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Pennsylvania diocese opening faith-based addiction recovery high school - Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:34:00 -0700 - llentown, Pa., Dec 17, 2018 / 03:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, is opening a drug and alcohol recovery high school for students, combining education, counseling, and f ...

The cycle of porn and loneliness - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:46:00 -0700 - ichmond, Va., Dec 16, 2018 / 04:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Andy*, a devout Catholic and recently married man in his twenties, encountered a vicious cycle of pornography in high school and some college &n ...

How this classical Catholic school welcomes children with Down syndrome - Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:47:00 -0700 - ouisville, Ky., Dec 16, 2018 / 02:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville, ...

New Jersey bishops finalizing plans to compensate sex abuse victims - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:42:00 -0700 - ewark, N.J., Dec 15, 2018 / 05:42 pm (CNA).- In the wake of sex abuse allegations against a former cardinal, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey have announced the creation of a fund to compensate vict ...

Why organized labor is (still) a Catholic cause - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 04:49:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Dec 15, 2018 / 04:49 am (CNA).- At a time when labor unions are weak, Catholics still have a place in the labor movement, said a priest who emphasized the Church’s historic effor ...

Pennsylvania AG files challenge to new federal religious freedom rules - Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:01:00 -0700 - arrisburg, Pa., Dec 14, 2018 / 09:01 pm (CNA).- New rules are set to ensure strong religious exemptions to federal mandates requiring employer health care plans to provide birth control coverage, but ...

Minn. archbishop announces moves to end culture fostering clergy abuse - Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:01:00 -0700 - t. Paul, Minn., Dec 14, 2018 / 08:01 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced Friday several changes meant “to change the culture that fostered the clergy abus ...

Six lay men installed as acolytes in Spokane - Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:01:00 -0700 - pokane, Wash., Dec 14, 2018 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane installed six laymen who are not in formation for holy orders as acolytes Wednesday. “The men were chosen for their ...

Gun deaths in US reach record-high - Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:44:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Dec 14, 2018 / 06:44 pm (CNA).- The number of gun deaths in the United States reached almost 40,000 last year, the highest number since firearm deaths were first recorded in mortality ...

Catholic groups support prison reform bill - Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:00:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Dec 14, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Catholic groups expressed optimism at a criminal justice reform bill, as the “First Step Act”  legislation makes its way through the U. ...

New Mexico upholds textbook lending for private schools - Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:05:00 -0700 - anta Fe, N.M., Dec 14, 2018 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday to uphold a book-lending program that gives school children at public and private schools equal access to ...

House passes farm bill and controversial rule on Yemen debate - Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:00:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Dec 13, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- An agriculture bill supported by a coalition of Catholic groups passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday with bipartisan support. During debate ...

Trial begins for priest accused of assaulting San Diego seminarian - Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:00:00 -0700 - an Diego, Calif., Dec 13, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- A trial began Tuesday for the San Diego priest accused of sexually assaulting a seminarian in February. The alleged victim testified Wednesday that th ...

Ohio 'heartbeat abortion' ban advances toward governor's veto decision - Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:40:00 -0700 - olumbus, Ohio, Dec 13, 2018 / 04:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Ohio Senate has passed a modified bill to ban abortions when the unborn child has a detectable heartbeat, and backers could have enough vot ...

Bill recognizing 'reproductive rights' as human rights introduced in US House - Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:21:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Dec 13, 2018 / 02:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bill was introduced Monday in the US House of Representatives to require that the State Department include “reproductive rights” ...