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Far too many homeless people still not safely housed, say charities

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Pope encourages Catholics to contemplate ‘seven sorrows’ of Mary

On the Friday before Holy Week, Pope Francis asked people to keep a long tradition of Catholic piety by focusing on "the suffering and sorrows of Our Lady." "Honour Our Lady and say, 'This is my mother,' because she is mother. This is the title that she received from...

Let’s get back to nature

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How to make the most from your daily exercise

The government has announced strict new measures for tackling coronavirus. Now in lockdown in an effort to beat the virus, Boris Johnson announced last week that we are only allowed to leave the house for the following reasons: Shopping for basic necessities One form...

Migration commission president says she sees signs of hope for future

The way young people around the world are embracing attitudes of welcome, tolerance and acceptance of differences bodes well for a future where anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies may not have the upper hand, said the new president of the International Catholic Migration Commission.

“There is a level of tolerance and a level of what is not acceptable in terms of discrimination that wasn’t there when I was growing up,” said Anne T. Gallagher, an Australian lawyer and expert on migration and human rights.

“We might be seeing the death throes of the past” with anti-immigrant sentiment “getting particularly vigorous before it dies away,” Gallagher told Catholic News Service.

The International Catholic Migration Commission facilitates a worldwide network of national Catholic bishops’ conferences and Catholic-inspired agencies working with migrants and refugees.

Given the formation on 1st June in Italy of a government promising much more restrictive migration policies, the efforts of the Trump administration in the United States and similar election results in other wealthy nations, Gallagher said Catholics advocating for the rights and needs of migrants and refugees have to be sensitive to how “the pace and scale” of migration is frightening some people in those countries.

Picture: Anne T. Gallagher, the new president of the International Catholic Migration Commission, in Rome. (CNS photo/Cindy Wooden).

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Far too many homeless people still not safely housed, say charities

"Far too many" homeless people are still on the streets, in shelters and hostels, despite the Government aiming to have all rough sleepers safely housed by last weekend. Last week the Government asked local authorities to do everything to "get everyone in" by the end...

Pope encourages Catholics to contemplate ‘seven sorrows’ of Mary

On the Friday before Holy Week, Pope Francis asked people to keep a long tradition of Catholic piety by focusing on "the suffering and sorrows of Our Lady." "Honour Our Lady and say, 'This is my mother,' because she is mother. This is the title that she received from...

Let’s get back to nature

Top gardening influencer Ellen Mary reveals how families can reconnect with nature in their own garden. By Hannah Stephenson. If you’re lucky enough to have your own garden, there’s lots of ways you and your family could enjoy it – and connect with nature and benefit...

How to make the most from your daily exercise

The government has announced strict new measures for tackling coronavirus. Now in lockdown in an effort to beat the virus, Boris Johnson announced last week that we are only allowed to leave the house for the following reasons: Shopping for basic necessities One form...