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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

USCCB Fall General Assembly.

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Cardinal Seán O'Malley at the Ecclesia in America Conference Dec 12, 2012.

Catholic service requires conscience rights, Boston cardinal stresses

Writing from Rome just a few days before the Papal conclave, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston called on members of... Read more

Dr. Robin Smith, President of The Stem for Life Foundation.

New book shows adult stem cells as medical 'paradigm shift'

The recent explosion of success in using adult stem cells to treat and cure diseases marks a shift in the... Read more

Dr. Donna Harrison and Dr. Monique Chireau at the National Press Club Jan. 24, 2013.

Doctors warn UN that abortion harms mothers

Medical experts before the United Nations argued that abortion is not medically necessary to promote women’s health and can actually... Read more

Mary E. Harned, Staff Counsel with Americans United for Life.

State legislation blocking abortion insurance coverage grows

A recent report indicates that numerous states are passing restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion under the health care reform... Read more

The 65th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

Vatican delegate insists on respect for faith-based health care

The Vatican’s head delegate to the World Health Assembly said that while the Church supports universal health care access, states... Read more

Cardinal O'Malley rips pro-Obama Catholics on health care

The Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, yesterday criticized organizations such as the Catholic Health Association and Network for supporting... Read more