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What Really Matters at the End of Life. Laudato si' (24 May 2015) 1.

Laudato si' (24 May 2015)

“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.[1] Feeding the homeless: Act of charity or a crime? Kelli Kennedy Associated Press Posted: 11/06/2014 05:00:38 AM PST FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

Feeding the homeless: Act of charity or a crime?

(AP) — Despite being charged with violating a new law by feeding the homeless in South Florida, 90-year-old Arnold Abbott said he's not deterred and even went back out to serve more food at a public park. The faceoff in Fort Lauderdale over the ordinance restricting public feeding of the homeless has pitted those with compassionate aims against residents and businesses trying to protect their neighborhoods. Abbott, affectionately known as "Chef Arnold," and two South Florida ministers were charged last weekend as they handed out food. Homeless advocate Arnold Abbott, 90, director of the nonprofit group Love Thy Neighbor Inc., right, serves food to the homeless from a public parking lot next to the beach, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU: On happiness. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. Manos Milagrosas - La Historia De Ben Carson. Google is right: We work better when we're happy. New research confirms what Google already knows—greater employee happiness results in higher productivity without sacrificing quality.

Google is right: We work better when we're happy

Economists carried out a number of experiments to test the idea that happy employees work harder. In the laboratory, they found happiness made people about 12 percent more productive. Andrew Oswald, Eugenio Proto, and Daniel Sgroi from the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick led the research. The findings, to be published in the Journal of Labor Economics, included four different experiments with more than 700 participants. During the experiments a number of the participants were either shown a comedy movie clip or treated to free chocolate, drinks, and fruit. “Companies like Google have invested more in employee support and employee satisfaction has risen as a result. Pronto points out that the research had implications for employers and promotion policies. Source: University of Warwick.

How Pope Francis Is Changing Our Definition Of Success. Pope Urges Elite to Serve Humanity With Wealth in Davos. Pope Francis has called on the world's business and political elite to use their skills and immense resources to alleviate global poverty.

Pope Urges Elite to Serve Humanity With Wealth in Davos

The pontiff's message Tuesday opened the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In it, the pope praised the fundamental role that modern business has played in improving health care, education and communications. But he also said it is "intolerable" that hunger continues to grip many struggling economies. He urged forum delegates to "ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it.

" The papal plea came as the human rights group Oxfam released a study showing the wealth of the world's 85 richest individuals equals that of 3.5 billion people - a full one-half of the global population. A co-author of the report, Nick Galasso, tells VOA that wealthy elites have used their political power to get lower tax rates, hide wealth offshore, and otherwise serve their own interests. Pope - The Spirit builds unity from diversity. Pope Francis - top 10 secrets to happiness. POPE-HAPPINESS Jul-29-2014 (930 words) xxxi In latest interview, Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness By Carol GlatzCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis' secret recipe for happiness.

Pope Francis - top 10 secrets to happiness

In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly "Viva" July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one's life: Be humble - Pope Francis Squeezes Into a Kia for South Korea Visit. <br/><a href=" more news videos</a> | <a href=" from the US</a> Copy Pope Francis started his five-day visit to South Korea by making a public speech in English for the first time and riding inside a compact Kia hatchback.

Be humble - Pope Francis Squeezes Into a Kia for South Korea Visit

The pope read a 10-minute speech in English at the Presidential office in Seoul, noting Korea’s lack of peace, challenges facing solidarity and reconciliation, and the need to educate the young. Although he did not directly mention North Korea, the references were clear, with his speech following an address by South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who dedicated most of her message slamming the North. “Catholics in North Korea had been stripped of their assets, religious leaders kidnapped and murdered,” she said at the welcome ceremonial speech.

“We trust the pope’s wish is also a denuclearized Korean peninsula,” she said. Pope Francis Stops to Pick Up Hitchhiker Pope Francis Is Esquire's 'Best Dressed Man of 2013' Pope Francis Renews Passport as Jorge Mario Bergoglio.