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Hurricane Sandy Picks up Speed, Nears Landfall as it Lashes East
Last edited 29th October 2012

Hours before one of the largest storms on record makes landfall in southern New Jersey Monday evening, Hurricane Sandy was speeding up and lashing the East Coast, pushing floodwaters in low-lying areas from Maryland to New York, bringing transportation systems to a halt and snapping electrical connections.

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Hurricane Sandy Threatens U.S.
Last edited 28th October 2012

Please pray for those who may be affected by the severe weather in the U.S. today! Hurricane Sandy could turn toward the United States, having a potentially calamitous effect on millions of Americans.


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15 Million New Catholics in 2010
Last edited 16th October 2012

Each year the Catholic Church publishes a statistical yearbook on the situation of Catholics in the world. In the year 2010, the number of Catholics increased by 15 million. The total number is more than 1.9 billion people. The increase was seen on every continent but especially in Africa, which saw the most growth with more than 6 million new Catholics.

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870 Million People Go Hungry, According to the Latest UN Report
Last edited 14th October 2012

A new UN report estimates that around 870 million people have suffered from chronic malnutrition between 2010 and 2012. The number is one-eighth of the world's population, 300 million of whom are children.

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Maybe ‘I Do’
Last edited 12th October 2012

The Brookings Institution economist Isabel Sawhill wrote this year that if individuals do just three things – finish high school, work full-time and marry before they have children - their chances of being poor drop from 15 percent to two percent.


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Marriage in Decline: Canadian Census Reveals New Trends
Last edited 7th October 2012

Traditional family life in Canada is declining, according to data recently published from the 2011 census. Census data show that married couples declined as a proportion of all census families between 2006 and 2011. Nevertheless, they still formed the predominant family structure in Canada, accounting for two-thirds of all families, Statistics Canada reported Sept. 19.


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At Least 25 Killed at Nigerian College
Last edited 2nd October 2012

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Assailants killed at least 25 people at a college in northeastern Nigeria early Tuesday, the Nigerian police said. But while the Islamist sect Boko Haram has killed hundreds of people in the region over the last year, suspicion this time appeared to be focusing on a campus election Saturday that was bitterly contested along religious and ethnic lines.

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Marriage and Child Poverty
Last edited 16th September 2012

The economic problems caused by single parenthood were the topic of a report published last week by Heritage Foundation, a think tank based in Washington D.C.


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Live Video from Rwanda on 'Charity Water's' 6th Birthday
Last edited 13th September 2012

Over the past six years, Charity Water have been able to bring clean, safe drinking water to over 2 million people around the world. And now on their 6th birthday, they are bringing water to the people of Rwanda. Watch this video for more!


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Vatican Working to Half Number of People Without Drinking Water by 2015
Last edited 10th September 2012

Currently 1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation and around 4,000 children die every day from water borne diseases. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is working to find a solution. It's also collaborating with other Vatican departments such as Cor Unum and Caritas Internationalis.

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