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Society

How to be happy? Harvard’s been studying that for 80 years

People who are with other people are the happiest people in the world, scientists find.

As U.S. courts resume federal death penalty, prominent Catholics decry the practice

In 2015, Pope Francis called for the world to abolish the practice of capital punishment.

Texas’ new “Chick-fil-A law” intended to prevent religious discrimination

The law comes after Chick-fil-A was banned from the San Antonio airport due to the owners' stance on the LGBT movement.

Rediscovering the forgotten plans for a church on the moon

During the Space Race, plans were formed for a lunar colony, complete with chapel and clergy!

Jerusalem’s lower aqueduct brought to light after 2,000 years

This water source was still in use up until the 20th century, when it was replaced with a modern, electric system.

Americans aged 60+ spend most of their waking hours alone

The epidemic of loneliness is expected to rise in the next decade.

UK charity works for prison reform based on Catholic social teaching

Pact follows the guidance of Pope Benedict XVI and says "it is good that you exist."

Rent-a-family: A sad solution to Japanese loneliness

Family Romance is a company that employs actors to fill in for the vacant spots in the social and familial lives of lonely people.

Venezuelan priest uses Instagram fame to engage his people

Father Luis Antonio Salazar stands with his congregation in the streets during times of political uncertainty.

Head of pharmaceutical firm found guilty, bribed doctors to prescribe unneeded drugs

Prosecutors said the firm's action fueled the opioid epidemic and cost many lives.

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