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Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law
Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz
March 8, 2017

Calling health care "a vital concern for nearly every person in the country," the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will be reviewing closely a measure introduced in the House March 6 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Initial reaction to refugee ban ranges from concern to opposition
March 7, 2017

Within hours of President Donald Trump's new executive order March 6 banning refugees from six majority-Muslim nations, Catholic and other religious groups joined secular leaders in questioning the wisdom of such a move, with others vowing to oppose it outright.

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Syracuse Bishop Emeritus James M. Moynihan, Rochester priest; 84
Syracuse Bishop Emeritus James M. Moynihan, Rochester priest; 84
March 6, 2017

Bishop Emeritus James M. Moynihan, ninth bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, died March 6, 2017, at the age of 84. A Rochester native, Bishop Moynihan served as a priest of the Diocese of Rochester for nearly 40 years before his ordination as bishop of the Syracuse Diocese in 1995.

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Bishops: Congress must consider budget's moral, human dimensions
March 6, 2017

The chairmen of six U.S. bishops' policy committees March 3 told members of the House and Senate that every decision they will make on the federal budget "should be assessed by whether it protects or threatens human life and dignity."

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Pope: Bible, like cellphone, should be carried always
March 6, 2017

Christians should care about reading God's messages in the Bible as much as they care about checking messages on their cellphones, Pope Francis said.

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Workshop focuses on child poverty
March 3, 2017

Providing a faith response to childhood poverty in Rochester is the focus of a workshop that will be held later this month.

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