Disabilities

Catholic News Service June 26, 2019
English bishops welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling that a pregnant mentally disabled woman did not need to have an abortion.
The Rimmers’ visit brought headlines and an apology from the dean of the chapel and inspired a debate about how churches treat children and adults with autism after Rimmer was asked to remove 9-year-old Tristan, who has autism, for making too much noise.
A prayer gathering at Friendship House in Fayetteville
At a new residential complex in North Carolina, graduate students and adults with developmental disabilities share living quarters and meet in prayer.
Pro-life advocates pass the U.S. Supreme Court during the annual March for Life on Jan. 18 in Washington. Disability rights groups are not often prominent in pro-life demonstrations. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Disability rights and pro-life groups adhere to the same basic principle—that humans have inherent dignity based on who they are, not what they can do. But they don’t always recognize their common ground.
Catholic News Service May 17, 2019
Gathered in a makeshift chapel around a simple pine casket, members of L'Arche communities and Faith and Light groups from around the world mourned the passing of Jean Vanier and celebrated his life, his wisdom, his holiness and humanity.
America This Week May 09, 2019
This week's guest is Jim McDermott, S.J.