Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York praised President Obama's efforts to revamp the health care system in this country but warned that the Catholic Church will not be part of a system that leads to the "destruction" of human life through abortion, end-of-life care or the discarding of human embryos.
Although the Church supports the principle of affordable health care for all, "the devil is in the details," he said.
In the exclusive Catholic News Agency interview, the archbishop reminded that "nearly one out of every five patients in the United States who is in a hospital is under the embrace of the Church in a Catholic health care network," giving the Church ample reason to be involved in the public debate on the subject.
“So please listen to us because we’ve been in this business a heck of a long time,” he said recalling that members of the Catholic Church were the ones who “opened up the first clinics, hospitals and health care networks.”Read the full story HERE.
“Don’t exclude us now because you might be uncomfortable with the very values that gave rise to this magnificent network,” he urged.