Sunday, June 6, 2010

Good News: Sr. Keehan Off Of Holy Family Hospital Board

Sr. Keehan's support of ObamaCare with its publicly funded abortion is coming back to haunt her. LifeSiteNews has the story. One of Keehan's fellow board members

"... who holds the position of Hospitaller, a leading office in the ancient Order, wrote a letter of concern to the presidents of all the Order of Malta associations in the United States noting that Sister Keehan remained on the board of the Holy Family Hospital Foundation even though she supported the health care bill, which opens taxpayer funding of abortion, and even though she acted in contradiction to U.S. bishops.

LifeSite then reports that Sr. Keehan resigned, and replied "...with a letter of her own in which she expressed great displeasure with the criticism directed at her, characterizing it as 'abusive.'”


There seems to be a some high-level disagreement among the Knights about what motivated Keehan's resignation, and whether her leaving is a good or bad thing:

"Although LifeSiteNews viewed Keehan's letter of resignation decrying 'abusive' treatment, Fred Caesar, Special Assistant to the CHA President, Keehan denied the situation. 'Sr. Carol Keehan was not 'pressured off the Holy Family Hospital Foundation Board' in any way,' Ceasar responded to LifeSiteNews. 'You can verify that fact with the Chairman,' he added, refusing further comment.

In fact, Chairman James Murray’s letter to the Hospitaller, also seen by LSN, said specifically that “Sister Carol has tendered her resignation from the Board as a result of your letter.”

The Chairman expressed displeasure with the situation saying that the Hospitaller had, by causing Keehan to resign, harmed the work of the foundation and the hospital as well as the women who use it.

In the end, suggested a Knight who wished to remain unnamed, “Carol Keehan was basically forced out under pressure by Knights and Dames of Malta.” It was, he said
“part of an ongoing effort to keep the Order of Malta true to its pro-life foundations.”

We certainly wish that effort every success.

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