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Catholics express concern over eroding ‘brain death’ standards

Mar 2, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The signers of a recent statement say Catholics ought to remove themselves from their state’s organ donation registry and create... Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the Ethics of Healthcare Management seminar on Nov. 30, 2023.

Pope Francis says he has ‘very acute infectious bronchitis’

Nov 30, 2023

By Courtney Mares

“As you can see, I am alive,” Pope Francis quipped as he met participants in a health care ethics seminar... Read more


Biden administration to pay fee for attempted exclusion of NFP methods from insurance

Aug 1, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Alliance Defending Freedom announced July 27 that a federal court has ordered the Biden administration to pay $65,000 in attorneys’... Read more


Catholic drug rehabilitation facility begins to take shape in Arizona

Jul 25, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Kevin Starrs, vice president of the Kolbe Mission, says he noticed the absence of rehab facilities built specifically for Catholics.  Read more


Catholic doctors turn to direct primary care to practice medicine, faith

Jul 18, 2023

By Daniel Payne

As the subscription-based model of health care continues to grow, practitioners and patients say they are getting better care without... Read more


Loyola University offers course in ‘transgender’ health care, including treatment of children

Jul 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The two-week course purports to “teach students the evidence-based treatment of LGBTQ+ patients in medicine.”  Read more


Expert decries ‘brutal discrimination’ against medical conscientious objectors to abortion

Jul 9, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Attorney José Antonio Díez disagrees with the ruling of the Constitutional Court (TC) of Spain justices and questions “their impartiality.” Read more

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No ‘transgender mandate’ for Catholic doctors as Biden admin declines to defend further

Jun 21, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic plaintiffs filed the legal challenge to the Biden administration’s mandate arguing the mandate violated their religious freedom. Read more


Florida bill to protect moral, religious beliefs of doctors, payors signed into law

May 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The new law forbids employers from taking action against employees who refuse to provide services based on a conscience-based objection. Read more

Healthcare workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad, India on June 25, 2020.

Pope Francis’ April prayer intention: For healthcare workers in poor countries

Apr 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Healthcare workers “have given their lives during this pandemic to help so many sick people recover,” Pope Francis said. Read more


Italian Catholic doctors: Assisted suicide is not a dignified death

Jan 19, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Italian parliament debates whether to pass a bill to decriminalize assisted suicide, an association of Catholic doctors has... Read more

Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor.

Oklahoma AG objects after Catholic healthcare group enforces COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Nov 17, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Catholic healthcare group Ascension last week began suspending employees who refused to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Oklahoma's attorney... Read more

A portrait of Dr. Jorge Vallejo traveled on a boat around Miami as part of The Hero Art Project exhibit earlier this year.

The Hero Art Project connects artists with families of healthcare workers lost to COVID-19

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Daisy Doronilla worked as a nurse at Hudson County Correctional Center for 21 years before she died of COVID-19 on... Read more

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


Campaign for legal euthanasia, assisted suicide takes step forward in Italy

Aug 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Campaigners in Italy have passed the first hurdle in an effort to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address from Gemelli hospital on July 11, 2011.

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from his hospital balcony

Jul 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

In his first appearance after having intestinal surgery, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus from the balcony of the hospital where... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesu di Palidoro hospital outside Rome, Jan. 5, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for children suffering from rare diseases

Feb 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for children suffering from rare diseases that they may feel “the caress of God’s love and... Read more

Pope Francis attends a meeting with members of the International Gynaecologic Cancer Society in the Paul VI Audience Hall Sept. 11, 2020.

Pope Francis: Don’t let financial concerns dominate healthcare

Sep 11, 2020

Economic considerations must not be allowed to encroach on the relationship between medical staff and patients, Pope Francis said Friday.  Read more

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UK health service clarifies policy to deny care to 'homophobic' patients

Feb 19, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Britain’s National Health Service has clarified a new policy that will allow patients found to be homophoic, racist, and sexist... Read more

Cities, states ask courts to block HHS conscience protections before taking effect

Jun 12, 2019

Santa Clara County, California is the latest entity to ask a federal judge to block a new rule from the... Read more