The Wall Street Journal has a piece today entitled:
Catholic Hospitals vs. the Bishops
Administrators shop for theologians to support practices that conflict with church teachings.
It is by Anne Hendershott is professor of urban studies at the King’s College in New York City. She is the author of “Status Envy: The Politics of Catholic Higher Education” (Transaction Books, 2009).
Thanks for noticing, WSJ!
WDTPRS has been on this for a long time.
Note, inter alia…
- A Magisterium of Nuns
- The Magisterium of Nuns now inspires proponents of unnatural “marriage”
- The Phoenix Hospital conflict and the Magisterium of Nuns
From the WSJ article:
Many theologians, like Prof. Nicholas Healy of St. John’s University in New York, write that theologians comprise “an alternative magisterium” to the teaching authority of the bishops. And in cases like the one at St. Joseph’s, the alternative magisterium often trumps the true Magisterium of the church. Catholic colleges and hospital administrators now “shop” for theologians who will support their decisions.
Sound about right?