Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Matt C. Abbott: "Bravo, Bishop Olmsted!; Archbishop Dolan defends Catholic League"
Matt C. Abbott column
Bravo, Bishop Olmsted!; Archbishop Dolan defends Catholic League
Gee, is there any way we can make Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted bishop of, say, 90 percent of the U.S. dioceses? He definitely "walks the walk," which is more than one can say for many, if not most, bishops these days. Bishop Olmsted has stripped St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix of its Catholic designation. Why? According to a Dec. 21 Catholic World News — an excellent source for Catholic news, by the way — story (excerpted; click here for the full article): Not surprisingly, the secular media is having a field day misrepresenting this story. For example, a Dec. 21 Reuters article begins this way: "The Catholic bishop of Phoenix on Tuesday stripped a local hospital of Catholic affiliation after it ended a woman's pregnancy to save her life." Sheesh. How's that for "objective" reporting? Archbishop Timothy Dolan, in a recent blog post, defends the Catholic League. Check it out.
Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic columnist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Media and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management from Triton College in River Grove, Ill. He has worked in the right-to-life movement and is a published writer focused on Catholic and social issues. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/abbott/101222