Today was the deadline for St Joseph's Hospital to indicate to Bishop Thomas Olmsted its promise to comply with Catholic moral teaching. It obstinately refused. Accordingly, Bishop Olmstead wielded his rightful authority and stripped St Joseph's Hospital of its status as a Catholic institution. Please read His Excelleny's formal statement in the Arizona Catholic.
It goes without saying that Bishop Olmsted has shown courage that's all too rare amongst bishops today. Moreover, as Catholic Culture points out, he raises the bar for those other bishops where Catholic Healthcare West has its tentacles. Refer to the American Life League's report on that network.
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