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Obama moves to rescind `conscience clauseâÂ?Â? for healthcare workers

By Tracy Gordon — February 28, 2009

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Obama administration announced Friday (Feb. 27) plans to rescind regulations that allow healthcare workers to abstain from performing medical procedures they object to on moral grounds. The Bush administration authored the rule shortly before leaving office last December, primarily to shield those with religious or moral opposition to abortion. It said healthcare […]

NEWS STORY: Did Bishops Muddy Water on Unions and Catholic Healthcare?

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 1999

c. 2000 Religion News Service ST. LOUIS _ A panel of experts on Roman Catholic healthcare issues say the U.S.Catholiuc Conference _ the social action arm of the U.S. bishops _ say the bishops may have muddied the waters with a recent statment on the relationship of unions and the church’s healthcare system. “The impression […]

Help! I have been replaced by an AI

By Thomas Reese — March 27, 2023

(RNS) — An artificially intelligent column on AI, by AI.

Bishops discourage Catholic health care groups from performing gender-affirming care

By Jack Jenkins — March 21, 2023

(RNS) — Opponents of the new ‘doctrinal note’ such as New Ways Ministry, a Catholic LGBTQ outreach organization, blasted the bishops’ statement as ‘neither good theology nor acceptable pastoral care.’

Catholic system pulls out of Connecticut hospital merger

By Associated Press — March 17, 2023

PUTNAM, Conn. (AP) — The proposed merger had raised concerns about the fate of reproductive health in the mostly rural region.

Psychedelic chaplains: In clinical trials, a new form of spiritual guide emerges

By Kathryn Post — December 13, 2022

(RNS) — Spiritual care practitioners are being trained to support patients undergoing psychedelic therapy in clinical trials and decriminalized settings.

How the threat of ‘taxpayer-funded abortion’ is being used to mobilize conservative religious voters

By Ruth Braunstein — October 26, 2022

(The Conversation) — In the midterms, some religious voters may be motivated by the argument that if abortion is funded with tax dollars, it makes them personally complicit in sin.

Nashville’s entangled ‘Prayer Trade’ is a warning to the rest of the country

By David Dark — October 20, 2022

(RNS) — ‘God,’ we might say, is big business and big politics, too, in Nashville.

Faith-based and other relief efforts underway to assist Pakistan flood victims

By Alejandra Molina — August 31, 2022

(RNS) — ‘The humanitarian situation is terrible and could deteriorate without immediate international intervention,’ said Asif Shirazi, Islamic Relief’s country director in Pakistan.

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