Joshua J. McElwee | Dec. 22, 2010 NCR Today PrintemailPDF The Washington Post's 'On Faith' blog reports:Mar Muñoz-Visoso, assistant director of media relations for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Wednesday that "the specific case of the Phoenix hospital is a local issue within the realm of the authority of the local bishop." Give a Christmas gift that lasts all year. Give the gift of NCR! PrintemailPDF NCR Comment code: Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger. Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea may be deleted. We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate. For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page. For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page. View the discussion thread.