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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

Pope Francis addresses the International Federation of Associations of Catholic Physicians at the Vatican, May 28, 2018.

'The Church is for life', Francis tells Catholic physicians

May 28, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ideologies which do not acknowledge and uphold the dignity of human life must be resisted and the Catholic Church’s teaching... Read more

California bishops: We must accompany those with mental illness

May 2, 2018

By Mary Farrow

The leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50 is not car accidents or cancer, but drug... Read more

Alfie Evans. Photo courtesy of Alfie's Army Facebook

Peaceful protests outside hospital to support Alfie Evans' parents

Apr 14, 2018

Amid a tense battle over medical care for gravely ill toddler Alfie Evans, hundreds of protestors crowded outside Alder Hey... Read more

Alfie Evans. Courtesy of Alfie's Army Official Facebook.

Alfie Evans’ parents say he is improving, as hospital seeks date to end life support

Apr 6, 2018

As the parents of a sick toddler fight for continued treatment, saying that he is showing signs of improvement, the... Read more

Syrian refugees.

Syria is a new 'massacre of the innocents,' nuncio says

Mar 9, 2018

By Elise Harris

As the number of civilian victims in Syria's bloody civil war continues to climb, Cardinal Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio in... Read more

Alfie Evans. Courtesy of Alfie's Army Facebook.

British court denies parents' appeal to save toddler's life support

Mar 6, 2018

On Tuesday, London’s Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s decision to end life support for an ill 21-month-old boy,... Read more

Pope Francis greets people with disabilities following the General Audience on Nov. 15, 2017.

Pope Francis: Health care is part of the Church’s mission

Dec 11, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Just as Jesus healed people during his earthly mission, care for the sick is a mission the entire Church is... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Aug. 2 2017, general audience in the Paul VI Hall.

Compassion is the heart of healthcare, Pope Francis says

Nov 18, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis on Saturday sent a message to health workers and organizations, saying compassion is the heart of what they... Read more

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