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A protester demonstrating against the Senate health care bill is escorted away by police outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's constituent office in Washington June 22. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Bishops: Loss of affordable health care with GOP plan ‘simply unacceptable’

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in its analysis of the Senate health care bill, said late June 26 the measure would leave 22 million more people without insurance.

African migrants gather at the Caritas diocesan center in Palmero, Sicily, June 1. (CNS photo/Dale Gavlak)

Caritas Palermo: First stop for many migrants who cross Mediterranean

Young African men crowded the courtyard, while others squatted on the cool, gray marble floor inside the Caritas diocesan facility near the gritty central train station of the Sicilian capital.

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A news assistant runs past the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington after the justices announced they would hear President Donald Trump's travel ban case in October and also said that in the meantime, a limited version of the ban could take effect while the legal battle continues. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)

Bishops, Catholic groups worry about consequences of partial travel ban

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration said the country's Catholic bishops are "deeply concerned" about the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow a partial ban on foreign nationals as it reviews the constitutionality of a wider ban.

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Pope Francis speaks as he celebrates Mass with about 50 cardinals in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican June 27. The Mass marked the pope's 25th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

No church for old men: Cardinals called to be grandfathers, pope says

The Catholic Church is not a "gerontocracy" ruled by old men, 80-year-old Pope Francis said; "we aren't old men, we are grandfathers."

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Indonesian Muslims are seen during Eid al-Fitr prayers to celebrate the end of Ramadan June 25 at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh. Indonesian Catholics have made a greater than usual effort to help Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr this year amid heightened religious tensions gripping the country. (CNS photo/Hotli Simanjntak, EPA)

To ease tensions, Indonesian Catholics help Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Indonesian Catholics have made a greater-than-usual effort to help Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr this year amid heightened religious tensions in the country, reported

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A U.N. peacekeeper keeps watch as children gather in a camp for displaced civilians in Juba, South Sudan. The heads of the member churches of the South Sudan Council of Churches criticized the country's political leaders "on all sides" for placing political and personal interests above the needs of ordinary people. (CNS photo/David Lewis, Reuters)

South Sudan churches decry warring factions for ignoring people’s needs

The heads of the member churches of the South Sudan Council of Churches criticized the country's political leaders "on all sides" for placing political and personal interests above the needs of ordinary people, which they said has led to economic decline, famine and ongoing violence.

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Michael W. Higgins, professor of Catholic thought at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., addresses attendees of the 2017 Catholic Media Conference in Quebec City during a June 23 Catholic Press Association plenary session. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)

Communicators must recognize value, importance of words, author says

During the June 21-23 Catholic Media Conference in Quebec City, participants who received tips throughout the four days on writing, marketing, taking photos and engaging in social media were also urged to go back to the basics and understand something simple: the importance of words.

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Opposition protesters clash with Venezuelan government forces June 22 in Caracas. A Venezuelan military police sergeant fatally shot a protester who was attacking the perimeter of an airbase, the interior minister said, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to control riots that have killed at least 76 people. (CNS photo/Miguel Gutierrez, Reuters)

Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean ‘North Korea,’ former leaders say

Two former Latin American presidents said the world is running out of time to find a solution to the crisis in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro aims to consolidate power over the country.

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A man poses a question on health care to U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., during a town hall meeting May 30 in Cranford, N.J. "An acceptable health care system provides access to all, regardless of their means, and at all stages of life," Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., said in a June 22 statement. (CNS photo/Mike Segar, Reuters)

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

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 the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

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Father Stanley Rother, a priest of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese who was brutally murdered in 1981 in the Guatemalan village where he ministered to the poor, is shown baptizing a child in this undated photo. The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced the North American priest will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. (CNS)

Trailer released for Father Rother documentary

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released a three-minute trailer to a forthcoming documentary on Father Stanley Rother, a U.S. priest who worked in Guatemala for 14 years until he was brutally murdered in 1981 and who will beatified in September.

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