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In his 54 years of life, Jimmy Patterson traveled only once outside the United States. He was 8 years old, and it was to the resort town of Acapulco, Mexico.
So when the lifelong Texan hopped on a plane bound for Jordan on October 4, 2013, he knew the trip would be like no other....More
There is rarely a dull moment at Intisar Atallah's house, nestled in the sun-soaked hills of Halhoul in the West Bank. Especially on a day like today, when the 57-year-old mother of seven is entertaining a few of her grandchildren. There's not much to occupy the younger ones inside her small...More
One thousand people pull up weeds, clear brush and flatten the soil along a 6-mile stretch of land on the outskirts of Bor, a town in Jonglei State in South Sudan. They say they're building a road, but what they're really building is a nation.
Shoulder to shoulder, residents of nearby...More
The megacity of Mumbai pulses with energy. Wealthy businesspeople share city space with the poorest dwellers of the slums. Think Slumdog Millionaire. This is where it was filmed.
A short drive from the cacophony of honking horns and swirling crowds, a teenage girl bends to...More
"Any well-regulated and productive association of men in society demands the acceptance of one fundamental principle: that each individual man is truly a person. His is a nature, that is, endowed with intelligence and free will. As such he has rights and duties, which together flow as a direct...More
As the fierce violence in Syria continues to force families to flee the country, another crisis is looming: winter. Temperatures are plummeting, making living conditions even more precarious. The United Nations estimates that more than 500,000 Syrians have flooded across borders into Lebanon,...More
We have a really cool little story coming up about Catholic kids. You won't want to miss it. But first….
A key principle that Catholics carry with them when venturing to help poor and vulnerable people is independence. The Church's teachings on social justice takes care...More
When an acquaintance turned up at his house with a little cash and a job offer, Antonio Jose dos Santos Filho thought he'd finally caught a break.
Unemployed and barely getting by at the time, Antonio accepted the offer to clear land for cattle pasture in the Amazon and took the 2-day...More
You might think that after fleeing ethnic cleansing in the Balkans when she was a child, Armana had left the most dangerous time in her life behind her. Now 19, she remembers how her family was uprooted by war in the 1990s, when Yugoslavia fell apart.
But what awaited her and many other...More