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The Calix Society: How Catholics can grow in faith while recovering from addiction

The Calix Society serves as a way for Catholics undergoing a 12 Step program to integrate their faith into their... Read more

AA sobriety chips.

AA under quarantine: How coronavirus is changing 12-step recovery programs

12-step programs have helped millions of Americans find recovery from additions. How will those programs, and the people who need... Read more

Catholic group to start holistic addiction recovery home in Kentucky 

A Kentucky diocese is leasing a tenantless building to a Catholic charity to create a holistic recovery program for people... Read more

Participants in the 2019 pilgrimage in Maine.

Maine teens hike 70 miles in pilgrimage of prayer to end addiction and depression

For the second year in a row, 11 Maine teens embarked on a 70-mile pilgrimage to pray for their communities... Read more

'Lust is a monster': Gay porn star quits industry, joins fight against porn

An actor who has been featured in dozens of homosexual pornographic films has announced his exit from the industry and... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2018.

Don’t let your cell phone become an addiction, pope warns high schoolers

Pope Francis met with a group of high school students this weekend, encouraging them to monitor their cell phone use,... Read more

Catholic Charities unveils plan to fight chronic homelessness in Southern Nevada

As part of a new nationwide program, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is hoping to reduce chronic homelessness in the... Read more

Catholic Charities in NY receives grant to treat rural opioid abuse

A Catholic Charities in New York has received a nearly $1 million grant to provide care to opioid addicts in... Read more

Death penalty for drug dealers? Catholic group responds to federal memo

The Trump administration’s call for increased use of the death penalty in drug-related crimes will not address the root causes... Read more

Outside a homeless shelter.

From addiction to ordination: a homeless man's journey to priesthood

Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal, Canada. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol... Read more

Prescription bottle.

Bishops preach hope, solidarity amidst opioid epidemic

Amidst a growing epidemic of drug overdose and opioid addiction, Catholic bishops have been speaking out on the need for... Read more

Project Mater – an oasis of help for pregnant mothers

Maria* has not had an easy life. Several years ago, while pregnant with her second child, she checked into a... Read more

Not your grandpa's porn – Has the Church caught up to the problem?

Clay Olsen speaks to thousands of youth about a subject most people would rather not touch: pornography.  Read more

Spike in opioid-linked deaths demands action, Mass. bishops say

There’s a major increase in opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts – and it demands an urgent response, said the state’s Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis prays with staff and patients at  the Fr. Mario Picchi Italian Center for Solidarity in Marino, Feb. 26, 2016.

Pope Francis spends his Friday with people in drug, alcohol recovery

Continuing his knack for surprises, Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at a rehabilitation center for those addicted to drugs... Read more