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Pope Francis greets members of the Biomedical University Foundation of the Biomedical Campus University, at the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Oct. 18, 2021.

Pope Francis: Catholic healthcare is called to bear witness to human dignity

Oct 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He was speaking on the feast of the patron saint of doctors. Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis invites pediatricians to help shape culture

Mar 21, 2019

Meeting with pediatricians at the Vatican on Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the medical professionals to be “promoters of a culture... Read more

Assisted suicide threatens the entire medical profession, Maryland doctor warns

Feb 19, 2019

Assisted suicide contradicts the foundations of medical ethics, violates the basic standards of medical care, and threatens people who most... Read more

Virtual reality: An answer to the pope's call for creativity in medicine?

May 5, 2018

By Elise Harris

Chronic pain reduction. Improvement in paralysis. Restoration of sight amid macular degeneration. These are just some of the results being... Read more

Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Soon-to-be beatified nurse, laywoman lived for others

Apr 27, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Hanna Chrzanowska, a 20th-century Polish nurse and laywoman who will be beatified in Krakow Saturday, is a model of how... Read more

'No science' behind transgender therapy for kids, doctors warn

Oct 15, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Children who struggle to match their gender identity with their biological sex should not be pushed into transgender therapies, but... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City flag from the roof of a nearby building.

Vatican conference tackles new technology and medicine

Oct 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

Technology will be at the heart of an upcoming Vatican conference on accompanying human life in the digital era, particularly... Read more

Archbishop Gomez: Christian doctors face increasing threats

Nov 2, 2016

Faithful Catholics need to be aware of the ever-increasing serious threats to Christians living their faith in the field of... 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

Pope Francis walking up to St. Peter's Basilica on June 3, 2015 before the Wednesday general audience.

The Pope's new doctor is an expert in liver disease, surgical medicine

Aug 9, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis has selected Professor Fabrizio Soccorsi – an expert in liver diseases and surgical... Read more

Doctor with female patient (file photo).

Fight discrimination against pro-life doctors, bishops ask Congress

Nov 20, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops are imploring Congress to enact stronger medical conscience protections against state abortion laws by passing the Abortion... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln spoke to the Catholic Medical Association's educational conference in Orlando, Sept. 28, 2014.

Bishop Conley to Catholics in medicine: strive to be saints

Sep 30, 2014

Catholic medical professionals can lead other people to God by dedicating themselves to holiness and following the examples of saintly... Read more

Author Ashli McCall. File Photo-CNA.

Duchess of Cambridge's illness could save lives, author says

Dec 5, 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge’s stay in the hospital for severe morning sickness could help other women avoid aborting their children,... Read more

An image of cord blood neurons.

Trial to study cord blood stem cells' effects on autism

Aug 23, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Stem cell researchers are launching the first FDA-approved clinical trial to examine whether cord blood stem cells can improve the... Read more