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Pope Francis.

Pope Francis to have surgery for cataracts next year

Mar 30, 2018

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

Pope Francis.

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

Mar 3, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Mar 1, 2018

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

Feb 16, 2018

By Perry West

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'

Feb 12, 2018

By Perry West

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

May 19, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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'

Mar 2, 2017

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

Oct 14, 2016

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

Jun 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Jul 29, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

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

Oct 12, 2014

By Hillary Mast

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

Sep 19, 2014

By Kate Veik

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

May 28, 2014

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

Bishop Cirilo B. Flores. Courtesy of the Diocese of San Diego.

San Diego bishop recovering after stroke

Apr 21, 2014

Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego is “alert and in good spirits” after suffering a stroke on the afternoon of... Read more

Bishop Fernando Isern of Pueblo. CNA file photo.

Pueblo bishop resigns due to poor health

Jun 13, 2013

Pope Francis announced on June 13 that he has accepted the early resignation of Bishop Fernando Isern of Pueblo, Colo.,... Read more