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Mother Teresa declared a saint by Pope Francis

Pope Francis has declared Mother Teresa a saint, honoring the nun who cared for the world’s most destitute as an icon for a Catholic Church that goes to the peripheries to find poor and wounded souls. Applause erupted in St Peter’s Square even before Francis finished pronouncing the rite of canonization at the start of the Mass in St Peter’s Square. In his homily,
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More People Fighting Mental Health Stigma

Jennifer Marshall, who suffers from type 1 bipolar disorder, is the co-founder and executive director of This is My Brave, an organization which seeks to end the stigma surrounding mental illness through various types of live performances. For several years, she wrote about her bipolar disorder under a pseudonym. She described how she’d been hospitalized four times, twice since her first child was born.
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6 Scary Ways you or Your Children Can Become Homeless

Why should we have homeless services? Because you or your children could very well become homeless. Here’s 6 ways normal, hardworking folks and their children can and do become homeless in America. Along with each one comes one or more solutions. Cause #1- A Physical Illness: Serious physical illness and accidents strikes at random like lightening, and when they do they can destroy finances,
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Homeless Outreach Program

The Homeless Voice staff has been practicing outreach services long before the first shelter was even opened. Driving around with food at first, then essential items like clothing and shoes- and finally expanding to medical services. We go out during the cold, before, during, after storms offering any assistance we can. There are many people on the streets who, for one reason or another,
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On Spirituality… What is it?

Spirituality, one definition states spirituality is the idea of connecting with something bigger. Many regular folks and scholars alike believe that human beings are spiritual as well as physical and emotional. We were created by someone or something bigger than ourselves. Our ability to think, to contemplate mysteries and to love encourages us to consider all sorts of possibilities. For people of religion most
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Poem by Mike Marino

Have you ever wondered what life would be like living on the street, asking for change so you could eat? Have you ever wore the same clothes cause you had nothing else to wear, have friends and family that just don’t care? Did you ever get stuck in the freezing cold rain, ever thought addiction be your only cure for pain? If not let
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