These Catholic hospitals do the right thing

These Catholic hospitals do the right thing

A Catholic hospital in Fall River, Mass., is doing the right by upholding Catholic teaching bychanging its health insurance plans so as not to support immoral relationships mandated by government. Specifically, St. Ann’s Hospital is changing all of its employee health plans to self-funded plans so that it won’t be forced to extend insurance benefits to gay lesbians who claimed to be married under Massachusetts law. In fact, the article says it applies to all hospitals that are part of the Caritas Christi Catholic Health Care System, which is part of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Predictably, gay activists don’t like people who make their own decisions based on their own principles:

Michele Granda, staff attorney for the activist group Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, said that the Caritas group should still provide same-sex spouses of employees with benefits regardless of Catholic teachings. “They can make the teachings known without penalizing employeesThese Catholic hospitals do the right thing https://www.bettnet.com/?p=3691 Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:44:55 -0500

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A Catholic hospital in Fall River, Mass., is doing the right by upholding Catholic teaching bychanging its health insurance plans so as not to support immoral relationships mandated by government. Specifically, St. Ann’s Hospital is changing all of its employee health plans to self-funded plans so that it won’t be forced to extend insurance benefits to gay lesbians who claimed to be married under Massachusetts law. In fact, the article says it applies to all hospitals that are part of the Caritas Christi Catholic Health Care System, which is part of the Archdiocese of Boston.

Predictably, gay activists don’t like people who make their own decisions based on their own principles:

Michele Granda, staff attorney for the activist group Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, said that the Caritas group should still provide same-sex spouses of employees with benefits regardless of Catholic teachings. “They can make the teachings known without penalizing employeesoliticians.

I’ve been thinking that all things being equal, it wold have been a mistake for such an unexplained theological point to have been included in a public letter on this matter because of what I was saying earlier about Americans becoming a people who look for the exception as the rule. Of course, this letter was not intended for public consumption in the first place, but was sent to Cardinal McCarrick for distribution to his brother bishops, which he didn’t do, and instead misrepresented it. That necessitated getting the original letter out to the public and that left open the door to this misrepresentation.

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Domenico Bettinelli

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