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Persons with disabilities - Latest News
Sep 5, 2019 - 11:24 am .- More than 20 years ago, Ann Pollak traveled to Calcutta, hoping to volunteer alongside Mother Teresa. The experience would spark a years-long process that would eventually lead her to adopt a severely handicapped child from one of the care centers run by the Missionaries of Charity.
Jul 9, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The mother of a 4 year-old with Down syndrome is suing the National Health Service of the United Kingdom for what she claims was a failure to offer her a prenatal test for the disability.
Jun 26, 2019 - 01:10 pm .- In the face of an increasingly ‘eugenic’ mentality toward people with disabilities in Europe -- exemplified in the recent overturned forced abortion case -- a Catholic disability expert says parishes should be looking at how to further support people with disabilities and their families.
Jan 10, 2019 - 03:13 pm .- While many disability groups fought the initial push to legalize assisted suicide in Canada three years ago, they are having to fight again as efforts to expand access to assisted suicide to the disabled in the country continue.
Aug 3, 2018 - 03:01 am .- A Disability Awareness Conference in Saginaw, Michigan this week encouraged parishes to create an inclusive and accessible environment for those with disabilities.
Apr 20, 2018 - 04:26 pm .- In the Catholic Church, the spoken language is central to the liturgy: we recite the Nicene Creed as one, we praise the Lord with the Gloria that we sing, and we bow our heads to hear the blessing we receive at the end of Mass. But there’s a different reality for hearing impaired and deaf Catholics around the world.  
Mar 16, 2018 - 05:09 pm .- A federal judge has blocked a law from taking effect next week which bans abortions after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Mar 9, 2018 - 10:30 am .- The states of Utah and Pennsylvania are considering legislation that would ban abortions solely due to a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, in an effort to protect babies with disabilities from discrimination.
Oct 26, 2017 - 03:01 am .- In her own words, Bridget Brown is “a self-advocate, an inclusion advocate, an actress… and a young woman with Down syndrome.” She also loves her life and wants others to know that each and every person is precious.  
Oct 21, 2017 - 02:01 am .- The Church must learn “how to encounter disabled people today, how to allow them to have an encounter with Christ in the silence of their own interior and in the signs that indicate his presence in brothers; how to foster their commitment to witness and to be protagonists in the community as catechists, and therefore believers who transmit the faith, living it and teaching it,” Archbishop Rino Fisichella said Friday.
Oct 19, 2017 - 03:03 am .- A leading expert on faith and disabilities has said that people with disabilities are an essential aspect of the Church's life and mission, and that parishes which exclude them are “incomplete.”
Sep 19, 2017 - 06:02 am .- A United Nations committee addressing the rights of disabled people has rebuked the U.K. for how people with disabilities are portrayed by the government and seen in the media, with one expert expressing concern for attitudes which may lead to euthanasia. 
Aug 17, 2017 - 03:08 am .- On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That’s because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf.
Apr 8, 2017 - 05:32 am .- U.S. immigration authorities should show mercy on a detained Catholic mother with a special needs child, who fled Mexico when drug cartels began to persecute her family, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati said this week.
Feb 2, 2017 - 12:06 am .- Most fathers like to share their hobbies with their sons. But for José Manuel this proved a challenge – given that his fourth child Pablo suffers from a severe form of cerebral palsy.
Jan 2, 2017 - 07:23 pm .- For the estimated 5,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, parish participation can be difficult.
Nov 27, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Physician-assisted suicide has been a subject of controversy for several years, but Liz Carr is taking the issue somewhere it has never been before: the musical theatre.
Nov 23, 2016 - 02:23 pm .- A French court has drawn international backlash for ruling that a popular video showing happy children with Down syndrome was “inappropriate” for French television.
Nov 22, 2016 - 03:22 am .- The kingship of Christ is lived out through service to those in need, said the homilist at the annual Washington, D.C. Mass for those with special needs and those who care for them.
Jul 7, 2016 - 03:02 am .- On July 1, Kara Jackson crossed the 40th state off her list.