December 12, 2022

Appeals court rules Catholic Medical Centers cannot be forced to perform transgender surgeries.

A federal appeals court blocked the Biden administration ‘s requirement that healthcare and insurance groups perform transgender procedures in a case brought by religious doctors who argued the mandate violated their religious beliefs.  The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Religious Sisters of Mercy and other groups in a unanimous ruling on Friday, saying they are entitled to a permanent injunction against the mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services .
March 2, 2022

February Economic Forecast

Earlier today, Governor Walz and the leadership of the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget formally released the February Economic Forecast.  The forecast will provide the Walz Administration and the Minnesota Legislature with the fiscal roadmap necessary to design a supplemental budget, bonding bill and potentially some form of tax relief.  The good news, since the November Forecast Minnesota’s budget surplus has continued to grow. Over the past few months, Minnesota has added an additional $1.5 billion dollars to the state’s surplus.  This is on top of the billions of dollars the state has put away into budget reserves, stadium reserves and rainy-day funds.  This also does not include the roughly $1.2 billion in unspent federal COVID funds the Legislature and Governor left unspent at the end of the 2021 Legislative Session.  This means, there is roughly $10.4 billion dollars (20% of the state’s biennial budget) available for the Legislature and Walz Administration to divvy up in the coming weeks. 


February 16, 2022

Legislative Update – February 16, 2022

As the 2022 legislative session moves forward, here is an update on two key bills that CHA-MN in partnership with the Alliance for Ethical Healthcare is supporting.
The House Health Finance and Policy Committee will hear both HF 2517, funding for the Palliative Care Advisory Council, and HF 3148, legislation to modify the state definition of palliative care on Wednesday, March 16 at 3PM.
February 11, 2022

Message from Holy Father on World Day of the Sick

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36).

Standing beside those who suffer on a path of charity

Dear brothers and sisters,

Thirty years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to encourage the people of God, Catholic health institutions and civil society to be increasingly attentive to the sick and to those who care for them.



January 31, 2022

First Day of Legislative Session with O’Rourke Strategic Consulting

The last time we “talked” there was a summer special session wrapping up, a budget agreement, and a plan to return in the fall to wrap up Front Line Worker pay. That last bit didn’t go very well. The Front Line Workers pay issue is still lingering … and the cost has since been raised by both sides.


January 14, 2022

Newest state revenue update

The state of Minnesota’s revenue picture continues to improve, but the national economic recovery is expected to be a little weaker, according to the January Revenue and Economic Update from Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB).

While state revenues continue to out-perform earlier expectations, we haven’t yet reached a broad-based recovery. Many Minnesotans are still struggling, and the pandemic and recession’s unequal impact won’t be eliminated without further action.


October 24, 2021

VIRTUAL Annual Meeting with Sr. Mary Haddad

The Catholic Health Association of Minnesota’s Annual Meeting will now be held virtually on Wednesday, October 27th from 10:00am-12:00 noon. (more…)

October 6, 2021

Sr. Mary Haddad will join CHA-MN for 2021 Annual Meeting

The Catholic Health Association of Minnesota’s Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 27th from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul. (more…)

August 6, 2021

Code Status and COVID-19 Patients

The Catholic Health Association and the Supportive Care Coalition offer this document with gratitude to our colleagues at the University of Washington recognizing that the clinical indicia for decision-making about any medical intervention are the same as they have always been. Although this decision-making model is put forth as a response to COVID-19, it is merely an application and implementation of best-practices applied to the current setting. (more…)

August 4, 2021

Catholic Church responsibility to COVID-19 patients at end-of-life

“As health care providers across the globe respond the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many ethical considerations around resource allocation and the delivery of care for critically ill patients. Catholic health care is committed to the healing ministry of Jesus and upholding the inherent dignity of all who seek our care. We are also committed to accompanying and supporting patients through the end of their lives. (more…)