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This screen grab was taken from Matt Fradd, a popular Catholic speaker who says he has dedicated his life to fighting pornography, teamed up with Mark Hart and LifeTeen to develop an app designed to help young people overcome attraction to porn. (CNS) ‘Victory’ app aimed at helping young people suffering addiction to porn
Jun 04 2015
The app, Victory, is based on a calendar system where the user can mark the days they were victorious over porn, or had a setback, using colors.

CRS official resigns weeks after report he was in same-sex marriage
Jun 03 2015
A veteran Catholic Relief Services financial official has resigned in the wake of report that he was in a same-sex marriage.

Vatican distances itself from commission member’s comments on cardinal
Jun 03 2015
The Vatican is distancing itself from a pontifical commission member's critical comments on Cardinal Pell's handling of sexual abuse cases.

War, greed, consumerism, ‘cult of appearance’ harm families, pope says
Jun 03 2015
Families are weakened and destroyed by war, “the mother of all forms of poverty,” pope says.

Irish archbishop distances himself from U.S. cardinal’s same-sex remarks
Jun 02 2015
The head of the Irish bishops’ conference distanced himself from comments made by U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke concerning Irish voters who backed same-sex marriage.

Bishop Malooly saddened by death of Beau Biden, oldest son of vice president
Jun 01 2015
Wilmington Bishop W. Francis Malooly is "saddened" to hear of the May 30 death of Beau Biden, vice president's son.

Key figure in families meeting investigated for alleged misuse of funds
Jun 01 2015
The lead Vatican organizer of September’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia is under investigation by Italian prosecutors for alleged embezzlement.

Papal nuncio expresses concern for journalists in conflict situations
May 30 2015
In 2014, 69 journalists were killed and 221 were imprisoned. In the past five months, 25 journalists have given their lives, with 156 more taken captive.

Priest tells Obama about Cuban exiles' suffering, longing for freedom
May 29 2015
During a surprise visit by President Obama, Miami priest tells president of persecution of Cuban people.

Church should make views on homosexuality understandable, says priest
May 29 2015
The Catholic Church needs to provide pastoral care for those with same-sex attraction and also make its teaching "accessible."