Catholic Health Association denies split with bishops on health reform

Disputing a December 26 New York Times story, Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, has denied that her organization has split with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops over federal funding for abortion in health care reform legislation.

“There is not a shred of disagreement between CHA and the bishops,” she said. “We believe there is a great possibility and probability that in conference committee we can work toward a solution that will prevent federal funding of abortion.”

~Via Catholic World News.

Related Information:

The Catholic Health Association Supports the Morally Unacceptable Compromise -- Raymond Arroyo at Seen and Unseen

Catholic Health Association Backtracks On Senate Bill -- Deal Hudson at

'Not a shred of disagreement' between CHA, bishops on health reform (CNS) 

New York Times: Catholic hospitals split with bishops over Senate health bill (CWN, 12/28)


  1. Yet on Dec 17th she sided with the Casey amendment and said it would stop funding of abortion. That position is certainly not the same as the USCCB.

    So where is the CHA denunciation of the bill? So far only a reaction to the NYT article and not an actual complaint about the bill.

  2. I don't understand Sister Keehan! I guess what she says depends on what day it is. I assume she is a kool-aid drinker, but I wish I knew what she was smoking, i bet it is some good stuff!


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