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Faith is key in overcoming drug addiction, say former drug users

Young people from the San José Hogar de Cristo (Saint Joseph Home of Christ) in metropolitan Buenos Aires, Argentina highlighted... Read more

Oregon decriminalizes hard drugs, other states legalize medical, recreational marijuana

Voters in four states approved the legalization of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, while one state voted to legalize medical marijuana... Read more

Arizona pot proposal takes a hit with pushback from Catholic bishops

The Arizona bishops have registered their opposition to a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state,... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Amid rise in gang violence, Irish archbishop calls for new temperance movement

An archbishop in Northern Ireland has called for the reigniting of a “temperance movement” to address the problem of alcohol... Read more

Ryan Prasad and Bob Buckham at St. Mary's. Courtesy of Ryan Prasad.

'I've encountered Him' - how one inmate lost everything and found Christ

Ryan Prasad desperately wanted to change his life.  Read more

Opioid overdose rates rising among African Americans

While much of the opioid crisis of the last two decades has been associated with white Americans and prescription drugs,... Read more

Illinois bishops blunt in joint statement on pot proposal

Citing “rampant” drug use in modern society and a commitment to the common good, the six Catholic bishops of Illinois... Read more

Suicide, drug overdose rates bring US life expectancy down

The suicide rate in the United States is at its highest in at least 50 years, and is contributing to... Read more

Passing opioid bill an important first step in addressing crisis, bishop says

The head of the U.S. bishops’ human development committee applauded the U.S. Senate for passing a bill responding to the... 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

Donald Trump.

Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, calling federal government agencies to focus... Read more

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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

Marijuana scores badly in 'entirely predictable' report

A recent report shows that traffic deaths, crime, emergency room visits and youth usage of marijuana increased significantly in the... Read more

Priest relocated over threats from drug lords in Argentina

A diocese in Argentina has decided to transfer a priest after a series of threats he's received for protesting the... Read more

Surge in Vancouver drug deaths prompts Catholic response

After hundreds of lethal drug overdoses in British Columbia in the last year, the Archbishop of Vancouver has said Catholics... Read more

In Philippines, brutal drug war prompts Catholic outcry

Catholic leaders have spoken out against a drug war that has left thousands dead, and the Philippines' new president is... Read more

Boston Catholics are at the forefront of the fight against pot

The Church in Boston is asking voters in Massachusetts to reject the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state next... Read more

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California bishops: Legalizing marijuana hurts kids, the poor

When it comes to legalizing marijuana in California, the risks to children, teens and the poor are just too great,... Read more

Cardinal Luis tagle.

As drug war darkens, Filipino cardinal sheds light with rehab centers

As the Philippines' controversial drug war rages on, Catholic parishes are working with local government to provide drug rehab and... Read more

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As Philippines drug war escalates, bishops call for justice

Amid President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war against the underworld of drugs in the Philippines, the country's bishops are rallying with... Read more