Thursday, June 18, 2009

Caritas Abortion Surprise? Not So Much

American Life League continues its relentless spotlight on Cardinal O'Malley's abortion scandal.

Caritas Christi, a network of Catholic health-care facilities and hospitals, is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston and is answerable to Cardinal Sean O’Malley. The Archdiocese has been under intense scrutiny since early February regarding a joint venture between Caritas and Centene Corporation. The venture will make financially strapped Caritas eligible for Commonwealth Care funding from the state of Massachusetts.

“The Archdiocese of Boston has another scandal on its hands. They are in danger of participating in state-sponsored abortion,” said Shaun Kenney, executive director of American Life League. “It’s time Cardinal O’Malley put a stop to this travesty.”

The venture, CeltiCare, of which Caritas has a 49 percent interest, has listed abortion and family planning “services” among the benefits included in its health-care coverage.

The plan is set to go into effect July 1.

“This problem at Caritas goes to the very top: We have clearly seen that the majority of the Caritas Board of Governors supports abortion access, so why should we be surprised they’re allowing it in Caritas?” Kenney asked.

Frankly, and I'm sorry to say this, but the Cardinal put them there. During his tenure here, Cardinal O'Malley has not taken any teaching of the Church seriously. He has coddled, appointed those he knows mislead on the teachings of the Church - and therefore, mislead the people.

I'm not saying it is intentional but it is most definitely an indication that he does not care about the teachings of the Church or the people relying upon proper guidance to circumvent moral bankruptcy, like he cares about the money. When it comes to money, he has scrutinized credentials and appointed only people whose portfolios proved they have the right background to direct the finances. There are no poor people with fiduciary duties.

There is no excuse for the Cardinal's appointees.

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