"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
If it's just a common non-profit then it goes by the exact same rules as all the other non-profits out there and The Church never enters the equation.
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May be, that citing Cardinal Dolan on anything to do with morality is a mistake:
It is becoming more and more apparent that the Catholic Church holds some 'sins' as being of greater import than others; abortion is evil but raping children is not so bad. Gay marriage goes against centuries of religious teachings but child abuse has been OK for just as long a period.Cardinal Authorized Paying Abusers (and lied about it)
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of as much as $20,000 to sexually abusive priests as an incentive for them to agree to dismissal from the priesthood when he was the archbishop of Milwaukee.
Questioned at the time about the news that one particularly notorious pedophile cleric had been given a “payoff” to leave the priesthood, Cardinal Dolan, then the archbishop, responded that such an inference was “false, preposterous and unjust.”
But a document unearthed during bankruptcy proceedings for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and made public by victims’ advocates reveals that the archdiocese did make such payments to multiple accused priests to encourage them to seek dismissal, thereby allowing the church to remove them from the payroll.
A spokesman for the archdiocese confirmed on Wednesday that payments of as much as $20,000 were made to “a handful” of accused priests “as a motivation” not to contest being defrocked.
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“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Lets simply expect a Hospital to be a Hospital, and a Church to be a Church...thereby avoiding all of this crap.
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
Then can we stop giving money to planned paRentent hoOd as well?
The Church can provide all the medical service they wish...without Gov't being involved at all.
But, that is not the way they wish to play...they want money to help them run a religious institution, which is against the rules. By placing Dogmatic rules upon the public, any Church run Hospital is playing the system...again, pick one as you don't get both.