Catholic hospital system severs ties with Church, changes name

Details: Catholic Healthcare West, one of the nation’s largest hospital systems, is ending its governing board’s affiliation with the Catholic Church and changing its name, two steps intended to help the system expand throughout the states in which it operates _ California, Arizona and Nevada — and beyond. The changes, which executives plan to announce [Read More...]

“This is a sad moment in the life of our country…”

“I cannot imagine a more direct and frontal attack on freedom of conscience than this ruling. This decision must be fought against with all the energies the Catholic Community can muster. For me there is no other fundamental issue as important as this one as we enter into the Presidential and Congressional campaigns. Every candidate [Read More...]

Quote of the day

“In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.  To force American citizens to choose between violating their consciences and forgoing their healthcare is literally unconscionable.It is as much an attack on access to health care as on religious freedom. Historically this represents a challenge and [Read More...]

America’s next top model: a little boy with Down syndrome

This is something wonderful to behold. From AdWeek: One young man is making great strides in the modeling world despite what many might see as a significant impediment—he has Down syndrome. His name is Ryan, and he appears on page 9 of the new Target circular, just a few months after making an appearance in [Read More...]

After 77 years, mother reunited with daughter she gave up for adoption

From the AP comes this remarkable story of enduring love: For most of her 100 years, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the precious baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teen. She hoped, but never imagined, she’d see her Betty Jane again. The cruel act of violence bore in Disbrow an enduring [Read More...]

UPDATE: Judge rules New Jersey nurses do not have to assist with abortions

This story broke in the fall — and a resolution was reached just before Christmas. Details: The nurses in the same-day surgery unit of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey can remain in their current jobs and will only be required to help patients with abortions in a life-threatening emergency when no [Read More...]

Sacrifice: teen forgoes cancer treatment to save her unborn child

Details: Jenni Lake gave birth to a baby boy the month before her 18th birthday, though she was not destined to become just another teenage mother. That much, she knew. While being admitted to the hospital, she pulled her nurse down to her at bed level and whispered into her ear. The nurse would later [Read More...]

“What do I want for Christmas? I want Tim Tebow to walk with me…”

…walk, that is, in the March for Life next month in Washington. The invitation was extended by Allison Howard of Concerned Women for America.  Read about it here.  And watch the video invitation below.  Hey, you never know… [Read more...]

Nun involved in abortion decision “no longer excommunicated” — UPDATED

From a news brief buried in a CNS report over the weekend: A Mercy sister who was automatically excommunicated because of her role on the ethics committee that allowed an abortion to be performed at a Catholic hospital in Phoenix in 2009 is back in good standing in the Catholic Church. In May 2010, officials [Read More...]

Researchers: nuns should take the pill to cut cancer risk

Really? Strange as it sounds, yes: Catholic nuns take a vow of chastity, so you might not think that any sister would need to be on birth control. But oral contraceptive pills have other uses besides preventing pregnancy; in fact, Catholic bioethicists say there is no inherent conflict in nuns (or any other Catholic) taking [Read More...]


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