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WASHINGTON – The Senate Republicans' latest effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act is "unacceptable" and shows little improvement over the lawmakers' first attempt to reform the federal health care law, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee.

U.S. bishops condemn armed attacks near Jerusalem holy sites as ‘desecration'

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WASHINGTON – The president of the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference and two committee chairmen condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the fatal shooting of two Israeli police officers July 14 in Jerusalem's Old City near some of the world's holiest sites.

Confidant of Pope Francis condemns U.S. religious right

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A close confidant of Pope Francis, writing Thursday (July 13) in a Vatican-approved magazine, condemned the way some American evangelicals and their Roman Catholic supporters mix religion and politics, saying their worldview promotes division and hatred.

These youth feed 2000 homeless people every night in Uruguay

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – For many people, a warm meal is a way to come together, celebrate, and spend time with friends and family. For homeless people living on the streets of Montevideo, Uruguay, it’s an experience that’s rare. But about 500 young people in the city are working to change that.

'I see Jesus': Working with poor helps young Chileans' faith

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COLINA, Chile – In winter, the dirt roads in the slum known as Rivera Sur are muddy and full of puddles.

Ministry serves up respect with food trucks for Austin's homeless

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AUSTIN, Texas – Austin, Texas, like any hipster city worth its organic, non-GMO salt, is known for its food trucks.

Nuns hear stories of tragedy as they help migrants who land in Italy

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CALTANISETTA, Italy – Italian youth lead the lively Sunday worship at St. Pius X Catholic Church in this southern Sicilian town with the help of an African migrant picking up the playful rhythm on a drum.

El Salvador nonprofit keeps mission to serve the poor through war, disasters

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SONSONATE, El Salvador – In 1977, when Franciscan Father Flavian Mucci found himself away from home, he decided to host Christmas dinner for the homeless in a rural zone of El Salvador. It was a meal the young friar would never forget.

Loneliness among the elderly is a growing problem around the world

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DENVER, Colo. – It was August in Rome, the dog days of summer, and most people had left the Eternal City for the beach or another summer holiday destination.

An answer to prayers: priestly ordinations reach new peak in Scotland

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EDINBURGH, Scotland – Twelve men are set to be ordained priests in Scotland this year, a 20-year high that Catholic leaders credited to prayers and other work to encourage vocations.

Young farmers in the U.S., Uganda learn to help each other

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – If a man is taught to farm, he is sustained for life.