"The procedure performed at St. Joseph's…cannot be described as an abortion"

Anyone who’s been following the still-unfolding story in Phoenix should take time to read this compelling and revealing posting by Grant Gallicho at dotCommonweal: Last summer, Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix asked Catholic Healthcare West to provide a moral analysis of the case that started this controversy. So CHW secured the services of the moral theologian M. [Read More...]

BREAKING: Phoenix hospital stripped of Catholic status – UPDATED

Details, from the wires: A Phoenix hospital has been stripped of its ability to call itself Catholic because of a surgery that ended a woman’s pregnancy to save her life. Bishop Thomas Olmsted announced the decision to remove St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Catholic status at a news conference Tuesday. Olmsted says “the equal [Read More...]