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Fifty-nine Thousand Nuns Oppose the Bishops on Health Care Comments

Catholics in the pews are being made more and more aware that something has gone wrong in many of our venerable Catholic institutions and religious orders. Continue Reading

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  1. Elaine
    4 years ago

    We must be ever vigilent that these Nuns who defied Catholic Bishops are not teaching our children heresy.
    Following is the web site of all the Nuns organizations listed.
    Ask your Bishop to keep them from doing any advertising for their Order in any Catholic Church publication, or Church video.

  2. Meg
    4 years ago

    Who are our heroes this morning? The 59,000 Catholic sisters and the Catholic Health Care facilities, or the politicians to stayed the course to the end fighting for our developing children? The laity and non-Catholics have shown us what the religious sisters didn't have the courage or wisdom to stand up for - the sacredness of all human life, for all of God's children. Once again the Catholic Church is disgraced by the actions of our religious.

  3. LizaBklyn
    4 years ago

    Really? The "seamless cloth of life" is now "nothing more than a convenient excuse for Catholic politicians to ignore the slaughter of the unborn and all its attendant effects on cultural and family life"? Or is it just more convenient and easier to focus all your attention and effort on the single issue of abortion than to also concern yourself with the policies and practices that affect, injure and impede the lives of the walking and talking?

    Right to Life is not just a slogan for the unborn. Those who believe the right to life begins and ends in the womb are those that will stop at nothing to see that the working poor, the immigrant and the sick don't stand a chance in this country.

    I grew up singing a song in church called "They Will Know We are Christians by our Love." Haven't heard that one in a long time.

    Unlike the bishops, nuns don't live in ivory towers and have people launder their clothes and cook their meals. They minister to the poor and the sick and have personal contact with the challenges ordinary people face. That is why they support this bill.

  4. Dai Yoshida
    4 years ago

    Thank the Lord these so-called religious orders are dying out. These poor misguided women needs our prayers desperately.

  5. Joan
    4 years ago

    These nuns, for a few pieces of US silver, have betrayed their Lord. They have shown that they have no faith that by obeying His commandment not to kill that He would have found a way for them to continue their corporal works of mercy. They have replaced God with the craven image of the US government. They have blood on their hands. The unborn are not the only ones who are slated for death in the Senate bill, so are the elderly.

  6. Angelo Russo
    4 years ago

    THANK YOU, SISTERS!! Thank you for having the courage to stand up to obstinate men stuck in a medieval mindset! Why are the bishops so out of touch? Why to they adhere so tenaciously to arguments founded upon misrepresentation and malicious fabrication?

    I now wonder if there is any one single bishop who has an independent mind. I wonder if they are scared to voice their real opinions fearing retribution from an aging pope.

    To stubbornly deny the language against federally funded abortion serves no purpose but to make the bishops seem out of touch. These are supposed to be educated men.....not fanatics.

  7. Chris
    4 years ago

    It's tragic but comes as no surprise since many so called "Catholic" religious women left the Church years ago!

  8. Cyril
    4 years ago

    Thank God for the brave Nuns who are leading the charge to help pass a Health Care Bill that will eventually help millions of Americans to get the medical help they need. The Senate Health bill does not fund abortion with federal monies that has been clearly supported by many Health Law researchers and people who have read the legislation. According to T. R. Reid, a Catholic author and researcher into the universal health care systems around the world, has indicated in an article which appeared in the "Washington Post," universal health care tend to cut the abortion rates in those countries who have health care for all of their citizens. God Bless those who are for health care for all Americans.

  9. BronxLady
    4 years ago

    I must say the religious sisters have much more influence on my thinking than do our bishops. The first thing I checked on the letter was to see if the order who taught me in grade school were signatories; (they were). Don't mess with the sisters is right!

  10. Michael
    4 years ago

    These nuns should be ashamed of themselves. They have openly betrayed the bishops and Catholics all around America. As a young Catholic religious, this health care bill stance on abortion is pure intrinsic evil.

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