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Health Care Reform Passes: Catholic Democrat Bart Stupak Protects Life Comments

Saturday night in two historic votes the importance of faithful Catholics in both major political parties became crystal clear. Continue Reading

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  1. Terence
    5 years ago

    Amen to that. I majored in political science as an undergrad and am currently studying public policy. I am not registered to either political party because neither is fully inline with our Catholic social tradition. Thanks for the call to action, where do I sign up?

  2. Ed Burke
    5 years ago

    In the end God won because the Democrats had to agree to remove the abortion funding to get the votes they needed. So now that Catholics can support Health Care Reform, they should call their senators and urge the passage of the bill, retaining the abortion exclusions and so finally have a health care program that does not exclude the millions of Americans that the old 'For Profit, Not For People' health care situation we Americans endured for far too long. Ironically it ends up being the efforts of the godless democrats who pass the help for the powerless, the poor and the sick of our nation, and not the Republicans who always get the endorsement of the religious right. The same can be said of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Maybe its time Catholics switch political sides.

  3. Taylor Marshall
    5 years ago

    Deacon Fournier

    Thank you for this informative article. I plan on sharing it with others.

    Taylor Marshall

  4. Stephen Schneck
    5 years ago

    As a result of the tremendous work by Stupak and all the pro-life Democrats, the House-passed bill is fully pro-life in the richest sense of the words. Tough hurdles still need to be crossed, but Catholics need now to celebrate and rally around this legislation. Catholic Hospital Association, cites 46.3 million Americans are without health care coverage--probably 1/3 are children. This bill goes a long way to address this critical, moral issue. Thank you Rep. Bart Stupak and all the pro-life Democrats. And, thank you Rep. Cao--who alone in the Republican ranks recognized that this legislation is too morally important to risk losing in mere partisan politics. Bless all who voted for Stupak's amendment. Bless all who did the moral thing and voted for this legislation.

  5. Meh
    5 years ago

    Amazing what people who hate women will stoop to.

  6. Dave
    5 years ago

    This vote was a victory - but there is still plenty in this bill to oppose. If we fail to understand the awful implications of this legislation on health care in general and oppose it, we will suffer consequenes beyond anything ever passed by congress.

    It's time for the Catholic Church to pick up the ball and do it ourselves. Caesar will always disappoint, always.

  7. Ben Vos
    5 years ago

    I am deeply troubled in my spirit after reading this article. Deacon Fournier has engaged in exactly the kind of behavior condemned by Jesus Christ himself when he said, "Judge not, lest you be judged." To criticize the faith or faithfulness of Nancy Pelosi is extraordinarily uncharitable. This is a woman whose ability to hold together disparate threads and build a coalition has dramatically improved the welfare of our nation and particularly its most vulnerable citizens.

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