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Health-care executive raps nuns who supported Obama mandate

February 27, 2012

The head of a Catholic health-care company has criticized a group of women religious who have indicated their support for the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate, saying that the nuns did “irreversible” damage to the Church by accepting a White House “compromise.”

Kevin Leahy, the head of the Franciscan Alliance, said that the “compromise” proposed by President Obama “was cleverly staged to divide and conquer.” He charged that the Leadership Conference of Women Religious “has taken his bait and is now trying to convince others” to accept the administration’s ploy.


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  • Posted by: joecober6835 - Feb. 29, 2012 10:57 PM ET USA

    I believe a new order of Karmelietessn started a few years ago in the Netherlands.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Feb. 27, 2012 8:25 PM ET USA

    LCWR stopped being Catholic a couple of decades ago. No wonder their religious orders are dying. And I don't think the leaders care.