Jason Adkins who is ex-officio on the Board of Catholic Health Association of Minnesota is stepping down as Executive Director of MCC to pursue a new opportunity in the legal world and will no longer be serving on CHA Minnesota Board effective July 31st. For more information. Many thanks to Jason Adkins for his years of leadership and service with the Catholic Health Association of Minnesota.
Since its inception, “African American Emancipation Day,” also known as “Juneteenth,” commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on June 19 in 1865, General Granger read General Order Number 3, declaring, “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”
The advocacy and lobbying efforts of the Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare at the Capitol have been so successful that assisted suicide proponents are now turning to the courts for relief. On May 17, the Final Exit Network (FEN) filed a lawsuit in federal court related to a recent dispute with the Anoka County Sheriff.
Since Covid-19 vaccines began to be discussed, Catholics have raised concerns about the moral and ethical aspects of taking them. While the Vatican and the USCCB have weighed in on the subject, a lot of Catholics still have questions. To answer those questions, The Pillar brings you The Ultimate Catholic Coronavirus Morality Explainer.™
The city’s largest employer and health care provider, Essentia Health, intends to grow its regional footprint with a massive acquisition of hospitals and clinics owned by CommonSpirit Health in North Dakota and rural Minnesota. The two health systems have signed a letter of intent to bring two dozen CHI-branded facilities under Essentia ownership as early as this summer.