Real Sisters and Nuns Oppose Senate ObamaCare

A statement from Mother Mary Quentin Sheridan, President of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious:

March 18, 2010

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. 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.

The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, the second conference of Major Superiors of Women Religious in the United States,  finds the provisions of the bill to include expansion of abortion funding and fails to include conscience protection. We believe the bill needs to include the Hyde Amendment as passed by the House in November.

Protection of life and freedom of conscience are central to morally responsible judgment. We join the bishops in seeking ethically sound legislation.

Mother Mary Quentin Sheridan, R.S.M. President

On behalf of the Membership of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious

Bravo to these women who understand what being a bride of Christ means!


10 Responses to Real Sisters and Nuns Oppose Senate ObamaCare

  1. John Henry says:

    Is opposition to ObamaCare the defining feature of real nuns?

  2. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Playing footsie with pro-aborts to ram through public funding of abortion is a pretty good indication that you are dealing with groups of women who traded Catholicism for feminism a very long time ago. Of course this will come as little surprise to most Catholics. Thank God these are also the orders of women religious who are now in the process of dying off. Their place will be taken by orders of women who worship Christ and not gender identity politics.

  3. Eric Brown says:

    I’m not sure if the women who are supporting the health care reform bill are doing so because they are pro-choice and actually want public funding of abortion.

    One might argue that they are wrong in their analysis that the bill does not permit public funding of abortion, but to say that they are somehow not “real” nuns, to say that their spiritual lives are entirely bankrupt because they have made what you see as a misstep in intellectual logic is entirely another matter.

    To judge someone’s whole spiritual life and their Catholicism wholly and entirely on a single judgment is such a logical fallacy I wouldn’t know where to begin. Indeed, I’d reckon that you evaluate how clear you are to that narrow gate before making such a call. For as Our Lord said the measure you give in judging others will be the measure you receive.

    I don’t agree with these Sisters’ analysis, but much of this response is hyperbolic and presumptive.

  4. Tito Edwards says:

    It’s a series of judgments that paints them as dissident Catholics.

  5. Lynn Pagans says:

    Actually, no one was “judging”. “Judging” in the Biblical-sense refers to truly condemning one’s soul. But the Bible also teaches us that we are to point out the error of our brothers’ (or in this case, sisters’) ways. Our Holy Father might disagree with you on your “logical fallacy” comment.

  6. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Eric, any Catholic who has been paying attention to the rot that has infested so many orders of women religious in this country would tell you that this is not one error in judgment by the dying orders involved, but rather is completely consonant with the path they have been following for decades.

    I will have to give Sister Donna Quinn, OP, points for at least being more honest about it.

    The National Coalition for American Nuns for years has been acting against the teaching of the Church on abortion.

    Of course none of this is new:,2904602

    Calling people like this fake sisters and nuns is merely a tribute to the real sisters and nuns who do adhere to the teachings of the Church.

  7. Donald R. McClarey says:

    A good column linked below as to women religious in opposition to the Church by, ironically enough, former Catholic Rod Dreher.

  8. Dorothy Higson says:

    Abortion is Murder according to what my people have been taught. Surely, our
    faith is not going to change but remain firm, isn’t it? Otherwise, our faith will be challenged, too.

  9. ciao says:

    Eric Brown, one of the spiritual works of mercy is to admonish the sinner. That’s not judgment of the forbidden kind. We can’t say,”that person is going to hell for sure” for this reason or what ever it may be. Because that’s not charity or love of neighbor. And it might happen that we won’t pray for their soul. We are to judge the spirit of evil and its fruit. A person can loose their soul even if it is one thing, so long as they know it’s wrong and does it anyway or helps others to do a serious wrong and of they remain obstinate in their sin. Sister Simone is not recognized by the Church as being a real religious. She and several 1960’s feminists are pro abortion, homosexual marriage, women priests,etc, and have a record of social political activity apart from the Holy Catholic Church. They are very much in line with this present administration’s agenda. Just look up the National Coalition of American nuns. They are “giddy” about what they just did in public. Happily snubbing Catholic Bishops who are against the passage of the health bill, in order to sow confusion amoung catholics and further their own social beliefs.

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