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Boston Catholics are at the forefront of the fight against pot

Nov 4, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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

Marijuana leaf.

California bishops: Legalizing marijuana hurts kids, the poor

Oct 29, 2016

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

Oct 25, 2016

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


As Philippines drug war escalates, bishops call for justice

Oct 20, 2016

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

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

Mar 17, 2016

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


Young people are smoking more pot than ever – and why that's a bad thing

Dec 28, 2015

By Mary Farrow

When Amendment 64 legalized the sale of recreational marijuana to anyone over the age of 21 in Colorado, Dr. Christopher... Read more

(L-R) Geoff Bennett, Fr. Peter Mussett, M.J. Menendez and Dr. E. Christian Brugger took part in the panel on marijuana in Denver on July 1, 2014.

Legalizing pot erodes communities, panel warns

Jul 10, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Efforts in several states to legalize recreational marijuana use poses serious harm to individuals as well as to communities that... Read more

Red Light District by Petr Kratochvil (CC0 1.0).

NY sex trafficking ring busted days before Super Bowl

Jan 31, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Members of a sex trafficking and drug ring centered in New York City were arrested after the group advertised “party... Read more

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt.

Vatican diplomat: anti-drug policies should focus on family

Jun 13, 2013

Policies to fight drug abuse should reflect the dignity of the human person and build up the family as vital... Read more


Argentinian archbishop stresses opposition to drug legalization

Feb 8, 2013

Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, has reiterated the Church’s opposition to the legalization of... Read more


Chilean archbishop tells addicts that recovery is possible

Sep 10, 2012

During a visit to the St. Joaquin Rehabilitation Center in Santiago, Chile, Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati told those struggling to break... Read more