Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The "Olmsted Effect" Is Catching On!

Archbishop John Vlazny of the Archdiocese of Portland (Oregon) has advised the board of Catholic Community Services to forswear the use of United Way dollars.  That United Way also gives money to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon.  That Planned Parenthood is administering RU-486, an abortifacient pill.

I pray that this is the start of a great trend.

This information was gleaned from  Thanks to Pewsitter for the tip.


  1. Archbishop Niederauer to confer with leadership of Catholic Healthcare West
    December 23rd, 2010
    By Catholic San Francisco

    San Francisco Archbiship George Niederauer "intends to initiate a dialogue" with the leadership of Catholic Healthcare West regarding questions raised by Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted over CHW affiliate St. Joseph's Hospital's compliance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services used by the U.S. bishops to govern moral choices in Catholic health care.

    The Archdiocese of San Francisco announced Archbishop Niederauer's involvement in a statement Dec. 21, which followed Bishop Olmsted's decision that St. Joseph's can no longer identity itself as Catholic because of noncompliance with the directives. The corporate offices of Catholic Healthcare West are located in the San Francisco archdiocese.

  2. Anonymous, if this means that Archbishop Niederauer is finding a conscience and/or backbone, this is splended news. You may recall that it was Niederauer that gave Holy Communion to the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" who were dressed in their complete regalia in October 2007. I'll curb my accolades until I hear the outcome of this "dialog".


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