April 8, 2024

Vatican Blasts Gender-Affirming Surgery, Surrogacy and Gender Theory as Violations of Human Dignity

(Associated Press) – The Vatican on Monday declared gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy as grave violations of human dignity, putting them on par with abortion and euthanasia as practices that it said reject God’s plan for human life. The Vatican’s doctrine … Read More

February 20, 2024

The Powerful Constraints on Medical Care in Catholic Hospitals Across America

(KFF Health News) – The Catholic Church’s directives are often at odds with accepted medical standards, especially in areas of reproductive health, according to physicians and other medical practitioners. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ clinical guidelines for managing … Read More

January 9, 2024

Pope Francis Calls for a Universal Ban on Surrogacy. He Says It Exploits Mother and Child

(Associated Press) – Pope Francis called Monday for a universal ban on what he called the “despicable” practice of surrogate motherhood, as he included the “commercialization” of pregnancy in an annual speech listing threats to global peace and human dignity. … Read More

December 5, 2023

Why Psychedelics Produce Some of the Most Meaningful Experiences in People’s Lives

(Vox) – Despite the past two decades of research documenting the tight relationship between psychedelics and meaningful experiences, we still know surprisingly little about what’s actually going on in the brain when psychedelic-assisted meaning sets in. In a paper published … Read More