Seen on the web: Evidently, a few good Catholic Jesuits still remain

Posted By Liam | Saturday, June 26, 2010 09:31:35 AM

In 2007 I was in the neighborhood. Through volunteer work with New York Cares I found myself in the basement of the Church of St Francis Xavier one Sunday morning preparing food for a portion of Manhattan’s hungry, and, lo and behold, caught a glimpse of that good fellow Jesus. Shortly thereafter I saw him again in the upper room (Xavier’s Mary Chapel), somewhere in the warmth of the small group of parishioners gathered for 7:45 a.m. weekday Mass, in Fr George’s sharing of Arrupe’s prayer, ”Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything” and of Rahner’s understanding of the fundamental option, somewhere also in Fr Rocco’s dynamic preaching, and later still in the quizzical air of Fr Peter’s narrow-eyed response to my desire to confess and live as a Catholic: ”Well, how evil have you been?” You must watch out for these Jesuits. You see, they will help reel you in from the deep and plant you in a new field, and in Xavier’s case, plant you in very good company.

New York doctor works to deliver care consistent with Catholic values

By Beth Griffin
Catholic News Service

NEW YORK – “Catholic women in many communities feel they have no access to health care that is consistent with their values,” said the founding director of a new women’s medical center in midtown Manhattan that will provide “authentically Catholic” primary care, obstetrics, natural family planning and infertility treatment.

Dr. Anne Mielnik said Gianna – The Catholic Healthcare Center for Women is the first dedicated practice in New York and one of only a handful in the country to offer a combination of effective infertility treatment alternatives to morally objectionable assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization.

The facility, sponsored by St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, opened Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

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