Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Possible Correction . . .

Following up on the earlier post, which began with a reference to the New York Times story mentioned below, this from CatholicCulture.org:

Disputing a December 26 New York Times story, Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, has denied that her organization has split with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops over federal funding for abortion in health care reform legislation.

“There is not a shred of disagreement between CHA and the bishops,” she said. “We believe there is a great possibility and probability that in conference committee we can work toward a solution that will prevent federal funding of abortion.”

Personally, I'm not as optimistic nor as comfortable with the Health Care Bill even if it doesn't federally fund abortion. But it is as reassuring to discover that the Catholic Health Association is still Catholic as it is exasperating to discover that the New York Times is still trying to drive a political wedge into the American Church.

1 comment:

ignatius said...

I'm relieved to read that the NY Times slant on this was misleading. I thought there was something wrong about that story. You are right, Gil, to be concerned that Catholic Hospitals don't seem to be more critical of the bill as a whole.