Health care for life and for all
By Bishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and Bishop John Wester
For decades, the United States Catholic bishops have actively supported universal health care. The Catholic Church teaches that health care is a basic human right, essential for human life and dignity. Our community of faith provides health care to millions, purchases health care for tens of thousands and addresses the failings of our health care system in our parishes, emergency rooms and shelters. This is why we as bishops continue to insist that health care reform which truly protects the life, dignity, consciences and health of all is a moral imperative and urgent national priority. Continue reading...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
More from the bishops on health care
Adding to Cardinal George's statement of yesterday, a new op/ed has appeared on the Washington Post web site this afternoon from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre and Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City. The three serve as the USCCB's point people on health care reform, and they are urging the bill be opposed in its current form.
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