January 20, 2017

Colorado’s Aid-in-Dying Law in Disarray as Big Catholic Health Systems Opt Out

(STAT News) – Nearly one-third of Colorado’s hospitals are refusing to offer terminally ill patients the option of physician-assisted suicide — even though voters last fall overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative legalizing the practice. And two of the state’s biggest … Read More

January 13, 2017

In Majority Catholic Philippines, Duterte Orders Better Access to Birth Control

(NPR) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to expand access to contraception, especially for poor women. By 2018, he instructs, all poor households in the country should have “zero unmet need for modern family planning.” Duterte’s executive … Read More

January 6, 2017

Researchers Are Feeding Priests Psychedelic Drugs in the Interest of Science

(Quartz) – Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins … Read More

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