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Sale of Boston Catholic hospitals could end Catholic identity, director concedes

Catholic World News - July 02, 2010

At a public hearing on the sale of Caritas Christi, the health-care system of the Boston archdiocese, the director of the 6-hospital system admitted that he could not guarantee the continuation of the institution’s Catholic identity after the transfer. James Karam argued in favor of the sale, to the Cerberus capital firm, because he said the only alternative would be closing the hospitals.

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  • Posted by: elts1956 - Jul. 08, 2010 11:51 PM ET USA

    It really is a tragedy fthe Bishops have so much autonomy. One Bishop, I beleive he was in Texas? said he would never allow Catholic hospitals be sold to secular opportunists, but O'Malley in Boston is letting his go. Of course he is also one of the "leaders of the Church" who allow pro abort "catholic" pols to receive the Eucharist so what hope for a stiff spine from this guy can one have? And the abortions will continue without the sanction of O'Malley.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jul. 03, 2010 3:46 PM ET USA

    I hope those involved in the decisionmaking have prayed carefully (and continue to pray) for guidance - that they will make the decision most pleasing to our Lord. When holding our Lord's will and Catholic principles first, decisions become much easier - and better.

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