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A woman places a flower in front of a plaque and monument in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, July 26, to pay tribute to French Father Jacques Hamel one year after he was killed by Islamist militants while celebrating Mass. (CNS photo/Pascal Rossignol, Reuters) See HAMEL-MARTYR-LEBRUN July 26, 2017.

French priest’s martyrdom a life-changing event, archbishop says

The martyrdom of a French priest killed a year ago while celebrating Mass was an event that "has transformed me as a bishop," Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen said.

A rainbow shines over the U.S. Capitol in Washington July 24. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)

U.S. bishop urges Senate to remedy health care after vote to proceed

After the Senate voted July 25 to proceed with the health care debate, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, urged senators of both parties to "work together to advance changes that serve the common good."

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Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son.

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People illustrate the importance of affordable health care in New York City July 13. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, called on the Senate July 21 to fix problems with the Affordable Care Act in a more narrow way, rather than repeal it without an adequate replacement. (CNS photo/Andrew Gombert, EPA)

Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

U.S. senators must reject any bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act unless such a measure "protects poor and vulnerable people," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee.

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A man waves a Colombian flag in Bogota, Colombia, in this 2015 file photo. Pope Francis will beatify Bishop Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve of Arauca and Father Pedro Ramirez Ramos in the South American country Sept. 8. (CNS photo/John Vizcaino, Reuters)

Colombian martyrs: witnesses to the point of death

Pope Francis' decree to beatify two Colombian martyrs from two troubled eras in the South American country's history underscores his call for courageous witness amid violence and persecution.

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People walk toward Matamoros, Mexico, from Brownsville, Texas, May 4, 2016. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Bishops disappointed in Texas official seeking to end immigration policy

After a Texas attorney general gave the Trump administration an ultimatum to end a policy protecting young migrants or face a lawsuit in September, the Catholic bishops of Texas expressed disappointment in a letter to the state official and blamed Congress for the uncertain future the migrants are facing.

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People in need are served a free Thanksgiving Day meal in Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 24, 2016. Charity organizations are wary of President Donald Trump's tax plan. (CNS photo/Eugene Garcia, EPA)

Doing well and doing good: Charities wary of Trump tax plan

While Capitol Hill and much of the nation have been following the roller coaster of debate surrounding what will come of GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, some are focused on what President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan might mean for charitable giving.

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People are seen at the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing July 14. A Chinese communist party official indicated July 19 that Beijing intends to retain tight grip on the Catholic Church. (CNS photo/Damir Sagolj, Reuters)

Chinese official indicates Beijing to retain tight grip on church

The Chinese Communist Party's top leader in charge of religion has made it clear that Beijing intends to retain a tight grip on the Catholic Church.

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Dr. Anne Nolte, right, a family physician with the National Gianna Center for Women's Health and Fertility in New York, is pictured with a patient in 2009. Among other services, the center offers women various fertility-awareness methods for natural family planning. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Advocates urge more awareness about natural family planning options

There are plenty of myths that surround natural family planning, but advocates say the Catholic Church can help dispel those myths and raise an awareness of which fertility-awareness options exist for married couples that embrace church teaching.

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Passengers arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., July 14. (CNS photo/James Lawler Duggan, Reuters)

U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

The U.S. Supreme Court said grandparents can be included among those who have a "bona fide" relationship with refugees seeking to enter the United States from six majority-Muslim countries under the Trump administration's temporary travel ban.

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