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A Pencil in God’s Hand: Mother Teresa’s Story Comes to the Big Screen
Last edited 23rd November 2015

Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was only twelve years old when she first felt the call to become a missionary to India. At the age of 18 she joined the Sisters of Loreto, with the hope of serving in missionary work. For fifteen years, she lived in a convent in Darjeeling and Calcutta, teaching school to local girls.


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Franciscan Sister Wins Cooking Game Show “Chopped”
Last edited 12th November 2015

Sister Alicia Torres, a Catholic religious sister from the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago competed on, and ultimately won, the Food Network’s competitive cooking show “Chopped” winning $10,000 for Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, which feeds its Humboldt Park neighbors with frequent home-cooked meals.


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This Catholic Nun is Competing on Food Network's Reality Cooking Show
Last edited 9th November 2015

Fans of the Food Network’s competitive cooking show “Chopped” can look forward to a special appearance on Monday night’s episode – Sister Alicia Torres, a Catholic religious sister from the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago.


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3 Ways Not to Lead Your Fallen-Away Child Back to the Church
Last edited 6th November 2015

If your son or daughter has drifted away from the Church, you're not alone. The Catholic Church is hemorrhaging young people. Half of young Americans who were raised Catholic (50% exactly) no longer identify as Catholic today. Roughly eight-in-ten (79%) who shed their faith leave before age 23.


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Give the Joy of a Global Gift this Christmas
Last edited 9th November 2015

This Christmas, send a message to those you love, and give a gift to those in need. When you choose a Global Gift this year, you are bringing a moment of joy and helping create a lifetime of change for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Each Global Gift represents one of the most important areas of our work – from responding to emergency situations with food and water to supporting education programs and training farmers in new agricultural techniques.


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Smashing Stereotypes in the Melbourne Cup
Last edited 4th November 2015

The race that stops a nation quite possibly stopped the entire world today as Michelle Payne became the first female rider to win the Melbourne Cup. This in itself is a noteworthy achievement, and she is to be congratulated for her achievement.


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Exhibit Displays Little Known Photos of St Therese of Lisieux
Last edited 18th October 2015

The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome is hosting an exhibition on St. Therese of Lisieux. It's an interesting study of her life, but above all, it shows what was in her heart. The show brings together little known photographs of the saint. Watch this video for more.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015
Last edited 20th October 2015

World Mental Health Day is observed annually on 10 October, and the week preceding this annual observance is known as Mental Health Awareness Week. This year, the Catholic Church has sought to celebrate this day as an opportunity to encourage a true pastoral view that embraces our total community as the living Body of Christ.


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Boy Escapes India ‘Black Magic’ Attack
Last edited 22nd September 2015

AS he recovers in a children’s shelter in eastern India, 17-year-old Ganita Munda is haunted by the sound of his family’s screams as a witch-hunting gang killed them in their home.The teenager remembers breaking free of the attackers and fleeing his rural village home in Orissa state to a nearby forest where he hid alone in the dark for hours.

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RUOK? We All Need Someone to Listen to Us Without Judgement
Last edited 9th September 2015

Thursday 10 September marks R U OK Day in Australia. In this video, every day Australians share their our thoughts on why a conversation is about sharing hopes and dreams is so important, and why we need all to ask the question "are you ok?"


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