USCCB Catholic Leaders Protect Conscience Rights Open Letter

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Catholic Organizations Respond to HHS “Preventive Services” Mandate (see full letter here)

Chúng tôi, chữ ký dưới, strongly support access to life-affirming health care for all, and the ability of secular and religious groups and individuals to provide and receive such care. That is why we have raised objections to a rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services forcing almost all private health plans to cover sterilization procedures and contraceptive drugs, including drugs that may cause an early abortion. Như đã viết, the rule will force Catholic organizations that play a vital role in providing health care and other needed services either to violate their conscience or severely curtail those services. This would harm both religious freedom and access to health care.

The HHS mandate puts many faith-based organizations and individuals in an untenable position. But it also harms society as a whole by undermining a long American tradition of respect for religious liberty and freedom of conscience. Trong một xã hội đa nguyên, our health care system should respect the religious and ethical convictions of all. We ask Congress, the Administration, and our fellow Americans to acknowledge this truth and work with us to reform the law accordingly.

Louis J. Agnese, Jr, PhD
Tổng thống
Trường đại học của bé từ

Robert B. Aguirre
Tổng thống
Catholic Association
of Latino Leaders

Aaron K. Alton
President/CEO
SMP Health Care System

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight
Knights of Columbus

Tony Aretz, PhD
Tổng thống
Đại học Mount St. Joseph

Mercedes Arzu Wilson
President/Founder
Family of the Americas Foundation

Jodi Atkinson
President/CEO
St. Andrews Health Center

Andy Bagnall
President/CEO
St. Nicholas Hospital

Rev. William Beauchamp, CSC
Tổng thống
University of Portland

John Bertini
Chairman of Board of Directors
St. Joseph Medical Center

F. DeKarlos Blackmon, OblSB
Supreme Knight/CEO
Knights of Peter Claver

Lee Boyles
Adminstrator
Oakes Community Hospital

Timothy N. Burchill
President/CEO
Ave Maria Village

Davide M. Carbone, FACHE
Giám đốc điều hành
St. Mary’s Medical Center

William Carroll, PhD
Tổng thống
Benedictine University

Christiane Chagnon
International Regent
Daughters of Isabella

Arturo Chavez, PhD
President/CEO
Cao đẳng công giáo Mỹ Mexico

Craig Christianson
President/CEO
Sheyenne Care Center

Joan Coffman
President/CEO
St. Joseph’s Hospital

Tom Conklin
Giám đốc điều hành
Catholic Family Services – Saginaw

Michael D. Connelly
President/CEO
Catholic Health Partners

William J. Cox
President/CEO
Alliance of Catholic Health Care

Rev. Mark T. Cregan, CSC
Tổng thống
Stonehill College

Christopher Dadlez
President/CEO
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

John Damiani, DO
Tổng thống
Christus Medicus Foundation

Barbara Q. Decker
Tổng thống
Khoa học trường cao đẳng y tế lòng thương xót

Faye Deich
Interim President/CEO
Sacred Heart Hospital
Mariann Doeling, RN
Administrator
Carrington Health Center

James F. Ennis
Giám đốc điều hành
Hội nghị quốc gia công giáo cuộc sống nông thôn

Robert Erickson
President/CEO
St. Francis Health Center

Marianne Evans Mount, PhD
Tổng thống
Catholic Distance University

Amy Falk
Giám đốc điều hành
Caritas Clinics, Inc

Nancy Farnham
Giám đốc điều hành
Maryhill Manor

Thomas Flynn, PhD
Tổng thống
Đại học Alvernia

Matthew Fox
President/CEO
Alexian Village of Tennessee

Jon Frantsvog
Administrator/CEO
St. Benedict’s Health Center & Benedict Court

Rev. Al Fritsch S.J.
Giám đốc
Earth Healing Inc.

Rose Fuller
Giám đốc điều hành
Northwest Family Services

Karen Gabbert
Administrator
St. Gerard’s Community Nursing Home

Brother James Gaffney
Tổng thống
Lewis University

Michael Galligan-Stierle, PhD
President /CEO
Hiệp hội các trường đại học và cao đẳng công giáo

Sr. Marcella Marie Garus, CSSF
Tổng thống
Villa Maria College

John Garvey, JD
Tổng thống
Trường đại học công giáo Mỹ

Sheila Gilbert
Tổng thống
National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Christopher Godfrey, JD
Tổng thống
Life Athletes, Inc.

