Bombshell: Nation’s Largest Catholic Healthcare System Performing Abortions and Sex-Change Operations


A new report by the Lepanto Institute shows that CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic health care network in the United States, is performing sex-change operations and other moral abominations. The 64-page bombshell report reveals that CommonSpirit Health, which derives its Catholic identity directly from a Vatican-established entity, has publicly admitted to the following:

  • Performing sex-change surgeries
  • Providing hormone therapies for gender dysphoric patients
  • Providing puberty blockers for kids
  • Providing employee benefits packages that cover the above
  • Dispensing all forms of contraception, including abortifacients
  • Performing elective abortion (at least one location)

Formed in 2019 through the combination of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, CommonSpirit Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems with 150,000 health care professionals in 21 states.

“It is depraved beyond measure that CommonSpirit Health is butchering the bodies and genitals of deeply confused and vulnerable people by performing sex-change operations,” said Michael Hichborn, president of the Lepanto Institute. “But what’s truly satanic is that this assault on the Image and Likeness of God is being done in the name of the Catholic Church!’

The report shows, through founding documents and published IRS tax forms, that CommonSpirit Health is a subsidiary of the Catholic Health Care Federation (CHCF), which “By virtue of its decree of Canonical Erection by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, CHCF is a juridic person of Pontifical Right, subject to the direct oversight and jurisdiction of the Apostolic See in the Vatican.”

In addition to performing sex-change operations and related services, CommonSpirit Health is also providing health care benefits packages to employees that cover the cost of these surgeries, hormone therapies, and even puberty blockers for children. The report also cites CommonSpirit’s financial contributions to its sacrilegiously named member, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Gender Institute, which aided in the purchase of a second robotic surgical instrument for the performance of sex-change operations.

“What CommonSpirit is doing in the name of the Catholic Church is outrageous!” exclaimed Hichborn. “God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their abominable acts. What will become of our Church and our nation while this unspeakable horror is being conducted in the name of the Church?”

The Lepanto Institute is calling upon bishops to move for CommonSpirit to be stripped of its Catholic identity, and to lead public acts of reparation for what it is doing.

Read the report at the Lepanto Institute



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