(RNS) — A controversy over a Seattle man’s blessing at a Catholic church points up the differences between a peaceful death and assisted suicide.
(RNS) — What's different this time around is that the nuns are divided, with some sisters objecting that the Equality Act could force Catholic hospitals to perform services that they consider immoral.
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.
(RNS) If the religious groups win on blocking contraception coverage, some attorneys argue the ruling could easily apply to decisions about care at the end of life.
(RNS) The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all employees receive free birth control coverage. The decision by the Catholic Health Association puts the hospitals at odds with the Catholic hierarchy, which last week rejected the White House’s final regulations.
(RNS) In a blow to the Obama administration and a boon for the Catholic bishops, the influential Catholic Health Association that supported health care reform has rejected the White House’s proposals that were aimed at addressing faith-based objections to the controversial contraception mandate. By David Gibson.