Landmark would become Catholic if sale to Caritas goes through
This from the Boston Globe– Caritas Christi, the chain of Catholic Massachusetts hospitals hoping to buy Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, plans to turn the struggling Rhode Island hospital into a Catholic institution if the sale goes through. The Globe says after Ralph de la Torre, the CEO of Caritas spoke with Cardinal Sean O’Malley, he issued this statement-
If Landmark Medical Center is acquired by Caritas Christi or by any company owning Caritas Christi hospitals, Landmark Medical Center will function within and abide by the ethical and religious directives.
That means Landmark won’t be able to offer sterilization procedures including tubal ligations- the closing of a woman’s fallopian tubes. Landmark already does not perform abortions.
What do you think about Landmark taking on a Catholic identity?