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Phoenix Controversy Highlights Rift Between Catholic Hospitals And Church Leadership

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service An umbrella group of Catholic hospitals is backing a Phoenix hospital that was stripped of its church affiliati...

Reproductive Crisis? Do Not Proceed to a Catholic Hospital

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Unless you are a deeply devoted Catholic and want your local bishop to make your most intimate medical decisions, when the ambulance pulls up, have your own ethical and moral directive saying: Do Not Take Me to a Catholic Hospital.

Abortion and the Life of the Woman: When Hypothetical Ethics Debate Collides with Reality

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Byron Williams

The classes I enjoyed most during seminary were ethics courses which allowed us the luxury of debating our sense of morality without having to actually make a difficult decision. Sister of Mercy Margaret McBride was not so fortunate.

The F Word: Pedophilia is Fine, but Hold the Abortion

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

In another story from Arizona, but one that's attracting less attention than that state's check your documents anti-immigration law, a nun in Phoenix ...