The de-sciencing of American medicine and what it means for you

The de-sciencing of American medicine and what it means for you

With all the talk about “evidence-based medicine,” you might think that doctors were becoming much more focused on rigorous science. But like the names attached to bills in Congress—such as the Affordable Care Act, which outlaws affordable insurance—the language used in the movement to fundamentally transform America and American medicine usually means the opposite of…
Canon law professor says church did not foresee crimes by bishops

Canon law professor says church did not foresee crimes by bishops

CNS—The 1983 Code of Canon Law did not anticipate crimes being committed by bishops that could result in their laicization, according to a canon law professor at The Catholic University of America. Jesuit Father Robert Kaslyn, who has taught courses in laicization, said the Second Vatican Council has also made it more complicated to remove…
McCarrick permanently stripped of ministry and clerical state

McCarrick permanently stripped of ministry and clerical state

CNA—The Archdiocese of Newark released a list of names of credibly accused clergy on Wednesday, including disgraced former archbishop of the diocese Theodore McCarrick. The archdiocese listed McCarrick as “permanently removed from ministry,” although a final verdict is still pending in his canonical process. On Feb. 13, all the Catholic dioceses of New Jersey released…
Just Announced: 70th Official Church-recognized Miracle at Lourdes

Just Announced: 70th Official Church-recognized Miracle at Lourdes

CNA — Another miracle was officially recognized at the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France, the 70th Lourdes miracle recognized by the Catholic Church. The miracle was officially declared by Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonin of Beauvais, France on Feb. 11, the World Day of the Sick and the feast day of Our Lady…
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