John Grahm
President/CEO
St. Mary’s of Michigan

Sr. Kathy Green, RSM
Tổng thống
Sisters of Mercy

Steve Grinnell
Giám đốc điều hành
Lourdes Hospital

John M. Haas, PhD, STL
Tổng thống
Trung tâm quốc gia công giáo đạo đức sinh học

Ken Hackett
Tổng thống
Catholic Relief Services

Tony C. Hanson
Administrator/CEO
Prince of Peace Care Center

Robert C. Helmer, JD, PhD
Tổng thống
Lourdes University

Jan R. Hemstad, Md.
Tổng thống
Catholic Medical Association

Cheryl A. Hettman, PhD, RN
Tổng thống
National Association of Catholic Nurses

Keith E. Heuser, FACHE, CNHA, FACHCA
Administrator
Mercy Hospital of Valley City

Rev. Larry Hostetter
Tổng thống
Brescia University

Richard Houck
Tổng thống
Catholic Defense League

David Huber
Tổng thống
Catholic Order of Foresters

John J. Hurley
Tổng thống
Canisius College

Paul B. Hurley, Jr., PhD
Tổng thống
Trường cao đẳng Trocaire

William D. Huston
Tổng thống
St. Catharine College

Robert Issai
President/CEO
Daughters of Charity Health System

Mary Pat Jahner
Giám đốc
St. Gianna’s Maternity Home

Tammy A. Jangula
Administrator
Manor St. Joseph

Rev. John Jenkins, CSC
Tổng thống
Đại học Notre Dame

Patty Johnson
Tổng thống
National Council of Catholic Women

Kevin Kast
President/CEO
St. Mary’s Hospital

Jerome Kearns
Giám đốc điều hành
Our Sunday Visitor Institute

James Kinyon
Giám đốc điều hành
Catholic Social Services
Rapid City

Sr. Jane Marie Klein, OSF
Chairperson of the Board Franciscan Alliance, Inc.

Mark Klosterman
President/CEO
St. Joseph’s Hospital

Al Kresta
Chủ tịch, President/CEO
Ave Maria Radio

Sr. Elise Kriss, OSF
Tổng thống
University of Saint Francis

Sr. Rose Marie Kujawa
President/CEO
Madonna University

Steven LaNasa
Tổng thống
Donnelly College

Sr. Joyce Lehman, CPPS
Tổng thống
Sisters of the Precious Blood

Rev. Joseph Levesque, CM, STD, LHD
Tổng thống
Niagara University

Paule Anne Lewis
Tổng thống
San José Clinic

James G. Lindsay
Giám đốc điều hành
Catholic Volunteer Network

John P. Loes, Md.
Medical Director
Anoka Area Family Medicine Clinic

Michael A. MacDowell
Tổng thống
Misericordia University

Rev. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM
Tổng thống
Mount Saint Mary College

Michael D. Manhart, PhD
Giám đốc điều hành
Couple to Couple League International

Curtis Martin
Tổng thống
FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic
University Students)

Tessa Martinez Pollack, PhD
Tổng thống
Our Lady of the Lake University

John May
CEO/Administrator
Villa St. Francis

James May
President/CEO
Mercy Health

John McCabe
Administrator
CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital

Joseph McDonald
President/CEO
Catholic Health System

Jeremy McNeil
Tổng thống
Catholic Professional & Business Group

Sonia Mehta, Md.
President/CEO
HSHS Medical Group

Sr. M. Angela Mellady, OSF
Provincial Superior
Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Stephen L. Mikochik, JD
Ghế
National Catholic Partnership on Disability

Gary P. Miller
President/CEO
St. Alexius Medical Center

Sr. Sharon Miller, GHMS
Tổng thống
Glenmary Sisters, Owensboro

Mary Elizabeth Miller, SCN
Tổng thống
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Steve Minnis
Tổng thống
Benedictine College

Sr. Mary Margaret Mooney, PBVM
Tổng thống
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tom Mulhern
Giám đốc điều hành
Catholic Community Services of Lane County

