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Sister Stephanie Baliga of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago runs a marathon on a treadmill in 2020.

Chicago's Running Nun talks about faith and sport

Through the Chicago marathon, Sister Stephanie Baliga and her team have raised more than $1.1M for her community's outreach to... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis says seeing a psychiatrist helped him with anxiety when he was younger

Pope Francis has said that seeing a psychiatrist in Argentina helped him with anxiety when he was a younger priest... Read more

A health worker wears protective gear at a health screening facility in a Ugandan town bordering DRC.

Amid Uganda Ebola scare, Catholic aid group is ready to help

Catholic Relief Services is monitoring the health situation in Uganda, following two confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus.  Read more

Dubuque archbishop hospitalized after heart attack

Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque, Iowa was hospitalized on Friday due to a heart attack. The archbishop was taken to... Read more

Bishop George Murry. CNA file photo.

Bishop Murry released from hospital following chemo treatment

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, Ohio was released from the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday evening, following a month of... Read more

Ebola epicentre with workers in Africa.

Catholic priest in DRC quarantined as Ebola outbreak continues

A Catholic priest has contracted the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid a continuing outbreak that began... Read more

Virtual reality: An answer to the pope's call for creativity in medicine?

Chronic pain reduction. Improvement in paralysis. Restoration of sight amid macular degeneration. These are just some of the results being... Read more

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Pope Francis to have surgery for cataracts next year

During a customary visit to a prison on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis revealed that he has cataracts and is planning... Read more

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Pope praises work of nurses, recalls the one who saved his life

Speaking to a group of nurses on Saturday, Pope Francis thanked them for their valuable work and paid a tribute... Read more

What's in it for men? The benefits of getting married

While the phrase “ball and chain” is still sometimes tossed around by those who view marriage as a burden, a... Read more

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Science – not sabotage – behind Filipino 'Rash Wednesday' mystery

After some Filipino Catholics developed mysterious rashes on Ash Wednesday, the Diocese of Caloocan investigated to determine the cause of... Read more

Florida resolution could label pornography a 'public health risk'

A proposed resolution in Florida would declare pornography a public health risk, allowing for greater education and research into the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for the Wednesday general audience on June 17, 2015.

Pope's historic meeting with Huntington's patients offered ray of hope

Pope Francis’ gathering this week with a group of Huntington’s disease patients was a major inspiration for those seeking to... Read more

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Young man facing leukemia 'left his mark on the world'

Pablo Ráez was just 21 years old when he died last Saturday in Spain. But the young man, a devout... Read more

New health-share group offers care with Catholic values

When the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, it immediately prompted concerns about freedom of conscience.  Read more

Leprosy Conference Presentation at the Vatican.

Leprosy is still a problem...and these religious leaders are working to fight it

While many in the developed world might consider leprosy a thing of the biblical past, the illness – officially called... Read more

Student-organized 'Women Betrayed' rally against Planned Parenthood at US Capitol in Washington D.C. on July 28, 2015.

'Women Betrayed' by Planned Parenthood speak out against abortion giant

Hundreds of women – along with scores of men – gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to... Read more

Doctor with female patient (file photo).

IUDs for teens? Endangering, not empowering, docs say

Medical professionals blasted the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent recommendation that long term contraceptives are the best way for teen... Read more

Divine Mercy Crossfit in Denver, Colorado.

Catholic CrossFit gym lifts Colo. priests

A Catholic CrossFit gym in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is bringing a whole new meaning to redemptive suffering.    Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014.

Pope Francis meets with doctor who saved his life

Pope Francis met recently with Dr. Juan Carlos Parodi, the Argentinean surgeon who operated on him for gall bladder failure... Read more