I still take considerable issue and umbrage with the Archbishop's plan to have a separate entity make the review and decision for him. I can't tell you how much a look up to and admire bishops that take into their own hands their responsibility make decisions!
While I appreciate the opportunity given to Caritas Christi to serve the poor through this agreement, I wish to reaffirm that this agreement can only be realized if the moral obligations for Catholic hospitals as articulated in the Ethical and Religious Directives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are fulfilled at all times and in all cases. In order to assure me that this agreement will provide for the integrity of the Catholic identity and practices of Caritas Christi Health Care System, I have asked the National Catholic Bioethics Center to review the agreement and to assure me that it is faithful to Catholic principles.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Perhaps it is not too late in Boston
It seems there is reason to hope that the Boston Archdiocese will not go forward with the insane idea of working with abortion providers and making referrals for abortions. The following was posted on Catholic World News: