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Addiction ministry centers on the power of the Eucharist

PHILADELPHIA — While belief in the Real Presence has declined sharply among American Catholics, one ministry is placing the Eucharist at the center of...

Matt Talbot: An old friend on the modern journey to recovery

After 30 years of drug and alcohol abuse, Pat -- a Philadelphia native with tattooed arms and a Rocky Balboa accent -- made an...

Spiritual support on the road to recovery from addiction

Pope Francis described the church as a "field hospital," and Father Thomas Hoar, who has worked with individuals with addiction at St. Edmund's Retreat...

Addicts and their loved ones talk about life with opioid addiction

ARLINGTON, Va. — It was a Saturday night, and Billy was eating pizza and watching a sporting event in the basement bedroom of his...

Irish bishops combat drug addiction through parish life, partnerships

DUBLIN — Parish life, peer education and public-private partnerships are needed to combat addiction, said Darren Butler, national coordinator of the Irish Bishops’ Drugs...

Insider works in heaven to help those suffering with addiction

By GINA CHRISTIAN "One of my parishioners told me he's deleted 40 contacts from his cellphone since February," my priest friend said. "All of them...

Catholic family finds healing after son’s drug overdose

HAMILTON PARK, N.J. -- Robert and Eleanor Reiss talked to their son, Bobby, in Palm Beach County, Florida, just two days before he died...

‘It saved my life,’ priest says about Michigan addiction treatment center

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Statistics gathered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicate 11.5 million people misused prescription opioids in 2016. Some...

Opioid addiction, overdoses an epidemic, say public health officials

Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Over the past 18 years, the use of opioid drugs, both legal and illicit, has surged throughout the United States. Thousands...

Pope calls for gathering to find ways to end, prevent drug...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has requested a special study session at the Vatican to look at how to solve the...

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