February 11, 2020

2020 Legislative Begins Today

When last we saw the Legislature in action, members passed a nearly $50 billion budget — mostly in a special session — to keep the state operating until mid-2021.

So what must be done in the 2020 session that started at noon Tuesday, February 11 and must end by May 18?  Nothing. (more…)

January 4, 2020

Archbishop Paglia: never euthanasia, assisted suicide and abandoning the sick

The President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life comments on the Message of Pope Francis for the annual World Day of the Sick. In it, the Pope reiterates the Church’s respect for life from conception to its natural end.
December 15, 2019

Vatican to host interfaith meeting on end-of-life issues

Helping society move from a throwaway culture to “one that cares” is the goal of a Dec. 11-12 conference being co-organized by the Vatican.

“The sick and the elderly are considered people who have nothing left to offer,” said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life. (more…)

December 4, 2019

Fairview to cut staff, consider trims to hospitals: Workforce could shrink by 2%, and St. Joseph’s Hospital could be closed

Leaders of M Health Fairview disclosed Friday that the giant health care system will cut as much as 2% of its staff, the first of several potential changes for the newly branded organization that could include reduced operations at the Bethesda rehabilitation hospital and the potential closure of St. Joseph’s Hospital in downtown St. Paul.


December 4, 2019

Benedictine president/CEO Named One of Minnesota’s Most Powerful Leaders

For the second year in a row, Jerry Carley, Benedictine Health System president /CEO, is featured in the recently released 2019 issue of The Minnesota 500, The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Minnesota. This annual publication, produced by the publisher of Minnesota Monthly magazine, recognizes and celebrates Minnesota’s leading business executives across a variety of industries. Benedictine is one of the largest Catholic providers of senior care and living services in the United States. (more…)

October 2, 2019

Annual Membership Meeting – October 23rd

The Catholic Health Association of Minnesota will host its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul.

PreRegistration Flyer 2019

Lead presenters will include Mary Hill, Executive Vice President of Mission, with Avera Health, Sioux Falls presenting on two important topics:  Exploring Catholic Health Care Ethics and Moral Distress – in addition to Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy with the University of Utah School of Medicine presenting on Neurobiological Issues Surrounding Declaration of Death.

Visit www.chamn.org/register for pre-registration prior to October 16th.



September 3, 2019

Pope Francis on Euthanasia

Euthanasia is a way of treating the human person as an object; while it may appear to give freedom, it is really a rejection of hope, Pope Francis told an oncology association Sept. 2.  “The practice of euthanasia, which has already been legalized in several countries, only apparently aims to encourage personal freedom,” he said Sept. 2.  “In reality,” he continued, “it is based on a utilitarian view of the person, who becomes useless or can be equated to a cost, if from the medical point of view, he has no hope of improvement or can no longer avoid pain.” (more…)

August 16, 2019

Annual Membership Meeting – October 23rd – Save the Date

The Annual Meeting for the Catholic Health Association of Minnesota will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul.  Presenters will include Mary Hill, Executive Vice President of Mission for Avera Health, Sioux Falls, in addition to Maureen Condic, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  Registration information is forthcoming.

May 31, 2019

What Got Done: A Summary of the 2019 Legislative Session

Following more than five months and one overtime special session, the 2019 Minnesota Legislature completed its work early Saturday, May 25.  After leaders reached a bipartisan agreement with Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, lawmakers in the divided Capitol — Democrats hold the House and Republicans hold the Senate — voted through thousands of pages of legislation following an all-night special session. (more…)

May 10, 2019

Sr. Mary Haddad named CEO of Catholic Health Association

Mercy Sr. Mary Haddad, vice president of sponsorship and mission services for the Catholic Health Association of the United States, will take over as president and CEO of the organization July 1. (more…)