Tag Archives: ethical and religious directives

The ‘ethics’ of the Catholic bishops? Freud had a name for that: Reaction formation.

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As Pennsylvania investigators worked to confirm up to 1000 cases of sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests, a panel of Catholic ethicist-theologians appointed by the bishops was also hard at work.   Like the Pennsylvania team, the panel serving the bishops sought to … Continue reading

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Death With Dignity vs. “Redemptive Suffering” – Robb Miller on Catholic Healthcare and the Legacy of Brittany Maynard

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 In the fall of 2014, a young dying woman, Brittany Maynard, captured the hearts of millions around the world. Now her husband and mother have teamed up with a national advocacy group, Compassion & Choices to honor her final wish—that … Continue reading

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AwayPoint on Moral Politics TV: Catholic Healthcare–Who Calls the Shots?

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Catholic Bishops and Your Health Care – Who Calls the Shots? Valerie interviews Monica Harrington on Moral Politics prduced by Bill Alford–SCAN TV Seattle (28 minutes). Combine medieval theology, million-dollar paychecks, taxpayer subsidies and what’s the result? A Constitutional crisis … Continue reading

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Do Religious Restrictions Force Doctors to Commit Malpractice?

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Picture this: You wake up far too early one morning because your hand is intensely painful and you don’t know why. When the pain gets worse, you go to the ER. The attending doctor, a gray haired man, examines you, … Continue reading

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Will the Catholic Bishops Decide How You Die?

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What happens when religious institutions get to manage public funds, absorb secular hospitals, and put theology above medical science and individual patient conscience? In 2010, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an elderly woman was rushed to a local hospital called St. John. … Continue reading

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