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Discussing death with your parents
Dec 09 2014
The death of a parent can be one of the most difficult times in a person or family’s life.

Donor says helping her pastor an easy decision: ‘He needed a kidney’
Dec 07 2014
A parishioner walks up to her pastor and says, “I want to give you my kidney.”

Diabetes doesn't make life easy, but can be controlled says Baltimore longshoreman
Nov 21 2014
The first time Boston Oliver experienced low blood sugar leading to hypoglycemia or “sugar shock,” he had no idea what was going on.

Catholic doctor who treated patients in Sierra Leone dies from Ebola
Nov 18 2014
A Maryland Catholic doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone died early Nov. 17.

Pope calls abortion, euthanasia, IVF sins ‘against God the creator’
Nov 17 2014
Pope Francis denounced a “false compassion” that would justify abortion, euthanasia, artificial reproduction technologies.

Dad’s kidney keeps daughter going
Nov 17 2014
Not that she wanted to, but Lindsey Duquette couldn’t eat a grapefruit.

Centenarian and pathology pioneer reflects on career and vocation
Nov 15 2014
Sister Paula Marie Phelan has spent most of her life in the same place it started – Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

Institute officials outline alternatives to in vitro for infertile couples
Nov 13 2014
For couples struggling to conceive a child, in vitro fertilization has been a medical standard for the past 30 years.

Stepping onto court a dream come true for student with terminal cancer
Nov 06 2014
Lauren Hill described herself in an ESPN interview as the face of pediatric cancer.

‘Don’t give up hope’: Archbishop responds to woman’s suicide plan
Oct 29 2014
Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland says the Oregon law puts forward illusion and confusion.