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This parish is hosting a benefit concert for children with cancer

May 26, 2017

A young girl in Charles Town, West Virginia was undergoing treatment for bone cancer when she dreamed about meeting a... Read more

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Young man facing leukemia 'left his mark on the world'

Mar 2, 2017

Pablo Ráez was just 21 years old when he died last Saturday in Spain. But the young man, a devout... Read more

Father Francisco Rencoret.

Young priest whom Pope encouraged in battle against cancer dies

Aug 16, 2016

A man of God. Someone who endured illness with faith and fortitude until the end. This is how those who... Read more

Chiara Corbella Petrillo with her son, Davide. Courtesy of Sophia Institute Press.

The sacrifice of Chiara Corbella Petrillo: 'Yes, Enrico, the Cross is very sweet'

Jun 14, 2016

By Ann Schneible

In a testimony at the Vatican’s Jubilee for the sick and disabled, the husband of the late Chiara Corbella Petrillo... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims inside St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Feb. 11, 2015.

Pope Francis calls young priest with cancer in Chile

Jun 10, 2016

On Saturday, June 4, right around lunch time, Chilean priest Father Francisco Rencoret Mujica received an unexpected call.  Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City flag from the roof of a nearby building on June 5, 2015.

The amazing promise of adult stem cells, and how the Church supports it

May 11, 2016

By Elise Harris, Kevin J. Jones

3-D printing of human tissue. Organ transplant therapy for cancer victims that reduces fatalities by 75 percent.  Read more

How a cancer diagnosis led to a hospital wedding

May 11, 2016

Last year, Sandra Raquel Nogueira Pereira was diagnosed with uterine cancer.  Read more

The Edge, lead guitarist of U2.

U2's lead guitarist rocks Sistine Chapel in concert for a cure

May 3, 2016

Lead guitarist The Edge from Irish rock band sensation U2 played “the most beautiful parish hall in the world” this... Read more

Pope Francis and U.S. vice president Joe Biden at the International Conference on Regenerative Medicine in Vatican City, April 29, 2016.

At Vatican, Joe Biden calls for worldwide effort to fight cancer

Apr 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden went to the Vatican for a summit on regenerative medicine, where he offered praise to... Read more

What does Christ have to do with cancer? One woman's path to peace

Nov 21, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Heather King never cared much for doctors.  Read more

Screenshot from video of three-year-old Rafael Freitas.

Preschooler whose 'celebration of Mass' went viral dies of cancer

Nov 20, 2015

A young Brazilian boy whose solemn reenactment of the Mass drew hordes of online traffic has passed away after nearly... 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

Cardinal Francis George.

Cardinal George admitted to hospital for tests, evaluation

Mar 4, 2015

After being dropped from a cancer drug trial over a month ago, Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has... Read more

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, at a press conference at the NAC on Feb. 27, 2013.

Cardinal George dropped from cancer drug trial, asks for prayers

Jan 6, 2015

Cardinal Francis George has asked for continued prayers after being dropped from a cancer drug’s clinical trial, which was determined... Read more

Fr. William Carmona Lopez was ordained a deacon and priest on Sept. 8, 2014 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Northwest.

Family finds hope in priestly ordination of dying seminarian

Sep 10, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Family members of a priest who died of cancer just two days after his ordination say that his brief priesthood... Read more

Bishop Cirilo B. Flores. Courtesy of the Diocese of San Diego.

San Diego's Bishop Flores undergoing cancer treatment

Aug 27, 2014

The Diocese of San Diego has announced that Bishop Cirilo Flores is now being treated for prostate cancer, as he... Read more

Cardinal Francis George celebrates Mass at the tomb of St. Peter.

Cardinal George participating in clinical trial of anti-cancer drug

Aug 25, 2014

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago is continuing cancer treatment and has agreed to take part in a clinical trial of... Read more

Neb. priest contributes to article linking contraception, breast cancer

Jul 21, 2014

In an upcoming issue of The Linacre Quarterly, the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association, an article entitled, “The... Read more

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, at a press conference at the NAC on Feb. 27, 2013.

Search begins for Cardinal George's successor

May 22, 2014

The initial stages have started in the search to replace Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who is fighting cancer for... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013.

Pope Francis gives Easter eggs to children with cancer

Apr 22, 2014

Pope Francis sent 150 Easter eggs to the Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital as an Easter gift to children hospitalized with... Read more