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Pope Francis encourages people to kiss crucifix and recite simple prayer

Pope Francis encourages people to kiss crucifix and recite simple prayer Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis is encouraging people this holy week to pick up a crucifix, kiss it and recite the simple prayer: "Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, ...

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Composed of the nations of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, the Sahel region of Africa remains under the stranglehold of several ...

FORCED BESTIALITY: Evil teenage girls sexually assault autistic boy - and record it for posterity

FORCED BESTIALITY: Evil teenage girls sexually assault autistic boy - and record it for posterity Watch

U.S.

In an episode shocking for its sheer cruelty, two teenage girls in Maryland are now in custody after they repeatedly abused a 16-year-old ...

Suffering, dying in silence: Syrian Christians face arduous holy week

Suffering, dying in silence: Syrian Christians face arduous holy week Watch

Middle East

The assassination of Dutch Jesuit Fr. Frans van der Lugt, shot to death by an unknown assailant at his base in Homs, Syria on April 7 has cast a ...

IS THE SECOND COMING NIGH? Four blood moons this year all occur on Jewish holidays

IS THE SECOND COMING NIGH? Four blood moons this year all occur on Jewish holidays Watch

Technology

As climate change wreaks havoc worldwide, and relations between the U.S. and Russia reach a low point over Ukraine, some Christians say that the ...

From Living Large to Putting God in Charge

From Living Large to Putting God in Charge

Marriage & Family

By Catholic Match

The year was 1990 and Bob was, in his own words, living large. The then 29-year-old had graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee several ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 50:4-9, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:33-34, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:31, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 69:21-22, Responsorial ...

St. Bernadette: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

St. Bernadette: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Watch

Saints

On April 16, 1879, Bernadette -- or Sister Marie-Bernard, as she was known within her order -- died in the Sainte Croix (Holy Cross) Infirmary of the ...

Prayer for our Family #1: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prayers

Blessed are you, loving Father, Ruler of the universe: You have given us Your Son as Your Leader, And have made us temples of Your Holy ...

HOW LONG BEFORE THE SYSTEM BREAKS? Working Americans increasingly made to pay for those on welfare

HOW LONG BEFORE THE SYSTEM BREAKS? Working Americans increasingly made to pay for those on welfare Watch

U.S.

If you're an American who awakes each day to begin a day of toil you have no interest in, take heed: There are only more reasons to hit your ...

Will Alibaba devour Facebook? China's massive Alibaba is coming to conquer the United States

Will Alibaba devour Facebook? China's massive Alibaba is coming to conquer the United States Watch

Technology

Ali Baba for those in the west usually means the storybook leader of a gang of fearless, 40 thieves. But this will soon change. A massive ...

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE? Smog from India, China winds way to U.S., Canada

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE? Smog from India, China winds way to U.S., Canada Watch

Green

Ripples in the global pond, half a world away, can have effects all over the globe. Researchers at Texas A&M now say that air pollution ...

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint Watch

Africa

Over a hundred female students have been abducted by gunmen at a government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. The mass kidnapping is believed ...

Deal Hudson: Play It Again Sam

Deal Hudson: Play It Again Sam Watch

Movies

By Deal W. Hudson

We welcome the retelling of traditional stories because we are always seeking both to understand and endure the stories we inhabit and ultimately ...

Baby born with headless twin, four hands, recovering after surgery

Baby born with headless twin, four hands, recovering after surgery Watch

Asia Pacific

A 13-day-old baby boy now has a greater chance at a normal life after doctors have removed superfluous limbs from him. Now in stable condition, ...

The Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross Watch

Easter / Lent

The 14 Stations of the Cross, with meditations by Fr. Samuel Medley SOLT, Fr. Jason Worthley, and Fr. Boniface Hicks OSB. Music by Jon Niven.

Apr 16 - Judas Betrayal

Apr 16 - Judas Betrayal Watch

AirMaria > Homilies

Judas heart hardened having been rebuked by our Lord in the presence of the anointing by Mary Magdelen. In his subsequent betrayal of Christ, he ...

Pope Francis' Wild Ride - Pope takes happy kids for a spin through St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis' Wild Ride - Pope takes happy kids for a spin through St. Peter's Square Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis gave to kids the ride of a lifetime by inviting them for a spin in the Popemobile around St. Peter's Square. The gesture continues to ...

Ron Paul says he will not pay IRS fine against his non-profit org

Ron Paul says he will not pay IRS fine against his non-profit org Watch

Politics & Policy

Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty, a nonprofit political group, has been targeted by the IRS. The IRS has demanded to see the group's donor list, a ...

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar Watch

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his ...

1st Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden

1st Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden Watch

Lent / Easter

By Jennifer Hartline

What grieves Jesus more - that we sin, or that we try to cover our sin, make light of it, and even delight in it? How can we have true contrition if ...

Of Holy Thursday, Priests, the Eucharist, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Of Holy Thursday, Priests, the Eucharist, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Blog

By Michael Seagriff

When Jesus told His followers that unless they ate His Body and drank His Blood, they could not have eternal life, large numbers left and never ...

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 Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Joel 49:1-6, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 71:17, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 71:15, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 71:1-6, Gospel: Philippians ...

St. Paternus: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

St. Paternus: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Saints

St. Paternus.The first 5th century saint. He followed his father's path by becoming a hermit in Wales. He founded the monastery at the great church ...

A Child's Prayer To Mary: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Prayers

Holy Mary, mother fair, Filled with love for God, Pray for us in all our needs. Pray for us today.

Pope Francis distributes Bibles, asks Catholics to perform acts of charity

Pope Francis distributes Bibles, asks Catholics to perform acts of charity

Living Faith

Pope Francis has given out tens of thousands of Bibles to people that he hopes they will keep and use daily. The gifts were distributed in St. ...

Ancient architectural wonder of Rome

Ancient architectural wonder of Rome Watch

Travel

The Coliseum is an elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one ...

England's great Neolithic site

England's great Neolithic site Watch

Travel

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometers (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometers ...

Report says Christianity should be taught

Report says Christianity should be taught Watch

Politics & Policy

It is commonly, though wrongly, accepted knowledge that public school teachers are not allowed to teach the Bible, biblical values, or Christian ...

UFO caught on film in England, but it's not a spacecraft...

UFO caught on film in England, but it's not a spacecraft... Watch

Europe

A bizarre black ring is baffling experts in England, after it was filmed by a sixteen year old girl in Warwickshire. The ring apparently hung in ...