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  •  They may not be the CEO, but they still own it. (0+ / 0-)

    In many cases, the hospital is directly owned either by the Bishop, a trustee of the Bishop, or some other agency of the Diocese itself, over which the Bishop has immediate control, given that he is the Bishop. That means he has the power to shut them down. In cases where the hospital is owned by others, the Bishop wouldn't have this power, but he could certainly revoke the hospital's right to call itself Catholic any longer.

    So, yes, every Catholic hospital will close if the Bishops feel it is warranted. It is simply a matter of which hospitals might no longer be Catholic; those might remain open, but they won't remain Catholic. I suspect there wouldn't be too many such cases.

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