Terminal illness

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The late Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani in his hospital room

Priest with cancer dies 23 days after his hospital room ordination

Apr 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“His altar was the [hospital] bed, where he was able to unite his sufferings to those of Christ." Read more

JJ Hanson. Screenshot of Patients Rights Action Fund video.

Three years later, this terminally ill man is glad he rejected assisted suicide

Oct 4, 2017

Three years ago, J.J. Hanson received a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. He had terminal brain cancer, and... Read more

Pope Francis visited the neonatology ward of San Giovanni in Rome, Sept. 16, 2016.

Pope visits neonatal unit, hospice to highlight respect for life

Sep 16, 2016

On Friday, Pope Francis visited a neonatal hospital unit and a hospice for the terminally ill, stressing the dignity of... Read more

Chris Faddis of Bene Plates. Courtesy of Chris Faddis.

Why one Catholic entrepreneur is starting a 'food revolution' for the sick

Oct 23, 2015

When his wife Angela died of colon cancer in 2012, Chris Faddis knew he had to commemorate her life with... Read more

What frightens disability groups about Colorado's 'death with dignity' bill

Feb 3, 2015

By Mary Farrow

In many ways, Kari Ann Lucas is living the American Dream. She runs a law practice, has four kids, and... Read more