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Brothers of Charity euthanasia controversy could have far-reaching implications

Oct 5, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican officials have summoned to Rome the board of directors overseeing a group of Belgian Catholic hospitals.  Read more

How should a Catholic evaluate health care policy?

Sep 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act seems on the verge of failure, after three Republican senators... Read more

Rescuers work in the rubble after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on Sept. 19, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico City archdiocese offers free medical care for earthquake victims

Sep 26, 2017

In the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake, the Archdiocese of Mexico City has announced that anyone needing medical care... Read more

U.S. Capitol, Senate side. Public domain.

US bishops: Newest health care proposal fails moral test

Sep 22, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Leading U.S. bishops have applauded pro-life provisions in the newest GOP health care proposal, but said that substantial changes are... Read more

U.S. Capitol, Senate side, public domain.

Pro-life groups to Senate Dems: Don't eliminate Hyde Amendment

Sep 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After a Democratic senator boasted on Wednesday that his party’s Medicare bill would repeal the Hyde Amendment, pro-life groups are... Read more

This health center for the uninsured used to be an abortion clinic

Aug 31, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Prayer. Sacrifice. Friendship. Charity. Could one Virginia community’s work to put basic Gospel tenets into action be a model for... Read more

As Senate health care bill fails, pro-lifers vow to continue fighting

Jul 29, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After attempts to block abortion funding in health care failed with the demise of the Senate’s health care bill early... Read more

UK parents lose final appeal to keep baby alive for treatment

Jun 28, 2017

A final appeal to allow continued life support for a U.K. baby whose parents want to seek experimental treatment in... Read more

U.S. Capitol, Senate side, public domain.

Senate health care bill 'unacceptable,' bishop says after budget office report

Jun 28, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Senate’s health care bill remains “unacceptable,” one U.S. bishop insisted after a non-partisan government office estimated it would result... Read more

A doctor prescribed a procedure, but insurance offered death

Jun 23, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Dr. T. Brian Callister chose to become a physician for the reason many choose to go into the medical field... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo courtesy of Connie Yates.

Euthanasia mindset looms over disabled baby's legal fight, ethicist warns

Jun 22, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Legal efforts to bar the parents of a British baby born with a disabling medical condition from seeking treatment overseas... Read more

Planned Parenthood to close its only Wyoming clinic this summer

May 19, 2017

The only Planned Parenthood office in Wyoming will close along with another five offices in the organization’s Rocky Mountain region,... Read more

Catholic hospital sued for denying sex reassignment surgery

Apr 27, 2017

A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who... Read more

This baby's life support can be pulled without parental consent, UK judge rules

Apr 11, 2017

Charlie Gard is an 8 month old in the UK who has been fighting for his life against a rare... Read more

Proposed Texas budget would defund abortion providers

Apr 10, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Texas House passed a budget on Friday that strips Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers of funding through any... Read more

Children in Haiti.

Catholics are bringing health care to one of the world's poorest countries

Mar 28, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas in one of the poorest countries in the... Read more

What the US bishops want to see in health care reform

Mar 8, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As Congress considers a new health care law, the U.S. bishops are calling for a plan that does not fund... Read more

Crowds at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Virginia bishops lament veto of bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Feb 22, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

The bishops of Virginia's two dioceses on Tuesday decried Governor Terry McAuliffe's veto of a bill which would have redirected... Read more

Vatican unveils updated healthcare charter as new ethical questions arise

Feb 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican has issued an updated version of their charter for healthcare workers, removing question marks from modern ethical concerns... Read more

Pope Francis meets with participants in the meeting sponsored by the Charity Commission and the Italian bishops' conference, Feb. 10, 2017.

Pope Francis: in healthcare, we are responsible to the most vulnerable

Feb 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

When it comes to healthcare and using our resources wisely, we have a responsibility to protect and take care of... Read more