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People with disabilities faced more barriers during pandemic, academy says

People with disabilities were often overlooked and faced discrimination in various health care policies and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Pontifical Academy for Life.

To foster inclusiveness, Nigerian nuns mainstream pupils with disabilities

On a sunny afternoon, the Rev. Gideon Oyabugbe, a minister at a local Baptist church, walked into St. Vincent's Centre for Inclusive Education to pick up James, his 8-year-old son. James has autism spectrum disorder, a condition that impairs communication and social interaction.

Bishop: Blanket DNR orders for Britons with learning disabilities ‘immoral’

Medical orders against attempting to resuscitate patients with learning disabilities during the latest COVID-19 lockdown in the U.K. are "wholly unacceptable and immoral," said the bishops of England and Wales.

Blind faith, literally, puts Catholic schools and disabilities in national spotlight

Behind the scenes, groups like the Exceptional Learners Advisory Board are helping ensure students with one or more learning or physical disabilities can thrive at a Catholic school in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Priest born deaf urges sacraments for children with disabilities

It is right and just to ensure all children receive religious education and access to the sacraments, said a priest who was born deaf and became blind 16 years ago.

Open house provides glimpse into triumphs for those with disabilities

Find simple ideas of ways the Church — parishes, schools, affiliated ministries — can be more inclusive of those with physical/mental limitations.

‘Celebrating Differences’ event kicks off renewed effort to serve students with disabilities

Their school uniforms might be the same, but underneath is a person God gifted with a unique set of abilities and challenges to overcome.

New fund equips Catholic schools to serve students with disabilities

A newly established Arizona Catholic Schools Fund for Disabled Students allows schools to better serve students with a range of learning disabilities, physical or mobility challenges, blindness and low vision or who are hearing impaired.

Catholic dads take a closer look at St. Joseph as ‘pillar of the family’

Joe Herman, a longtime member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish in Astoria, Oregon, was named after his grandfather, not St. Joseph.

First Communion recipient overcomes obstacle, gives hope to others

Carson Crosby, a student at St. Anthony Catholic School in Columbus who received his first Communion this spring, faced a unique challenge.