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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

University of California regents advance proposal to pressure hospital partners’ Catholic ethics

Jun 26, 2021

The regents of the University of California have advanced a proposal that could end longtime partnerships with Catholic hospitals, as... Read more

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

Jul 8, 2020

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

Mar 20, 2020

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

Nov 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

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

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

Mar 25, 2019

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

Dec 20, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Jun 15, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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?

Apr 8, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Aug 18, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Aug 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

May 30, 2017

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

May 2, 2017

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

Mar 23, 2017

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

Feb 20, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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?

Sep 7, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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

May 10, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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

Dec 3, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones, Adelaide Mena

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

Aug 14, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

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