Bishop Tobin to CHA Nuns:

Your Support for Pro-Death Healthcare
Caused Serious Scandal to the Faithful!

Kathleen Gilbert ( – Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island has denounced the Catholic Health Association for supporting the abortion-laden federal health care reform law, and has asked that a local hospital be removed from membership in the group, reported ETWN Friday.

CHA, a for-profit trade association personally wooed by President Obama to support his health care overhaul, garnered heavy criticism from U.S. bishops for supporting the massive bill despite its lack of a ban on federal abortion funding – effectively making it the most pro-abortion piece of legislation since Roe v. Wade.

The CHA, which stands to profit from health care reform, in July 2009 has already pledged a large sum of money to the Obama administration to help ease passage of the overhaul, well before the final draft of the bill materialized.

Tobin told CHA director Sr. Carol Keehan in a March 29 letter that he was “very disappointed that the Catholic Health Association, under your leadership, publicly endorsed the recent health care legislation that was passed and signed into law.”

“This action was taken despite the fact that the legislation will very possibly provide additional public funding for abortion and threaten the freedom of conscience of Catholic individuals and institutions,” wrote the outspokenly pro-life bishop.

Tobin called out the group for paving the way to immense confusion among Catholics concerning the bill: “Your enthusiastic support of the legislation, in contradiction to the position of the Bishops of the United States, provided an excuse for members of Congress, misled the public and cause serious scandal for many members of the Church,” he said.

Therefore, he said, “I am writing to request that St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island, sponsored by the Diocese of Providence, be removed from the membership list and mailing list of the Catholic Health Association.”

The bishop also requested “that our name be removed” as “even the association with CHA is now embarrassing.”

In conclusion, Tobin expressed hope that CHA “will review its mission and will find new opportunities to renew its commitment to human life, including that of unborn children.”

“I also hope that the Association will clearly support the teaching mission of the Church as expressed by the Bishops, whose obligation it is to preach the Gospel of Christ and apply the teachings of the Church to the important moral issues of our time,” he added.

Kathleen Gilbert (with slight editing)

Here is my personal letter to the Nuns.

Dear CHA Nuns,

Please see the above picture so you can get an up close and personal look at what your support of the health bill helped to ensure in greater number.  Healthcare should be about saving lives, not taking them.  This is why the health bill, and all of the pro-death legislation will ultimately fail.  We have a choice:  Either we can choose to end this holocaust or God will end it for us.  As scripture tells us, “Two ways are set before you O’ man, the way of life, and the way of death, therefore choice life, that you and your descendents may live.”  Jeff Gares

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7 comments to Bishop Tobin to CHA Nuns:

  • Jude Kelly, I agreed with you.Those so-called religious order will disappear.It is only a matter of time.Pray to Our Lady for priest and bishop.She’s the one that figth Satan for us.

  • Savio Sequeira

    All who support Abortion or the present dispensations’ “Health Care Policy” both directly or indirectly, should hang their heads in shame.

    Stop for a moment and think whether you would have seen the light of day (been born) if your mother had to abort you. How easily the Devil influences us and we see reason in whatever he tells us. The Devil has set out to influence Nuns & even Priests and sadly he has tasted success because we are ever willing. Just as we need to bring two hands together to Clap (sound) so also only if we say yes to the Devil, will he succeed in his devious ways. Let us all resolve to say “NO” and make this a better place.

    This message is for all those who support Abortion in any way. Today we have become very selfish and materialistic and we consider every new born as a threat to our existence and that is why we easily fall prey to the Devil’s teaching. GOD HELP US.

  • jude kelly

    I am extreemly diappointed that nuns would lend their support to legislation that could inevitably support the abortionists agenda. I hope and pray that God will enlighten all of us do what is right rather than what we may think is right. Abortion for whatever reason can never be right since it is destroying an innocent human being that God has created.

  • jude kelly

    It is appalling that any christian especially those who profess to be nuns could support legislation that would inevitabally assist in the murder an unborn child. Satan, you are surely having your “kick at the can” but know that Jesus will triumph in the end

  • Gary Mahoney

    This all began with the pill.

    God have mercy on us and all

  • Sherri

    The Picture of the BABY that was aborted. Is enough to say, No to any one who is pro-choice and any health care bill that is for the murder of BABIES! The Picture of the BABY shocked me and I think we should call the BABY, Heaven, because again like Christ the BABY died at the hands of sinners and has gone back to Heaven. I am truly shocked that Nuns would support any health care bill that would lead to Heavens death. I am deeply saddended at little BABy Heaven. I do not mean to go on and on but this is a picture those Nuns and other people who are for this health care, should look at. There is not one thing that anyone could say that is good in it, would change my mind for it, at the cost of all the little Heavens. God open those Nuns eyes Please. Sherri

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