We must raise $2,553 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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. 

 

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($2,553 to go):
$35,000.00 $32,446.87
7% 93%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? 0 hours ago
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women 2 hours ago
Scientific Evidence for the Creator 23 hours ago
A request for help from our unregistered followers March 25
Catholic movie watching is more important than watching Catholic movies March 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13