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Pope Francis visits the San Raffaele Borona assisted living home in Rieti, Italy Oct. 4, 2016. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA

Pope Francis creates new Vatican foundation for Catholic hospitals facing financial difficulties

Oct 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The foundation for Catholic healthcare will support institutions worldwide. Read more

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Aug. 14, 2021.

CMMB provides medical relief, long-term recovery in Haiti after 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Sep 14, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On August 14, Josette lost everything. A single mother, she had gone to the supermarket to sell items to support... Read more

Catholic health care giant Ascension to mandate coronavirus vaccines for employees

Jul 29, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic health care network Ascension will mandate coronavirus vaccination for its employees, physicians, volunteers, and vendors. It cited a... Read more

Calif. bill targets university healthcare links to Catholic hospitals, demands further moral compromise

May 11, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A bill threatens to ban University of California health systems from partnering with institutions that follow Catholic ethics, prompting concern... Read more

A Catholic healthcare worker objected to contraception. Her Catholic clinic fired her.

Sep 10, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A young Portland, Oregon area medical professional this year was fired for objecting to certain medical procedures on the grounds... Read more

Transgender lawsuit against Catholic hospital cites new US Supreme Court precedent

Jul 20, 2020

A Catholic hospital in Maryland faces a lawsuit from a person who presents as a transgender man because it would... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Aug. 28, 2019.

Solidarity, subsidiarity needed to provide medical care to all, pope says

Jan 3, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The principles of solidarity and subsidiarity should be used together to ensure everyone, including the person experiencing poverty, has access... Read more

Catholic hospital in Nova Scotia required to offer assisted suicide, euthanasia

Sep 20, 2019

A Catholic hospital in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia will now be required to offer assisted suicide and euthanasia... Read more

Brothers of Charity euthanasia controversy could have far-reaching implications

Oct 5, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Vatican officials have summoned to Rome the board of directors overseeing a group of Belgian Catholic hospitals.  Read more

Catholic hospital sued for denying sex reassignment surgery

Apr 27, 2017

A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who... Read more

How an unusual lawsuit could affect a Catholic hospital's religious liberty

Jan 11, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A Catholic hospital faces an anti-discrimination lawsuit for cancelling a surgery to remove a uterus from a female who identifies... Read more

Legal group: Federal law can't require sterilizations at Catholic hospitals

Dec 10, 2016

Hospitals run according to Catholic ethics shouldn’t be coerced into performing sterilizations, a legal group has said after the American... 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

'No sense' in ACLU suit against bishops, law professor says

Dec 4, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A lawsuit against the U.S. bishops for teaching Catholic hospitals not to perform direct abortions ignores religious freedom protections and... Read more

(L-R) Abby Sinnett with her mother Dede Chism.

Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care

Apr 7, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

Women in Denver, Colo., may soon be able to receive health care from a women's clinic that offers a Catholic... Read more

Bishop Paul J. Swain of Souix Falls (File Photo/CNA).

Bishop denounces health network's compliance with mandate

Mar 21, 2013

The bishop of a South Dakota diocese has spoken out after a Catholic health care provider made the decision to... Read more

A mother holds her newborn at Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem.

Advent calendar to promote work of Bethlehem hospital

Nov 29, 2012

Supporters of Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem will launch an internet Advent calendar to help the world learn more about... Read more

Cardinal Wilfred Napier of Durban, South Africa speaks with CNA on Nov. 16, 2012.

Conference counters threats to Catholic health care

Nov 16, 2012

Catholic health care providers and clergy are meeting in Rome this week to develop responses to the different ethical issues... Read more

Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, speaks Nov. 13, 2012 at the Vatican Press Office.

Vatican conference to examine Catholic identity in health care

Nov 13, 2012

The Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers announced Nov. 13 that its upcoming international conference will discuss how health facilities... Read more

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.

Creighton partnership does not change Phoenix hospital's non-Catholic status

Jul 24, 2012

Despite its collaboration with a Catholic university, St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix remains a non-Catholic institution due to dissent on... Read more