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Double thumbs up for papal trip from panel at Georgetown U.


Twenty four hours after the pope’s plane lifted off from Philadelphia for Rome, a panel of high-profile Catholics, three of them from the world of TV news, gathered at Georgetown University to render an assessment of Francis’s six day barnstorming tour of the Northeast.

The often lighthearted review was solidly double-thumbs-up all around, with the only serious critique occurring near the end and prompted by a young woman at the question mic who asked: What about the place of women in the church?

Catholic hospital system sued for failing to provide care to pregnant women


The American Civil Liberties Union, along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan have filed a federal lawsuit against Trinity Health Cooperation, a Catholic health system, for its "repeated and systematic failure to provide women suffering pregnancy complications with appropriate emergency abortions as required by federal law," according to an ACLU press release.


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October 9-22, 2015


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