(RNS) — Michael Hickson, quadriplegic, husband and father of five, died June 11 after a hospital denied him treatment for COVID-19 and due to his preexisting disabilities.
(RNS) — With the coming decision about who gets the first doses of lifesaving drugs, we will have the rare immediate second chance to acknowledge our mistake and reverse course.
(RNS) — In this national emergency, the government’s program of protecting profits is putting all of us at risk.
(RNS) — The 5,000 N95 respiratory masks had been forgotten until the cathedral’s chief stonemason, Joseph Alonso, stumbled on them in an unfinished area of the crypt level early this month.
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 ...