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Early reviews negative on Senate Republicans’ health care bill

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Initial reaction from religious leaders was negative to the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate’s health care reform measure that was unveiled June 22 in “discussion draft” form by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky. One feature of the bill is…

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USCCB leaders decry attack outside London mosque, pray for victims

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic bishops “unequivocally reject” acts of violence such as the attack outside a London mosque and pleaded with all people “to cease from committing or plotting to commit further acts.” “We would like to express our deepest condolences to the people…