Ethical and Religious Directives

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University of California regents advance proposal to pressure hospital partners’ Catholic ethics

Jun 26, 2021

The regents of the University of California have advanced a proposal that could end longtime partnerships with Catholic hospitals, as... Read more

Calif. bill targets university healthcare links to Catholic hospitals, demands further moral compromise

May 11, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A bill threatens to ban University of California health systems from partnering with institutions that follow Catholic ethics, prompting concern... Read more

A Catholic healthcare worker objected to contraception. Her Catholic clinic fired her.

Sep 10, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A young Portland, Oregon area medical professional this year was fired for objecting to certain medical procedures on the grounds... Read more

US bishops add directives for Catholic hospitals on mergers, collaboration

Jun 27, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Catholic health care must remain Catholic, even in instances of collaborations or mergers with non-Catholic institutions, say new directives from... Read more

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr- CNA file photo. Mercy Health logo- public domain.

Condom distribution at Catholic hospital stops after Cincinnati archdiocese speaks up

Apr 10, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

A county-run needle exchange program hosted in a Catholic hospital’s parking lot has stopped distributing condoms, following action from Archbishop... Read more

Catholic hospital sued for denying sex reassignment surgery

Apr 27, 2017

A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who... Read more