Loading
Catholic League demands that anti-Catholic ads be pulled
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The Fairness Foundation should immediately pull its ads that single out the billing practices of Catholic hospitals in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and cast them in a very negative light, said Catholic League president Bill Donohue.

Donohue calls it “sad” that “an organization which stands to benefit by punishing not-for-profit hospitals is running anti-Catholic ads in the name of helping the uninsured.”

The ad says how regrettable it is that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan had to get involved in the issue by supporting legislation that would mandate non-profit hospitals to tighten their billing and collection procedures and give more to charity or risk their tax-exempt status. “But as with other immoral actions,” the ad states, “apparently the church needs to be forced by lawyers to do the right thing, to be moral.  How sad.”

The Indiana-based Fairness Foundation, led by philanthropist J. Patrick Rooney, seeks to represent the interests of the medically uninsured. Rooney operates a private health company.

“And it’s not just this one ad that gives away the anti-Catholic bigotry of this group,” Donohue said in a Feb. 16 statement. He pointed out that wherethemoneygoes.com is another Fairness Foundation project that is “strewn with bigotry.”

“For example, the Web site lambastes Wheaton Franciscan Services for making allegedly exorbitant profits. It even questions whether there are too many Catholics on the Supreme Court,” said Donohue.

“Rooney has a stellar reputation for helping the Catholic poor,” Donohue concluded. “That is why he should pull these bigoted ads immediately. Either that or rename his foundation.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Nov
20

Liturgical Calendar

November 20, 2014

Thursday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 19:41-44

Gospel
Date
11/20/14
11/19/14
11/18/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Rev 5: 1-10
Gospel:: Lk 19: 41-44

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
11/20/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 19:41-44

Homily
Date
11/20/14
11/19/14
11/18/14