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ss04252014p07pha.jpgSEX + FAITH: TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD FROM BIRTH TO ADOLESCENCE
By Kate Ott
Published by Westminster John Knox Press, $17

Almost everything I know about parenting I learned from my sister. She and her husband are not the perfect parents (who is?), but their three happy, healthy teen and young adult children are living evidence of their parenting success.

New Hampshire priest gets four years in prison, must repay stolen funds

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A Catholic priest who was once a top official in the Manchester diocese was sentenced to four years in a state prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to three felony charges for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his diocese, a Catholic hospital and the estate of a dead priest.

Judge Diane Nicolosi of Hillsborough County Superior Court-North sentenced Msgr. Edward J. Arsenault to prison and ordered him to repay the $185,000 he stole and to pay restitution, for a total of about $300,000.

Losing my religion: Clergy who no longer believe gather online

Catherine Dunphy came to seminary in her mid-20s, full of passion to work in the service of the Catholic church. By the time she left, for many reasons, she had lost her faith.

"I had this struggle where I thought, 'I don't believe this anymore,' " said Dunphy, now 40 and living in Toronto. "I felt I had no space to move or breathe. I felt like an outcast."

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