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A court in Scotland has ruled that two Catholic midwives have a right to refuse to help in any way with abortions or scheduling abortions. The Edinburgh court upheld last Wednesday the right to conscientious objection for Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood. They had lost an early case, when a judge found that sched...read more
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Here is a message from the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, marking today's 6th World Autism Awareness Day. * * * "Dearest brothers …read more
Today's World Down Syndrome Day is now in its second year of recognition by the United Nations. A statement on the Day from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirms that discrimination …read more
This afternoon Pope Francis made a surprise visit to Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mejia, a patient in the Pius XI Roman Clinic. The Pope himself reported to the cardinals at his meeting with them …read more
There is an interesting juxtaposition of articles in the Feb. 27, 2013, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The first piece is a moving account of a medical …read more
This week, a bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives called the Health Care Conscience Rights Act of 2013. Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the US bishops' Ad …read more