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When a Preschool Opens Inside a Nursing Home All Heaven Breaks Loose
Last edited 16th June 2015

A hospital chain has found a way of caring for both the young and the old by having them take care of each other – and in the process, built a bridge across generations. The Intergenerational Learning Center consists of a preschool inside the Mount St. Vincent nursing home in Seattle, Washington. The 400 adults in the assisted-living center join the kids in daily activities from music and dancing to storytelling and just plain visiting.


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Programme of the Holy Father's visit to Turin
Last edited 1st June 2015

The programme of the Holy Father's pastoral visit to Turin, Italy on 21 and 22 June, on the occasion of the extraordinary exposition of the Turin Shroud, was published today.


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China Continues to Devour Its Own Children
Last edited 21st May 2015

This story concerns a married couple who each have one child with their previous spouses (it is unclear if the previous marriages ended due to divorce or death). According to the regulations set down by the Guizhou province where the woman in question, Qin Yi, works as a teacher, the couple are not allowed to have their own child. In the eyes of the province’s education bureau and the health and planning commission, their “one child” quota has been filled in their previous marriages. Thus, when it found out that Qin was five months pregnant, the commission ordered that she have an abortion by the end of the month.

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I Am More: A Note to the Man Who Catcalled Me
Last edited 20th May 2015

To the man who catcalled me while I was running with my dog the other night… I have some words for you. I am more.

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A Beatification for the 21st Century
Last edited 20th May 2015

If you can’t be in El Salvador for Saturday’s beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, not to worry. The Internet will bring it right to you. From Instagram photos, to blogs and tweets, Facebook updates and free downloadable prayer cards and posters, the event will reach a global audience bigger than the 200,000 to 260,000 expected to attend the ceremony in this Central American nation of 6 million.


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The Virtue of Chastity: A Talk by The Culture Project
Last edited 16th July 2015

iWitness is an opportunity for young people to learn about their faith and bond as brothers and sisters in Christ. It is an annual Catholic conference for young people that celebrates Christian living with those who share the same values you do. During last year's iWitness conference, a talk called "The Virtue of Chastity" was presented by The Culture Project. Watch the video here!


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As Violence Apirals, Salvadorans Look to Archbishop Romero as Example
Last edited 18th May 2015

If there's a place in need of salvation at this moment, it's this country named after Jesus Christ. Even as it gets ready to mark one of the biggest events in its history -- the May 23 beatification of slain archbishop Oscar Romero -- El Salvador, which in Spanish means "the savior," is in the midst of one of its most violent periods.


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How Comparison is the Thief of Joy
Last edited 12th May 2015

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Don’t get me wrong; I think a healthy amount of competition is a great thing in life. It pushes us to aim further and higher, learn and develop our skills, and combat brain-rot.


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Ethical Fashion: Do You Care that a Slave Made Your Dress?
Last edited 12th May 2015

I adore a store called Forever New. It is full of stunning clothing and everywhere you look, diamante glints. For a magpie like me, this store is my nest. Half of the dresses in my wardrobe are from this shop. Forever New has received most of my income to date, and at this rate will probably end up with my inheritance too.So when a friend told me they used slave labour to produce the gorgeous clothing…I kept shopping there.

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21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own
Last edited 18th May 2015

Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter. We tire of cleaning and managing and organising. Our toy rooms are messy, our drawers don’t close, and our closets are filled from top to bottom. The evidence of clutter is all around us.


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