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  • Sister Keehan, CHA push dangerous compromise on HHS mandate (again)

    06/20/2012 2:59:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 18, 2012 | CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY
    Sr. Carol Keehan, alongside Vice President Joe Biden. No, it’s not all great news. The Catholic Health Association (CHA) and its leader, Obamacare advocate Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, have apparently reversed their position and now stand in opposition to the Obama administration’s inadequate “accommodation” on the HHS contraceptive mandate. Kudos for that! But as is becoming a tiresome habit for CHA, they aren’t standing entirely with the bishops. CHA says in today’s letter to HHS that it wants the contraceptive mandate’s exemption “broadened to cover all ministries of the Church,” just as the bishops have argued. Yet in direct contradiction...
  • USCCB President says Obama offered next to nothing; expresses disappointment with Sr. Keehan

    02/14/2012 4:25:31 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Te Deum ^ | February 14, 2012 | Francis X. Rocca
    ROME (CNS) -- Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan of New York said Feb. 13 that President Barack Obama's proposed revision to the contraceptive mandate in the health reform law did nothing to change the U.S. bishops' opposition to what they regard as an unconstitutional infringement on religious liberty. "We bishops are pastors, we're not politicians, and you can't compromise on principle," said Cardinal-designate Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "And the goal posts haven't moved and I don't think there's a 50-yard line compromise here," he added. "We're in the business of reconciliation, so it's not that we...
  • What Did CHA's Carol Keehan Know and When Did She Know It?

    02/14/2012 5:09:11 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 15 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 14, 2012 | Joan Frawley Desmond
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Feb. 10 confirmed that his administration was offering an “accommodation” to religious groups opposed to a controversial federal rule requiring private health plans to provide contraception and abortion services. As reported in the media, church-affiliated employers would not have to directly cover those services; instead, their insurance plans would cover them. The announcement prompted an expression of gratitude from Daughter of Charity Sister Carol Keehan, the president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, and a polite, but wary response from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which said they needed to study the...
  • More Leftist Than Catholic

    02/12/2012 9:56:57 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 4 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 2/11/12 | Noman
    Phil Lawler of offers an in-depth analysis of President Obama's accommodation of the religious Left in the flap over his administration's coercion of religious institutions, most obviously Catholic ones. Catholic Leftist's like Sr. Carol Keehan, D.C., President of the Catholic Health Association--known as Obama's nun; the presumptive Bishop of the American Church recognized by secularists and self-hating Catholics--approve of the State intruding upon the Church's internal governance. They won't object about that until Catholic governance reflects their beliefs, at which time enough will be enough, the lamb will lay down with the lion, and Church-State relations will achieve heights...
  • ..Catholic Health Assn and Planned Parenthood Say They’re Pleased With Contraception Rule..

    02/10/2012 10:54:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Senior administration officials are pleased with the initial response to President Obama’s pending announcement on an “accommodation” for religious organizations regarding the rule requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control. Though they’re on opposite sides of the birth control and abortion debate, both Sister Carol Keehan, the president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, and Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, issued statements Friday morning applauding the compromise, which allows religious organizations to keep contraception out of its coverage while requiring the insurance companies to step in and offer contraceptive coverage to the...
  • Pres. Obama’s “Plan B” compromise, Sr. Keehan, and the Magisterium of Nuns

    02/10/2012 11:38:33 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 10, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Even before Pres. Obama made the announcement that he is taking his “Plan B” pill, an exponent of the Magisterium of Nuns, Sr. Carol Keehan of the Catholic Health Association (which – against the US bishops – gave cover to Catholic democrats to vote for abortion providing Obamacare) made a statement that she is pleased with Obama’s compromise… er um… accommodation.BEFORE the President’s announcement.This suggests to me that someone in the White House contacted Keehan to make sure that she would back Obama on this even if the American bishops were not adequately appeased (read “duped”) by Obama’s compromise… er...
  • The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes

    10/11/2010 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.11.10 @ 6:09AM | By Jeffrey Lord
    A mushrooming political battle over ObamaCare involving the White House, two incumbent Pennsylvania congressmen, three Catholic hospitals and a nun has just exploded in, of all places, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Charges from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White House and its allies are filling the air. All of this just as Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Scranton today to raise money for one of the participants.
  • Obama administration makes blitz of statements to advance LGBT ‘agenda’

    06/24/2010 5:42:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | June 24, 2009
    President Obama speaks at the LGBT Pride Month reception in the East Room. Credit: White House. Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2010 / 03:07 am (CNA).- President Obama and leaders in his administration have made many statements to mark “LGBT Pride Month,” calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of anti-discrimination laws to advance the LGBT “agenda” in the U.S. and overseas. They characterized opponents as foes of progress.On Tuesday President Obama spoke at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Pride Month Reception in the East Room of the White House. He noted his...
  • ... but for a Pen! (... but for Wales.)

