- Click to send the below Email [without the links] to USCCB President Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB Pro Life Chair Cardinal Dolan, USCCB Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth Chair Archbishop Chaput, and National Catholic Bioethics Center President John Haas, PhD, STL
- Your Eminences, Your Excellency, and Dr Haas:
As you know, ''the diocesan bishop is obliged, if necessary, to make known to the faithful the fact that the activity of a particular charitable agency is no longer being carried out in conformity with the church's teaching, and then to prohibit that agency from using the name 'Catholic' and to take the necessary measures should personal responsibilities emerge'' (Apostolic Letter Issued 'Motu Proprio' of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI on the Services of Charity, 4/11/12).
With regard to hospitals in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, 1) there is a paucity of nfp-only obgyns; 2) there are privileges for ivf specialists and associates of a practitioner involved with the glibly called ''fetal reduction''; 3) Holy Redeemer's ''Making Your Own Health Care Decisions'' fails to specify that immoral advance directives cannot be honored, while Saint Mary's ''Advanced Directives and Living Wills'' fails to specify teaching on nutrition and hydration.
Ads for providers of contraceptives should have no place in ''Catholic'' media, including parish bulletins - ESPECIALLY BECAUSE SOME PRODUCTS SOLD AS ''CONTRACEPTIVES'' CAN ACT AS ''ABORTIFACIENTS''! Perhaps this is happening due to inadequate notions about ''cooperation.''
Any use of so-called emergency ''contraception'' in Catholic hospitals should cease, because of the danger of abortion.