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stirring controversy

By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 28, 2009

The New York Times reports that the Catholic Health Association and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious think the Senate got it right:

In an apparent split with Roman Catholic bishops over the abortion-financing provisions of the proposed health care overhaul, the nation’s Catholic hospitals have signaled that they back the Senate’s compromise on the issue, raising hopes of breaking an impasse in Congress and stirring controversy within the church. …

Just days before the bill passed, the Catholic Health Association, which represents hundreds of Catholic hospitals across the country, said in a statement that it was “encouraged” and “increasingly confident” that such a compromise “can achieve the objective of no federal funding for abortion.” An umbrella group for nuns followed its lead.

On December 28th the LCWR traditionally celebrates the prophetic and earth-centered program of Herod, who struck a great blow against climate-endangering consumerism when he made that courageous decision to limit the number of consumers under the age of 24 months, thereby reducing ambient CO-2 to pre-Seleucid levels. As for the CHA's position on the matter, Bishop Robert Lynch on its board of trustees, and that's good enough for me.

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  • Posted by: montre5473 - Dec. 29, 2009 2:41 AM ET USA

    Are these people worshipers of Gaia? What scandalous behavior!

  • Posted by: unum - Dec. 28, 2009 9:55 PM ET USA

    The comment about Bishop Robert "I see nothing" Lynch is right on the mark. Lynch is the poster boy for many of the liberal clergy's clashes with the teachings of the Church.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Dec. 28, 2009 8:09 PM ET USA

    I remind you of Jesus' prophecy on the way to the cross: Luke Ch 23:27-29--A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say,'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.' --It has come to pass; God help us.

  • Posted by: cephas - Dec. 28, 2009 6:05 PM ET USA

    And the good nuns don't think they need a visitation from the Vatican!

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