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Therapist Joyce Ghoussoub helps Rafael draw in late May at Phenix Group Homes, an organization in Beirut that provides residential and day care for people living with intellectual disabilities. The agency participated in an institutional capacity-building program run by Catholic Relief Services and St. Joseph University. Phenix asked that Rafael's last name not be used. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey) See LEBANON-CAPACITY-BUILDING July 31, 2015.

CRS strengthens civil society groups in fractured Lebanon

August 1, 2015 BEIRUT (CNS) — When Samar Shalhoub and some friends wanted to better protect children in Lebanon from abuse and violence, they turned their dream into a nonprofit organization. They registered with the government and got to work holding workshops on bullying and ways that children could protect themselves against abduction, sexual abuse…


New study shows link between TV viewing and Alzheimer’s

August 1, 2015 WASHINGTON (CNS) — As if it couldn’t get worse for the television industry. Younger people are leaving TV for other modes of visual entertainment — the computer and the smartphone, for example. This makes TV viewing more and more the province of older Americans, who have been watching the boob tube ever…

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St. Cloud-area Catholic schools initiative