Public Health in Global Perspective – press conference

| 30 Settembre 2021

This Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life – the twenty-seventh assembly since 1994, the year the Academy was founded – has as its theme Public Health in Global Perspective. Pandemic, Bioethics, Future. This is not an Assembly about the pandemic, but about what we have learned from the pandemic and what guidelines we should follow […]

Vaccination is life!

| 2 Luglio 2021

It has now become a kind of mantra that vaccines belong to everyone. Indeed, they are health essentials, necessary in many cases for even survival itself. But as Pope Francis often reminds us, vaccinations also affect the common good and justice: “If a pharmaceutical can cure a disease, it should be available to everyone, otherwise […]

On Being Catholic Healthcare Professionals in the Time of Pandemic

| 26 Marzo 2021

Let me first thank Doctor. Vincenzo De Filippis and Monsignor Jacques Suaudeau for their invitation to open this meeting of the FEAMC Bureau with a brief reflection on being Catholic doctors in this time of pandemic.  It is a reflection that takes on special meaning because of the liturgical season that we are in now: […]

The church must go out

| 15 Gennaio 2021

Nowadays, the church cannot be a mere guardian of ideas and beliefs, however good and righteous that may be. The mystery of life, that is, the way God dwells in history, must not only be safeguarded and protected, but also pragmatically proclaimed as much as possible, because men and women on this planet need to […]

AI, Food for All

| 24 Settembre 2020

Life for Everyone We dream that the day will come soon when all women and men, the elderly and children, healthy and sick, the weak and the strong, everyone, no one left out, will be able to banquet together at one table, enjoying food that is hearty, and comforting drink.  Our dream is that the […]

Revised chemical abortion guidelines in Italy

| 18 Agosto 2020

On August 12, 2020, the Italian Ministry of Health issued revised “Guidelines for the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy Using Mifepristone and Prostaglandin.”  Their reach is limited geographically but the issues they reflect are global. To begin, these revised Ministry of Health Guidelines are not themselves likely to change anyone’s already-existing basic positions with respect to […]