Baroness Jane Campbell is a Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and has suffered with spinal muscular atrophy her whole life. In this video, Baroness Campbell talks about working in the House of Lords, defying death, overcoming negative attitudes and the pleasure of proving all those people wrong who told her she would never would never get a job, or live to get as old as this, or have the energy or intelligence to be a significant politician.
Pope Francis met with the founder of L'Arche foundation, Jean Venier. Since 1964, the movement has been defending the dignity of the disabled and promoting their integration in society.
What can you do? That's the question Spanish NGO Manos Unidas wants people to ask themselves, when it comes to using resources. The Madrid-based Catholic Charity has been working since 1960 with the "marginalised” people that Pope Francis talks about so often. His messages inspire them to keep up their work.
What does Lent mean to you? Have you decided to give something up this year, or perhaps take something up? Xt3.com asked some of the staff and students at The University of Notre Dame Australia what they were giving up for Lent, and what the Lenten Season means to them.
“You see so many people left alone. Why? Because of our concept of family.” – Guruji Sri Vast
Baltimore's Beans & Bread Center is a Catholic-run organization charged with assisting the city's homeless population, which becomes more challenging when it's cold outside.
Imagine having your skin fall off at the slightest touch. That's the reality for 34-year-old Brisbane man Dean Clifford who suffers from a rare condition known as Epidermolysis bullosa.
Last year we made this film as part of our documentary filmmaking course at the University of Hertfordshire. We managed to find this special family and document an incredible few months of their lives. We made this film to not only tell the families story, but to raise awareness of Schwartz Jampel Syndrome and to show how incredible rescue dogs are. A little bit of love can go a hell of a long way.
For this young couple, going unnoticed is, well basically impossible. Daniel and Ana have six children. About a year and a half ago, they decided to pack everything and move to Hungary. It wasn't for a job, but instead to become missionaries in the Neocatechumenal Way. All the way from Spain they made Budapest their new home.
January 15th marks Msgr. Georg Ratzinger 90th birthday. He is celebrating it at the Vatican along with his younger brother, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. The celebration will be private and will include a classical music concert. Georg is the last living relative of Benedict XVI, and his closest friend.
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