Thursday, December 16, 2010

Phoenix Bishop Set to Revoke Catholic Status of Hospital

Bishop Thomas Olmsted

PHOENIX, December 15, 2010 ( - The Catholic bishop of Phoenix has warned that a local hospital where doctors directly killed an unborn child late last year will lose its status as a Catholic institution unless it submits to a review to ensure it will comply with Catholic church teaching.

Bishop Thomas Olmsted issued the warning to Lloyd Dean, president of the San Francisco-based Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), in a November 22 letter obtained by The Arizona Republic. CHW is the parent company of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, where the abortion was performed. Read the whole story here

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