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Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Affordable Care Act — on the examination table since President Donald Trump came into office — has been poked, prodded and even pronounced dead while the fight to keep it … Continue reading

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Signs of the Spirit: App teaches blessings, how to pray in ASL

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Sister Kathleen Schipani found out she was usually the very first person to teach deaf children to pray, she decided there had to be an app to fix that. … Continue reading

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Good works are response to, not reason for God’s forgiveness, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians are holy not because of their good works but because they recognize their sins before God and receive his forgiveness, Pope Francis said. In his homily at Mass … Continue reading

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‘They killed a man but created a saint,’ prelate says of slain priest

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Retired Archbishop Harry J. Flynn was rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, when he got a call in 1979 from an old friend from the seminary, asking if he could visit for … Continue reading

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Bishops: Amend repeal bill to protect poor, keep ban on abortion coverage

By Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The latest version of a Republican measure in the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act must be amended to protect poor and vulnerable Americans, said the chairmen of four U.S. … Continue reading

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Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

Updated Sept. 22 9:22 a.m. By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has endorsed an approach of “zero tolerance” toward all members of the church guilty of sexually abusing minors or vulnerable adults. Having listened … Continue reading

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Vatican diplomat recalled from U.S. during child-porn investigation

(Updated 11:40 a.m. ET) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A member of the Vatican diplomatic corps serving in Washington has been recalled to the Vatican where he is involved in a criminal investigation involving child … Continue reading

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