Health care might not be top election issue but is still voter priority

Health care got plenty of attention during previous presidential election campaigns, but this time around it is almost like a kid craning to see what is going on while other issues take the front seat.

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Catholic News Service

Five U.S. Paralympic swimmers train at Loyola University Maryland

One of the proudest moments of Brian Loeffler's 26-years as a swim coach at Loyola University Maryland came at the 2012 Paralympics in London when he helped Brad Snyder, a blind military veteran, atop the podium during a medal ceremony.

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Catholic News Service

Day of prayer aims to begin restoring peace to U.S. communities

Prayers for peace at Catholic schools and parishes around the country Sept. 9 are meant to "build relationships and plant seeds in people's minds and hearts" said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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Catholic News Service

The battle over gun regulation returns to the election season

On the campaign trail, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently referenced the increasing violence in Chicago, which reached an infamous milestone this summer: the most violent August the city has seen in 20 years.

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Catholic News Service

Retired pope says governance wasn’t his gift, but Francis is good at it

While retired Pope Benedict XVI said organization and governance are not his strong suits, he also said, "I am unable to see myself as a failure."

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Catholic News Service

Detroit parishioners gather on city’s streets praying to end violence

In a city with the second-highest murder rate and highest violent crime rate in the country, peace can often feel like a hopeless cause in Detroit.

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Catholic News Service

Jubilee for prisoners, canonizations among pope’s upcoming events

Criminals should not have to declare if they have spent time in prison when they first apply for a job, said an English cardinal.

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Catholic News Service

Author finds One World Trade Center a witness to nation’s spirit

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks decimated the twin towers in lower Manhattan, the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises out of the ground, a palpable symbol of triumph and optimism. The tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere is the soaring, storied, centerpiece of a 16-acre complex that includes eight other major structures

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Saint Teresa of Kolkata will always be ‘Mother’ Teresa, pope says

With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the "Saint of the Gutters" suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.

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