- Jul 12, 2020
An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is “deeply concerning” for the bishops of the country, especially since the disease has been found in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million people.
Religions provide hope, meaning and models of behavior that have been proven to promote health, healing and long life, said speakers at a Vatican meeting.
A University of Alabama study exploring the link between faith and health demonstrated that those with a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe had fewer negative health issues related to stress.
While researchers work to tease out the mediating factors in religious services that may hold the secret ingredient to health, there’s little question that religious groups have a lot going for them. More questions need to be asked to understand the whole picture.
China is stepping up its efforts to persuade the international medical community that it has stopped using executed prisoners as organ donors, sending a high-level delegation to a Vatican conference amid continued skepticism that the practice has ended.
Leading Catholic organizations in the U.S. rally together to address the growing concerns in their communities, from immigration to affordable housing. Catholic agencies hope to strengthen their core services through communication and by taking advantage of recent leadership changes.