Transgender patients “need to know they are welcome and they will not be looked down upon” if they come to Catholic institutions seeking treatment, says Sister Carol Keehan.
The pope greeted the children and “exchanged some words of comfort with the parents who are caring for their children in their tiring and painful trials.”
The willingness to use CHIP as a bargaining tactic highlight the misplaced priorities of the current congressional leadership.
In our churches and parishes there can be an enforced invisibility for people living with H.I.V./AIDS. Myths, misunderstanding and prejudice still abound.
The comments came as U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been debating how to overhaul the nation's health insurance laws.