Study: Half of children poor at birth spend formative years in poverty
Jul 23 2010
WASHINGTON – A study released by the Urban Institute shows that 49 percent of children who are poor at birth go on to spend at least half of their childhoods living in poverty, but Lisa Sheehan of St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home in Hyattsville said that helping young, single mothers can help turn that around.
USCCB issues guidelines for use of social media
Jul 21 2010
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a set of guidelines for using social media, especially as social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter continue to gain in popularity.
Teens, adults bitten by power of JAW
Jul 19 2010
Before he departed for potentially five years of studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome July 18, Seminarian Josh Laws had one last thing he wanted to do in the Archdiocese of Baltimore: be a staff member in Justice Action Week.
Focus on the goodness in every parish
Jul 15 2010
I went to the St. Louis Clarksville Fair recently. Despite wearing a white hat, sunglasses, shorts and ‘sneakers’, I was still recognized by Mary Helfrich! How come Lois Lane never recognized Superman as Clark Kent? A pair of glasses made that much difference?
Study finds lasting problems for those conceived through sperm donation
Jun 10 2010
WASHINGTON – Those who were conceived through sperm donation are more likely to experience depression, delinquency and substance abuse than their counterparts who were adopted or raised by their biological parents, according to a new survey by the New York-based Commission on Parenthood’s Future.
Complexities of immigration
May 27 2010
When Arizona passed its recent law about immigrants, emotions flared. People of good will are caught between the truly American sentiment of the rule of law, and the equally American instinct to help the less fortunate and protect the vulnerable.