Partners In the Mission

Discerning, discussing & integrating the mission of Catholic healthcare since 2008.
Fr. Kevin O’Rourke, O.P. (1927-2012)

Fr. Kevin O’Rourke, O.P. (1927-2012)

2 years ago

Q. How do you make sure people are aligned?

A. Well, the companies have clear mission statements, and we have clear goals and objectives that are outlined, and there’s a way in which we want to achieve those goals. There’s a specific way in which I want growth in my companies to happen and take place. To me, that’s where it starts. I have to be crystal clear. They then have to be clear that they understand the mission, and then we can look at each other in the eye and judge each other for how we move forward. If then I start seeing people going off of the track and having their own belief systems, then it’s very clear that somebody is blatantly not aligned to the mission even though they said they were.

This interview with Steve Stoute, chief executive of Translation LLC, an ad agency, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.

Mr. Stoute sounds like a mission leader.

(Source: The New York Times)

Religious Exemption Unaltered

HHS Statement:

Today the department is announcing that the final rule on preventive health services will ensure that women with health insurance coverage will have access to the full range of the Institute of Medicine’s recommended preventive services, including all FDA -approved forms of contraception.  

The USCCB response:

To force American citizens to choose between violating their consciences and forgoing their healthcare is literally unconscionable. 
- Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan

UPDATE: CHA Response:

The Catholic Health Association is disappointed that the definition of a religious employer was not broadened in today’s announcement by HHS regarding the final rule on preventive health services for women. This was a missed opportunity to be clear on appropriate conscience protection. 

My involvement is in preserving a morally sound Catholic identity and in making sure that our health care institutions are faithful to the call of the Church to make health care accessible to as many as possible, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Diocese of Louisville 

Catholic Health Care and the Role of the Archbishop


National Vocation Awareness Week 2012

As the Church in the United States observes & celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week, have you considered a career in Catholic Healthcare

You could serve as a mission leader, ethicist, or provide spiritual care. Of course there are countless clinical and administrative opportunities to consider as well.

God knows we need you.

The interest of society in the enforcement of employment discrimination statutes is undoubtedly important. But so, too, is the interest of religious groups in choosing who will preach their beliefs, teach their faith and carry out their mission.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

This is quite significant. I’m anxious about how it will be applicable to Catholic Healthcare.

(Source: The New York Times)

God chose the most ignorant one. If there was anyone more ignorant than I am, God would have chosen him instead of me.

St. André Besette