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Reach for trends, stay away from fads

Last edited 12th February 2010

While many of us would like an unlimited budget for fashion purchases, let's be honest we need to be frugal - even more so in recent years. Still, it's important to be current and look our best. The key to dressing current without breaking the bank is knowing the difference between a trend and a fad...

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Missionaries of Charity find the Suffering Christ in Each Sick Person

Last edited 10th February 2010

For Sister Andrea Bonk, we must look into the eyes of the poor and the sick to see the suffering Christ, as Mother Teresa said. The 73-year-old German-born nun has worked with the Saint of Kolkata for decades. Born in Freiburg (Germany), she is a medical doctor. She has been with Missionaries for 50 years to serve “the poorest of the poor”.

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Operation Beautiful

Last edited 3rd February 2010

Recently a post-it note popped up on a high school bathroom mirror. In simple script it read “When the world says ‘Give In’ stay strong. You are a fighter. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Have a great day.” This is just one of thousands such notes working to spread positivity around the world through Operation Beautiful!

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156 Cities to Launch 40 Days Pro-Life Campaign

Last edited 21st January 2010

As Friday marks 37 years since the U.S. court decision that legalized abortion, another 40 Days for Life campaign is being launched, this time in 156 cities and three countries. Since starting in 2007, the campaign has involved over 300 000 people.

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Lay woman named to key Vatican job

Last edited 19th July 2010

On Thursday, another crack in the glass ceiling appeared in the Vatican itself: For only the second time, a lay woman was appointed to one of the three key leadership positions inside a dicastery, or department, of the Roman Curia.

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50 Years of the Pill

Last edited 18th January 2010

The acceptance of the hormonal contraceptive pill has been cited as one of the most important historical events of the 20th century because of its effects on marriage and family life. Jose A. Bufill discusses the implications of its 50 year history.

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On the Shoulders of a Mother's Love

Last edited 13th January 2010

Unlike most people who connect the image of a loving mother with a smiling face, Xiong Mingqiang visualizes the pair of thin shoulders that have carried him for 35 years. Born with a deformity, Xiong's head is disproportionately large for his small 80-cm tall body, which prevents him from even standing up on his own. The unfortunate man fortunately has a mother who chose to forever shoulder him in a bamboo basket, caring for him and keeping him in touch with the world outside of their timeworn earthen house.

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Vive la différence – Discovering, Accepting and Appreciating that Men and Women are Different

Last edited 5th January 2010

Monseignour Charles Pope, of the Archdiocese of Washington, reflects on the differences between men and women:


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Catholic Health Center for Women Opens in Manhattan

Last edited 8th December 2009

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Catholic Health Centre for Women has opened in Manhattan. Run by the Sisters of Charity, the hospital officially opened with a waiting list of patients eager for its particular approach to reproductive care and family planning.

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How old is this woman?

Last edited 29th October 2009

This digitally enhanced photo was commissioned to illustrate how removed from reality faces and bodies in the media can be... read the article to see the original!


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