VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In the week leading up to the third annual World Day of the Poor, St. Peter’s Square is a snapshot of Francis’ agenda of a 'poor Church for the poor,' as homeless and impoverished people find medical help and a welcoming and warm respite in the cold weather leading up to the holidays.
CHICAGO (RNS) — A group of Chicago churches is joining a growing trend of congregations paying off medical debt for the people in their communities and beyond — and hoping to start a movement.
(The Conversation) — As a practicing physician who teaches large numbers of medical students and residents, I believe that sharing well wishes benefits us in all sorts of ways that are not reflected in medical outcomes.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — Jean Vanier’s core principle of 'Eat together, pray together, celebrate together' forms the basis for Friendship House, where students share living space with people with disabilities.
(RNS) — As our medical system grows more fast-paced, impersonal and complex, hospital chaplains end up helping patients decipher next steps and counseling burned-out practitioners.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — In Israel, several prominent rabbis have signed a document that reads, "Whoever isn't vaccinated is a murderer."
(USA Today) — 'I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie,' Pope Francis posted on Twitter. 'Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him in his tender embrace.'
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The comments came as U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been debating how to overhaul the nation's health insurance laws.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The university had fought the federal health care law's original mandate on religious grounds.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame previously offered coverage through a third party, which allowed the university to meet the requirement while maintaining its religious opposition to contraceptives.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican court on Saturday (Oct. 14) convicted the former president of the pope's children's hospital of diverting some $500,000 in donations to renovate a cardinal's ...
LONDON (RNS) — The baby died after his parents gave up a protracted legal battle with a London hospital over whether he could be successfully treated in the United States for a rare genetic condition.
LONDON (USA Today) — The couple has now conceded that Charlie should be moved to a hospice but hope to assemble a team of specialist doctors so they can spend more time with him before his life-support is switched off.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — This week protesters carried poster-sized death certificates and a cardboard coffin.
LONDON (AP) — The Vatican also said in a statement Monday evening that Francis 'feels especially close to them at this time of immense suffering.'