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Naming the Names of the Nuns

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Feb 27, 2012

Courtesy of CatholicCulture.org supporter Mary Greene, here are the names and affiliations of the twenty-one sisters who filed the Friends of the Court brief with the Supreme Court in favor of Obamacare, as discussed in my On the Culture commentary, The Sisters and Universal Health Care: Forgetting What Religion Is:

  • Margaret Byrne, CSJP
    Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
  • Simone Campbell, SSS
    NETWORK
  • Janice Cebula, OSF
    Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa
  • Nancy Conway, CSJ
    Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Jacquelyn Doepker, OSF
    Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, Ohio
  • Gemma Doll, OP
    Dominican Sisters of Peace
  • Rose Mary Dowling, FSM
    Franciscan Sisters of Mary
  • Patricia Farrell, OSF
    Leadership Conference of Women Religious
  • Mary Genino, RSHM
    Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Western American Province
  • Gladys Guenther, SHF
    Sisters of the Holy Family
  • Beatrice Haines, OLVM
    Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters
  • Mary Ellen Holohan, SNJMM
    Sisters of the Holy Names Province, Leadership Team
  • Gloria Marie Jones, OP
    Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
  • Attracta Kelly, OP
    Adrian Dominican Sisters
  • Patricia McDermott, RSM
    Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
  • Joan Mumaw, IHM
    Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Monroe), Leadership Council
  • Mary Pellegrino, CSJ
    Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden
  • Mary Rehmann, CHM
    Congregation of the Humility of Mary, Davenport, Iowa
  • Theresa Sandok, OSM
    Servants of Mary, Ladysmith, Wisconsin
  • Nancy Schreck, OSF
    Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Mary Ann Zollmann, BVM
    Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Mar. 02, 2012 6:00 PM ET USA

    Interesting description, Cornelius. This is but to say that a horror of sin is a function of sanctifying grace, which tragically, I imagine these ladies lost many years ago. We must pray for God to restore these ladies (and indifferent Catholics everywhere) to grace.

  • Posted by: Cornelius - Feb. 28, 2012 8:54 AM ET USA

    I've talked with 'Catholics' who think like these sisters about this issue, and what I've noted is their relative indifference to sin. They lack a horror of sin, even grave sin. This baffles me, as I've found no way to communicate to them what horror of sin is or feels like. It's like trying to explain color to a person blind from birth. The conversation stops at this point and we just stare at each other - nothing more to say.

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