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Why is gendercide wrong and screening for Down syndrome okay, advocates ask

Is it ok to abort a baby who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome? What about if you find out... Read more

How assisted suicide discriminates against the poor and disabled

While physician-assisted suicide is promoted as empowering terminally-ill patients, it could result in the poor being coerced to take their... Read more

Police crime tape closes the entrance of Tsukui Yamayuri En care home on July 27, 2016 in Sagamihara, Japan.

Why Japan won't release the names of its knife attack victims

In late July, the worst mass killing in Japan since World War II left 19 people dead and 26 people... Read more

Pope Francis marries young deaf couple at Casa Santa Marta

Pope Francis does not ordinarily celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. But on July 9, he made an exception for a... 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'

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

Pope Francis greets a woman in a wheelchair Nov. 23.

'Love transforms everything,' Pope tells sick, disabled

Pope Francis met with nearly 5,000 members of apostolates dedicated to the sick and suffering on Saturday, encouraging them to... Read more

Pope Francis greets the elderly and disabled persons following his Holy Thursday Mass at Rome's Don Gnocchi facility

Pope urges faithful to serve with radical love of Jesus

During his homily for Holy Thursday’s Mass at a center for disabled persons, Pope Francis reflected on how Jesus washed... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience on Sept. 25, 2013.

Pope: Our own dependence should spur empathy for weak

At a Vatican workshop addressing aging and disability, Pope Francis reminded participants that every human being is always dependent on... Read more

Pontifical academy to address science, ethics of aging

As the global number of elderly increases, one Vatican advisory group is meeting this week to discuss the many challenges... Read more

Members of the International Order of Alhambra.

Catholic fraternity offers support to intellectually disabled

The International Order of Alhambra, a Catholic fraternal order, has served the intellectually disabled youth and young adults of the... Read more

Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski appears at a Nov. 2012 Vatican press conference.

Recognize Risen Christ in those suffering autism, Vatican says

The Vatican is observing World Autism Awareness Day by calling on Christians to recognize the Risen Christ in autistic people... Read more


Switzerland approves controversial pre-natal test for Down's Syndrome

The government of Switzerland has sparked controversy by legalizing a new prenatal test that detects the presence of Down’s Syndrome... Read more

Fortnight resource combines religious liberty, outreach to disabled

Two national Catholic groups have released a list of suggested activities to defend religious liberty and reach out charitably to... Read more