Ireland’s Pioneers say more youths look for alternative to drinking

The temperance group said school visits by their representatives are increasingly paying off, with more and more students pledging to abstain from alcohol until they turn 18 and to keep away from illicit drugs for life.

Five U.S. Paralympic swimmers train at Loyola University Maryland

Although Paralympic practices are adjusted to each athlete's ability, there are few visible differences between them and a standard college swimming practice.

Organizers: World Youth Day in Poland ‘will involve long walks’

Young people attending World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, will have to walk 18 miles to and from one of its key sites, event organizers said.

European bishops urge expansion of EU role in peacebuilding

A commission of Catholic bishops has called on the European Union to more actively promote peace and reconciliation to ease tensions and conflicts on country borders.

Research shows TV viewing can harm your body and brain

A 25-year study conducted by researchers in California, Maryland and Minnesota shows the negative impact TV watching has on a person's body and brain.

Movie review: Krampus

The Catholic News Service classification for "Krampus" is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

2014-2015 Audited Financial Statements of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Office for Financial Services - Supplemental narrative to audited financial statements for the Office for Financial Services

Julian Bond, 75, dies; was leading figure in civil rights movement

Julian Bond, a leading figure in the civil rights movement and the first African-American in Georgia's Legislature, died Aug. 16 in a hospital in Walton Beach, Florida, of complications from vascular disease. He was 75.

The great and the small: Film’s tiniest hero has big fun

Better think twice before squashing that insect invader at your summer picnic -- it could be "Ant-Man," the diminutive Marvel Comics superhero.

No easy moral resolution to Vergara-Loeb dispute over frozen embryos

Are frozen embryos human beings worthy of dignity and respect or are they property subject to contractual obligations?