Good things

Posted: February 18, 2011 in AZ, Healthcare, Illegal Immigration, Personal

A couple of good things in the news recently about Arizona.

First one is the failure of state birthright measures to come up for a committee vote.  There is both a House and a Senate version that redefine citizenship in defiance of the U.S. Constitution.  The Senate version is the one that didn’t make  it to a committee vote.  So neither bill is completely dead but it does mean there isn’t a lot of support for them.

Second, Catholics in Arizona appear to be standing up to and defying the will of the local Bishopric.  Bishop Olmstead issued a decree last month removing Catholic status from St. Joseph’s Hospital.  The controversy was over an abortion procedure performed to save the mother’s life.  A nun on the hospital ethics board was excommunicated for having given her consent to the procedure and the hospital was punished for refusing to admit wrongdoing (by any medical and professed Catholic standards they didn’t do anything wrong regardless of what the Bishop thinks).  Local Catholics, medical ethicists and sociologists will be gathering together to discuss the situation as part of a Jesuit Speaker Series.

PS:  Now for one bad thing….Blogging will continue to be light in coming weeks.  I am seriously ill and struggling to meet the demands of my family and job while attempting to find out what is the root of my problem. So far doctors don’t have any real answers and I am working through serious pain.


  1. Nan says:

    Hi, I read and enjoy your blog everyday. I don’t remember how I linked to you, but I’m glad I did. I live next door in Southern California and am appalled at what’s happening in AZ (and just about everywhere else). Please take care of your health and I hope things turn out well for you.

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