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National / International News

To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — How Christians treat the poor is the clearest demonstration of their relationship with God, Pope Francis insisted.

Obama directive on transgender access to facilities 'deeply disturbing'

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Obama administration's May 13 directive on transgender access to bathrooms "that treats 'a student's gender identity as the student's sex' is deeply disturbing," said the chairmen of two U.S. Catholic bishops' committees.

U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubik v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.