Mercy Medical wins sterilization lawsuit

Judge finds in favor of Catholic hospital in Redding; ACLU vows to appeal

The following comes from a January 5 Action News Now article: A San Francisco Superior Court Judge denied a motion Tuesday brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against the Catholic-affiliated medical group, Dignity Health. Dignity Health, which operates Mercy Medical Center in Redding, has denied women various procedures related to reproductive health in the past … [Read more...]

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Where will this lead?

Lawsuit threat is fulfilled over Catholic hospital’s denial of sterilization procedure

The following comes from a December 28 SF Chronicle article by Bob Egelko: A physicians group and a woman who was denied a tubal ligation at a Catholic hospital in Northern California on religious grounds filed suit Monday, saying the rejection was sex discrimination and an illegal refusal of medical care. The suit against Mercy Medical Center of Redding and its parent … [Read more...]

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The big deal in signing a little form

What some see as "hair-splitting," the Little Sisters of the Poor view as a violation of their faith

The following comes from a July 27 Aletaia article by John Burger:   The Little Sisters of the Poor claim that the federal government has given them the “impossible choice of either violating the law or violating the faith.”   The federal government is saying, in response, “Don’t worry. All you have to do is sign a form or write a letter stating your … [Read more...]

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A sterile third world

Gates Foundation donates $5 million to develop ‘permanent contraception’

The following comes from a May 15 Life Site News article by Lisa Bourne: A new sterilization drug for women will likely be developed and promoted worldwide thanks to a large donation from Bill and Melinda Gates. The Gates Foundation gave an Oregon gynecologist $5 million in grant money last October to develop nonsurgical “permanent contraception.” The doctor has now gone … [Read more...]

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‘No one told me it was wrong’

Marriage preparation in central California

The following comes from a Nov. 19 posting by Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute on Mercator.net. My husband I attended a marriage preparation retreat in a small town in central California a few weeks ago. We were by far the oldest people there. The retreat was developed by an order of priests who are very orthodox in their teaching about marriage, family and human … [Read more...]

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Un-do a vasectomy for forgiveness?

No loopholes into heaven

  The following comes from an Aug. 17 posting on the blogsite of the New Theological Movement. Recently, I had a discussion about proper administration of the sacrament of Penance regarding a man who confesses having had a vasectomy. This is the question:  must the man who receives a vasectomy, in order to receive absolution validly seek a reversal of the … [Read more...]

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