Join Pope Francis in laughter as he struggles to keep his cap on and mantle down in the blustery winds of St. Peter's square during mass and greeting the faithful in Italy and Brazil. Enjoy these hilarious moments captured in photos.
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One year after nearly losing his life in Liberia, American Ebola survivor, Dr. Kent Brantly, is speaking out about why he has no regrets about serving as a medical missionary in the West African nation. He also shares his hopes that his story might inspire others to answer God's call in their own lives.
In July 2014, Brantly, who was serving in Monrovia with the medical mission group Samaritan's Purse, contracted Ebola — also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever — while treating sick patients. He was given the experimental drug ZMapp and flown back to the United States where he underwent three weeks of intensive treatment at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.
Despite his traumatic near-death experience, the married father of two recently told The Christian Post that he has "never" regretted serving abroad as a missionary with his wife Amber. more >>
Republican Senator from Kentucky, presidential candidate and noted state's rights proponent Rand Paul expressed support for the federal government playing a role in restoring voting rights for former felons.
Senator Paul, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2016 president election, told a bipartisan group of justice system advocates Wednesday morning about a bill he supports to help restore voting rights to ex-felons.
"Now some have objected to this and said 'well states control voting rights.' It's a little bit complicated actually. The [Supreme Court] has looked at this question," said Paul. more >>
It is one of the most difficult questions you can ask and probably one of the hardest to answer. When bad things happen to good people we are all stuck asking the question, why? These people come together to answer the question that so many have trouble with and it will blow you away.
I'm sure you have asked this question many times throughout your life. Sometimes it feels impossible to find the right answer. Why does God allow pain and suffering? The Curiosity Collective brings together thought leaders, authors, philosophers and theologians to explore this difficult question. We all struggle with why God allows pain and suffering. But when you hear what these godly people have to say it will open your eyes and even change the way you think.
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So many people wake up each day and face challenges that others may take for granted. These challenges include things as simple as bathing, dressing, and walking. Nike knows a thing or two about this, and decided to use the story of a boy with cerebral palsy to inspire.
Bill Bowerman, the college track coach who founded the iconic shoe company, actually suffered nerve damage. This came from inventing his shoes in a poorly ventilated workspace. His shoes are loved by everyone, but his mobility was limited by his creation. But a breakthrough of how we actually put on our shoes came about because of a young man with cerebral palsy. Matthew Walzer has the disease and it was nearly impossible for him to tie his shoes each day because of it.
This boy sent Nike a thoughtful letter, and they took what he said into consideration. Nike came up with a revolutionary new way to aid Matthew in living independently as he prepares for college. The design was very successful. Matthew was brought in to help create a production version and meet some of his fellow celebrity designers including his favorite basketball player, LeBron James! more >>
Australian surfing champion Mick Fanning narrowly escaped a brazen shark attack with some desperate punches during the final of the World Surf League's J-Bay Open competition in South Africa Sunday, and the frightening encounter played out on live television to a shocked audience.
Fanning, 34, had just begun paddling out to ride his first wave in the competition when the shark's ominous fin appeared next to him.
"I was just sitting there, I was just about to start moving and then I felt something grab … get stuck in my leg rope," Fanning told FoxSports. more >>