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NCBC President, Dr. John Haas, Gives Interview Defending USCCB on NPR


December 4, 2013


The President of The National Catholic Bioethics Center, Dr. John Haas, gave an incredibly powerful interview today, as he defended the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) on NPR's Diane Rehm Show. In the interview, which was part of a larger story concerning an ACLU lawsuit against the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Dr. Haas gave ample time and consideration to the Church's position on these matters and, in the process, illustrated the utmost importance of interpreting the ERDs properly and using them correctly, whether one is acting in accordance with the ERDs, or simply making judgments concerning them and their nature and purpose in governing Catholic health care facilities.

Dr. Haas cited numerous direct examples from the literature of the Catholic Church in this matter and, in the undeniably hostile environment of a secular radio discussion, acquitted himself impeccably on behalf of The Center and in defense of the position of the USCCB and the Catholic Church.

Please, take some time to listen to the full story and discussion on the Diane Rehm Show's website, HERE. Click the "Listen" link in the upper left hand corner of the page to open the audio stream.

Thank you, Dr. Haas!