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Alfie Evans. Courtesy of Alfie's Army Official Facebook.

After Alfie Evans breathes on his own, judge again strikes down transfer to Rome

Apr 24, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Ailing toddler Alfie Evans will not be permitted to fly to Rome for additional treatment, a judge ruled on Tuesday... Read more

New York assisted suicide bill draws fire from disability rights group

Apr 24, 2018

Disability rights activists are speaking out in opposition to a proposal in New York that would legalize physician assisted suicide.  Read more

Alfie Evans. Photo courtesy of Alfie's Army Facebook

Peaceful protests outside hospital to support Alfie Evans' parents

Apr 14, 2018

Amid a tense battle over medical care for gravely ill toddler Alfie Evans, hundreds of protestors crowded outside Alder Hey... Read more

At UN meeting, Holy See calls for 'human-centered approach to migration'

Apr 12, 2018

The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations encouraged global leaders to take a “human-centered approach to... Read more

Alfie Evans. Courtesy of Alfie's Army Official Facebook.

Alfie Evans’ parents say he is improving, as hospital seeks date to end life support

Apr 6, 2018

As the parents of a sick toddler fight for continued treatment, saying that he is showing signs of improvement, the... Read more

Utah, Pennsylvania consider banning Down syndrome abortions

Mar 9, 2018

The states of Utah and Pennsylvania are considering legislation that would ban abortions solely due to a prenatal Down syndrome... Read more

Alfie Evans. Courtesy of Alfie's Army Facebook.

British court denies parents' appeal to save toddler's life support

Mar 6, 2018

On Tuesday, London’s Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s decision to end life support for an ill 21-month-old boy,... Read more

Human dignity in the 21st century – Alaskan bishops release pastoral letter

Mar 1, 2018

The bishops of Alaska released a joint pastoral letter this month, highlighting the meaning, origin, and implications of human dignity... Read more

Alfie Evans. Photo courtesy of Alfie's Army Facebook.

British judge allows toddler's life support switched off, despite parents' wishes

Feb 20, 2018

A British court ruled Tuesday that physicians can stop providing life support, against his parents' wishes, to Alfie Evans, a... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2018.

Commentary: Respect is pro-life

Jan 22, 2018

Last week, I attended the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. I have attended the march on several occasions... Read more

How a nuns' home is helping girls freed from sex trafficking

Jan 11, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking.    Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Public Domain.

Cardinal: Fight racism with love to honor MLK's legacy

Jan 11, 2018

Americans must recommit to the fight against racism through love and faith, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference... Read more

This Chilean home offers hope for children with HIV

Dec 18, 2017

Fighting the scourge of discrimination that often accompanies HIV, the Santa Clara Foundation in Santiago de Chile has worked since... Read more

Australian state's lower house passes assisted suicide bill

Oct 20, 2017

A bill to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia was passed by Victoria's Legislative Assembly on Friday after 26 hours... Read more

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Assisted suicide legislation advances in Australia's Victoria state

Oct 18, 2017

American-inspired legislation to legalize assisted suicide has advanced in the Australian state of Victoria, leading critics to worry that it... Read more

Could this bill put an end to Down syndrome abortions in Ohio?

Sep 26, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

An Ohio bill hopes to stop abortions undertaken solely because an unborn child has Down syndrome.    Read more

Religious freedom advocate: Female genital mutilation is unjustifiable

Aug 29, 2017

By Matt Hadro

While lawyers defending the practice of female genital mutilation claim that it is protected by religious freedom rights, one leading... Read more

Lit candle at the memorial for Orlando at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rome.

Bishops across US condemn racism after white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

Aug 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

With deadly violence following a rally of white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., bishops throughout the nation denounced... Read more

'Texting suicide' case could impact assisted suicide legislation

Jun 27, 2017

By Mary Farrow

A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit suicide through her words and text messages... Read more

Human Embryo, File Photo.

'Embryo jewelry' a sign we've taken the wrong path, IVF critic says

May 5, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into jewelry for their mothers shows the... Read more