Below is an email I sent out (many blind copied without reference herein).
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Sent: Sun, Jul 12, 2009 12:16 pm
Subject: Followup on Caritas Contract
After a little respite to re-energize the troops, I'm writing to follow-up on the Caritas situation and to see if we can get a response from you regarding your assertions that the Cardinal did the right thing and you always knew he would do the right thing.
I'm about to start round 2 - and before I do, I'm asking for some respectful feedback on what you think it is he actually did.
Right now, John Q Public believes the Cardinal withdrew from the contract with the Commonwealth to refer women seeking abortions to CeltiCare.
However, that doesn't appear to be what he did at all, does it?
Caritas signed a contract that gave assurances that they would either provide family planning and other services or contract with people to provide them and compel Catholic workers at Caritas to refer them to CelitCare. Caritas appointed NARAL to oversee compliance, if necessary, inside of examination rooms.
The fact that the Cardinal approved the creation of CeltiCare to carry out the abortions is the primary ehtical flaw for a variety of reasons that have already been discussed and don't need to be reiterated in this email. The secondary flaw of taking a 51% interest in the new abortion business and then reducing it to a 49% interest - was certainly the most eggregious exploitation of the poor, Catholic teaching and ethics, but, it is SECONDARY.
The current situation, on its face, appears to be that the Cardinal and the National Catholic Bioethics Center came to an agreement to go forward with all the contracts they made with the abortionists, Celticare and the Commonwealth - but somehow, without an ownership interest in Celticare.
Has the Cardinal provided to you information that confirms your convictions that he has done the "right thing"?
Nobody (including other Bishops and Cardinals) are able to get details out of the Cardinal about what it is he has approved. I think our Catholic prolife force deserves to know what the actual arrangement is. If the Cardinal has created more subterfuge, as I & others suspect he has, once again - I believe these kinds of falsehoods indicate an intentional dishonesty that makes the environment for children here in the diocese, an unsafe one. People who create subterfuge to cover up crimes and misdemeanors against children (killing them being the worst of crimes) is something we must oppose in unison in the public square. And, we must use all of the resources we have here in the United States and in Rome to correct. This is our duty.
The Cardinal has got to release the details of all the contracts and, he must release the "opinion" of the NCBC on the CURRENT arrangment.
I, personally, would like to know what you know. I know many others in our prolife trenches also want to know what information you have that gives you the confidence that the Cardinal has done "the right thing".
If you know nothing, if you have sought the information from the Cardinal and he has obsfucated (as he has with the rest of us), then it is your duty to release a public statement and inform Catholics in the Commonwealth of the situation.
We have tried informally to get the contracts from the Commonwealth. Pages are missing (including signature pages), references are made to corporations as the parties bound to the contract that do not exist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Something stinks to high heavens.
The Cardinal tried to get Catholic periodicals to put out an "interview" with him that was carefully written that didn't answer any of the questions we have or reveal any of the details of the current contracts and arrangements. We vehemently opposed it and will continue to oppose it because we want our questions answered. The reason we want our questions answeredis because this has the potential to wipe out Catholic right to practice medicine without violating their faith and exploiting and doing harm to the souls who come across the thresholds our Catholic healthcare facilities.
We've got to ramp up public efforts to get this deal out into the open so that other diocese can be on their toes and reject it when it comes their way. The Cardinal has blown smoke up into their faces to confuse.
Anne, you can't be out there in the public square or under the radar working against us. We'd like to have some unity in our grassroots network. The Cardinal used MCFL as a tool to stall convictions of the people, give false hope and misinformation (as I believe he used the NCBC). I'm asking you not to let him do that again, in round 2.
Are you with us or against us?