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‘Go Crusaders:’ Madonna University to add football team in 2020

Felician-run school plans to hire coach in January, recruit 40 athletes next year LIVONIA — Are you ready for some Felician football? On Aug. 8, Madonna University athletic director Scott Kennell announced the Felician-run university would be adding a football team to the athletic department for the 2020-21 school year. “Football has the opportunity to…

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Clericalism: The culture that enables abuse and insists on hiding it

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis blamed “clericalism” in the Catholic Church for creating a culture where criminal abuse was widespread and extraordinary efforts were made to keep the crimes hidden. Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has targeted clericalism as an illness in the church, an ailment that pretends “the…

Irish bishops combat drug addiction through parish life, partnerships

By Gina Christian Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Parish life, peer education and public-private partnerships are needed to combat addiction, said Darren Butler, national coordinator of the Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative during an Aug. 22 presentation at the World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin. More than 140 people listened Aug. 22 as Butler described…

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