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Struggle with porn? The Church can help you, US bishops say

Nov 29, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- For the first time, U.S. bishops have issued a historical pastoral letter specifically addressing the global crisis of pornography, looking at how the industry is affecting the parishioners in their pews and what the Church can do to offer mercy, healing, and hope to recovering pornography users.

High military court will decide case of Marine punished for Bible verse

Nov 28, 2015 - 06:13 am .- The highest U.S. military court will hear the case of a Marine who says her religious freedom was compromised when she was ordered to remove a Bible verse from her work station.  

Evangelize through sports? One bishop and marathon veteran explains how

Nov 25, 2015 - 04:03 am .- For a veteran runner who’s completed 21 marathons, one bishop sees a deep connection between his Catholic faith and running, and says this connection can even evangelize young people.

Compassion vs. security: What to do with Syrian refugees?

Nov 24, 2015 - 05:01 pm .- As the U.S. plans to increase its intake of Syrian refugees to 10,000 next year, Americans – including Catholics – are trying to balance national security concerns with compassion for the refugees.   

Chicago Catholic cemeteries give a proper burial to those who died on the fringes

Nov 24, 2015 - 03:04 am .- Chicago’s Catholic cemeteries have helped bury the bodies of about 200 unidentified and unclaimed persons in recent years. One of the priests involved has stressed the importance of reducing homelessness and of mourning those who have no one to pray for them.

What does Christ have to do with cancer? One woman's path to peace

Nov 21, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Heather King never cared much for doctors.

Is fear of genocide keeping Middle Eastern Christians from refugee camps?

Nov 20, 2015 - 12:47 pm .- Christians fleeing violence in the Middle East are sometimes avoiding refugee camps because they fear genocide even within the camps, some observers are warning.

Controversy over voting doc shows divisions among US bishops

Nov 20, 2015 - 03:30 am .- At their annual fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops voted to issue a new introductory note and make limited revisions to their quadrennial statement on political responsibility.

The 'tyranny of uniformity': will the US have a diverse public square in the future?

Nov 19, 2015 - 03:06 pm .- The case of the Little Sisters of the Poor before the Supreme Court may determine if the United States will continue to have a diverse public square, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee.

Stretched to its limits, US military archdiocese appeals for more priests

Nov 19, 2015 - 03:02 am .- Archbishop Timothy Broglio is begging for more priests for the Archdiocese of Military Services, saying that he soon may be “unable to provide Catholic priests for the military.”

Confronting the porn epidemic: a major goal for the US bishops

Nov 19, 2015 - 12:30 am .- In a historic statement outlining the challenges pornography poses to the family and individuals as well as the tools available within the Church and society to combat its negative effects, the U.S. bishops say they have created a resource for healing and mercy.

Resist the urge to scapegoat Syrian refugees after Paris attacks, bishops advise

Nov 18, 2015 - 04:21 pm .- Several bishops are saying we must resist the temptation to scapegoat all Middle Eastern refugees, since they themselves are fleeing violence similar to what happened in Paris last Friday.

Pope's representative to US stresses Catholic identity in schools

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:55 am .- Catholic schools can embrace their identity through familiarity with Christ, devotion to the Virgin Mary and a commitment to Christian life and teaching, the apostolic nuncio to the United States told the nation’s bishops.

Here's what the US bishops were most impressed with at the Synod

Nov 17, 2015 - 06:02 am .- Most bishops at the recent Synod on the Family agreed that the Church should minister to married couples long after their wedding day, said a U.S. bishop who served as a delegate at the global meeting.

A caution from Archbishop Chaput: dishonest mercy helps no one

Nov 17, 2015 - 12:01 am .- True mercy and trust in the transformative power of God’s grace are key to helping divorced-and-remarried Catholics, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said in a critique of proposals to admit them to sacramental Communion without a change in their lives.

Faith on the football field – Fargo high school stands up for religious freedom

Nov 16, 2015 - 05:23 pm .- A Catholic high school in North Dakota believes prayer is at the heart of every activity – even a football game. 

Archbishop Kurtz on the best thing to come out of the synod

Nov 16, 2015 - 01:47 pm .- Families helping families – this may have been one of the greatest “fruits” to come from the Synod on the Family, said the president of the U.S. Bishops Conference Monday.

LAPD officer: If we only police homelessness, we miss the root problems

Nov 15, 2015 - 04:06 pm .- Officer Deon Joseph of the LAPD has worked the city’s notorious Skid Row neighborhood for 17 years, where the concentration of homeless persons is one of the highest in the country. He has a short message from his work in law enforcement there.

US bishops met with Obama yesterday. Here's what they talked about.

Nov 14, 2015 - 02:45 pm .- Leading Catholic bishops met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday and had a discussed a number of issues including religious liberty, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops confirmed.

US Supreme Court will hear challenge to Texas abortion law

Nov 13, 2015 - 03:30 pm .- The Supreme Court of the United States announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to Texas’ safety standards for abortion clinics, in what could be a significant abortion case.

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