SATURDAY
February 17, 2001
volume 12, no. 48

Catholic Hospital, Nuns Okayed Clinton at Fundraising Even



    HAMILTON, Ontario, Feb. 15, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) - The scandal of the pro-abortion former US President Bill Clinton being invited to speak at a Catholic hospital fundraiser was arranged by a foundation that regularly assists the hospital, it was revealed this week.

    However, Craig Dowhaniuk, spokesman for the Morgan Firestone Foundation, said that before the foundation booked Clinton as speaker they "approached the hospital and the nuns for their blessing," realizing there could be controversy around the selection, and "since they didn't want to cause any embarrassment." Dowhaniuk said that all 1,000 of the $200 tickets for the fundraiser had sold out on the first day. The foundation is picking up the tab for Clinton's speech with proceeds from the dinner going to the Hamilton Firestone Chest and Allergy Unit of Hamilton, Ontario's St. Joseph's Hospital.

    Dowhaniuk vividly recalled the 1991 Catholic protest over the scheduling of then-New York Governor Mario Cuomo. "When the Bishop of Hamilton encouraged Catholics not to attend we lost 200 attendees," said Dowhaniuk. With this Catholic protest in mind, the Sisters of St. Joseph in Hamilton who run the St. Joseph's Health Care System were consulted prior to the booking of Clinton-- the nuns okayed the event.


February 17, 2001
volume 12, no. 48
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