Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bishop Olmstead strips hospital of Catholic status over abortion

Enough is enough! I was happy to hear that Bishop Olmstead is sticking to his guns and laying down the law, but sad to hear that this "Catholic" hospital is refusing to change its ways.

Via CNA: Citing numerous and ongoing violations of Catholic teaching, including an instance of abortion, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has declared that St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center can no longer call itself a Catholic institution.

The bishop announced his decision in a press conference at diocesan headquarters Dec. 21. It follows months of negotiations with officials for St. Joseph’s and its parent company, Catholic Healthcare West.

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