After 13 years the much loved and longest serving Governor of NSW, Dame Marie Bashir will retire on 30 September. For almost a decade and a half she has served the people of NSW tirelessly and selflessly.
On the Nepal/India border, 7000 girls are trafficked from Nepal into India annually. Jyoti is a young volunteer who is on the ground fighting this injustice and rescuing girls from slavery. Please watch the video below from an Australian Matt Darvas' time on the border of Nepal and India and find out what you can do to help.
I came across an article written by James Foley, the journalist who was brutally executed by ISIS terrorists this past week. The article is from Marquette Magazine, and James describes how faith and prayer sustained him during an earlier imprisonment in Libya.
During one conversation in the family's kitchen, Diane Foley said, she urged her son not to go back to Syria, noting that he could do many other things with his talents. "He said, 'Mom, I've found my passion. I've found my vocation.' He just felt compelled," she said.
From Polynesia to Cameroon, a group of missionaries traveled more than 13,000 miles to see Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience. Watch this video for more!
Pope Francis says he is convinced that Msgr. Oscar Romero was "a man of God.” During the flight from South Korea, he used the phrase to define the late Archbishop of San Salvador, who was murdered in 1980. His beatification process began in 1997. But it was blocked over concerns on his interpretation of liberation theology... but now its moving along.
“The barbaric murder of James Foley by the Islamic State group underlines the depths of its depravity as it wages its campaign of terror across Syria and Iraq,” Interpol chief Ronald Noble said in a statement.
I will be 27 this fall and I'm single. I don't know about you who were or are single, but I have been told so many things because of my singleness, and it can wear a person down. Usually I just smile and say "thank you" or nod like I agree, but here's what I really think about all the well-meaning singleness comments.
If you met me in high school and college you would see someone that had it all together. You would see someone actively involved in youth group, someone that did well in school, and a person that was well loved by friends and family. What you wouldn’t see is a person that sat up at night, writing journals about how worthless he was. You wouldn’t see someone that stopped looking at himself in the mirror because he only saw failure.
L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, published a brief Aug. 12 article on the death of Robin Williams, calling the comedian and actor an “unforgettable clown with a heart of gold.”
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