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Is the Catholic Health Association Still Catholic?

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

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A national petition campaign has been launched by the Catholic faithful who have grown weary with Sister Carol Keehan of the Catholic Health Association (CHA) who has once again defied Church authority by siding with the Obama Administration and accepting the final version of the controversial birth control mandate.

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Sr. Keehan No Longer Supports HHS Mandate "Accommodation"

Sister Carol Keehan, the infamous head of the Catholic Health Association who came out in support of the president's HHS mandate "accommodation" has apparently read the fine print and realized Catholic hospitals gained nothing in the "compromise" and is now expressing her "profound  disappointment" with it.

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USCCB Holds Dissident Groups Responsible for Passage of Obamacare

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) criticized the actions of Sr. Carol Keehan of the Catholic Health Association (CHA) and other “so-called Catholic groups” for causing “confusion” and a “wound to Catholic unity” by publicly supporting ObamaCare in spite of the bishop’s open opposition to the bill.

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Madison Bishop Blasts “Catholics” Who Misrepresented Church During Health Care Debate

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a column written just after the House passed “the terribly deficient Senate Bill”, Wisconsin Bishop Robert C. Morlino blasts the Catholic Health Association, NETWORK, Nancy Pelosi and other “Catholic” Democrats who not only defied the Church’s position on health care but also confused the public about who speaks for the Church in important civic debates.

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Dissenting Nuns Misrepresent Church in Health Care Debate

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An organization of women’s religious orders that is currently under investigation by the Vatican is among two groups that openly defied the U.S. Bishop’s official position on health care reform this week.

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Catholics Must Do More to Get Abortion Out of Health Care Bill

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A leading Catholic voice says Congress has little to fear by the bishops’ opposition to abortion coverage in the health care bill because most of the Catholics in Congress support the bills and several mainstream Catholic organizations such as Catholic Charities USA, the Catholic Health Association and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, have voiced their support.

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Obama Nominates Catholic Doctor as Surgeon General

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer  President Barack Obama has nominated Dr. Regina Benjamin, a rural Alabama doctor and a Catholic who received the Pro Ecclessia et Pontifice medal from Pope Benedict XVI in 2006, as the nation’s next Surgeon General.

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