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sorry for the distraction

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 27, 2009

 So it appears that Caritas Christi, the health-care agency of the Boston archdiocese, won't be involved in the abortion business after all. Thank God for that.

The announcement was obviously timed (after business hours on a Friday afternoon) for minimal media exposure, and offered no details about the new arrangement. A few questions linger. Among those questions: How did a Catholic agency get involved with this proposal in the first place? Do the people at the helm of Caritas Christi understand the purpose of health-care system with a Catholic identity?

A spokeswoman for Caritas Christi told the Boston Globe: “This is the right way to move the distraction of the debate of ownership and allow us to be a provider.’’

The distraction.

A debate over involvement in killing unborn babies is a "distraction" from the business of saving lives. A debate over mutilating people to make them infertile is a "distraction" from the distinctive mission of Catholic health care. 


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