Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cardinal O'Malley Answers My Question


A couple of days ago, we discussed the Boston hospital that had apparently caved to the call of The Adversary to provide "family planning services." Of course, this is code for abortion/contraception stuff.

LifeNews has quoted Cardinal O'Malley's response to this:

In comment released by the archdiocese, he says he has received confirmation that abortions will not be done under the contract.

"I want to confirm for the Catholic community and the wider interested public that Caritas Christi Health Care has assured me that it will not be engaged in any procedures nor draw any benefits from any relationship which violate the Church's moral teaching," O'Malley said in a statement.

"I understand and support the desire of Caritas Christi to serve as a healthcare system collaborating with this program," O'Malley continued. "If it can happen without compromising the Catholic identity of the system, it would benefit both civil society and especially the poor in our community."

This is all very nice. The problem is that His Eminence is directly contradicting the statement from the hospital itself. So what is he going to do if they tell him to go take a dump in his red hat?As the hierarchy has become more and more toothless over the years, that has been the typical response to these sorts of conflicts. I hope very much that he will have the courage to crack down if the need arises.

I hope even more that His Eminence won't have to go there at all. The Boston faithful have been through enough without having to deal with another scandal.

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