    03/23/2010 11:28:58 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies · 386+ views
    Catholic Vote ^ | March 23rd, 2010 | Thomas Peters
    Today, President Obama signed his health care bill into law, using 20 separate pens to write his name. The last pen he used, reports Daniel Foster, will be given to Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association.Sr. Keehan, as most of you know, was a staunch ally of the Democrat efforts to push through their health care reform. She issued press releases on behalf of her organization asking representatives in Congress to pass the legislation, even without including abortion funding fixes (which they did). She met with Obama personally several days before the final vote in...
  • Archbishop Rips 'Naive or Disingenuous' CHA for Support for Pro-Abort Health Bill

    03/17/2010 12:40:46 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies · 202+ views
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  • Catholic Caucus: CHA Board Bishop: 'I Side With USCCB' against Health Bill

    03/16/2010 4:38:58 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies · 289+ views
    Tuesday March 16, 2010 CHA Board Bishop: 'I Side With USCCB' against Health Bill By Kathleen GilbertST. PETERSBURG, Florida, March 16, 2010 ( - Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg has stepped into the row between the Catholic Health Association (CHA), on whose board he is a member, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), siding with the bishops in fighting the CHA-endorsed abortion-expanding Senate health care bill.The CHA sparked controversy over the weekend by throwing its weight behind the vastly pro-abortion Senate health bill. CHA president Sr. Carol Keehan had issued a letter to lawmakers urging them...
  • Catholic Archbishop Warns About Dishonest Pro-Obamacare Leftist Groups Posing as Catholics

    03/15/2010 8:39:00 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 23 replies · 553+ views
    gatewaypundit ^ | 3-15 2010 | gatewaypundit
  • Catholic Health Assoc. Health Bill Support 'Utterly Un-Catholic': HLI President

    03/15/2010 2:43:09 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies · 144+ views
    Monday March 15, 2010 Catholic Health Assoc. Health Bill Support 'Utterly Un-Catholic': HLI President By Kathleen GilbertUpdated 4:47 pm EST WASHINGTON, DC, March 15, 2010 ( - As the U.S. bishops step up their opposition to the abortion-expanding Senate health bill this month, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) has again muddled the pro-life Catholic response by issuing warm support for the bill - despite its not being "perfect" on the abortion issue. The president of Human Life International responded by condemning CHA's support for the bill as "utterly un-Catholic" and "a grave insult" to Catholics.In remarks posted on the...
  • Sister Carol shills for Obama’s abortion plan: trading “population control” for federal money

    03/15/2010 6:04:43 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies · 583+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 15, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    You can’t be pro abortion and genuinely Catholic. There are no exceptions to this absolute “either or” choice, not even for nuns. This is what makes Catholic Health Association President Sister Carol Keehan’s position so dangerous to the lives of unborn babies. Here are three statements, one by Bart Stupak a rear pro life Democrat, one from Douglas Johnson, legislative director for National Right to Life, and one from the rather suspect Sister Carol Keehan. Which one do you think doesn’t ring true? Stupak: “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost...
  • Catholic Caucus: Catholic hospitals support health care bill [CHA]

    03/15/2010 9:02:09 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies · 310+ views
    AP article via and Google ^ | March 14, 2010 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON — A group representing Catholic hospitals Saturday rallied behind President Barack Obama's health care bill ahead of a House vote in which anti-abortion lawmakers could play a decisive role. The chief executive of the Catholic Health Association, Carol Keehan, wrote on the group's Web site that although the legislation isn't perfect, it represents a "major first step" toward covering all Americans and would make "great improvements" for millions of people. The more than 600 Catholic hospitals across the country do not provide abortions as a matter of conscience. ...