- Jan 19, 2020
A federal judge declined for now to compel a Michigan-based Catholic health system to advance legal costs for a doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 Ohio hospital patients.
Health care professionals always must “promote the dignity and life of each person and reject any compromise in the direction of euthanasia, assisted suicide or suppression of life, even in the case of terminal illness,” Pope Francis said.
The Australian government said it will make changes to religious freedom legislation concerning religious hospitals and aged-care facilities, after the Catholic Church pushed for changes to a recently released draft legislation package.
With so many changes and huge technological advancements in the field of medicine, health care must always be at the service of the whole individual, including a supportive relationship between patient and medical professionals, Pope Francis said.
Even before the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon begins, a new church initiative in the region set sail: the Pope Francis Hospital Ship.
A leading senior care and wellness community in Massachusetts has become a member of the Carmelite System, a Catholic not-for-profit health network sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm.