Catholic Health Association defies Bishop Olmstead over abortion case
Why doesn’t this surprise me? I suppose it’s because the Catholic Health Association isn’t really a Catholic organization — no organization that upholds abortion can be Catholic. You can’t be both Catholic and pro-abortion.
Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 23, 2010 / 04:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Health Association has once again found itself at odds with Church authority– this time, over Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s decision to revoke the Catholic status of a hospital that admitted to serious ethics violations, including a highly-publicized abortion.
“Catholic Healthcare West and its system hospitals are valued members of the Catholic Health Association,” said that group’s president, Sister Carol Keehan. Her remarks came less than 24 hours after the Bishop of Phoenix stripped one of those hospitals, St. Joseph’s in Phoenix, of its Catholic affiliation.