(Reuters) The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear appeals by Christian-affiliated hospital systems of lower court rulings that gave the green light to employee lawsuits accusing them of wrongly claiming a religious exemption from federal pension law.
(Reuters Health) According to interviews with U.S. physicians, some Roman Catholic hospitals not only refuse to provide some women’s health services such as abortion, but may also prevent doctors from referring women to facilities that would provide them.
(RNS) Even a perfunctory visit to a hospital ward, ER, home for the aged, hospice or medical clinic brings a clergyperson face-to-face with the staggering ethical problems our health care system is creating.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (RNS) Tens of thousands of current and former employees at scores of religiously affiliated institutions across the country are worried as nonprofits increasingly seek refuge in “church” pension plans to escape onerous financial obligations. By Tom Haydon. 800. With photo.