Proposed Catholic hospital mega-merger assessed by Church officials

Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives and San Francisco-based Dignity Health proposed merger would include 139 hospitals, employ 159,000 people, and have combined revenues of $28.4 billion

Catholic ethics and church law must be at the center of a merger of two major Catholic health care systems that, if approved, will create the largest non-profit health system in the country, an archdiocesan official says. Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives and San Francisco-based Dignity Health announced the proposed merger Dec. 7. They aim to create a new Catholic … [Read more...]

Archbishop leads Planned Parenthood protest

Abortion clinic surrounded in prayer for over an hour

The following comes from a March Denver Catholic article by Aaron Lambert: It was a powerful scene at Planned Parenthood in Stapleton, Colorado on Saturday morning as Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila led some 1,800 Catholics in a Eucharistic procession seven times around the abortion clinic. To ensure the sacred nature of the Eucharistic procession, the archdiocesan … [Read more...]

Speakers at Napa Institute discuss challenges for families

At religious retreat, Cardinal has hopes for upcoming synod

The following comes from an August 2 Catholic World Report Blog post by Catherine Harmon:     One of the highlights of this weekend’s Napa Institute was a bishops’ panel discussion of modern challenges facing the family and expectations for the upcoming Synod on the Family. Moderated by George Weigel, the panel featured, among others, Cardinal Christoph … [Read more...]

Pope appoints Fargo bishop to lead Denver archdiocese

The following comes from a May 29 Catholic News Agency story. As Archbishop-designate Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo, N.D. assumes his role as Denver's new shepherd, the former Coloradan brings with him a love for the priesthood, a passion for pro-life advocacy and a heart for the youth. “I never, ever dreamed that I would ever return here,” he told CNA. “And now in the … [Read more...]

Me Choosing God

False Theology of Confirmation The following comes from a March 8 story by Catholic News Agency. Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota said he is delighted to have first-hand papal approval for changing the order by which children in his diocese receive the sacraments. “I was very surprised in what the Pope said to me, in terms of how happy he was that the … [Read more...]