- Dec 14, 2019
Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, says an acceptable health care system provides access to all, regardless of their means, and at all stages of life. The bishop said such a health care system must protect conscience rights, as well as extend to immigrant families.
“Health care is a fundamental human right, and government is its ultimate guarantor,” Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego said. “The Affordable Care Act for all its flaws was a movement in favor of comprehensive health care. This is a movement away.”
“We’ve just been dismissed,” Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, said about the Republican process of writing the AHCA, noting that she attended a few small group meetings on Capitol Hill, but “they were not meetings to get our input on what ought to be done with the bill but meetings to tell us what was going to be done. This has just been railroaded through Congress.”
Professor Antonio Gioacchino Spagnolo, director of the Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, spoke to journalists at the Feb. 6 presentation of a new charter regarding advances in science and how they should be applied alongside the Church’s Magisterium.
In many ways, 93-year-old Monsignor Nereus Rodrigues was the kind of pastor who “carries the smell of his sheep,” long before Pope Francis started using that vocabulary. He’s been a pioneer in both Catholic schools and Catholic health care in India, believing both have reshaped Indian society.
BALTIMORE (CNS) — As Canada prepares for the legalization of assisted suicide throughout the country in June and nearly half of the U.S. states take up some kind of legislative proposal on the topic this year, questions arise about its pastoral implications. What should a hospital chaplain do if confronted