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The Republican-led Congress has pulled a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health-care overhaul that was President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, writes Michael Sean Winters.


The German diocese of Trier, Germany’s oldest, has presented a draft plan to further reduce its present 887 parishes to 35 mega-parishes, some of which may have  70,000 parishioners, by 2020, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.


Cases ‘kept to a few insiders’ Premium

30 March 2017 | by Mark Brolly

The CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council, Francis Sullivan, says the “glaring revelations” from Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, showing how far decisions on responding to cases were limited to clergy, highlight the need to involve the wider Catholic community, writes Mark Brolly.


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30 March 2017 | by James Roberts

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, where tradition has it that Jesus was interred before he rose from the dead, is at “very real risk” of “catastrophic collapse”, say archaeologists and experts who have recently completed restoration work on the Aedicule.


A Queensland priest's long campaign to scrap a law that allowed 'gay panic' as a partial defence for murder in the State has succeeded...


Members of the Indian Women Theologians Forum (IWTF) and “other individuals who are deeply concerned about the integrity and mission of the Indian Church” write to President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India about abuse scandal involving a parish priest in Kerala...


Catholic environmental advocates decried President Donald Trump's executive order that would begin a review of Obama's Clean Power Plan, which set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants...


The Archbishop of Westminster and four British imams will meet with Pope Francis next week in what the Cardinal says is a bid to build interfaith relations following the Westminster terrorist attack which left five dead and around 50 injured...


Government complicity in violence and a ‘deliberate policy of injustice’ will make it difficult for Christians to survive in northern Nigeria, says local bishop...


The French Bishops’ Conference spokesman has expressed his profound shame after a television documentary accused 25 bishops — five of them still in office — of shielding 32 priests guilty of sexual abuse from justice and moving them around France and other countries to keep their past out of the spotlight...

 


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