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Tennessee state capitol.

Bill requiring burial or cremation of aborted babies advances in Tennessee

A bill on the burial of the bodies of aborted fetuses advanced through the Tennessee Senate and House earlier this... Read more

Spain passes euthanasia, assisted suicide law

Spain’s legislature passed a law Thursday to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. Catholic leaders have decried the measure as “a... Read more

Tasmania poised to legalize euthanasia, assisted suicide

The Australian island of Tasmania is expected to become the third Australian state to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia, after... Read more

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Spanish parliament advances legal euthanasia, despite Catholic opposition

Spain’s parliament has advanced a euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that Catholic leaders had decried as “a defeat for all”... Read more

The Ohio capitol in Columbus.

Ohio legislature passes bill to require burial or cremation of aborted babies

The legislature of Ohio has passed a bill that would require the bodies of babies killed in surgical abortions to... Read more

Euthanasia no sign of progress, Spain's Bioethics Committee says

The Bioethics Committee of Spain has unanimously rejected the underlying principles behind the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that is... Read more

Catholic bishops in Queensland aim to educate on sanctity of life

The bishops of the five dioceses in Australia's Queensland state have written a pastoral letter urging that euthanasia and assisted... Read more

A religious sister and residents of the Carmelite Ministry of St. Teresa wrap gifts for veterans. Courtesy photo.

'They inspire us every day': Carmelite sisters serve women with disabilities in new home

When asked what life is like in a new home for women with intellectual disabilities, run by the Carmelite sisters... Read more

Normally busy streets in Manhattan are deserted April 10, 2020, after officials imposed a Covid-19 lockdown.

Bishop Paprocki: We must weigh cost of 'extraordinary' shutdowns

In an essay published this month, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois argued that months-long lockdowns in response to... Read more

The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where pharmacists will prepared and mix the drugs for assisted suicides in Victoria.

Assisted suicide, euthanasia more than 10 times higher than predicted in Australian state

While the Australian state of Tasmania is debating a bill that would legalize assisted suicide, the state of Victoria reported... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his general audience via livestream on Aug. 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: Human dignity has serious political implications

Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian faith demands conversion from individualism and a commitment to defending the inherent dignity of... Read more

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‘An affront to human dignity’: Ethicists react to death of Michael Hickson

Ethicists and disability rights activists have expressed grave concerns over reports of the recent death of Michael Hickson, a black... Read more

With dozens of babies stranded in Ukraine, bishops call for an end to surrogacy

At least 100 babies recently born to surrogate mothers are now “stranded” in Ukraine, as coronavirus restrictions prevent them from... Read more

Pope Francis greets a woman before the general audience Dec. 19, 2018.

Pope Francis: Civilized society recognizes the value of human life

Warning of the modern tendency to judge human life on the basis of utility rather than dignity, Pope Francis Thursday... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child at the general audience on Oct. 10, 2018.

Pope Francis: Every human has an irrepressible dignity

Pope Francis emphasized the importance of each person’s dignity Friday in his message for World Communications Day.  Read more

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The nuns who witnessed the life and death of Martin Luther King

Last year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day marked the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun... Read more

The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where pharmacists will prepared and mix the drugs for assisted suicides in Victoria.

First permit issued under Australian state's assisted suicide, euthanasia law

The first permit for medically assisted death in Victoria was issued in recent weeks, within a month of the going... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience May 2, 2018.

Moon landing should inspire 'even greater goals,' Pope Francis urges

Pope Francis Sunday recalled the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, encouraging Catholics to look to that great event for... Read more

Teams with And Then There Were None and New Wave Feminists deliver supplies in McAllen, TX.

Pro-life women deliver semi-truck full of supplies, $72,000 to the border

The heat index in McAllen, Texas was 125 degrees on Saturday, but that did not stop members of the pro-life... Read more

Where hospices are at their worst, Christians have a mission

In the wake of terrible conditions of negligence and abuse reported at some U.S. hospice facilities, several Catholic doctors are... Read more