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Gingrich, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Vatican, testifies at hearing

Gingrich, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Vatican, testifies at hearing

| Carolyn Mackenzie | July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Callista Gingrich testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 18 for her confirmation hearing as President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

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Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

| Carol Zimmermann | July 18, 2017 | 3 Comments

After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together, in small steps, to fix flaws in the current legislation.

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Boston auxiliary bishop, former UST theology prof, retires

Boston auxiliary bishop, former UST theology prof, retires

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Arthur Kennedy of Boston.

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Erie bishop hops aboard a Harley adorned with Vatican flag for parade

Erie bishop hops aboard a Harley adorned with Vatican flag for parade

| Anne-Marie Welsh | July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

American flags flew from the back of many of the more than 1,000 motorcycles participating in Erie’s Roar on the Shore Bike Parade July 13.

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Trial begins for ex-Vatican officials accused of stealing hospital funds

Trial begins for ex-Vatican officials accused of stealing hospital funds

| Carol Glatz | July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two former top Vatican hospital officials appeared before a Vatican court for a pretrial hearing on allegations of embezzlement.

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News House members approve measure to repeal D.C. assisted suicide law

News House members approve measure to repeal D.C. assisted suicide law

| Carol Zimmermann | July 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

The House Appropriations Committee voted July 13 in favor of an amendment to repeal the District of Columbia’s assisted suicide law.

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USCCB: Retain open internet ‘by strongest legal authority available’

USCCB: Retain open internet ‘by strongest legal authority available’

| Mark Pattison | July 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

In comments delivered July 17 to the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the FCC to use “the strongest legal authority available” to “retain open internet regulations.”

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Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

| Carol Glatz | July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

God proposes — not imposes — his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said.

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Pro-life group welcomes court ruling to let U.S. doctor examine baby

Pro-life group welcomes court ruling to let U.S. doctor examine baby

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The national director of Priests for Life in New York welcomed a London court’s decision allowing a U.S. doctor to go to England to examine a 10-month-old terminally ill British infant at the center of a medical and ethical debate.

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Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types

Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types

| Sarah Mac Donald | July 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Catholic Church is doing whatever it can to strengthen the family, including families often considered nontraditional, said Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, the theologian who reviewed Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family.

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Bishop sees little improvement in Senate’s latest effort on health care

Bishop sees little improvement in Senate’s latest effort on health care

| July 13, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Senate Republicans’ latest effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act is “unacceptable” and shows little improvement over the lawmakers’ first attempt to reform the federal health care law, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee.

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Former doctrine chief denies false account of papal meeting

Former doctrine chief denies false account of papal meeting

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 13, 2017 | 2 Comments

The former head of the Vatican’s doctrine office denied reports claiming he was dismissed by Pope Francis due to differences in doctrinal matters.

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