Nicholas Kristof mentions NCR, Jamie Manson in NY Times column

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof mentioned NCR and its coverage of Bishop's Thomas Olmsted's recent controversial decision to remove the Catholic status of a Phoenix hospital in a column in the paper today.

Kristof singled out NCR columnist Jamie Manson in particular, saying she summed up the situation "best" in her Jan. 4 NCR column, St. Joseph’s Hospital: A phoenix in the desert.

Olmsted, bishop of the Phoenix diocese, withdrew the Catholic designation from St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center there because of a dispute over whether a 2009 procedure performed at the hospital was a direct abortion.

The Dec. 21 decision came after negotiations between Catholic Healthcare West -- the organization which operates the hospital -- and the bishop failed to resolve key differences.

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