Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Sale looms for Boston's Catholic health-care system

Catholic World News - March 25, 2010

A New York firm has reached a tentative agreement to buy Caritas Christi, the health-care system operated by the Boston archdiocese, the Boston Globe reports. The sale-- which could encounter opposition from public officials in Massachusetts-- would signal the end of a separate Catholic hospital system in the state, with the 7 hospitals of the Caritas system eventually coming under the control of a secular corporation.

Caritas Christi has been plagued by financial problems in recent years, and has made several previous efforts to arrange a sale. Last year the Catholic health-care system came under heavy fire for plans to administer a government-run health system that would have required coverage for abortion and contraception. Caritas Christi pulled out of that arrangement just before it was due to take effect, with Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley citing irreconcilable conflicts with Church moral teachings.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 July expenses ($18,851 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,149.29
54% 46%
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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 26, 2010 7:11 AM ET USA

    Is the mission of Christ's Church to provide social services, or is it to inspire Christian Catholics to serve those in need? I'm just asking.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

May God Bless our Readers! July 18
What's Wrong with the Pope's latest interview? July 15
What was wrong with the Pope's latest interview? A lot. July 15
Fool me once... July 14
Crowdfunding can change lives July 11

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Vatican issues working document for Synod of Bishops on the family CWN - June 26
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21