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Friday, December 17, 2010

Bishop extends deadline to Tues. for Catholic Healthcare West decertification

Read  back story on the battle between  Bishop  Olmstead   over Phoenix (pictured)and Catholic Hospital West that has escalated into Twitter/Facebook posting least between Catholics and the hospital.  The saga continues today with the MSM reporting on it.

USA Today filed a story Thursday stating that conversations  are ongoing between the Bishop and the  Catholic Hospital West. Authorities are confirming the deadline [Dec. 17th]  before the Bishop removes the status as a Catholic entity, but declining  to publicly comment further. While conversations are ongoing, secular and religious arenas are weighing  in. The ACLU is continuing its lawsuit stating the religious hospitals are not "exempt from federal laws that protect a patient's right to receive emergency care" and "Lisa Fullam, professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, blogged at that the hospital ought to stand up to the bishop" stating he does not have a " copyright to the term under U.S. law."

Update: Since talks a re ongoing....the deadline has been extended until Tuesday.

Photo:By Deirdre Hamill, The Arizona Republic

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