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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

Pope Francis visits children in Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov. 29, 2015.

Proceeds of Vatican art project will go to children's hospital in CAR

Feb 7, 2017

Inspired by Pope Francis’ trip to Central African Republic in 2015, a children’s hospital in the country will receive a... Read more

US Capitol.

This proposed law would protect doctors who object to abortion

Feb 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A bill that would protect health care providers’ freedom to opt-out of abortion mandates they find objectionable has once again... Read more

Does defunding Planned Parenthood really threaten women's health?

Jan 18, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Congressional plans to strip Planned Parenthood of federal dollars have gained considerable media attention in recent weeks, leading to speculation... Read more


US bishops: Health care should be truly universal, affordable

Jan 18, 2017

Any changes to health care law under the new administration should not abandon the principal of genuinely affordable health care... Read more


'Conscience in Residency' project supports doctors in training

Jan 18, 2017

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

Jan 11, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Jan 7, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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

Jan 3, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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'

Dec 15, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Nov 5, 2016

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

Nov 3, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 2, 2016

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