Washington Post columnist rips Catholic health care institutions
September 27, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Treatment in a Catholic health care institution means “no tubal ligations for contraceptive purposes,” writes columnist Kate Cohen. “It would also mean no abortions, vasectomies, IUDs or in vitro fertilization. It would most likely constrain choices in end-of-life care and end gender-affirming care ... I still live in the Commonwealth of Religious Deference, where rules can be broken and citizens can be denied basic services as long as someone has decided that’s the way God wants it.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Sep. 28, 2022 3:20 AM ET USA
Setting aside the observation that Ms. Cohen's resume suggests a disregard for the God of Catholics, I agree with her about one thing: the Catholic Church should get out of the business of dependence on government largesse and should relearn how to stand on its own two feet. But before this revelation might take hold, the Church would have to man up, and the government would have to return to the principles of its founders: a government limited by its very constitution. Tax reform is imperative.