• Vatican unveils updated healthcare charter as new ethical questions arise

    Vatican unveils updated healthcare charter as new ethical questions arise

    • Feb 12, 2017

    Professor Antonio Gioacchino Spagnolo, director of the Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, spoke to journalists at the Feb. 6 presentation of a new charter regarding advances in science and how they should be applied alongside the Church’s Magisterium.

  • Priest’s life captures broader drama of Catholicism in India

    Priest’s life captures broader drama of Catholicism in India

    • Dec 20, 2016

    In many ways, 93-year-old Monsignor Nereus Rodrigues was the kind of pastor who “carries the smell of his sheep,” long before Pope Francis started using that vocabulary. He’s been a pioneer in both Catholic schools and Catholic health care in India, believing both have reshaped Indian society.

  • No easy answers to pastoral questions on assisted suicides

    No easy answers to pastoral questions on assisted suicides

    • Apr 5, 2016

    BALTIMORE (CNS) — As Canada prepares for the legalization of assisted suicide throughout the country in June and nearly half of the U.S. states take up some kind of legislative proposal on the topic this year, questions arise about its pastoral implications. What should a hospital chaplain do if confronted