Ronald C. Rak, J.D.
President and CEO
Saint Peter's University Hospital
254 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Dear Mr. Rak,
The below ad for the heinously immoral IVFNJ.COM is prominently displayed at the Hamilton Train Station in Mercer County, New Jersey:
Who are the people at IVFNJ.COM?
With what hospitals are "Doctor" Darder and "Doctor" Treiser affiliated?
Especially because of your exemplary programs, in such areas as Abstinence Education and Fertility Awareness / Natural Family Planning, as well as the Gianna Center, I am shocked and repulsed to learn that Darder and Treiser are affiliated with Saint Peter's.
Some argue that Catholic hospitals cannot refuse "priveleges" to any physician in good professional standing. If that were indeed the case, it would beg the question as to why the (arch)bishop would even allow the hospital to be called "Catholic." As Pope Benedict XVI wrote just six months ago:
- "Art. 11. – The diocesan Bishop is
obliged, if necessary, to make known to the faithful the
fact that the activity of a particular charitable agency
is no longer being carried out in conformity with the
Church’s teaching, and then to prohibit that agency from
using the name 'Catholic' [Emphasis added.] and to take
the necessary measures should personal responsibilities
emerge (Apostolic Letter Issued 'Motu
Proprio' of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI on the
Services of Charity).
The bottom line is that the "Catholic" identity of Saint Peter's is absolutely compromised by association with the likes of "Doctor" Darder and "Doctor" Treiser. Your web site disclaimers do not remove your moral responsibilities.