Here are the closing graphs of the Dec. 22 editorial of the Arizona Republic, titled: A parting that was inevitable
Increasingly, however, that interpretation of moral law is in conflict with the best judgment of the hospital's medical professionals. In our view, the hospital's directors have made genuinely good-faith efforts to abide by its agreement with the church.
Ultimately, it is the choices of medical people on the scene who must make the necessary choices, often of life and death, regarding their patients.
St. Joseph's Hospital may no longer be a Catholic institution. But the fundamental Catholic commitment to life will continue resonating through its hallowed halls.