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Being kind to a stranger may seem simple, but it often requires a conscious effort to do. How can you show kindness to strangers in your life? We have 9 ideas to start.
How can you make a difference in the world? By reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these easy ways you can lessen your environmental impact and help save the earth.
A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.
Tomorrow, September 12th, commemorates America’s favorite frothy chocolate drink in a way which brings together chocolate and ice cream lovers alike.
Whether you choose to volunteer at a local shelter, support military service personnel or donate to a cause you care about, your Labor Day can be focused on honoring those who have worked so hard to build up our country’s economic and political well being.
While quotes might not directly stimulate our own lives, they play a significant role in encouraging a positive lifestyle. So go ahead, discover inspiration.
When it comes to living an altruistic lifestyle, compassion for others doesn’t have to stop with humans.
Coffee has been around for thousands of years, but it hasn’t been until recently that we’ve discovered just how many incredible benefits it actually has.
This back-to-school season, do more than simply prepare for a new school year—help those in need!
Summer can often feel too short, but with this list of potential activities, you’re sure to fill your days with activities that turn into fond memories.
When you have an efficient morning routine, you set an effective tone for the rest of the day. Here are five ways to establish a productive morning routine.
Setting goals is simple. We’ve all heard different phrases, acronyms and ways to properly set a goal for life. However, accomplishing goals can be a whole different task.
The month of July is full of great things: Independence Day, baseball and… hot dogs. In fact, July is recognized as National Hot Dog Month. That’s right, the little sausage has an entire month dedicated to its celebration.
Planning an Independence Day party shouldn’t have to be stressful. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need—from food to activities—to throw a bash your friends and family will rave about.
Whether they’re familial, romantic or platonic, relationships are vital to beneficial and stable lives. So how can we learn to build positive and enriching relationships? Take a look at these top eight tips for some ideas.
This summer, take some time to enjoy a vacation. Whether it’s three days or three weeks, at home or across the world, throw yourself into the moment and use it as an opportunity to relax, regrow and reconnect with your loved ones.
This Father’s Day, give Dad the best gift: a caring, compassionate life. See how you can support others around you and give back this Sunday.
How can you and your family celebrate June? By trying out some of these easy and delicious options to celebrate National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.
A report from the Greenpeace network calls plastics “incompatible with a circular economy” as negotiations are underway for a Global Plastic Treaty.
Pope Francis meets with members of the Latin American Business Council, and urges entrepreneurs to look to the Gospel to find hope and direction in their business endeavors.
Pope Francis meets with promoters of the African Compact on Education, and praises the initiative for its goal to educate young people by drawing on Christian values and traditional African culture.
Pope Francis speaks by phone with Brazilian President Lula da Silva to discuss their hopes for peace in Ukraine and efforts to combat poverty, with the President inviting the Pope to make a second visit to Brazil.
Pope Francis receives the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders and the Special Representative of the UAE Presidency to discuss the crucial contribution of faith communities in the upcoming COP28 conference in Dubai.
The Vatican Observatory will host its biennial summer school in observational astronomy and astrophysics from 4-30 June 2023 at the Papal Summer Gardens of Castel Gandolfo where 24 students from 20 nations will gather.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Jerry Pillay, expresses concern over a violent protest by Jewish extremists against an Evangelical Christian event in Jerusalem, upholding that Jerusalem is a shared Holy City of three religions.
Indonesia’s gradual decline in digital freedom concerns Southeast Asian lawmakers as the country approaches its general elections in 2024.
Sister Benilda Quimio, a Filipina vocation director of the Congregation of the Sister Ministers of the Infirm of St. Camillus in the Philippines, highlights the vital role of healthcare in the lives of people and explains why nurturing life is important in the communities.
Following on its agreement with the Dicastery for Evangelisation, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dicastery for Clergy. The latest agreement aims at guaranteeing reception spaces for survivors, futher developing the indications of the “Ratio Nationalis”, and implementing permanent training for priests.
Dr Ungunmerr Baumann, one of Australia’s most respected Aboriginal leaders, will meet with Pope Francis and other senior Vatican figures, and unveil a new artwork at the Vatican Museums.
After nearly a month of sectarian violence in Manipur State, the North East India Regional Bishops’ Council urges the two communities to find ways of peaceful coexistence and reconciliation by making “concessions in view of the common good”.
The Pope Video message, entrusted to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, is an appeal for "the abolition of torture in all of its forms throughout the world."
Social media is a way for the Church to be among the people, and work toward the common good, not about compromising the truth to gain followers or 'likes,' says Dr Paolo Ruffini. The Prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication was speaking with Vatican News after presenting the Dicastery’s new theological and pastoral document reflection on social media, titled “Towards Full Presence. A Pastoral Reflection on Engagement with Social Media." (#FullyPresent).
Pressure mounts on fossil fuel industries as multisectoral organizations hold them responsible for pollution and worsening climate hazards in the Philippines.
In a message for the launch of the Family Global Compact, Pope Francis gives his support to the initiative that aims to bring the pastoral care of families into dialogue with centres of study and research on the family in Catholic universities around the world.
Christian pilgrims from across Uganda have started to arrive at Namugongo Catholic Shrine ahead of the commemoration of the Uganda Martyrs on 3rd June 2023.
A United Nations committee is meeting in Paris on Monday to work on a global treaty to combat plastic pollution as pressure mounts to curb production of fossil fuel-based plastics.
Pope Francis awards Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, the Paul VI International Prize, commending him for his service and responsibility.
"Towards Full Presence" is the title of a document released by the Dicastery for Communication that offers a pastoral reflection on people's engagement in the digital world. The publication aims to generate a dialogue on how to make this ecosystem more human. #FullyPresent
Pope Francis meets some 1,500 African children accompanied by their parents and respective ambassadors on the occasion of the annual Africa Day and encourages them to continue pursuing their dreams for peace and a better future in in their countries.
Taking a phrase from their founder, St Anthony Maria Zeccariah, Pope Francis encourages members of the Barnabite religious family to “run” like madmen “towards God and towards others.”
Pope Francis receives in audience a group of Polish children with cancer and reminds them that Jesus and Mary are always by their side.
UNICEF is committed and ready to provide support to the Philippine Government as “super typhoon” Mawar closes in on the country, the UN agency says.
This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who have served our country’s armed forces—specifically those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Pope Francis launches an appeal to authorities to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to peoples struck by a powerful cyclone in the Bay of Bengal that has wreaked death and destruction in areas between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
On the Solemnity of Pentecost Pope Francis invites Christians to cast out fears and revive the flame of God’s love.
In his homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis calls on us to invoke daily the Spirit who gives "harmony to the world" and "directs the course of time and renews the face of the earth."