UPDATED – Hey CHA: Catholics who run non-religious businesses are people, too.

Sister Carol Keehan utterly, tragically misses the point. With analysis by CV blogger Matt Bowman the Cardinal Newman Society reports that the Catholic Health Association and its leader, Sister Carol, have proposed that the HHS mandate be expanded to exempt religious institutions according to the same criteria that the IRS uses for religious tax exemptions. CNS gets into reasons why this is still ... More

The Catholic Health Association rejects Obama’s HHS accommodation

Even Sister Carol Keehan’s group is saying no to the HHS mandate. The Washington Post reports: In a letter Friday to the government, the Catholic Health Association says the administration’s proposal to have insurers bear the cost would be “unduly cumbersome” and “unlikely to adequately meet the religious liberty concerns” of its members. The hospital group was a key ally of Obama... More

Newly-Released Documents Show DOJ Knew Stupak Agreement Was a Sham

Efforts by the watchdog group Judicial Watch to demand that Justice Elena Kagan recuse herself when Obamacare is brought before the Supreme Court later this year resulted in the release of emails between Kagan (back when she was Solicitor General) and a top Department of Justice official which, unsurprisingly, confirm what pro-lifers have been saying all along about the phony agreement. Namely, th... More

Is Sister Keehan/CHA coming around?

CNS has a headline story today, “CHA president affirms bishop’s role in interpreting health directives“: Sr. Keehan with Cardinal DiNardo at Pro-Life Leaders Mass in Washington, DC (01.23.11) In an exchange of letters with the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the head of the Catholic Health Association has affirmed that the local bishop is the “author... More

Response: CNS author sides with Sr. Keehan against CV and bishops, and I argue they owe Catholics a correction

[update - in response to this post, CNS is changing their story. Scroll to the end of this post for my response.] It’s been quite some time since the Catholic News Service quoted my blogging efforts. The last time I can recall was back in late 2007. I’ve had my criticisms of CNS reporting over the years, and I’m not the only one: Carl Olson at Ignatius Press, Christopher Blosser... More

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