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Ex-editor of Kansas City Catholic paper raps bishops' statement on health care

October 06, 2009

It's remarkable when a layman writes to "correct" a bishop's statement on Catholic social teaching, and still more remarkable when the layman in question is the former editor of a diocesan newspaper. But Albert Zutter, the ex-editor of The Catholic Key, goes further, criticizing not one but two prelates-- Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Bishop Robert Finn-- for their statement questioning the drive toward a centralized health-care system.

Zutter asserts-- inaccurately-- that the bishops' statement was inaccurate. "There is no language to include abortion or to restrict conscience rights of health workers" in the proposed reform package, he writes. There is.


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