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Health

 

Rediscover how to draw near to others

The work of doctors and nurses is not just a profession but above all a service. Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, President of the Pontifical Council for ...

What must be done

“The Holy See wishes to express its appreciation to the local Catholic Church in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for its timely response to the ...

The peace process in the southern Philippines has begun

After four decades of guerilla war, 17 years of negotiation and more than 120,000 dead, an agreement was signed yesterday between the Filipino Government and ...

People before patients

An interdisciplinary approach to therapies, parental involvement, persistence in completing treatment, with special attention to the spiritual and ethical dimension as well as the speed ...

In health freedom for all

“To assure that healthcare for all does not mean freedom for few”: this was stressed by bishops of the United States in a note by ...

A fitting occasion for intensifying the service of charity

On Sunday, 27 January 2013 we will celebrate the 60th World Day for the fight against leprosy, a malady that is as old as it ...

Good Samaritans for a suffering humanity

The attitude of the Good Samaritan, knelt in front of our suffering brothers and sisters, was re-proposed by Benedict XVI in his Message for the ...

Reserves of love for the suffering

“Reserves of love” for the suffering. This is how the Pope described doctors, nurses and all those who guarantee religious assistance in clinics and hospitals ...

Help in respecting freedom

There have been new appeals in the United States urging authorities to implement changes to the health reform in such a way as to ensure ...

In the non-existent hospital where bodies and souls are treated

“Hospital as a place of evangelization, a human and spiritual mission”: will be the theme of the 27th International Conference organized by the Pontifical Council ...

Health is a right that must be guaranteed

Everyone should be guaranteed the right of access to the means necessary for assuring their health. The Holy Father wrote these words in his Message ...

To emerge from the shadows

The World Day of the Sick serves to refocus everyone’s attention on a fact: illness exists. Unfortunately Western society has such confused ideas on this ...

Health and citizenship

How can one reconcile the idea of citizenship with blaming someone for illness, interpreted in terms of its cost to society as a whole? This ...

The weakest women pay

The most used contraceptive in sub-Saharan Africa doubles the risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to scientific research published in the medical journal, The ...

Eliminate the imperfect

Looking around we realize it. We no longer see “imperfect” children, marked by genetic disorders. These children are censured by the media, sheltered by families ...

Anatomy of a catastrophe

In the last ten years we have been targets of warnings of supposed world catastrophes, which are inflated by the media only to rapidly disappear ...

Psychiatry gone mad

In December 2006, in a small town near Boston, Rebecca Riley, a four-year-old child, died. The cause of death was a combination of drugs which ...

A film to fight AIDS

Even a short film can contribute to combating the AIDS virus. Loyola Productions of the Jesuits of Lusaka, Zambia, will soon produce twenty stories narrated ...

Free medicine and adequate assistance for those with AIDS

At the end of 2010, more than 34 million people in the world were suffering from the AIDS virus. Only 5 % of them receive ...

Defending the dignity of human life from concepts which stand against natural law

We are publishing the Statement of Interpretation pronounced on 10 June in New York by Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt, Permanent Observer of the Holy See ...

A real cure and prevention

Young people who use drugs quickly learn first-hand the damage they do and they are able to describe it exactly, according to a recently published ...

Those in need of care must not be forgotten or marginalized

“ If every person is our brother or sister, especially the weak, the sick and those in need of care must be the focus of ...

God wants to heal the whole of man

On Thursday, 11 February, the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes and the 18th World Day of the Sick, the Holy Father presided in St ...

Bearing witness to the Gospel by being with the sick

The Pastoral Care of Health represents the Church's own activity in the health-care sector. It is the specific expression of her mission and makes manifest ...

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