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LCWR leaders questioned at Vatican about support for health-care bill

Catholic World News - July 08, 2010

Leaders of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) were questioned by Vatican officials in April about their group’s support for President Obama’s health-care bill, which the US bishops had opposed.

Cardinal William Levada, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; and Cardinal Franc Rodé, the prefect of the Congregation for Religious, both expressed concern about the LCWR position on the health-care bill during meetings with the group’s leaders in April. The cardinals suggested that by taking a public stance opposite that of the US bishops’ conference the LCWR was creating “a public display of disunity.”

During their April trip to Rome the LCWR leaders also spoke to Vatican officials about the doctrinal investigation of their organization that the Holy See announced earlier this year.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jul. 08, 2010 6:50 PM ET USA

    I think this is far more than a show of 'disunity'/the LCWR has taken a position opposed to our Lord and Church regarding the very sanctity of human life. To be Catholic is to support life as our Lord would want us to do. Everyone should pray for the Holy Spirit to guide all clergy and religious and the laity in full support of our Lord's teaching.

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