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Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act contains “many of the fundamental defects” that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act “and even further compounds them,” said the bishop who heads … Continue reading

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Scorsese says a boyhood of church and movies continues to inspire him

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — Faith and films have been lifelong obsessions for director Martin Scorsese, obsessions that he said have given him moments of peace amid turmoil, but also challenges and frustrations that, in … Continue reading

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Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Instead of “pretending to be adolescents,” parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the … Continue reading

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Pope will visit Chile, Peru in January, Vatican announces

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will travel to Colombia in September and, the Vatican announced, he will return to South America in January for a visit to Chile and Peru. The pope will be in … Continue reading

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Louisiana priest in Washington spends hours with Scalise at hospital

By Christine Bordelon Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — Father Tim Hedrick, parochial vicar of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie, was in Washington continuing his canon law studies when a news alert came across his phone June … Continue reading

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Eucharist is reminder of God’s love, call to unity, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The Eucharist is a tangible reminder of God’s love, and receiving Communion is a call to work to build the body of Christ by loving others and shunning all that sows … Continue reading

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Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said. “God created the heavens and … Continue reading

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