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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

Doctor.

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

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'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

Boy from Sunyani. Courtesy of Medicus Christi.

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

Sep 7, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Sep 1, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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

Jul 3, 2016

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

May 4, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Feb 17, 2016

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

Jan 24, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 19, 2015

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

May 29, 2015

By Matt Hadro

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