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'Conscience in Residency' project supports doctors in training

When it came time for medical student Ashley Stone to apply to OB/GYN residency programs, she was determined to remain... Read more

How an unusual lawsuit could affect a Catholic hospital's religious liberty

A Catholic hospital faces an anti-discrimination lawsuit for cancelling a surgery to remove a uterus from a female who identifies... Read more

Planned Parenthood conned millions from public health programs, report suggests

Audits showing Planned Parenthood’s alleged misuse of federal funds are further proof that the organization should be barred from receiving... Read more

Federal judge overturns transgender surgery mandate

A federal judge has ruled against the Obama administration’s mandate that health professionals must carry out gender reassignment surgeries, even... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the community of Rome's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Dec. 15, 2016.

Mary models for the sick 'surrender to God's will'

Pope Francis on Thursday announced the theme for the 25th World Day of the Sick, “Amazement at what God has... Read more

Don't shift on assisted suicide, Catholics urge US medical group

For years, the American Medical Association has held a strong stance against measures promoting physician-assisted suicide. But that could change.  Read more

The role of Catholics in rescuing health care

Serious problems loom for the future of health care in the U.S. – and Catholics must help resolve them, experts... Read more

Archbishop Gomez: Christian doctors face increasing threats

Faithful Catholics need to be aware of the ever-increasing serious threats to Christians living their faith in the field of... Read more

Boy from Sunyani. Courtesy of Medicus Christi.

In Ghana, a broken bone can mean starvation. This doctor wants to change that.

Dr. Joseph Marotta, an orthopedic surgeon from Albany, New York, had always intended to use his medical skills to help... Read more

A bronze cast of an IUD.

It is not policy to deny IUD removals, Catholic hospital clarifies

A woman with a dislodged intrauterine device claims she was turned down for removal of the device at a Catholic... Read more

An overwhelming response to women's Catholic health care

In the year and a half since it opened, Bella Natural Women’s Care has served the needs of some 1,700... Read more

Cost and conscience – why more Christians are ditching health insurance for this alternative

The youngest of James Lansberry’s nine children almost didn’t survive his birth. Born with no heartbeat, he was resuscitated and... Read more

Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Congressman: Zika virus should inspire care, not fear

Fears of the Zika virus outbreak’s possible effects on the health of women and unborn children should be a motivation... Read more

Cost and conscience – why more Christians are ditching health insurance for this alternative

The youngest of James Lansberry’s nine children almost didn’t survive his birth. Born with no heartbeat, he was resuscitated and... Read more

Bishop Joseph Mbatia of Nyahururu says Mass at the graduation ceremony for nursing graduates in Nairobi, Aug. 14, 2015.

Dozens of new grads join the ranks of Kenya’s Catholic nurses

What began as a training facility for rural health care workers in the 1970s has now turned into a Catholic... Read more

Does an Illinois bill threaten doctors' conscience rights? Depends on whom you ask

An Illinois bill that some say threatens the conscience rights of medical providers is currently under consideration in the state’s... Read more

A new era for women's health care? This Catholic clinic hopes so

While the phrase “women’s health” often conjures up images of artificial hormones, devices, and pills, one natural health care center... Read more

President Obama delivers remarks on the health insurance reform bill, March 23, 2010.

Website shines light on which health plans cover abortion

A new website informing Americans whether or not their health plans cover abortion is up and running, with advocates saying... Read more

Doctor with female patient (file photo).

Fight discrimination against pro-life doctors, bishops ask Congress

The U.S. bishops are imploring Congress to enact stronger medical conscience protections against state abortion laws by passing the Abortion... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's 2013 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore.

US bishops elect new secretary, discuss health care ethics guide

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Tuesday on several committee leadership positions, also considering several liturgical proposals and moving... Read more