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What Do You Say To a Homeless Person? Advice from Catholic Urban Missionaries

Last edited 28th November 2016

It’s a common sight at a city intersection. A man or a woman holds a cardboard sign: “Homeless, Hungry. Please Give. Anything Helps.”

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100 Women 2016: Female Arab Cartoonists Challenge Authority

Last edited 28th November 2016

In some Arab countries women still have to ask permission from a male relative to get a passport, marry or leave the country. Although the practice of "male guardianship" is not always enshrined in law, it persists in everyday life within many families.

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Papal Advent Advice: Don't be Dominated by Material Things

Last edited 28th November 2016

The season of Advent is a reminder to us to open our horizons and have concern for more than just material things, the Pope said Sunday during his Angelus address.

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Mosul Christians: IS are 'Grandsons of Satan'

Last edited 27th November 2016

Almost six weeks after the Iraqi army launched its offensive to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) out of the city of Mosul, it has only regained control of a handful of districts in the east. The BBC's Richard Galpin has been into some of these villages to speak to Christian survivors who are picking up the pieces.

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How to Celebrate Advent Like a Catholic

Last edited 24th November 2016

Does it seem to you that each year the holiday season gets busier and busier, and we get further and further away from the true meaning of Advent and Christmas?

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Pope Urges Judges to Combat Drugs, Even if they are Threatened by Mafias

Last edited 24th November 2016

The pope met with judges, doctors, politicians and various experts, who for two days have debated different strategies to end drug trafficking. Earlier, he greeted one of the organizers of the meeting, Queen Silvia of Sweden.

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Hilla Attack: Suicide Truck Bombing South of Baghdad Kills some 100 People, most of them Iranian Pilgrims

Last edited 24th November 2016

A suicide truck bomb has killed about 100 people — most of them Iranian Shiite pilgrims — at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 100 kilometres south of Baghdad, police and medical sources say.

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30th Anniversary of Saint Pope John Paul ll's Address to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Last edited 24th November 2016

This Sunday, 27th of November marks the 30th Anniversary of the visit of Saint Pope John Paul ll to Australia and his address to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This is an excerpt of what he said:

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Pope Francis: We All Have Doubts, But Living the Faith Helps

Last edited 23rd November 2016

While the Jubilee might be over, Pope Francis hasn’t stopped talking about mercy, telling faithful Wednesday that the works of mercy of counseling the doubtful and instructing the ignorant, are rooted in a deep faith, and are things we can do every day.

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What Happens When Those who Care Support Killing?

Last edited 22nd November 2016

Whenever a poll is taken asking people to identify which profession they trust the most, nursing invariably is listed at the top or very near the top. I cannot remember it being otherwise.

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