THIS MONTH’S Parable magazine of the Diocese of Manchester has an article by Bishop Libasci entitled “Preserving Catholic Healthcare in New Hampshire”, a misleading assurance. The “definitive agreement” outlining this ‘partnership’ is lengthy and intricate, but I would like to offer “Cliff Notes” on the proposal.

The most dishonest statement in the Parable article reads: “The proposed partnership in no way would be an acquisition or a takeover of CMC by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health”. Go to the NH Department of Justice website, however, and search the Division of Charitable Trusts. There you find the proposal listed under “Pending Hospital Transactions”, where it is under review as are all “acquisition transactions involving health care organizations in New Hampshire.”

Colleen McCormick, APRN, MA, a Catholic medical ethicist and associate of the Catholic Medical Association, resides in Manchester.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

I READ with great satisfaction that SB 272 failed to pass last Thursday. Please understand that not every youngster or teenager lives in a welcoming, loving, understanding home environment. Not every parent is attuned to the needs (both emotional and physical) of their children.

Monday, May 22, 2023
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Friday, May 19, 2023

“HOW MUCH does a house go for around here?” asked my father-in-law as he looked at me from across the small apartment living room. A Virginia native, who bought his first home in the 1990s and was unfamiliar with the current housing market.

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

THIS MORNING, in darkness, thousands of people left their homes to go to work. Ten to 12 hours will go by. They will return home in the dark. Their children will dance in ballet recitals that they will never get to see. Their spouses will make dinners they will never get to eat.