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Nov 21, 2019 - 02:30 am .- The dignity of the human person can be recognized and affirmed through loving medical care to the sick and injured, Pope Francis told the staff of St. Louis Catholic Hospital in Bangkok Thursday.
Sep 30, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- After Alan Nichols' death by voluntary euthanasia at a British Columbia hospital in July, his family have questioned the imprecision of Canada's requirements for euthanasia and assisted suicide, which include having “a grievous and irremediable medical condition.”
Sep 16, 2019 - 03:59 pm .- Dr. Leana Wen, the former president of Planned Parenthood whom the board fired in July amid a dispute over the group’s mission, is reportedly still locked in a contract disagreement with the board over the terms of her exit.
Aug 20, 2019 - 09:30 am .- A hospital boat named the “Pope Francis” set sail this week in the Amazon River to bring medical care to rural populations.
Jul 24, 2019 - 10:37 am .- The Eritrean government’s recent closure of all Catholic-run health clinics in the country will have devastating effects for the people of the country, warned the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need.
Jul 16, 2019 - 03:52 pm .- Citing disagreements with board leaders over whether Planned Parenthood should focus on health care or abortion advocacy, the organization’s president has been forced out.
Jul 9, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- As the Eritrean government continues to seize and close Catholic healthcare sites throughout the country, the Church has denounced the intimidation used during the nationalization.
Jun 26, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The head of the Eritrean Catholic Church has called for the Church's faithful to observe the current fasting season in response to the government's seizure and closing of 22 Church-run health clinics earlier this month.
Jun 18, 2019 - 02:26 pm .- The Eritrean Catholic Church has criticized the government of the one-party state for seizing and closing its 22 health clinics throughout the country last week.
Jun 15, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Kenya's High Court ruled Wednesday that rape victims whose pregnancy threatens their life or health have a right to procure abortion.
Mar 21, 2019 - 11:08 am .- Meeting with pediatricians at the Vatican on Thursday, Pope Francis encouraged the medical professionals to be “promoters of a culture of solidarity and inclusive health.”
Mar 18, 2019 - 01:17 pm .- Meeting with representatives of a charismatic group dedicated to caring for the sick, Pope Francis on Monday emphasized the need for tenderness as the natural Christian response to human suffering.
Mar 7, 2019 - 07:28 pm .- In response to the growing number of patients with kidney conditions in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Catholic charitable agency Caritas is implementing plans to set up a kidney dialysis clinic in the region.
Feb 20, 2019 - 04:36 pm .- A doctor at a Catholic health system in Ohio has been fired after being accused of prescribing excessive doses of drugs to at least 30 ailing patients, some near death and some not. The accusations have also prompted the suspension of 20 hospital staff and over a dozen lawsuits alleging wrongful death.
Nov 16, 2018 - 03:02 pm .- A member for Canadian Physicians for Life says requiring provision of assisted suicide by Catholic hospitals and by hospices will have disastrous results for palliative care throughout the country.
Nov 16, 2018 - 11:18 am .- Pope Francis visited Friday the temporary medical clinics serving Rome’s poor and homeless in St. Peter's Square this week.
Jul 15, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- Kenya's high court is considering the state of health care in the country, as it hears a case brought on behalf of a young woman who died last month from complications which were related to a back-alley abortion she procured in 2014.
May 29, 2018 - 01:33 pm .- A month after the death of UK toddler Alfie Evans, the Vatican's Bambino Gesu children's hospital issued a new charter on the “rights of the incurable child,” outlining basic rights for both parents and children.
May 28, 2018 - 10:05 am .- Ideologies which do not acknowledge and uphold the dignity of human life must be resisted and the Catholic Church’s teaching on life affirmed, Pope Francis told a group of Catholic doctors Monday.
May 2, 2018 - 04:08 pm .- The leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50 is not car accidents or cancer, but drug overdoses.