee, holy Angel who didst comfort my Jesus in His agony, and with thee I praise the most holy Trinity for having chosen thee from among all ...

Guarding horde for three days and nights, British builder unearths wealth of Roman coins

Guarding horde for three days and nights, British builder unearths wealth of Roman coins Watch

Europe

An amateur metal finder has unearthed one of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever found in Britain. Fifty-one-year-old Laurence Egerton made the ...

Oklahoma City beheader linked to radical Islamic groups

Oklahoma City beheader linked to radical Islamic groups Watch

U.S.

Alton Nolen, the Oklahoma City man who decapitated his coworker last week had attended a local mosque with ties to radical Islamist groups. Suharto ...

Parchment maps suggest Marco Polo landed in Alaska two centuries before Columbus

Parchment maps suggest Marco Polo landed in Alaska two centuries before Columbus Watch

Europe

Excluding the Vikings, it's a given that Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus discovered what would later become known as America in 1492. However, ...

Jesus Christ is the Key to Understanding the Meaning of Human Freedom

Jesus Christ is the Key to Understanding the Meaning of Human Freedom

Daily Homilies

By Deacon F. K. Bartels

The Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, is for us a model of holiness (CCC, 459). In and through and with Christ, we begin to understand the real meaning ...

The Lesson of Herod: Developing Our Spiritual Senses

The Lesson of Herod: Developing Our Spiritual Senses Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

In the Christian tradition there is a body of beautiful reflection on what are called the spiritual senses. These senses, in a way, parallel our ...

After Orioles bumb Yankees from playoffs, Derek Jeter gets set to retire

After Orioles bumb Yankees from playoffs, Derek Jeter gets set to retire Watch

Sports

The New York Yankees have been eliminated from the playoffs after letting a three-run lead over the Baltimore Orioles slip away, ending the game ...