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Running for their lives Print E-mail
Making a Difference
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

Imagine, right now at this very moment you and your loved ones need to run for your lives!

With hardly more than the clothes on your backs, you and your family must flee from an invading armed force.

Or imagine your quick exodus is due to the fact that gang members have threatened to kill your family because your teenage son or grandson has refused to join their murderous drug gang.

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Talking to kids about pornography and human sexuality Print E-mail
Making Sense of Bioethics
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

A growing concern today involves the role of pornography as the next generation's instructor in human sexuality.

For many young people, pornography has become the only guide to sexuality they have ever known. For Catholic parents, this raises the critical challenge of how best to approach these matters with their children, given that kids as young as eight or nine may already be acquiring information and viewpoints about human sexual behaviors from internet pornography.

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World Youth Day 2016: Source of hope Print E-mail
Word on Fire
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

When I arrived in Kraków for the 2016 World Youth Day, I was pretty exhausted, having left Los Angeles some 15 hours earlier and having had to change planes in Munich.

But I was enthused as I approached my first appointment right in the heart of the Old City. Through the good ministrations of George Weigel, the world's leading expert on John Paul II, I was one of a group of bishops and priests invited to spend time with the original youth group of Fr. Karol Wojtyła.

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