Category Archives: U.S.

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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Vetoed bill on reproductive health called ‘massive overreach by NARAL’

By Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — Religious freedom advocates and pro-life leaders praised California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a bill called the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act that targeted religious employers and their faith-based codes of conduct for … Continue reading

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Bishops’ migration chairman asks for extension of immigration status

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration said some migrants from Honduras and El Salvador cannot safely return to their home countries in the near future and should have a special … Continue reading

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Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, they announced late Oct. 16. The groups, including … Continue reading

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Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich as the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. Voting late Oct. 16, senators approved her nomination 70-23. More than 20 Democrats joined Republicans in supporting Gingrich, the … Continue reading

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Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Immediate makeshift memorials in Las Vegas to the 58 victims killed during the Oct. 1 outdoor country music concert are being replaced by memorial services, vigils and Catholic funerals at the … Continue reading

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