Sr. Anne Munley, IHM
Tổng thống
Đại học Marywood

Linda Nelsen
Administrator/CEO
Benedictine Living Community of St. Peter

Jennifer Nolan
President/CEO
Our Lady of Peace Hospital

Randall Nyp
President/CEO
Providence Medical Center & Saint Joseph Hospital

The Very Rev. Bernard O’Connor
Tổng thống
Trường đại học DeSales

Christopher O’Connor
President/CEO
Saint Raphael Healthcare System

Sr. Therese O’Rourke, IHM
Tổng thống
Congregation, Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Therese Pandl
President/CEO
St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital & St. Nicholas Hospital

Mike Panka
Chairman of the Board
Divine Providence Health Center

James S. Parobek
President/CEO
STS. Mary &Elizabeth Hospital

Michael Pascucci
Chairman of the Board
Telecare

Jeff Pederson
President/CEO
Villa Nazareth, Friendship Inc. and Riverview Place
Thomas Permetti
Administrator
CHRISTUS St. John Hospital

Dan Perryman
President/CEO
St. Francis Hospital

Michael Pfeifer
President/CEO
Presentation Medical Center & Villa Maria

Matthew Pinto
Tổng thống
Ascension Press

Jack E. Pohrer, GCM
Tổng thống
Order of Malta, American Association, U.S.A.

James W. Giáo hoàng
President/CEO
Sylvania Franciscan Health

Andrea R. Price, FACHE
President/CEO
Mercy HospitalNorthern Region

Steve Przybilla
Administrator/CEO
St. Gabriel’s Community

Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.
Tổng thống
University of Scranton

James P. Reber
President/CEO
St. Rita’s Health Partners

Maryann Reese
President/CEO
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Reed E. Reyman
President/CEO
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center

F. Dennis Riegelnegg, EdD
Tổng thống
Saint Joseph’s College

Karen M. Ristau, EdD
Tổng thống
National Catholic Educational Association

Bob Ritz
President/CEO
St. John’s Hospital
Sr. Denise A. Roche, GNSH
Tổng thống
D’Youville College

Laura Jordan Roesch, MRC, LSW, LPC
Giám đốc điều hành
Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley

Myriam Ruager
Giám đốc điều hành
Chester County Women’s Services Medical

Austin Ruse
Tổng thống
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam)

Rev. John J. Ryan, CSC
Tổng thống
King’s College

Sr. Cecilia Sartorius, LSP
Administrator
Ít chị em của người nghèo

Peggy Sebastian
President/CEO
St. Joseph’s Hospital

Rev. James P. Shea
Tổng thống
Đại học Mary

Geralyn C. Shelvin
Supreme Lady
Knights of Peter Claver
Ladies Auxiliary

Rev. Larry Snyder
Tổng thống
Catholic Charities USA

Mary Starmann-Harrison
President/CEO
Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)

Colleen Steele
Administrator
St. Joseph’s Home

Joseph Swedish
President/CEO
Trinity Health

Sr. Margo Tafoya, MSSp
Tổng thống
Mission Sisters of the Holy Spirit

Dale Thompson
President/CEO
Benedictine Health Systems
[Winsted]

Sharon Timmons
Interim President/CEO
St. Mary’s Hospital

Joanne Tomassi
National Regent
Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Michael Vinciguerra, PhD
Tổng thống
Đại học St. Francis

Chad Wable
President/CEO
Saint Mary’s Hospital

Helen Wamstad
Administrator/CEO
St. Rose Care Center and Rosewood Court

Mark Wiener
President/CEO
Community Mercy Health Partners

Daniel J. Woods
President/CEO
St. Anthony’s Hospital

Cynthia Zane, EdD
Tổng thống
Hilbert College

Rocky Zastoupil
President/CEO
St. Aloisius Medical Center

Rev. Gabriel Zeis, TOR
Tổng thống
Saint Francis University

Nhất Rev. José Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Chủ tịch
Migration and Refugee Services

Nhất Rev. Timothy Dolan
Tổng giám mục New York
Tổng thống
Hoa Kỳ hội nghị giám mục công giáo

For the complete list of signatories, please visit www.usccb.org/conscience or go Ở đây.