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

    Washington D.C., Nov 29, 2015 CNA/EWTN News.- 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 ...



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Pope in Bangui: Open the doors of mercy, counter violence with love

BANGUI, Central African Republic (CNS) -- Put down the weapons of war and work for justice, Pope Francis urged the people of the Central African Republic. "Even when the powers of hell are unleashed, Christians must rise to the summons, their heads held high, and be ready to brave blows in this battle over which God will have the last word. And that word will be love and peace," the pope said in an evening homily Nov. 29 at Bangui's cathedral.

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Obituary: Father Philip Conroy former hospital and prison chaplain, and Groveland pastor

Father Philip M. Conroy, a Cambridge native and a priest of the archdiocese since his ordination on Feb. 6, 1964, died in Lexington on Nov. 18; he was 76. The youngest of the eight children -- four boys and four girls -- of the late Martin and Barbara (Norton) Conroy, he was raised in St. John the Evangelist parish in North Cambridge and attended both the parish grammar and high schools. He readily attributed his vocation to the strong Catholic family; the priests of the parish and the Dominican Sisters who were his teachers in the parish's schools.

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