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Polish bishops applaud bill to ban abortions based on disability

Mar 20, 2018

As pro-life legislation moves forward in Poland, the nation’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference applauded the measure, stressing that every human person... Read more

A model poses at a fashion show featuring models with disabilities held Dec. 8 in New York City

Youth with special needs rock runway in NYC church

Dec 12, 2017

Last Friday night, more than 200 people gathered for a Times Square fashion show in New York City.  It wasn't... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope slams 'eugenic' mentality that seeks to eliminate disability

Oct 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Saturday, Pope Francis issued a harsh condemnation of the underlying eugenic mentality in society that leads many to abort... Read more

Pope Francis with a Delegation of Special Olympics International, Feb. 16, 2017.

Excluding people with disabilities makes Church 'incomplete'

Oct 19, 2017

By Elise Harris

A leading expert on faith and disabilities has said that people with disabilities are an essential aspect of the Church's... Read more

Supreme Court rejects Texas' standards for executing the intellectually disabled

Mar 28, 2017

By Matt Hadro

In a death penalty case with national implications, the Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a Texas court ruling that a... Read more

Assisted Suicide the Musical. Courtesy of Unity Theatre Liverpool.

In new musical, disability rights activist tackles assisted suicide

Nov 27, 2016

Physician-assisted suicide has been a subject of controversy for several years, but Liz Carr is taking the issue somewhere it... Read more

DC Mass celebrates gifts of those with disabilities

Nov 22, 2016

The kingship of Christ is lived out through service to those in need, said the homilist at the annual Washington,... Read more

Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri annointing the sick celebrating the Year of Mercy for the sick and disabled in Chantaburi diocese, Thailand June 12, 2016.

For Thailand Catholics, God's mercy exceeds limits of illness

Jun 29, 2016

Hundreds of sick and physically challenged people marked the Catholic Church’s Year of Mercy in Thailand with a special procession... Read more

An all-Ireland pro-life rally in Dublin.

The UN ruled that Ireland's abortion ban violates human rights

Jun 13, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life groups in Ireland are charging that a United Nations human rights committee contradicted its mission when it ruled that... Read more

Pope Francis greets participants of the Convention for Persons with Disabilities at the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican, June 11, 2016.

Pope Francis calls it – discrimination against the disabled is 'ugly'

Jun 11, 2016

By Elise Harris

No single person is more valuable than another, especially when it comes to those with disabilities, Pope Francis said on... Read more

Don't kill the disabled – Maryland lawmakers warned against assisted suicide bill

Mar 11, 2015

By Matt Hadro

A physician-assisted suicide bill in Maryland preys on those who are vulnerable or disabled, and promotes suicide as an acceptable... Read more

Portrait of a man with down syndrome.

Congress gets personal as support surges for disabilities act

Dec 11, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Congress got personal at a bipartisan press conference on Thursday, with parents of disabled children sharing their stories to push... Read more

Screemshot: Pope Francis gets out of his car in Italy.

Pope Francis stops car to bless young disabled woman

Jun 23, 2014

During his June 21 pastoral visit to the region of Calabria in southern Italy, Pope Francis stopped the car that... Read more

Mother And Baby by Anna Langova (CC0 1.0).

Bill against wrongful birth suits could protect disabled children

Jun 4, 2014

The Every Child is a Blessing Act, a bill recently introduced in the House, aims to protect children with disabilities... Read more