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The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Guidelines from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Concerning Cooperation between Catholic and Non-Catholic Entities Now Available
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:03:00 PM
© 2017 by The National Catholic Bioethics Center


Guidelines from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Concerning Cooperation between Catholic and Non-Catholic Entities Now Available from The National Catholic Bioethics Center

September 24, 2014



The National Catholic Bioethics Center continues to provide instructive and thought-provoking medical-ethical content to its members and subscribers through its books, journal, and other publications. As a service to all, the Publications Department also provides free access to significant documents through its OpenAccess initiative.


Our most recent 
OpenAccess posting is an instructive resource issued in March by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith concerning Cooperation Between Catholic and non-Catholic Entities in the area of health care. 

For Catholic health care institutions, providing effective health care in the United States often means collaborating with non-Catholic health care organizations. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith produced Some Principles for Collaboration with Non-Catholic Entities in the Provision of Health Care Services to help those who govern Catholic institutions ensure a faithful witness of the Church in joint working arrangements. The document provides guidance for avoiding immoral cooperation and for avoiding the cause of scandal to: "[F]ellow Catholics and Christians, or to other persons of good will who look to the Church ... for moral guidance.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released the Principles to all US bishops in March 2014. It was reprinted, with permission, in the Summer 2014 issue of the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly and is available to you here.


To read the full document from the CDF, please click HERE.

For more OpenAccess, please click HERE.