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Ps. I haven't seen this on the front page nor rec. list.

Meanwhile, in a rare public disagreement that will reverberate among the nation's 70 million Catholics, leaders of religious orders representing 59,000 nuns sent lawmakers a letter urging lawmakers to pass the Senate health care bill. Expected to come before the House by this weekend, the measure contains abortion funding restrictions that the bishops say don't go far enough.

"Despite false claims to the contrary, the Senate bill will not provide taxpayer funding for elective abortions," said the letter signed by 60 leaders of women's religious orders. "It will uphold longstanding conscience protections and it will make historic new investments ... in support of pregnant women. This is the real pro-life stance, and we as Catholics are all for it."

Hmm, what would the world be like if nuns were in charge of the catholic church and decisions of war and peace were made by women? I surmise there would be more protracted verbal and diplomatic conflicts but few dumb wars of bombs and guns.

Update: wow!!!! my first time on the rec. list. wow!!! i went to st. rose's secondary school, a boarding school. i know the nuns were tough but they were compassionate about our health and financial wellness. God bless all nuns and priests who do Jesus proud every day.

Originally posted to pmb on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 09:13 AM PDT.

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