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COLORADO BILL THREATENS CATHOLIC HOSPITALS

February 26, 2008

A bill has been introduced into the Colorado legislature that would inhibit the right of a Catholic order of nuns to purchase two non-Catholic hospitals in the Denver area. The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System is seeking to acquire Lutheran and Good Samaritan hospitals, something the proposed legislation wants to thwart.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue supports the efforts of Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and the Colorado Catholic Conference to help the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth succeed in their quest to obtain the two hospitals. Here is what he said:

“The idea that the Catholic Church wants to impose its will on the public is one of the oldest and most invidious canards ever expressed. Ironically, here we go again—except in reverse: It is the Church’s adversaries who want to impose their secular conception of health care on the Sisters. What is bothering some Colorado lawmakers is the right of Catholic hospitals not to perform operations, or make available certain drugs, which violate their ethical standards. [read more]

 
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Citizens drive to end illegal immigration

Date published: 2/26/2008

BY KAFIA HOSH

As a Stafford County task force tries to assess the effects of illegal immigration, some of its residents have started tackling the issue themselves.

Save Stafford is a group of about 90 residents who are exerting pressure on the state and county to crack down on illegal immigration.

Mark Jaworowski, 52, a Hampton Oaks resident, is a co-founder of the group.

He said he started Save Stafford because the federal government has ignored the anti-illegal-immigration sentiment in the country.

“I was really upset at the federal government’s inability to listen to the citizenry,” Jaworowski said. “I thought since our congresspeople are not listening, why don’t we start with the Board of Supervisors?”  [read more]

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2008 in illegal immigration

 

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