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Faithful nuns back US bishops in opposing Senate health care bill

Catholic World News - March 19, 2010

The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) issued a statement on March 18 opposing Senate health care legislation.

“In a March 15th statement, Cardinal Francis George, OMI, of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, spoke on behalf of the United States bishops in opposition to the Senate’s version of the health care legislation under consideration because of its expansion of abortion funding and its lack of adequate provision for conscience protection,” the nuns’ statement noted. “Recent statements from groups like Network, the Catholic Health Association and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) directly oppose the Catholic Church’s position on critical issues of health care reform.”

Unlike the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious is known for its fidelity to the Church’s Magisterium.

“Protection of life and freedom of conscience are central to morally responsible judgment,” the CMSWR statement concluded. “We join the bishops in seeking ethically sound legislation.”

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  • Posted by: tim.moore1408 - Mar. 19, 2010 7:39 PM ET USA

    By their fruits you shall know them.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Mar. 19, 2010 2:22 PM ET USA

    Now if the mainstream media would only cover this and the USCCB statement as they did the dissidents' statement, we'd really have somethng. But the age of miracles is past.

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