PHOENIX — St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix can no longer be considered Catholic.
That is the decision Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix announced Tuesday.
Citing seven years of vain attempts to get the institution to comply with Church teachings on abortion, sterilization and birth control, Bishop Olmsted said in an interview with the Register, “What I’ve tried to do is make clear at the present time I cannot assure them St. Joseph’s Hospital is following the ethical directives of the Catholic Church.”
St. Joseph’s administration responded that the bishop’s declaration will not change how it does its work or its claim to be Catholic.
The president of St. Joseph’s, Linda Hunt, said in a...READ MORE