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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

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

Dec 20, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Nov 24, 2014

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

Nov 20, 2014

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 11, 2014

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

USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Celiac disease, health care, exorcism book on agenda for bishops' meeting

Nov 6, 2014

The reception of Communion by those with Celiac Disease, avoiding cooperation with evil in health care partnerships, and a possible... Read more

Catholic health sharing touted as evangelizing alternative to insurance

Oct 8, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The first Catholic health care sharing ministry in the U.S. will promote the “Gospel of Life” in health care, leaders... Read more

Doctor and patient.

UK rules exclude pro-life medical professionals from diploma

May 4, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

U.K. requirements that medical professionals seeking a specialist diploma must be willing to prescribe contraception and abortion-causing drugs have sparked... Read more

Pope Francis meets with bishops of Italy May 23, 2013.

Medical care must consider whole person, Pope urges surgeons

Apr 12, 2014

In his audience with surgeons who treat cancer patients, Pope Francis encouraged the physicians to view the person as an... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 2.

Pope says caring for sick brings 'the smile of God'

Dec 7, 2013

Pope Francis released his message for the World Day of the Sick Dec. 7, emphasizing the important role of hope... Read more

Crosses placed in front of the Capitol to represent the 915 unborn babies aborted by Planned Parenthood every day. Photo Courtesy of Amanda Lord/SFLA.

Pro-life advocates urge abortion transparency in health care

Nov 2, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Pro-life leaders are calling for transparency in the health care exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, asking that they... Read more

Archbishop William Lori addresses the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13.

Catholics, Baptists come together over conscience rights bill

Jun 24, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic and Baptist leaders are collaborating to ask national legislators to support a bill that would offer conscience protections to... Read more

Rep. Dan Lipinski.

Bipartisan warning issued over religious freedom threats in health care

Jun 14, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Members of the U.S. House's Congressional Values Action Team gathered at a special order to voice their concerns over threats... Read more