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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