Sister Keehan Accepts Bishops’ Authority over Catholic Hospitals

by Steve Ray on February 1, 2011

carol KeehanIsn’t that good of her??  :-)

WASHINGTON, D.C., JAN. 31, 2011 ( Sister Carol Keehan, who garnered widespread attention with her support of Barack Obama’s health care reform proposal in the face of the U.S. bishops’ opposition to it, is acknowledging the authority of the local bishop in resolving moral and ethical questions for Catholic hospitals.

In a statement released today, Sister Keehan, who is the president of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), showed a united front with the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, in affirming the authority of the local bishop to interpret the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

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Mike Mudd February 1, 2011 at 10:40 PM

“”I was happy to have the opportunity to assure you that publicly and privately, CHA has always said to sponsors, governing board members, manager and clinicians, that an individual bishop in his diocese is the authoritative interpreter of the ERDs,” Sister Keehan wrote in a Jan. 18 letter.”

I wonder if she wrote her letter with the pen our beloved POTUS gave her after he signed his garbage health bill that she supported?

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