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by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2021 / 16:00 pm As the Biden administration prepares to require COVID-19 vaccinations at many workplaces, a Catholic bioethicist urged the administration to keep an alternative to vaccinations in place – weekly testing. Last Thursday, President Joe Biden announced that his administration would

by Autumn Jones, Joe Bukuras Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 17, 2021 / 10:28 am The National Catholic Bioethics Center on Tuesday recalled that its guidance on vaccination against the coronavirus is drawn from the full range of Church teaching on the common good, conscience, and charity. A bioethics think tank that

by Alejandro Bermudez, Carl Bunderson Denver Newsroom, Aug 11, 2021 / 17:32 pm Amid disagreement among Catholic leaders over whether there is a moral obligation to receive a coronavirus vaccine, board members at the National Catholic Bioethics Center have told CNA that Blase Cardinal Cupich has urged that the center

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2021 / 13:01 pm As workplaces have begun to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, some Catholic institutions insist that conscience exemptions are necessary. In addition, priests should be allowed to support Catholics who conscientiously refuse COVID-19 vaccines, says one bioethicist. “It is Catholic

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Jul 29, 2021 / 18:29 pm The Catholic health care network Ascension will mandate coronavirus vaccination for its employees, physicians, volunteers, and vendors. It cited a need for more action to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic and promised some exemptions to the mandate for people

Santa Fe, N.M., Mar 10, 2021 / 07:01 pm MT (CNA).- The New Mexico legislature could soon pass an assisted suicide bill that is “the worst in the nation”, Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe has said, lamenting “bills that threaten vulnerable life.” Wester said H.B. 47, which would legalize

CNA Staff, Feb 14, 2021 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- A Catholic doctor called on Sunday for an independent inquiry into reports that COVID-19 patients with learning disabilities have been given “do not resuscitate” notices during the second wave of the virus in the U.K. Fr. Patrick Pullicino, a neurologist

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jan 6, 2021 / 12:25 am MT (CNA).- Los Angeles County has announced it is limiting non-COVID emergency care, due to hospitals having reached a “point of crisis” during the pandemic, promoting ethicists to discuss whether the act is justified. On Monday, the Emergency Medical

Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way

By Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Sep 10, 2020 / 03:01 am MT (CNA).- A young Portland, Oregon area medical professional this year was fired for objecting to certain medical procedures on the grounds of her Catholic faith. She was fired not from a secular hospital, however, but from a Catholic