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Pope: 'God Is Not Afraid Of New Things'

(Reuters) - Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.<p>Francis, who has said he wants a more merciful and less rigid Church, made …

Women Bishops For Church of England Proposals Approved

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England’s governing body has approved new proposals that would allow women bishops to be ordained by this time next year.<p>Meeting in London on Wednesday (Nov. 20), the church’s General Synod passed a motion by 378-8, with 25 abstentions, that paves the way for …

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Concern over benefit "PIP" delays

Showery overnight into Saturday. Winds freshening. Wet and windy Sunday<p>Hot sunshine replaced by cooler, windier and wetter weather for the …

Carers face growing financial hardship

Almost a third of people who simultaneously care for both young and older family members say they struggle to cover basic living costs, according to research from the Money Advice Service to coincide with Carers Week.<p>One in 10 of the UK adult population are so-called "sandwich carers" – about 4.7 …

My partner is burnt out from being my carer during my mental illness

<b>The dilemma</b> <i>I've been with my partner for seven years. I have suffered from mental illness for most of that time. I'm making a good recovery now, but my partner is burnt out from supporting me while I was ill. We still love each other enormously, but she says she isn't sure whether she can have a</i> …

Why young carers need support if they are to do well at school

Research by the Children's Society suggests that one in 12 children caring for sick or disabled relatives in England spends more than 15 hours a week caring for family members and one in 20 miss school.<p>Stoke-on-Trent city council wanted to work closely with schools to improve the life chances of …

'Carers walk the cancer journey with patients but need more support'

When Fiona O'Kelly's widowed mum was diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago, her life changed overnight. "It's like our roles suddenly flipped," she recalls. "Mum used to help me look after my two boys but now I look after her. She was independent up to then but her cancer and the treatment have …

What is it like to be an unpaid carer? Your stories

Gatesy53: So, at the age of 59, giving up work to care for my parents who I live with. Both in 90s. Weird trying to get them to do what is best for them and their medical conditions, whilst remembering who they are, and wondering how it came to this. Always on call, always within reach, never out …

Why carers are going on virtual strike

It is 14 years since my daughter dropped like a stone as I baked her birthday cake. In a heartbeat her life became one of constant uncontrollable seizures and, in a heartbeat, I turned from snappy professional going places into full-time family carer. One in 10 of us become family carers – and in a …

Carers Week 2014: three ways councils can get carers the help they need

The Care Act 2014 means that far-reaching change to the way councils support carers is on its way. Under the legislation, which comes into force in April next year, councils will have stronger duties to look at the impact caring has and provide help to those who need it.<p>This week we celebrate …

Men over 65 more likely than women to be carers

Older men acting as carers for their partners or family find themselves like fish out of water. They are sometimes ignored by GPs, isolated and unwilling to ask for help, research shows.<p>This may not be that unexpected, given conventional ideas of men and male roles. But it is an important finding …

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Why does your voice sound different on a recording?

No one likes listening to themselves, but why? It’s because when you speak you hear yourself in two different ways.<p>What makes a recording of our voice sound so different... and awful? It’s because when you speak you hear your own voice in two different ways. Greg Foot explains all.<p>The first is …