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Mar 4, 2017 - 04:09 pm .- Is it ok to abort a baby who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome? What about if you find out the baby is a girl, and you wanted a boy?
Feb 28, 2017 - 02:01 pm .- While physician-assisted suicide is promoted as empowering terminally-ill patients, it could result in the poor being coerced to take their lives, experts warned at an event this week.
Sep 13, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In late July, the worst mass killing in Japan since World War II left 19 people dead and 26 people wounded.
Jul 20, 2016 - 06:21 am .- Pope Francis does not ordinarily celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. But on July 9, he made an exception for a young Italian deaf couple, who were married in the chapel at his residence, Casa Santa Marta.
Jun 11, 2016 - 11:56 am .- No single person is more valuable than another, especially when it comes to those with disabilities, Pope Francis said on Saturday,, insisting that these people have a unique richness, and that discriminating against them is “one of the ugliest things” we can do.
May 17, 2014 - 09:43 am .- Pope Francis met with nearly 5,000 members of apostolates dedicated to the sick and suffering on Saturday, encouraging them to live lives transformed by love and to support others who suffer.
Apr 17, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- During his homily for Holy Thursday’s Mass at a center for disabled persons, Pope Francis reflected on how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, calling it an act of loving service that we ought to imitate.
Feb 20, 2014 - 05:06 pm .- At a Vatican workshop addressing aging and disability, Pope Francis reminded participants that every human being is always dependent on others: a reality that should encourage empathy and inclusion.
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:48 pm .- As the global number of elderly increases, one Vatican advisory group is meeting this week to discuss the many challenges associated with aging and its often accompanying disabilities.
Jul 12, 2013 - 04:12 am .- The International Order of Alhambra, a Catholic fraternal order, has served the intellectually disabled youth and young adults of the world for over a century, and now looks to the future.
Apr 2, 2013 - 06:05 am .- The Vatican is observing World Autism Awareness Day by calling on Christians to recognize the Risen Christ in autistic people and increase solidarity with them.
Jul 31, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- The government of Switzerland has sparked controversy by legalizing a new prenatal test that detects the presence of Down’s Syndrome – a move that could lead to an increase of abortions in the country.
Jun 27, 2012 - 02:07 am .- Two national Catholic groups have released a list of suggested activities to defend religious liberty and reach out charitably to those with disabilities.