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Friday, March 10, 2017

What the US bishops want to see in health care reform

What the US bishops want to see in health care reform

By Matt Hadro
As Congress considers a new health care law, the U.S. bishops are calling for a plan that does not fund abortion, but respects conscience rights, while also ensuring universal access to affordable health care.

Four Ethiopia nuns killed in car crash on the way to a funeral

The Church in Ethiopia is mourning the deaths of four religious sisters who died in a car accident that critically injured three other sisters.

Pope Francis has some ideas on how to fix the priest shortage

In a newly-released interview Pope Francis discussed the shortage of vocations to the priesthood, saying the first response must be prayer. He also mentioned working with youth, the low birthrate, and the ordination of married men.

Meet the four-legged Franciscan 'friar'

The newest member of St. Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is furry and has four legs.

Former Bank of America exec tapped as next Washington auxiliary

by Hannah Brockhaus
On Wednesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Fr. Roy Edward Campbell, Jr., a former vice-president for Bank of America, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington.

This Catholic school made $24 million by investing in Snapchat

By ChurchPop
St. Francis Catholic High School in Mountain View, California recently revealed that it invested just $15,000 in a very early seed round of funding for Snapchat (now known as Snap) back in 2012.

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