See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Sr. Carol Keehan: A Faithful and Obedient Catholic Nun

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Washington D.C., Feb 2, 2011 / 05:43 am (CNA).- Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Sr. Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), have exchanged letters affirming that the local bishop is the authoritative interpreter of religious and ethical guidelines in Catholic health facilities.

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The exchange also looked ahead to further cooperation on pro-life and religious freedom issues.
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Sr. Keehan’s Jan. 18 letter to Archbishop Dolan, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, noted previous discussions with the New York archbishop and Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida concerning the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs) which govern Catholic hospitals in the U.S.
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“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,” her letter continued. “We explain that a Bishop has a right to interpret the ERDs and also to develop his own ethical and religious directives if he chooses.” - CNA
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And yet...  faithful, Palin-loving Catholics condemned this poor sister, rushing to judgement against her, coming close to calling her an apostate and all sorts of horrible, despicable names.  How novel!  Rash judgement, detraction, calumny reigns supreme in the 'crackpot' Catholic blogosphere, doesn't it.  That wasn't a question. 


8 comments:

  1. Are you unaware of the key role she played in the passage of Obamacare, and the cover she and her organization provided pro-choice Catholic Members of Congress? Are the bishops who have criticized her part of the 'crackpot' Catholic blogosphere? Is your concluding paragraph intended to provide an example of detraction and calumny?

    The quoted statement acknowledges that a bishop is the authoritative interpreter of the ERD's ... and has a right to develop his own ethical and religious directives." Based on her organization's defiance of the bishops when the most important life issues were at stake, "this poor sister" obviously feels free to completely disregard those ethical and religious directives.

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  2. Terry - uz funnie - i get it - i thinc

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  3. I have walked through Saint Joseph's Hospital and quietly spoken with Staff and Patients.

    Thirty years ago, some of my children were born there.

    Some of my family has deceased there.

    In our initial visit to Saint Joseph's, it was a Catholic Hospital.

    The Staff spoke Catholic, the patients spoke Catholic; even those that were heretics were glad to be there, because if they died, the Catholic Church or a Catholic Hospital is the best place to die.

    The infestation brought into Saint Joseph's does not need a showboating Bishop to straighten it out.

    It needs an Exorcist.

    Or at least one that is not controlled through the local Freemason Lodge.

    When we see a Nun dressed in public attire, she has thrown off her fidelity to Christ.

    She has become one with the world.

    Pray for Bishop Olmstead that he have the courage to say “Adios” to the infestation in his Diocese Offices.

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  5. Another good one, Dumplings.

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  6. Daniel - I'm sorry you missed my point.

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  7. I recognize the photo of Dolan, but who's the second dude?

    I'm terrible.

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  8. It's Napoleon Dynamite.

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