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A Black mother holds her infant child. (iStock/Goodboy Picture Company)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mary Haddad
Maternal mortality has reached alarming levels in the U.S., especially in the Black community. The Catholic Health Association strongly supports a package of laws to better care for mothers and infants.
a man with grey hair in a white medical coat poses for a headshot
John Burger - OSV News
Dr. Michael Brescia, who prescribed love as an antidote to calls for assisted suicide, died at his home in Yorktown Heights, New York, surrounded by immediate family the evening of April 19. He was 90.
white and purple boxes of the drug mifepristone
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In recent weeks, the battle over abortion focused on mifepristone, a drug used in more than half of all abortions in the United States and which can also be used following a miscarriage.
A woman holds aloft an opened copy of the Quran in a prayer space.
FaithShort Take
David E. Nantais
Catholic health care providers aim to heal the whole human person—body, mind and spirit. That means providing accommodations for to meet the needs of Muslim patients.
FaithOf Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Mustard Seed Communities began as a response to the needs of abandoned and disabled children in Jamaica, and God is present even in the midst of the suffering faced by people there.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
This week on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast,” Gloria speaks with Dr. Amanda Joy Calhoun about the deep vestiges of racism in our medical institutions and the strategies she is using to challenge them in her own practice.