Nostalgic for Catholic Nurses in Habits? Me, Too

a nursing Sister of Providence in habit

“Oregon is not a kill state.”  Sister Helen Prejean, referring to her perception of Oregonians’ anti-death penalty sentiments.

But Oregon is a kill state.  The first state to legalize “physician assisted suicide” of patients.  And if we don’t become informed, we can write our own death warrant if we have a “Living Will,” which cleverly leads patients to choose “death by dehydration,” a type of assisted suicide (see Terri Schiavo).

Instead, all of us need an Advance Directive that specifically states our wishes at end of life for water and nutrition.  Water and nutrition are now considered by physicians as “medical care.”  Wrong!  These are necessary for a comfortable death.

You and I may be a patient in a Catholic hospital, like Providence, one day.  Gone is the guarantee that we will be cared for by traditional nurses and doctors who will not want to kill us.

And I haven’t begun talking about how uncomfortable it is to see a Muslim nurse in a Catholic hospital!  I’m shocked that the Archdiocesan Catholic Directory approved the photo below!    But, then again, thinking it over, this archdiocese, like every diocese in America, is no longer thinking with Rome.  It’s all ecumenism now, syncretism:  all religions are equally valid to them.

Just don’t complain because Sharia is creeping, creeping, creeping.

2013 Oregon Catholic Directory, inside cover page

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NETWORK A ‘Catholic’ Social Justice Lobby?

Links updated 3/13/2012.

NETWORK’s director Sister Simone Campbell gets in trouble for supporting Obama’s pro-abortion health care reform bill.

A ‘Catholic’ Social Justice Lobby? | National Catholic Register Exclusives | NCRegister.com

Network’s public letter of support for the Catholic Health Association provided additional political cover for the bill’s defenders, who argued that it preserved the status quo on federal funding of abortion.

A month later, the U.S. bishops and conference officials are still angry.

“In the past, we have worked with Network on immigration reform, and they attend some meetings of our coalition,” said Kevin Appleby, director of Migration Policy and Public Affairs at the bishops’ conference. “But working in a coalition requires trust. Network can’t have it both ways:  It can’t benefit from the bishops’ advocacy and then undercut them at a strategic moment.”

Appleby’s sense of betrayal was echoed by Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, R.I., who recently wrote Sister Carol Keehan, the Catholic Health Association president, to request that the CHA drop a Catholic hospital in his diocese from membership. Any “association with CHA is now embarrassing,” he said.