Sunday, January 24, 2016

Only seven NFP-only physicians - of any specialty - have been identified in the Philadelphia area:

While Dr Isajiw is the lone NFP-only physician found in the directory of the Mercy Health System of Southeast Pa and no NFP-only physician can be found in the directory of St. Mary Medical Center, they advertise that they provide "Women's Health Services" (See 1 and 2.).  Among its Women's Health Services, St. Mary's includes three specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine (aka, Perinatologists; i.e., Richard A. Latta, MDMarc F., Rosenn, MD, Stephen J., Smith, MD), each of whom is also an "Abington Perinatal Associate" (See 1, 2, and 3.).  Isn't it of concern that there is another Abington Perinatal Associate, who has been reported to be involved with fetal "reduction" (See 12, and 3.)?

While Dr Ruberu is the lone NFP-only physician found in the directory of Holy Redeemer, it includes 6 physicans (i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) who are from Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia or  Abington Reproductive Medicine, which offer a smorgasbord of morally excluded services, such as egg/embryo/sperm "donation," IVF, and "surrogacy." 

Finally, neither Saint Mary's Advanced Directives and Living Wills, nor Holy Redeemer's Making Your Own Health Care Decisions appear to properly specify Catholic teaching with regard to nutrition and hydration, and that health care services cannot honor advance directives (e.g., non-specific directives to forego nutrition and hydration) opposed to Catholic teaching.

As per Pope Emeritus Benedict XI,
  • "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."  

I once again respectfully request that you remove permission for the Mercy Health System of SE Pa, St. Mary Medical Center, and Holy Redeemer to identify themselves as "Catholic."

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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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