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In many ways, it's much like any other database.
Files list names, ages, addresses, professions and more.
But this database isn't for direct mail programs, fund-raising efforts or some other type of promotional campaign.
It's for the protection of young people in the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Of the 30 million children using the Internet, 25 percent are subjected to unwanted sexual material.
That statistic was just one of many Mary G. Leary, director of the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, used Sept. 22 to tell the story of child pornography on the Internet.
Leary spoke to about 15 parents, educators and clergy in a program sponsored by the Archdiocesan Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People.
Father Ray Bonham, a delayed and second-vocation priest, who served three parishes in the Archdiocese of Omaha, died Oct. 3 in Omaha.
The 79-year-old, a resident of Westminster Court in Omaha, died at a local hospital of a heart aneurysm.
'He told us he didn't want to go," said Julie Tingwald, one of his daughters. 'He loved life and loved living at Westminster Court with his priest friends."
BY ANNE SEVERES
By Charlie Wieser
No doubt you've noticed something different about this issue of The Catholic Voice.
Yes, the newspaper has a new look, thanks to a redesign led by Rick Frennea of three8s Media Design.