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They Do Not Speak for Me: These Catholic Sisters say 'No' to Health Care Bill Comments

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  1. Kate from Maine
    4 years ago

    Thank you Sisters for correcting the misrepresentation of religious women in America who, supposedly, were in support of the HC bill.

    As a health care practitioner, I am astounded at the ignorance of medical science....that a unique human being is present at conception, having it's own DNA. Itt is NOT the mother's DNA alone but that of both the mother and father.

    What is totally lacking in the USA are State laws containing the accurate medical definition of life (unique DNA), and the protections for that life. We have State laws defining death, but not life !

    Will we ever get there ? ? ?

  2. Mich
    4 years ago

    Aviles, you obviously don't read what others post. See Mark's response to Mr. Brennen. I think the same could apply to you.

  3. Aviles
    4 years ago

    Many need health care and the nuns that take care of the sick should not be punished for presenting their opinion. They are the caregivers (as I have been), Many of the most vocal people against health care have been men and they use Abortion as their mantra. These women are not pro-abortion they are speaking for many who need care and do not know or have the means to do it for themselves.

  4. Mark Van Hout
    4 years ago

    Mr. Brennan, How can you state that the good far outweighs the bad? You have just put a price on the head of a baby. For the low price of an aspirin for the poor, we will kill your baby! How dare you say our Bishops are less informed and less holy because they protect the unborn. Those nuns, in my opinion, should be stripped of their Holy Orders so they can no longer go against the Church they made their vows to while hiding behind their vestments.

    And Mr. Burke, you are correct, Jesus did say that to the adultress in this past weekends Gospel, but he also believed in the 10 Commandments. Believe that these people will be judged on the last day for murdering babies and supporting those who do.

  5. Terry Brennan
    4 years ago

    ..health care reform is about a great deal more than abortion. The good so much outweighs the bad that there is no contest. The fanatics who now use the political process for their religious expression contaminate both. The nuns who actually do the work of Christ in caring for the sick are more mature, well informed and holy than the bishops who rejoice in their ignorance

  6. Ed Burke
    4 years ago

    If Lady's who devoted their lives to Christ can't make a value judgement of their own, without being villified on a Catholic Website, they are far from the only sinners present. You people should remember in whose name you seek justice and mercy. Never did Jesus use such vitriole, just last week the gospel told us he said to the adulterous woman, " I do not condemn you, go and do not sin again." This is what we aspire to be, one who loves the sinner, and is eager to forgive the penitent. Please think about what you say, especially here.

  7. Phantom
    4 years ago

    Thou shall not kill

  8. ciao
    4 years ago

    "To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop." ~ Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life.

    Thank you Mother Mary Sheridan and the Membership of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious for speaking out.

  9. ciao
    4 years ago

    "To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop." ~ Pope John Paul II, The Gospel of Life.

    Thank you Mother Mary Sheridan and the Membership of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious for speaking out.

  10. Mary Ann
    4 years ago

    In response to Maria's Comments...

    So according to your comment's those 46 million people outweigh the life of "846,000" unborn babies? Social justice is for ALL including the unborn! This healthcare bill is a sham! It goes against the very sanctity of life and does not protect conscience rights of healthcare professionals!!! Of course, there needs to be healthcare reform but not where the government takes over the system! This is not Canada or Great Britain. If you look at these examples you will see the QUALITY OF healthcare go down (MORE PEOPLE in the eating the same piece of the PIE = LESS QUALITY) and THE SAD REALITY IS THAT UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE is the road to RATIONING! Where's the justice in that?

    I pray you see the light. Thank you

    RE:
    "While I have the utmost respect and support for the Catholic Church’s strife for human dignity and the protection of human life, I support the health care reform whole-heartedly. Allowing 46.3 million Americans without health insurance (2009 Census Bureau) to suffer the pain and poverty of inadequate medical care, in order to protect 846,181 unborn lives (as reported to the CDC in 2006) is a fundamental offence to Catholic values. The right to life does not end with this health care bill rather it begins. By fighting poverty and other risk factors for unplanned pregnancies through social justice and expanded medical coverage, we can fight abortion through prevention and practice the love and servitude central to our faith. I pray that earthly politics and a short-term vision do not blind our Catholic leaders from their mission of justice and servitude for humanity, and I sincerely hope that the basic principles of Catholicism are not obstinately sacrificed for power and tradition. With love and prayer, a fellow child of God."


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