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Conjoined twins can have 'normal lives' after Vatican hospital performs separation surgery

Twins who were conjoined at the head are likely to return home within months from the Vatican’s pediatric hospital where... Read more

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NY Catholic hospital to become specialist COVID-19 center

A Catholic hospital in western New York will become the state’s first hospital entirely dedicated to treating COVID-19 patients, it... Read more

Pope Francis addresses medical personnel at St. Louis Catholic Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand Nov. 21, 2019.

Merciful care should affirm the dignity of the sick, pope tells Catholic hospital in Thailand

The dignity of the human person can be recognized and affirmed through loving medical care to the sick and injured,... Read more

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

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

October 23, 2018- Protestors in Love Park in Philadelphia in response to a Trump administrations memo defining gender as an unchangable biological trait.

Catholic hospital group sued for refusing transgender hysterectomy

A group of five Catholic hospitals in California is being sued by a woman who identifies as a transgender man... Read more

Newborn babies at the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem. Photo: Courtesy of  Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation

There's room for newborn babies at Bethlehem's Catholic hospital

A half mile away from the Nativity Church, the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem also strives to be a special... Read more

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Irish prime minister: Catholic hospitals will be required to perform abortions

Publicly-funded hospitals in Ireland will be required to perform abortions, even if they are Catholic and morally opposed to the... Read more

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Condom giveaways, needle exchanges—Are Catholic hospitals called to more?

A clean needle exchange program that distributes condoms is hosted in the parking lot of an Ohio Catholic hospital, and... Read more

In Ontario, legal assisted suicide could kill conscientious objection

Conscience protections for Catholic hospitals and other organizations could soon come under fire in the Canadian province of Ontario, with... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

Pope orders Belgian religious group to stop offering euthanasia to patients

Pope Francis is cracking down on a Belgian Brothers of Charity-run organization, giving the group until the end of August... Read more

In historic move, Irish nuns to give up three Dublin hospitals

Ireland's Sisters of Charity will end their management of three Dublin hospitals, the sisters have announced, saying they will hand... Read more

Religious brothers push back on euthanasia directive for Catholic hospitals

Following a decision by the board of several Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals to start performing euthanasia, the religious brothers who... Read more

New campaign highlights Catholic services in Michigan

A new television ad campaign launched by the Michigan Catholic Conference is featuring commercials that spotlight the hand of the... Read more

How Catholic hospitals can help heal Syria – literally

There are about three million people without heath care in war-torn Syria, and the papal envoy to the country has... Read more

Was the IUD controversy at a Catholic hospital fake?

Last month, a Chicago woman with a dislodged intrauterine device claimed she was turned down for removal of the device... Read more

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Is this really about women's health? The ACLU's latest tiff with Catholic hospitals

The American Civil Liberties Union's claims that Catholic hospitals are denying emergency care to pregnant women in the U.S. is... Read more

Pro-life demonstrators in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lawsuit against US bishops wrong on abortion, doctor says

A lawsuit charging that the U.S. bishops’ ethical standards for hospitals caused negligent care of a pregnant woman wrongly claims... Read more

Wis. law could push Catholic hospitals to admit abortionists

A new abortion restriction in Wisconsin could inadvertently require several Catholic health systems to grant abortion doctors admitting privileges at... Read more

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German bishops' morning-after pill decision causes concern

Doctors and people involved in pro-life work say that the German bishops’ decision to allow morning-after pills for rape victims... Read more

Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne, Germany. CNA file photo.

Doctor says Cardinal Meisner's contraception statement was manipulated

News stories declaring that Cardinal Meisner will allow the “morning-after” pill for rape victims were the result of his words... Read more