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  • In Lebanon, Catholics can’t afford the Church’s culture wars

    In Lebanon, Catholics can’t afford the Church’s culture wars

    Moving around the Catholic world, it’s often striking how the culture wars in the Church over matters such as liturgy and “Amoris Laetitia” are products of affluent and basically stable societies, while places with real wars to worry about have more existential concerns. A visit to a Catholic hospital in Lebanon confirmed the point, where the CEO found questions about its Catholic identity almost impossible to fathom.

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  • How to cope with 21st century America? Consider Mother Cabrini

    How to cope with 21st century America? Consider Mother Cabrini

    At a time when our society is discussing and debating health care, social assistance and immigration, it could help us to look at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. When our country was in a similar transition in a different era, Mother Cabrini didn’t look around wondering who was going to do something. Rather, Mother rolled up her sleeves, stepped out, and began great work among those in need.

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  • Catholic health care growth a benefit, not a threat, ethicist says

    Catholic health care growth a benefit, not a threat, ethicist says

    The National Bureau of Economic Research is an  influential domestic policy think tank based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its working paper estimated that the expansion of Catholic hospitals reduces by 30 percent the annual rates per-bed of inpatient abortions. The rates of tubal ligations or sterilizations drop 31 percent. Edward Furton, an ethicist with the National Catholic Bioethics Center, said, “The authors assume that denying access to these ‘services’ represents a moral failing of some sort, but not many people would agree.”

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  • Supreme court struggles over hospital pension dispute

    Supreme court struggles over hospital pension dispute

    The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether religious hospitals have the same right to be determined a religious organization as churches or other houses of worship. The Catholic bishops argue it is up to the Church, not the government, to determine what is a Church ministry.

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  • Transgender man says surgery denied at Catholic hospital

    Transgender man says surgery denied at Catholic hospital

    Jionni Conforti has sued St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., after he said it cited religion in refusing to allow his surgeon to perform a hysterectomy procedure he said was medically necessary as part of his gender transition. Conforti had scheduled the surgery in 2015, but he alleges in the federal lawsuit that a hospital administrator then told him the procedure to remove the uterus he was born with couldn’t be done because it was a “Catholic hospital.”

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  • Cardinal vows prayer, aid after disaster at Hindu procession

    Cardinal vows prayer, aid after disaster at Hindu procession

    Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai said that on Sunday the Church in India was already planning to observe a special Day of Prayer for the nation and provide medical services for those dozens injured in the aftermath of a stampede in which 24 people died.

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