Bishop threatens hospital's Catholic ...

Bishop threatens hospital's Catholic ties over abortion 'scandal'

There are 3 comments on the CourierPostOnline story from Dec 15, 2010, titled Bishop threatens hospital's Catholic ties over abortion 'scandal'. In it, CourierPostOnline reports that:

The Catholic bishop of Phoenix will strip St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center of its Catholic status on Friday if the hospital's parent company, Catholic Healthcare West, does not meet his demands to guarantee compliance with church teachings.

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Since: Jan 08

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#1 Dec 15, 2010
But the bishop, under church law, enjoys wide discretion in overseeing local institutions that identify themselves as Catholic. In his letter, he refers numerous times to his authority as bishop.

He writes, "Your actions communicate to me that you do not respect my authority to authentically teach and interpret moral law in this diocese."
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Hello tom,

It was a choice of losing both the mother and the fetus, or just the fetus. God allowed the situation to happen, we saved a life.

Happy Solstice and f#@k you,
The Staff

Since: Jan 07

Phoenix AZ

#2 Dec 16, 2010
Among us here in Phoenix, Bishop Olmsted has an established reputation of being imperious, to put it mildly.
Pax et Bonum

Cleveland, OH

#3 Dec 16, 2010
It's one thing to as bishop to attempt to lead one's flock to God. It's something else to as bishop play God. All I have read about this all too sad situation leads me to wonder just what this man is hoping to accomplish with his tactics.

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