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GOD FIRST: Hollywood A-list star Mark Wahlberg on why his Catholic faith is the foundation of his life
Last edited 22nd January 2014

AMERICAN star of the big screen Mark Wahlberg is a man who has used his faith to help forge a new path. The prolific actor grew up in Boston’s crime-ridden Dorchester neighbourhood but has risen up from the streets and created a style and brand that can only be respected.


St. Canute, King of Denmark
Last edited 20th January 2014

St. Canute, also called Knute or Canutus, succeeded his brother Harald, the seventh king of Denmark. The differences between the two brothers were like saint and sinner. Harald’s reputation for laziness and vice gained him the nickname “the Slothful.” Fortunately, he only reigned for two years before his death and the throne went to Canute.

What Would You do to Get a Hug from Pope Francis?
Last edited 19th January 2014

Neither the cold, or the distance could keep this family from traveling all the way from Argentina to St. Peter's Square. They made it a point to come bright and early to thePope's general audience to catch a glimpse of their former archbishop. "Yeah, we came all the way from Buenos Aires in Argentina. It was a 13 hour flight to get here. We arrived two days ago and we're leaving tomorrow. So, we specifically came for this.”

The Trouble With Bright Girls
Last edited 16th January 2014

Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage. We are routinely underestimated, underutilized, and even underpaid. Studies show that women need to perform at extraordinarily high levels, just to appear moderately competent compared to our male coworkers.

23 Ways to Give Back Before You are 23
Last edited 15th January 2014

Here are 23 ways to give back before you are 23.

30 Young Catholics Under 30 Making a Difference
Last edited 16th January 2014

The team at FOCUS have put together a "30 under 30" list of amazing Catholics who are changing the world! From farmers, to magazine editors, to actors, to pro-life campaigners... Check out the list here:


Sam Berns: Tributes Paid to Boy Who Died from Rare Ageing Disease
Last edited 15th January 2014

Sam Berns, who suffered from the premature ageing disease progeria, passed away in Boston, US, on Friday.


Syria Deaths: Family Despairs After Couple Killed in Rebel Infighting
Last edited 13th January 2014

Relatives of Ms Ali, the first Australian woman to die in the Syrian conflict, tried to persuade her against going to the war-torn country but said she was ''desperate'' to help women and children.

I'm Sorry I Walked by: An Open Letter to Peter
Last edited 8th January 2014

I had cash and change with me because I was shopping with my friends. It would have been easy for me to give you a couple of dollars and wish you a Merry Christmas. I could’ve pointed you in the direction of some services that may have been able to help, since I had recently done a youth trip to the area that summer and helped serve at a shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness...


Missioners Leaving South Sudan Place ‘Worries and Concerns in God’s Hands’
Last edited 8th January 2014

Priests, nuns and lay volunteers from around the world spent years trying to help South Sudan building itself into a country, but now some find themselves caught by ongoing violence.


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