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(Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts from a Dec. 23 story published in Catholic San Francisco, newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.) San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer "intends to initiate a dialogue" with the leadership of Catholic Healthcare West regarding questions raised by Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted over CHW affiliate St. Joseph's Hospital's compliance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services used by the U.S. bishops to govern moral choices in Catholic health care. The Archdiocese of San Francisco announced Archbishop Niederauer's involvement in a statement Dec. 21, which followed Bishop Olmsted's decision that St. Joseph's can no longer identity itself as Catholic because of noncompliance with the directives. The corporate offices of Catholic Healthcare West are located in the San Francisco archdiocese. To read the full story, Click Here.