St. Joseph Medical Center’s CEO looks to the future
May 26 2011
TOWSON – Late last year, St. Joseph Medical Center agreed to pay the U.S. government $22 million to settle allegations it was involved in a kickback scheme with MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates (MACVA). Dr. Mark Midei, a one-time MACVA partner who later worked for St. Joseph, was accused of performing medically unnecessary stent procedures.
High court tosses out challenge to Arizona tuition tax credit program
Apr 05 2011
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court April 4 tossed out a challenge to Arizona’s tuition tax credit program - which directs money to scholarships for students at mostly Catholic nonpublic schools - saying that because no direct state expenditures are involved, taxpayers have no legal basis for suing.
Bishops’ committee says professor’s book misrepresents Catholic faith
Apr 01 2011
WASHINGTON – In a detailed critique, the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Doctrine has concluded that a 2007 book written by Fordham University theology professor Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson “contains misrepresentations, ambiguities and errors” related to the Catholic faith.
Panelists: Welcome immigrants or lose them to other faiths, secularism
Mar 30 2011
WASHINGTON – With the bulk of U.S. population growth coming among Hispanics, the Catholic Church must get out ahead in welcoming Latino newcomers or they will become involved in other institutions and activities instead, cautioned panelists at a conference on immigration and the church.
Stand up for working class
Mar 30 2011
Readers were well served by George Weigel and Tony Magliano side by side (CR, March 24). I agree with Weigel’s assessment of the reactionary behavior of teachers’ unions blocking school vouchers for selfish reasons, to preserve their own empire, but he goes far beyond to attack all public unions and place the blame for the budget crisis on them. He further suggests that Social Security and Medicare are also the cause of our budget crisis.
The church and the unions
Mar 24 2011
Judging by the impassioned commentary from some Catholic quarters during recent confrontations between unionized public-sector workers and state governments, you’d think we were back in 1919, with the church defending the rights of wage slaves laboring in sweat shops under draconian working conditions. That would hardly seem to be the circumstances of, say, unionized American public school teachers who make handsome salaries with generous health and pension benefits, work for nine months of the year, and are virtually impossible to fire even if they commit felonies. I don’t think those were the kinds of workers Leo XIII had in mind in “Rerum Novarum,” or John Paul II in “Laborem Exercens.”
People bring social concerns to convocation
Mar 08 2011
Juan Pablo Perulta, 22, of St. Clement I parish in Lansdowne, arrived at the 32nd annual Social Ministry Convocation at Baltimore’s Seton Keough High School with hope.