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    Head of Catholic Health Association says "excessive treatment" burdens patients, families

    Sister Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, speaking on health care laws in the United States, insists, "We’ve always said we’re not covering abortion, and we’re not covering contraception. Period. We don’t cover it." Keehan also praised Pope Francis for speaking out against overzealous treatment. "There are people in the Church who believe you must do absolutely anything ... And that is not right. You must do everything that might be helpful and not burden the patient," she said.

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    New book looks at intellectual history of Francis, and why he is 'pope of polarity'

    Massimo Borghesi’s 'Jorge Mario Bergoglio: Una biografia intellettuale' summarizes Francis’s view of this dynamic understanding of the Christian’s role in the world in these words: “The Christian is called to be a place of unity in the divisions of history, to bring the tragedy of the age into the presence of God who is always greater.”

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    Pope Francis sends official blessings for Museum of the Bible opening

    Pope Francis sent his official blessings for the opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. on Friday. The museum is the newest to open in the nation's capital and promotes greater awareness of the Bible for people of faith and no faith alike.

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