Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Republicans’ Scandalous Health-Care Bill


A protester demonstrating against the Senate health care bill outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office / CNS photo
A protester demonstrating against the GOP health-care bill outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office / CNS photo
Republican lawmakers scrambling to repeal the Affordable Care Act are working overtime to make life harder for those already living on the edge. Under the GOP’s proposed restructuring of Medicaid, people with disabilities, sick kids, those in nursing homes, and pregnant women—you know, those lazy fat cats who get all the breaks—would face a devastating new reality. The politics of such cruelty and indifference is a stunning and stomach-turning process to watch, even when you already have learned to expect so little from Congress.

Pastors from peripheries to receive red hats in Rome

Pastors from peripheries to receive red hats in Rome 

The Tablet

Pope Francis will formally create five new cardinals today, further ensuring that the body which elects his successor will be made up of pastors on the Church’s peripheries...

US priests' association wants to focus on formation

US priests' association wants to focus on formation

Atlanta:  At the organization's annual meeting, St. John XXIII Award winner Fr. Bryan Massingale tells the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests, "We are in a struggle for the soul of...

I can't get the institutional church out of my system


I can't get the institutional church out of my system

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Soul Seeing: The institutional part of the Catholic Church that once powerfully attracted me now haunts and hurts me. And this conflict messes with my spiritual life.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How Francis Promotes Outsiders



Deportation to deadly countries is an evil we can avoid

Pope marks anniversary with clear message: I’m not going anywhere

Pope marks anniversary with clear message: I’m not going anywhere 

The Tablet

Francis celebrated a Mass this morning to mark 25 years since the Pope’s ordination as a bishop. The 80 year-old pontiff delivered a homily with a clear message: despite my age, I’m not going anywhere...

Health care is a human right


Health care is a human right

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NCR Today: The Senate health care bill was not expected to be a light shining in the darkness, but it's clearly stingy and disheartening, much like the House bill.