Feb 17, 2010

Archdiocese ends partnership with DC rather than compromise faith

In Washington, D.C., the same-sex marriage bill is expected to become law within a couple of weeks.  Because of this, the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. through Catholic Charities will be forced to recognize those unions if it will remain in partnership with the city.  Rather than compromise the Church's teaching on marriage, the archdiocese ended its foster care program.

WaPo Report Reference:  click here or go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/16/AR2010021604899.html 
Commentary:  Thank you Abp. Wuerl for standing fast to keep the integrity of the faith.

Bishop Robert Vasa Strips Hospital of Catholic Title because it could not meet the Catholic standard.

"It is my responsibility to ensure the hospital is following Catholic principles both in name and in fact," Bishop Vasa said. "It would be misleading for me to allow St. Charles Bend to be acknowledged as Catholic in name while I am certain that some important tenets of the Ethical and Religious Directives are no longer being observed."  So, the Catholic Diocese of Baker announced that the Catholic Church will no longer sponsor St. Charles Medical Center-Bend.  In particular, it is because of sterilization procedures performed at the hospital that goes against the Church's teachings.  Bishop's notice found here http://www.sentinel.org/node/10753

Commentary:  Thank you Bishop Vasa for defending the faith.

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