Medical Ethics

North Carolina Pentecostal church ordered to close after coronavirus outbreak

By Yonat Shimron — October 26, 2020

(RNS) — An abatement order was issued for the United House of Prayer for All People after an outbreak of COVID-19 led to more than 121 cases and at least three deaths.

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Anti-vaxxers in America go back 300 years

By Mark Silk — September 29, 2019

Benjamin Franklin was at the center of it.

Why the Catholic Church lost in Ireland

By Mark Silk — May 29, 2018

The failure was partly intellectual.

What living with a death sentence can teach all of us about life

By Jonathan Merritt — February 6, 2018

(RNS) — ‘If someone found cancer to be a gift, wonderful. But there is a certain cruelty to asking suffering people to bear the weight of other people’s theological conundrums,’ Christian historian Kate Bowler tells RNS’ Jonathan Merritt. (Commentary)

HHS Civil Rights Office to protect freedom of conscience

By Thomas Reese — January 19, 2018

When HHS does get around to writing its rules, it would do well to listen to the Catholic Health Association in developing rules that protect individual consciences but do not discriminate.

‘Changing Our Minds’ explores psychedelic drugs and spiritual healing

By Kimberly Winston — June 13, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) There are sometimes positive spiritual and religious changes for addicts, wounded warriors and the seriously depressed who take these drugs under clinical supervision — a key component of the treatment.

This woman’s abortion story will challenge your beliefs – no matter what they are

By Jonathan Merritt — February 14, 2017

No matter which side of the abortion debate you’re on, Kassi Underwood will challenge your beliefs. In her book, “May Cause Love: An Unexpected Journey of Enlightenment After Abortion,” she admits her abortion was emotionally painful, which pro-lifers will like. But she claims her abortion led to enlightenment and brought her closer to God, which […]

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