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A religious institution primarily serves God, not the state or its clients. For Christians in particular, the “good work” of providing medical care is part of the exercise of their religion. So for certain purposes, such as abortion, a Catholic or other religious pro-life hospital is really not in the picture. This is another attempt to prevent religious social service as part of a general attack on the independence of the intermediate institutions (such as families, churches, and charities) in society. Without these intermediate institutions, society will be left with the individual standing alone before the state, and the morality its elites imposed on society in the name of health and well-being.
Last year a video appeared on YouTube of the last surviving witness to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Samuel Seymour. At almost age 96 he appeared in 1956 on the CBS quiz show “I’ve Got a Secret,” where he was questioned by celebrity panelists like actress Jayne Meadows, widow to Steve Allen and still alive today at […]