Pope Francis to Give Women Voting Power in “Synod of Bishops”
In the October meeting of Catholic bishops from around the world, women will have votes for the first time. Five religious sisters will join five priests as voting representatives. Pope Francis has also decided to appoint 70 non-bishop voting members to the “Synod of Bishops” and has asked that half of them be women. Here’s more from The Guardian.
Mindful Music Therapy Helps Man Walk and Speak
71-year-old Ian Palmer was unable to walk or speak properly due to Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition in which a person’s immune system attacks their motor nerves. Mindful music therapy (including listening to The Carpenters) helped retrained his brain to engage muscles and help him walk and speak again. The Good News Network has more about this fascinating process.
Single Mother of Five Adopts Teen Mom of Triplets
NICU nurse Katrina Mullen, a single mother of five, adopted Shariya Small, a 14-year-old mother of triplets to keep the young family together. Read their story from the Good News Network which includes a video.
Seventh Grader Steers Bus to Safety
Dillon Reeves, a 13-year-old in Michigan, noticed his school bus driver was having trouble. When he realized she was becoming unconscious, he put his foot on the brake, steered the bus to a safe stop and told someone to call 911.
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