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Parents who Lost Three Children in MH17 Downing Welcome Baby Girl

Last edited 12th May 2016

The parents who lost their three children in the downing of flight MH17 over the Ukraine almost two years ago have a new baby girl. Violet May Maslin was born on Tuesday, May 10 to Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris. "Violet's birth is a testament to our belief that love is stronger than hate," they said in a statement on Thursday. "We still live with pain, but Violet, and the knowledge that all four kids are with us always brings light to our darkness."

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Sydney Women Join in Solidarity for the World's Most Marginalised

Last edited 11th May 2016

In the month that heralds mothers in Australia, up to 300 women recently joined in Sydney for the Women for the World event in solidarity and to raise funds for women living in poverty globally.


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Finding Meaning in the Horrors of a Deathcamp

Last edited 10th May 2016

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Man’s Search for Meaning, one of the most powerful statements of human dignity written in the last century.


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Africa Building Collapse: Baby Girl Rescued After Four Days

Last edited 3rd May 2016

A six-month-old girl has been rescued from the debris of a building that collapsed four days ago in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.


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Can a Man or a Woman Change Their Sex? 10 Points a Catholic Should Keep In Mind about the Transgender Issues

Last edited 28th April 2016

Simone de Beauvoir once said: "one is not born a woman, one becomes so" (on ne nait pas femme, on le devient). The idea follows then that sex is no longer understood as a given element of nature. It is not something that we receive, rather it is up for us to choose for ourselves.


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Vietnam War: The South Vietnamese who fought and died for a country they lost

Last edited 25th April 2016

For South Vietnamese veterans of the Vietnam War, April 30, 1975 was the day they lost their country. On that day, the North Vietnam communist army finally won the drawn out battle that had seen a million Vietnamese people lose their lives. But for South Vietnamese soldiers like Al Chi Hoang, the fight was far from over. In 1954 he and his family and left their home in North Vietnam on foot to escape the communist regime and had settled in the country's south. Then in 1971, Mr Hoang, a 19-year-old law student, was conscripted into the South Vietnamese army and began about 10 months of basic military training.

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Ecuador Quake Deaths Pass 500 With Hundreds Still Missing

Last edited 22nd April 2016

The death toll from Saturday's devastating earthquake in Ecuador has risen to 570 and could increase by many more, authorities in the country say.


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Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 90th Birthday

Last edited 21st April 2016

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th Birthday on the 21st of April. According to Vatican Radio, many have already paid tribute to the Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth, including English Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Via Twitter, the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales shared,“The Queen offers us an example of dedicated and enduring service.


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Hero Reporter Saves Drowning Man as Flash Floods hits Houston

Last edited 19th April 2016

Houston residents woke up to find their city underwater after heavy overnight rains caused deadly flash flooding.


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Is It Possible to Argue and Remain Friends?

Last edited 18th April 2016

Based on a recent article I wrote for Catholic Exchange, I was invited to briefly discuss how to argue (perhaps heatedly) with someone, even someone close, without severing the entire friendship.


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