People with disabilities

The Latest

Pope Francis embraces a man in a wheelchair at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 10, 2015.

Pope Francis to disabled people: The Church needs you

Nov 25, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope issued a message marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Read more

Father Thomas Dailey, O.S.F.S.; Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson J. Perez; Msgr. Gerald Mesure, archdiocesan chancellor; and Father Sean Bransfield, vice chancellor, hold the official documents for the canonization cause of Father Bill Atkinson during the closing ceremony on Oct. 19, 2021.

Father Bill Atkinson canonization cause completes first phase, moves onto Rome

Oct 22, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Father Bill Atkinson, an Augustinian priest from Philadelphia who died in 2006, is one step closer in the cause for... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Foi et Lumière members on Oct. 2, 2021.

Pope Francis thanks Christian disability group for witnessing to ‘the heart of the Gospel’

Oct 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with people with mental disabilities and their families on Saturday and thanked them for their witness to... Read more

What people with intellectual disabilities can teach us about friendship

Dec 30, 2019

By Mary Farrow

When French Catholic Jean Vanier brought two men with intellectual disabilities to live with him in his home, he did... Read more