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Stephen Hawking Warns Our Time as The Ruling Species on Earth Is Running Out

We're at a "point of no return."<p>Stephen Hawking fears it may only be a matter of time before humanity is forced to flee Earth in search of a new home.<p>…

China’s patriotic crackdown: three years in jail for ‘disrespecting’ national anthem

New law issued as part of President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on disloyalty to the state alarms democracy movements in Hong Kong and Macau<p>China has made disrespect of the national anthem a crime punishable by up to three years in jail, as it focuses on cementing the patriotic “China dream” of its …

9-year-old Jacob Thompson asks for cards to help celebrate his ‘last Christmas’ early

After nine-year-old Jacob Thompson was hospitalized in October after a four-year battle with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, doctors told his family …

Sexually active students must be reported to law enforcement or state officials, Ore. school district says

Teachers and staff in the Salem-Keizer school district — which includes more than 40,000 students — were recently told that if they learn or merely suspect a student is sexually active, they must report it to law enforcement or state officials.<p>According to Oregon law, anyone under 18 years old …

High School

Contacting Your Guardian Angel: Visual Messages

Images Your Guardian Angel May Send You During Prayer or Meditation<p>Although guardian angels are constantly nearby, they're usually invisible because …

Meditation

Mark Wahlberg says he prayed to God for forgiveness for 'Boogie Nights'

It may have been a critical and commercial hit, but actor <b>Mark Wahlberg</b> says he's prayed to God for forgiveness for his role in the 1997 movie "Boogie Nights."<p>Standing next to Cardinal <b>Blase Cupich</b> on Friday night in Chicago, Wahlberg, a committed Catholic, told Chicago Inc., "I just always hope that …

Catholics of color are keeping the U.S. Catholic Church alive

As an African-American Catholic, I often feel like the unnamed black man from Ralph Ellison’s <i>Invisible Man</i>, present but not really seen.<p>I was raised …

In India, schoolkids say Virgin Mary appeared amid scent of jasmine

Kochi, India, Oct 14, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of …

8 Inspiring quotes from “Good Pope John,” St. John XXIII

His holiness and humility are clearly seen in his many writings.<p>Pope John XXIII is well known as the pope who launched the Second Vatican Council 55 …

Reasons for the rosary

Help us expand our reach! Please share this article on social media<p>Stop trying to do it on your own, because you can't. But the mysteries of the …

Could the Remains of Santa Claus Be in This Turkish Church?

Archaeologists claim to have found the possible grave of the real saint, but many questions linger.<p>Where is Santa Claus?<p>Definitely not at the North Pole—but archaeologists still remain divided about the final resting place of St. Nicholas.<p>A team of Turkish researchers think they have found new …

Saint Theodora Guerin

<i>Foundress of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods - (1798-1856)</i><p><b>Her life</b><p>+ Anne-Therese Guerin was born in Brittany and entered the …

Theology

The Holy Guardian Angels

<b>The meaning of the celebration</b><p>+ Mindful that Divine Providence has entrusted us to the care of angels, the Church has promoted devotion to the …

The Importance of Peter the Apostle (Simon Peter) to Christianity

There are two reasons why Peter is important for understanding Christianity. First, he is treated as a model for Christians to follow. In theory, …

The defining images of how police took down bikie gangs

THESE are the defining images of the untold story of how a small band of police took on Australia’s toughest bikie gangs - and won.

She chose to die so she could have a baby. Now her husband has to bury them both.

Ten days after Nick DeKlyen buried his wife, he returned to Georgetown Cemetery in western Michigan to inter the daughter whom his wife had died to save, a tragic coda for a family confronted with a heart-rending decision five months ago when Carrie DeKlyen discovered she had a tumor.<p>She was …

Scientists suggest 700-year-old myth about Saint Francis of Assisi could be true

Study confirms age and contents of an old sack is in line with medieval myth.<p>Scientists have proved that the age and content of an old sack is in …

Fla. teacher apologizes for gender-neutral pronouns request

TALLAHASSEE — A Canopy Oaks Elementary School teacher has apologized for any confusion caused by a recent letter sent home to parents of fifth-graders regarding the use of gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom.<p>Chloe Bressack sent the letter to parents requesting students use gender-neutral …

Gender-Neutral

All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world.<p>The exact cause remains to be determined, but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded …

Genealogy

Nashville nuns bring us a superb “Salve Regina”

Teaching nuns from Tennessee have a decidedly lovely sound.<p>The Nashville Dominicans are a group of Dominican teaching nuns from the Congregation of …

Slaves on our Streets: How the Catholic Church is working with police to bring an end to modern slavery

I first became really aware of modern slavery in 2012, when I heard Sophie Hayes [a victim of trafficking who wrote a best-selling book about her …

Secret Vatican manuscript's mysterious purple spots decoded

About 800 years ago, a teenage soldier named Laurentius Loricatus accidentally killed a man. He spent the next 34 years in a cave in Italy atoning for his crime, burning his face with a hot iron and wearing a hooked chain-mail shirt directly on his skin as penance.<p>Loricatus' story is known today …

What no one’s noticed about the new liturgy rules

Over the weekend, Pope Francis issued a new apostolic letter motu proprio. The document, called Magnum Principium, caused an instant stir because it …

Bones attributed to St Peter found by chance in 1,000-year-old church in Rome

Bones attributed to St Peter have been found by chance in a church in Rome during routine restoration work, 2,000 years after the apostle’s death.<p>The relics of the saint, who is regarded as the first Pope, were found in clay pots in the 1,000-year-old Church of Santa Maria in Cappella in the …

America's Got Talent contestant Evie Clair's father dies of cancer days ahead of finals

<i>America’s Got Talent</i> finalist Evie Clair is mourning the loss of her father Amos Abplanalp, whom she has dedicated all her performances to while …

Barred from disaster relief, damaged Texas churches sue government

Washington D.C., Sep 8, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency …

The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Donald Trump