I was elated reading, “Listen to the Nuns,” E.J. Dionne’s column in the Washington Post. He was reporting on the courageous stand that the leadership of thousands of nuns took in support of passing health care reform with the Senate language on abortion, not the highly restrictive (and much misinterpreted) Stupak language in the House bill.
… This is all the most noteworthy because of the current Vatican investigation [of U.S. nuns]. That (as far we know – and we don’t know much) has nothing to do with health care reform, but it could have led to overly cautious behavior. Instead my sisters decided to go for broke and help save the health care of millions in the process. Wow! Do you suppose Members of Congress can match that courage?
…read the rest at the National Catholic Reporter.
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LEFT: Sister Joan Chittister of the Global Peace Initiative of Women signed the letter supporting reform; photo from GPIW.