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Kids: Healthier, Wealthier, and Yet Worse Off
Last edited 11th September 2011

A report on the welfare of Australian children, released this week, found that while today's generation is growing up in a healthier and wealthier society there are a number of serious problems affecting some groups of kids.


Catholic Charities Organize Help for Irene’s Victims
Last edited 31st August 2011

As Catholic Charities agencies respond in the aftermath of the hurricane and tropical storm Irene, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano of Burlington has expressed his “prayerful support” for Vermonters suffering the storm’s effects.


Religion Restrictions: Report Highlights Difficulties for Believers
Last edited 28th August 2011

In the three-year period up to mid-2009, there was a significant increase in restrictions on religion in many countries. This is the finding of a recent report published by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life. The study examined the situation in 198 countries and rated them according to their performance in 33 measures. Visit this article by Fr. John Flynn to read more about the increasing difficulties facing believers in the 21st century.

UN Calls for Action Over 12 Million Stateless People
Last edited 25th August 2011

The United Nations has estimated that some 12 million people in the world have no citizenship of any country. As a result these people are denied many basic human rights. They say the problem is mostly occuring in Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Catholic Churches Damaged in Northeast US Quake
Last edited 24th August 2011

Churches in the archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore suffered some damage in the Aug. 23 earthquake that shook the northeastern United States. The oldest church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be closed for repairs for at least several weeks.


Beckhams' Baby: A Benefit to Humanity
Last edited 11th August 2011

The recent birth of David and Victoria Beckham’s baby daughter, Harper Seven, has lead several figures in the population control movement to condemn the Beckhams for having another child. However, according to a population expert from the London School of Economics, the Beckham’s example is good news for the future of humanity.


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Archbishop Gomez: Immigration Helps Recover Christian Origins of America
Last edited 2nd August 2011

Immigration is an opportunity and a key to American renewal because it helps bring to light the Christian, Catholic missionaries’ “heritage of holiness and service,” Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told a gathering of Catholic leaders and laity.


Cardinal: Europe Suffering from 'Crisis of Young People'
Last edited 26th July 2011

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, said on July 22 that Spain and Europe are suffering from “a crisis of young people” because of the country’s low birth rate.


Vatican Releases New Numbers on Catholics in Spain for WYD
Last edited 24th July 2011

In light of the Pope's upcoming to trip to Spain for World Youth Day this August, the Vatican has released new figures on the number of Catholics living there. Spain has a population close to 46 million people and the Vatican estimates that 42 and a half million, or 92.2%, is Catholic.

Catholics Helping 5,000 People Displaced by Lukon Volcano, Indonesia
Last edited 21st July 2011

The possibility of another eruption by Mount Lukon has not stopped Catholics in North Sulawesi from helping 5,000 displaced people. Dozens of volunteers from the Diocese of Manado, including seminarians, are involved in the aid operation, handing out basic necessities, blankets and more than 5,000 masks against the thick cloud of ash caused by the 15 July eruption.


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