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Senate proposal could “wreak havoc on low-income families and struggling communities, and must not be supported,” the bishops said in a statement released on Thursday evening.  
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, N.J., speaks June 14 of the opening day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual spring assembly in Indianapolis. (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)
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“The Affordable Care Act for all of its flaws was a movement in favor of comprehensive health care,” Bishop Robert McElroy said.
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June 14, 2017

Our guest this week is Stephanie Slade, a managing editor at Reason magazine and contributing writer at America.

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"The Catholic Church remains committed to ensuring the fundamental right to medical care, a right which is in keeping with the God-given dignity of every person, and the corresponding obligation as a country to provide for this right."
A unanimous Supreme Court says religious hospitals don’t have to comply with federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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The hospitals—two with Catholic affiliation and one with Lutheran ties—had argued that their pensions are "church plans" that are exempt from the law and have been treated as such for decades by federal officials.
The blood of a survivor of the Ebola virus is extracted as part of a study launched at Liberia's John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia in June 2015. (CNS photo/Reuters)
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Anthony EganJune 02, 2017
Congo's Ministry of Health has approved the use of an experimental anti-Ebola vaccine to combat the disease. This is a radical step, but one the World Health Organization approves.