Catholic Hospitals

Possible merger of Catholic and secular health systems raises concerns

Catholic Herald UK, January 5, 2021 An expected merger between a secular and Catholic health system in the state of Washington has raised concerns of citizens and secular hospitals in the region that seek and offer care Catholic hospitals may not offer. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital... read more

Vatican all but wipes out conservative order of nuns for ‘too much prayer’

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSite News, June 7, 2019 All but five of the 39 Little Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, a conservative French religious order, have been relieved of their vows by the Vatican after refusing to submit to a group of Vatican-appointed commissioners led by a... read more

Hospitals trace their origins to early Christianity

By John Burger | Jan 21, 2019 Pope Francis' moves to extend healthcare to the very poor are part of a long tradition in the Church. Few words in the English language elicit more dread than “going to the hospital.” The phrase conjures up all kinds of images, including surgery, battling... read more

Bishop Tells Catholic Politicians Who Support Abortion to Repent and Become Pro-Life

By Micaiah Bilger   Jan 2, 2019   |  Dublin, Ireland Pro-abortion politicians should repent for promoting the destruction of human life, Irish Catholic Bishop Kevin Doran said Tuesday. Ireland officially legalized abortion Jan. 1, a dark new era for the once strongly pro-life nation. New... read more

Palliative sedation, an end-of-life practice that is legal everywhere

Note from Elizabeth Wickham of LifeTree: This article in the Pittsburg paper makes it clear that at least the Palliative Sedation part of palliative medicine is hardly any different from physician assisted suicide. But there are few articles to explain the death hastening nature of palliative... read more

Irish Catholic hospitals ‘will have to perform abortions’

12 June 2018 Irish hospitals with a Catholic ethos will be expected to carry out abortions when new laws on terminations come into effect, the Irish prime minister has said. Leo Varadkar said doctors, nurses or midwives could opt out of performing procedures on conscience grounds.  However,... read more

Is This Hospital Takeover Permitted? Ask the Catholic Church

Vatican can weigh in on acquisitions or mergers between Catholic hospitals and non-Catholic entities Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila, center, requested the Vatican review a proposed union between Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. ‘They need to know what’s going on’ in Rome,... read more

Catholic Marriage Counselor Fired Because of her Religious Beliefs

By Todd Starnes - May 15, 2018 A Catholic social worker says she was fired after she refused to compromise her religious beliefs regarding marriage. Kathleen Lorentzen, of Saginaw, Michigan said her bosses at HealthSource Saginaw told her she had to “be a social worker first and a Catholic... read more

Cardinal, hospital staff urge Illinois legislators to act on gun bill

by Joyce Duriga, Catholic News Service Politics, Apr 18, 2018 CHICAGO — Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich called on Illinois legislators to pass a bill that tightens restrictions on gun shop owners and helps stem the flow of illegal guns into Illinois during an April 17 news conference at Loyola... read more

Pope cancels audience with Papal Foundation donors

By Staff Reporter, March 24, 2018 Members had complained about a $25 million grant requested by the Pope. Pope Francis has called off a meeting with members the Papal Foundation, a charity that has been deeply divided over a request from Pope Francis to give a large donation to a scandal-hit... read more

Aldermen approve $5.6M subsidy for Presence Health despite flap over abortion services, birth control

CCI Editor's Note: Calling all Catholics - Please take the time to write or call Cardinal Blase Cupich and ask him how a hospital can call itself Catholic when it facilitates the prescription of abortifacient contraceptives and referrals for abortion, claiming they don't intervene. Apparently for... read more

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