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What Obligations Should Churches Have In These Situations?
« on: September 29, 2011, 10:58:52 PM »
Court sides with diocese after man commits suicide

The state Superior Court reaffirmed today the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh's right to stop providing mental health treatment for a man who claimed he was abused by a priest in the 1980s.
 
Michael R. Unglo had a history of attempting suicide. In May 2010, at least a month after the church announced that it would stop paying for his care, Mr. Unglo killed himself.
 
His brother later sued the diocese alleging negligence, but the case was thrown out of Allegheny County Common Pleas Court...
"as [you've] informed us that respect chills love, it is natural to conclude that all your pretty flights arise from your pampered sensibility; and that, vain of this fancied preeminence of organs, you foster every emotion till the fumes, mounting to your brain, dispel the sober suggestions of reason. It is not in this view surprising that when you should argue you become impassioned, and that reflection inflames your imagination instead of enlightening your understanding." - Mary Wollstonecraft