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By Jackie Stammen

It's been a really long time since I lasted posted on here, but I haven't forgotten about this blog. 

Acknowledging Unknown Soldier over known soldiers: Over 1.2 million veterans lack health insurance

Acknowledging Unknown Soldier over known soldiers: Over 1.2 million veterans lack health insurance Watch

U.S.

As many leave laurels at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the United States refuses to acknowledge the health and benefits of known soldiers. ...

Unborn, terminally ill and elderly are treated as objects in Europe, Pope Francis says

Unborn, terminally ill and elderly are treated as objects in Europe, Pope Francis says Watch

Living Faith

"Despite talk of human rights, too many people are treated as objects in Europe: unborn, terminally ill, and the elderly," Pope Francis said. ...

Father William Nolan appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop of Galloway

Father William Nolan appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop of Galloway Watch

Europe

Pope Francis has appointed Father William Nolan, vicar general of Motherwell, as Bishop of Galloway. Father Nolan says he is "over-awed" by the ...

Agreement between Vatican and China remains far from certainty

Agreement between Vatican and China remains far from certainty Watch

Asia Pacific

While there appear warming overtures both between the Vatican and China, seemingly insurmountable differences remain. The general consensus is ...

Brain weak spot that causes Alzheimer's begins in late adolescence

Brain weak spot that causes Alzheimer's begins in late adolescence Watch

Health

According to scientists in the United Kingdom, the human brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Researchers pinpointed ...

Ferguson in flames as policeman who shot, killed teenager found not guilty

Ferguson in flames as policeman who shot, killed teenager found not guilty Watch

U.S.

People have responded to violence - with violence. After Police Officer Darren Wilson was been cleared of all charges in the shooting death of ...

Tuesday, November 25 - Homily: St Catherine, Martyr

Tuesday, November 25 - Homily: St Catherine, Martyr Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Joachim on the extraordinary life of St Catherine of Alexandria who gave tremendous witness to the faith during the last of the persecutions ...

Signs of desperation: Islamic State offers rewards for capture of foreign 'spies'

Signs of desperation: Islamic State offers rewards for capture of foreign 'spies' Watch

Middle East

While leaders of the Islamic State have claimed that the airstrikes by the U.S. and coalition allies are ineffective, it has garnered a reaction ...

Women beware! This fibroid removal process could just cost you your life!

Women beware! This fibroid removal process could just cost you your life! Watch

Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning women and physicians about a gynecologic device that has given women cancer.

Abortion as a contraceptive? The ugly truth of abortion in Vietnam

Abortion as a contraceptive? The ugly truth of abortion in Vietnam Watch

Asia Pacific

A report from Vietnam's Hanoi Central Obstetrics Hospital has revealed that 40% of all pregnancies in Vietnam end in abortion, a figure that is ...

Priest in Ferguson reports deep mistrust between groups fueling tension

Priest in Ferguson reports deep mistrust between groups fueling tension Watch

U.S.

A Catholic priest assigned to Ferguson, MO, spoke with Vatican Radio about the "festering" mistrust between the populace and police.

Church recognizes six new saints as Pope Francis canonizes in Sunday ceremony, speaking about how we too shall be judged

Church recognizes six new saints as Pope Francis canonizes in Sunday ceremony, speaking about how we too shall be judged Watch

Living Faith

Pope Francis has canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, praising their lives as "extraordinary" and reminding us all that we will ...

Pakistani court rules that Christian woman will be put to death

Pakistani court rules that Christian woman will be put to death Watch

Middle East

A high court in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore has confirmed the death sentence of a Christian woman who was convicted of blasphemy, ...

Pope Francis appoints Robert Sarah to head the Vatican's congregation of liturgical practices

Pope Francis appoints Robert Sarah to head the Vatican's congregation of liturgical practices Watch

Europe

Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea has been appointed the new head for the Vatican congregation that oversees and determines the liturgical ...

20 minors rescued in India child-trafficking bust

20 minors rescued in India child-trafficking bust Watch

Asia Pacific

A massive police crackdown on organized child trafficking has led to the arrest of 10 child traffickers and the rescue of 20 minors in India.

Rome's Colosseum to host cultural events again

Rome's Colosseum to host cultural events again Watch

Europe

It once hosted bloody sports galore, with gladiators fighting to the death as well as Christians being thrown to the lions. Now, Rome, Colosseum ...

Evangelical, Missionary Pope Francis Calls Europe to Return to Jesus Christ and Christian Roots

Evangelical, Missionary Pope Francis Calls Europe to Return to Jesus Christ and Christian Roots Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

I believe that Europe has many resources for going forward. It's like a sickness that Europe has today. A wound. And the greatest resource is the ...

Guliani/ Dyson Debate: Racism is Sin. Legitimate Social Analysis and Questions are Not

Guliani/ Dyson Debate: Racism is Sin. Legitimate Social Analysis and Questions are Not Watch

U.S.

By Keith A. Fournier

I do not believe that the comments of the former Mayor of New York revealed racism or what the Professor of Sociology called "white supremacy". ...

Armed bandits make off with blood - tainted with Ebola - in Guinea

Armed bandits make off with blood - tainted with Ebola - in Guinea Watch

Africa

Some armed thieves in Guinea are either going to make a most unwelcome surprise - or use it for nefarious ends. A minibus carrying blood ...

28 people pulled from Kenyan bus and shot dead execution-style by Shebab terrorists

28 people pulled from Kenyan bus and shot dead execution-style by Shebab terrorists Watch

Africa

A bus in Kenya was hijacked by Shebab terrorists before 28 non-Muslims were executed at point-blank range. The attack was in retaliation for ...

Binge drinking: Only 10 percent of those who 'drink too much' are alcoholic

Binge drinking: Only 10 percent of those who 'drink too much' are alcoholic Watch

U.S.

The information would appear to encourage even more irresponsible behavior over the holidays . but a recent study says that only a small ...

Walmart, priding itself in war against hunger, has employees dependent on food banks

Walmart, priding itself in war against hunger, has employees dependent on food banks Watch

U.S.

Having a job in the United States is a guarantee of food on the table - unless of course, you are a Walmart employee. Cashiers at the world's ...

Obama's war on America continues with secret Thanksgiving regulations dump

Obama's war on America continues with secret Thanksgiving regulations dump Watch

Politics & Policy

Not content to listen to the voice of the American people after the 2014 midterm election, President Obama is set on continuing his power grab, ...

Two Tuareg merchants found slain near Algerian border

Two Tuareg merchants found slain near Algerian border Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Two Malian Tuareg merchants on their way to Kidal, northern Mali were attacked by a terrorist group. Both were killed. Their bodies were later ...

Another example of Imperialism! Why Obama fired Hagel

Another example of Imperialism! Why Obama fired Hagel Watch

U.S.

President Barack Obama has announced that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has resigned from his cabinet post, partially in response to the ...

Monday, November 24 - Homily: Vietnamese Martyrs

Monday, November 24 - Homily: Vietnamese Martyrs Watch

Daily Homilies

Fr. Alan on the story of the St. Andre Dung Lac and his 116 companions during the persecution of the Christians in Vietnam in the early 1800's.

40 dead in Madagascar plague outbreak

40 dead in Madagascar plague outbreak Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that a recent outbreak of bubonic plague has occurred in Madagascar and has so far killed 40 people.