The Biden administration’s proposal to force hospitals and doctors to perform gender-transition surgeries is “misguided” and should be reconsidered, two cardinals wrote Monday in an article published in America Magazine.
“Under this new proposed rule, it would be considered discrimination for a health care facility or worker to object to performing gender transition procedures, regardless of whether that objection is a matter of sincerely held religious belief or clinical judgment,” Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago and Timothy Dolan of New York wrote in a Sept. 26 statement.
“This is government coercion that intrudes on the religious freedom of faith-based health care facilities. Such a mandate threatens the conscience rights of all health care providers and workers who have discerned that participating in, or facilitating, gender transition procedures is contrary to their own beliefs.”
The rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services would apply to any health care program or activity that receives federal funding. It would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, Section 1557.
Cardinals Cupich and Dolan said that Section 1557 “rightly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in health care. We wholeheartedly support all efforts to ensure that everyone, without exception, receives the best health care that is their due.”
The above comes from a Sept. 30 posting in the National Catholic Register.
biden does not fear or respect these prelates , among other reasons are his dotage, his past indifference , and he has never been called to correction by these same men. No mention of gregory of DC or the ones who are really in charge , biden’s Catholicism is not to be relied on , if he ignores it there will be no consequences.
Federal court upheld religious freedom for Catholic healthcare.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.
How about those who call evil “misguided?”
Things have to be pretty bad for Dolan and Cupich to call out anything coming from a Democrat. Every single bishop and cardinal should come out loud and clear against all the evil policies of the Biden Administration. So far their voices are defenaning…
maybe Dolan can just laff this one off
Cardinal Dolan has a great FB page. He has been doing a series like catechism by the numbers. He is on number 5. He actually did the 4 last things.
Speaking of FB– the Church leaders all ought to make a big protest to the Vatican, regarding the controversial, recent Synod on Synodality FB cover page art, depicting a woman in priestly vestments, with a person next to her, wearing a gay PRIDE t-shirt. This is certainly not a representation of the Catholic Church, and its recent Synod. This artwork is blasphemous and anti-Catholic! It should be immediately removed!
Have zero idea what you are talking about
I know what he is talking about. It is a drawing by a youth (I think) that was their vision of the Church post on the synods Facebook page. It got a lot of negative attention even from some priests.
I have studied the so-called woman priest in the drawing and the only thing feminine about the figure is the hair because it is long and looks like there is a hair ornament.
The person in the pride shirt is wearing a stole but appears male.
They can’t help what was submitted but it might have been confusing and obviously controversial to put it on the FB page.