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Benedictine College President Stephen D. Minnis and Catholic Healthcare International founder and President Jere D. Palazzolo sign a Collaborative Affiliation Agreement Sept. 8, 2022 in Denver, Colorado, beginning the process of establishing an independent medical school on the Benedictine campus, as CHI board member Fr. Timothy Nelson, MD, looks on.

Catholic medical school named for Padre Pio planned at Benedictine College

Sep 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, has signed a collaboration agreement to host a proposed medical school that aims to train... Read more

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Credentialing board launches to certify, oversee health sharing ministries

May 31, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Health sharing ministries can now seek accreditation from an independent Healthcare Sharing Accreditation Board, an option that will benefit both... Read more

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Health-sharing ministry's bankruptcy shows need for good standards, scrutiny, insiders say

Apr 28, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A faith-based ministry that aimed to help Christians share one another’s medical costs filed for bankruptcy and dissolved last year,... Read more

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Despite new law allowing hospital clergy visits, some Arizona patients can still face difficulties

Mar 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A new Arizona law strengthened the ability of hospital patients to receive clergy visitors, but reports that some patients still... Read more

Catholic health care giant Ascension to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees

Jul 29, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic health care network Ascension will mandate coronavirus vaccination for its employees, physicians, volunteers, and vendors. It cited a... Read more

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Ohio enacts health care conscience protections

Jul 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Ohio state law now includes conscience protections for medical professionals, after Governor Mike DeWine signed a state budget bill into... Read more

University of California regents advance proposal to pressure hospital partners’ Catholic ethics

Jun 26, 2021

The regents of the University of California have advanced a proposal that could end longtime partnerships with Catholic hospitals, as... Read more

Arkansas governor signs landmark medical conscience objection law

Mar 29, 2021

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law on Friday legislation allowing doctors to decline to perform non-emergency medical procedures that... Read more

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Doctors, hospitals, fight 'transgender mandate' in federal court

Mar 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

Doctors can’t be forced to perform gender-transition surgeries against their conscientious beliefs, argued attorneys for doctors and hospitals on Wednesday... Read more

Pope Francis looks out a window of the apostolic palace March 18, 2020.

Pope Francis honors sacrifice of medical workers who died in coronavirus pandemic

Feb 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Saturday expressed his gratitude for the sacrifice of medical workers, especially those who have died in the... Read more

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Venezuelan campaign focuses on lifesaving medication for the poor

Feb 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Lenten campaign launched by Caritas Venezuela is raising money to help poor and vulnerable people in the country buy... Read more

Judge blocks HHS rule protecting doctors who object to transgender surgery

Aug 18, 2020

A federal judge has halted the Trump administration’s rule protecting doctors’ right to object to abortion and transgender surgery, just... Read more

Transgender lawsuit against Catholic hospital cites new US Supreme Court precedent

Jul 20, 2020

A Catholic hospital in Maryland faces a lawsuit from a person who presents as a transgender man because it would... Read more

Virtual conference to address Catholic health care in a time of crisis 

Jul 17, 2020

In a time of significant social and civil upheaval due to a pandemic, civil unrest over racial inequality, and legal... Read more

Catholic non-profit highlights dignity of people with disabilities amid coronavirus

Apr 8, 2020

Amid limited medical supplies, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability released a statement on the sanctity of life, emphasizing that... Read more

Dominicans open hospital in Peru to serve the poor

Feb 22, 2020

A Dominican province in Peru has converted its formation house for aspirants in Lima into a hospital.  Read more

Pope Francis addresses medical personnel at St. Louis Catholic Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand Nov. 21, 2019.

Merciful care should affirm the dignity of the sick, pope tells Catholic hospital in Thailand

Nov 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The dignity of the human person can be recognized and affirmed through loving medical care to the sick and injured,... Read more

Family questions criteria after euthanization of Canadian man

Sep 30, 2019

After Alan Nichols' death by voluntary euthanasia at a British Columbia hospital in July, his family have questioned the imprecision... Read more

Leana Wen speaks at a press conference in Washington DC May 23, 2019.

Ousted Planned Parenthood president says board violating contract on terms of exit

Sep 16, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Dr. Leana Wen, the former president of Planned Parenthood whom the board fired in July amid a dispute over the... Read more

Pope Francis hospital ship.

Hospital boat named 'Pope Francis' sets sail to serve rural Amazon region

Aug 20, 2019

By Courtney Mares

A hospital boat named the “Pope Francis” set sail this week in the Amazon River to bring medical care to... Read more