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Why do Muslims like beheading so much? (WARNING GRAPHIC, RAW IMAGES)

Why do Muslims like beheading so much? (WARNING GRAPHIC, RAW IMAGES)

Middle East

The incredible spate of beheadings which are perpetrated by Islamic militants around the world had many asking the question, "Why do Muslims behead ...

One percent? Try the MORE THAN A THIRD in U.S. who rely on Welfare

One percent? Try the MORE THAN A THIRD in U.S. who rely on Welfare Watch

Politics & Policy

Back in the "Occupy Wall Street" days, protestors rallied around the concept of the United States' "One Percent," which referred to the people ...

GRISLY HARVEST: Mexican children, adults murdered for their organs

GRISLY HARVEST: Mexican children, adults murdered for their organs Watch

Americas

The already rampant criminal network in Mexico and South America, in addition to dealing drugs, has taken to abducting children and adults in ...

GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER? U.S. policemen cleared at least 400 TIMES annually for justified homicide

GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER? U.S. policemen cleared at least 400 TIMES annually for justified homicide Watch

U.S.

Law enforcement agents, be they police or sheriff's deputies, are frequently called upon to defend civilians. In their line of duty, policemen ...

Is the First Amendment dead? Police in Ferguson threaten to kill reporters

Is the First Amendment dead? Police in Ferguson threaten to kill reporters Watch

U.S.

Overnight, a police officer in Ferguson, MO threatened to kill a member of the press and was recorded doing so. Now a campaign has started online to ...

Pope may visit New York City in 2015

Pope may visit New York City in 2015 Watch

U.S.

While Pope Francis has confirmed that he is planning to come to the U.S. next year, a spokesman says that the pontiff may visit New York City. ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Micah 34:1-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 23:1-6, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 20:1-16

St. Bernard of Clairvaux: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

St. Bernard of Clairvaux: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Watch

Saints

St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church St. Bernard was born of noble parentage in Burgundy, France, in the castle of Fontaines near Dijon. Under ...

The Divine Shepherd Psalm 23: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Prayers

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul. He ...

DEATH TOLL SOARS UPWARD: Ebola deaths now into the thousands

DEATH TOLL SOARS UPWARD: Ebola deaths now into the thousands Watch

Africa

The death toll from Ebola, the incurable virus that sends the body into meltdown has soared past the one thousand mark in West Africa. The ...

MASSIVE ACID SPILL: Mexico closes 88 schools after 10 million gallons of acid spills from copper mine

MASSIVE ACID SPILL: Mexico closes 88 schools after 10 million gallons of acid spills from copper mine Watch

Americas

An ecological disaster of momentous proportion is unfolding near the U.S. - Mexico border after a massive acid spill from a copper mine has found ...

Wednesday, August 20 - Homily: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary

Wednesday, August 20 - Homily: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Elias on the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, his great zeal for the faith and how he promoted devotion to Mary and even preached a Crusade.

SMILE FOR THE CAMERA! Texas Governor Rick Perry cheerfully turns himself in

SMILE FOR THE CAMERA! Texas Governor Rick Perry cheerfully turns himself in Watch

Politics & Policy

Under duress, Texas Governor Rick Perry maintained an upbeat and positive attitude. Arriving at the Travis County courthouse in Austin for ...

A confident Ballmer leaves Microsoft 'completely' to run the Clippers

A confident Ballmer leaves Microsoft 'completely' to run the Clippers Watch

Technology

Eight months after he ended his role as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer resigned from Microsoft's board, a move that ends more than three decades of ...

On the Memorial of St. Bernard: Lord, Send Us Monks for This New Missionary Age!

On the Memorial of St. Bernard: Lord, Send Us Monks for This New Missionary Age! Watch

U.S.

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Even though he was regularly summoned to leave the monastery by the needs of Church and State, Bernard was above all a monk, a man of deep ...

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Baptized Christian Has a Vocation and Mission

You Go Into the Vineyard Too! Every Baptized Christian Has a Vocation and Mission Watch

Living Faith

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

The Church is a seed, sign and beginning of the kingdom, making the kingdom present in a world which is wounded by the effects of sin but waiting ...

Islamic State beheads journalist James Foley (WARNING, GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Islamic State beheads journalist James Foley (WARNING, GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Middle East

The Islamic State has beheaded journalist James Foley. You may watch the video here, but be warned, it is graphic.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Reminds Us that 'Love Is Sufficient of Itself'

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Reminds Us that 'Love Is Sufficient of Itself' Watch

Christian Saints & Heroes

By Deacon F.K. Bartels

"It is true that the creature loves less because she is less. But if she loves with her whole being, nothing is lacking where everything is given. To ...

So this is where school money goes?!

So this is where school money goes?! Watch

U.S.

Non-teacher employees make up 50% of public school employees, a number which has grown 130% since 1970, a new study claims.

The new favorite weapon of the drug cartels has arrived in America -- and it will shock you

The new favorite weapon of the drug cartels has arrived in America -- and it will shock you Watch

Americas

Mexican drug cartels are utilizing a deadly military weapon to keep local residents in terror and protect drug stockpiles.

Romney weighs in: Obama is doing 'a good deal worse than even I expected'

Romney weighs in: Obama is doing 'a good deal worse than even I expected' Watch

U.S.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney made quite a scene as he attended a West Virginia rally for three Republican Congressional candidates ...

Daily Readings for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Daily Readings

By New Jerusalem Bible

Reading 1: Micah 34:1-11, Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 23:1-6, Gospel: 2 Corinthians 20:1-16

St. John Eudes: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

St. John Eudes: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Watch

Saints

John Eudes was born at Ri, Normandy, France, on November 14, 1601, the son of a farmer. He went to the Jesuit college at Caen when he was 14, and ...

A Spirit to Know You: Prayer of the Day for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Prayers

St. Benedict of Nursia ca. 480-547 Gracious and Holy Father, Please give me: intellect to understand you, reason to discern you, diligence to ...

THREE DEAD: relatives of Pope Francis die in traffic accident in Argentina

THREE DEAD: relatives of Pope Francis die in traffic accident in Argentina Watch

Americas

Three members of Pope Francis' extended family, including two young grand-nephews, have died in a traffic accident. The Pope's nephew, Horacio ...

HIDDEN FROM VIEW: President Obama renders decision largely in private, despite claims of transparency

HIDDEN FROM VIEW: President Obama renders decision largely in private, despite claims of transparency Watch

Politics & Policy

Facing charges of executive overreach, to allegations that he is presiding over opaque policy-making, U.S. President Obama has been making ...

Texas Governor Rick Perry assembles formidable high-profile defense team

Texas Governor Rick Perry assembles formidable high-profile defense team Watch

Politics & Policy

Texas Governor Rick Perry must now complete the humiliating process of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken - but he's ...

STUPID: Political analyst says indictment of Texas governor is 'the stupidest thing I've ever seen'

STUPID: Political analyst says indictment of Texas governor is 'the stupidest thing I've ever seen' Watch

U.S.

Calling it "potentially was the stupidest thing I've seen, I think, in my entire career," MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin says the ...

WARNING TO WEST: Archeparch of Mosul says Western Christians will soon fall prey to persecution

WARNING TO WEST: Archeparch of Mosul says Western Christians will soon fall prey to persecution Watch

Middle East

The exiled Chaldean Archeparch of Mosul, Amel Nona has some stern words of warning to those in the West, who think that the persecutions of Iraq ...

POPE: 'It is legitimate to halt the unjust aggressor'

POPE: 'It is legitimate to halt the unjust aggressor' Watch

Living Faith

Answering a wide array of questions, which included the proper response to the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities by ...