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Bishops urge Congress to take bipartisan approach on health care reform

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Now that lawmakers have withdrawn the American Health Care Act, Congress must “seize this moment to create a new spirit of bipartisanship” and make “necessary reforms” in existing health care law to address access, affordability, life and conscience, said three U.S. bishops’ committee…



No secret: Last three popes share close bond to Fatima

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recent popes have had a special affection for Our Lady of Fatima, but no pope’s connection can match that of St. John Paul II. “We cannot forget that he was saved by Our Lady of Fatima from the assassination…


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Pro-life advocates who made undercover videos charged with 15 felonies

By Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — Two California pro-life advocates are facing 15 felonies for making undercover videos of Planned Parenthood affiliate officials alleging they committed improprieties regarding fetal tissue and organs. California prosecutors March 28 charged David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress…


Bishop concerned U.S. won’t meet carbon emission goals after Trump order

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump’s executive order calling for a review of the Clean Power Plan jeopardizes environmental protections and moves the country away from a national carbon standard to help meet domestic and international goals to ease greenhouse gas emissions, said the chairman of…




Seton girls win state Tournament of Champions

So good and so Saintly: Seton girls blast Bronx team, win state tournament By Ryan Hayner, Contributing writer GLENS FALLS — History was made and records fell Sunday in the Federation Tournament of Champions Class B girls basketball title game. Seton Catholic Central High School sank a single-game tournament record 16 3-pointers and capped…


Seton Saints win state tourney of champions semifinal

Lexi Levy scores 30 points in romp over Bronx school By Ryan Hayner, Contributing writer   GLENS FALLS — Seton Catholic coach Colleen Jayne didn’t know a whole lot about Holcombe L. Rucker heading into Friday’s Federation Tournament of Champions Class B girls basketball semifinals. That unknown was difficult for her, she said….


With new website, Franciscans opt for their own ‘hip-hop’ style

    By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The head of the Franciscans hopes the order’s new website will have a certain “hip-hop” style — being very modern or “hip” and inspiring people to move, act or “hop.” Franciscan Father Michael Perry, minister general of the order, said…