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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

NHS National Health Service sign UK.

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

States sue over HHS' stronger conscience protections for doctors, nurses

May 22, 2019

An array of states and cities filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a new Department of Health and Human Services rule... Read more


L'Arche: Failures are 'systemic' in NHS treatment of the disabled

Apr 5, 2019

The international federation L’Arche says that a British hospital’s mistreatment of a man with Down syndrome in the weeks leading... Read more

When a baby dies, faith and medicine aim for compassion

Jan 19, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Grieving a miscarriage or stillbirth can be heart-wrenching. As awareness of that difficulty grows, medical professionals and clergy strive to... Read more