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Flat White

Canberra’s Calvary

The closure of a Catholic hospital has become a matter of life, death and conscience

4 July 2023

4:40 AM

4 July 2023

4:40 AM

Has Canberra become a hostile environment for those of religious faith?

Many observers of the compulsory acquisition of Calvary Hospital by the ACT Government are unconvinced by official claims that it is to achieve an efficiently run Territory-wide public hospital system. Instead, they are persuaded that it is more about extinguishing Calvary because of its Catholic ethos on highly emotive issues involving abortion and euthanasia.

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