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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

Catholics outside Asmara, March 2007.

Eritreans suffering from seizure of Catholic health clinics, aid group says

Jul 24, 2019

The Eritrean government’s recent closure of all Catholic-run health clinics in the country will have devastating effects for the people... Read more

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

Amid internal dispute over mission, Planned Parenthood president pushed out

Jul 16, 2019

Citing disagreements with board leaders over whether Planned Parenthood should focus on health care or abortion advocacy, the organization’s president... Read more

Catholics outside Asmara, March 2007.

Eritrean Catholic Church remains opposed to health facilities' closure

Jul 9, 2019

As the Eritrean government continues to seize and close Catholic healthcare sites throughout the country, the Church has denounced the... Read more

The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Asmara.

Eritrean Catholics dedicate Apostles' Fast to pray over clinics' closure

Jun 26, 2019

The head of the Eritrean Catholic Church has called for the Church's faithful to observe the current fasting season in... Read more

The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Asmara.

Eritrean Catholic Church denounces government seizure of health clinics

Jun 18, 2019

The Eritrean Catholic Church has criticized the government of the one-party state for seizing and closing its 22 health clinics... Read more

Kenyan court rules that rape victims have right to abortion

Jun 15, 2019

Kenya's High Court ruled Wednesday that rape victims whose pregnancy threatens their life or health have a right to procure... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis invites pediatricians to help shape culture

Mar 21, 2019

Meeting with pediatricians at the Vatican on Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the medical professionals to be “promoters of a culture... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis: 'Christianity without tenderness does not work'

Mar 18, 2019

Meeting with representatives of a charismatic group dedicated to caring for the sick, Pope Francis on Monday emphasized the need... Read more

Catholic aid group to set up kidney dialysis clinic in Guadalajara

Mar 7, 2019

In response to the growing number of patients with kidney conditions in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Catholic charitable agency Caritas is... Read more

Ohio doctor under investigation after dozens of patient overdose deaths

Feb 20, 2019

A doctor at a Catholic health system in Ohio has been fired after being accused of prescribing excessive doses of... Read more

How will palliative care fare in Canada?

Nov 16, 2018

A member for Canadian Physicians for Life says requiring provision of assisted suicide by Catholic hospitals and by hospices will... Read more

Pope Francis visits temporary medical clinics for the poor in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 16, 2018.

Pope Francis visits the poor at mobile clinic in St Peter's Square

Nov 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis visited Friday the temporary medical clinics serving Rome’s poor and homeless in St. Peter's Square this week.  Read more

Kenyan court considers guidelines for 'safe abortion'

Jul 15, 2018

Kenya's high court is considering the state of health care in the country, as it hears a case brought on... Read more

Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome on Sept. 23, 2014.

Vatican hospital issues new charter on rights of 'incurable' children

May 29, 2018

By Elise Harris

A month after the death of UK toddler Alfie Evans, the Vatican's Bambino Gesu children's hospital issued a new charter... Read more