Saturday, June 9, 2012

Restoring Catholic Identity in Catholic Hospitals???

Of the numerous inappropriate OBGYN affiliations at Catholic hospitals in Philadelphia, those of Drs. Larry Barmat, Jennifer Nichols, and Steve Somkuti (colleagues at Abington Reproductive Medicine (ARM)) seemed the most egregious. Allowing the scandal of specialists in IVF, "egg donation," and "gestational surrogacy" in Catholic hospitals certainly seems to violate #71 of the USCCB’s Ethical and Religious Directives:

Without fanfare, the listing of Dr. Steve Somkuti has been removed from Holy Redeemer’s web site
If this is an indication of beginning efforts to restore the Catholic identity of our Catholic hospitals, thank you. We have a tremendously long way to go.

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I am an enormously blessed husband and dad. In regard to my Catholic theological background, I have a certificate in social ministry & a master's degree (moral theology concentration), as well as a catechetical diploma from the Vatican's Sacred Congregation for the Clergy (Nope, I am not now - nor have I have ever been - a seminarian, deacon, or priest.). I feel particularly proud to have a mandatum. I also have a doctorate in Christian counseling psychology.

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