- "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' and to take the necessary measures should
personal responsibilities emerge."
"Cohen Milstein is conducting an investigation of companies claiming
an exemption from federal law by declaring that their pension or other
retirement plans qualify as 'church plans.' Pension plans that are
church plans are not subject to many of the requirements of ERISA, the
federal law that protects pension plan participants....
"Many employers who claim that the pension plans they sponsor are “church plans” seek a determination from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) that the plan meets the IRS definition of a church plan....
"A church plan is exempt from many of the provisions under ERISA which protect the promised benefits of a plan participant."
Cohen Milstein is presently handling a case against Catholic Health East, which oversees five of the six hospitals in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
If you share my concerns about what's happening in our hospitals, please email Archbishop Chaput.