Confused Catholic Organizations

by Steve Ray on August 19, 2009

Sisters of Mercy among sponsors of Obama talk-radio call on healthcare reform
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3822
“In an effort to increase support for congressional healthcare legislation amid growing public skepticism, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and three other Catholic groups have joined over 30 religious organizations in sponsoring an August 19 BlogTalkRadio appearance by President Barack Obama. The show begins at 5:00.”

These Sisters are NOT to be confused with the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s sisters). Groups like this — I suspect — are the reason the Pope is investigating many of the women religious in America. I do not know for sure, but I have a hunch — and stand ready to be corrected.

This was posted on The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas website after Obama was elected:

“The campaigning is over and we have cast our votes [presumably for Obama].¬† Now it is time to turn our efforts to keeping our elected officials informed about poverty, immigration, Earth, women’s equality, racism, and nonviolence – the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy.”

Why not a concern for abortion, sanctity of marriage, opposition to the gay agenda or other matters central to the Culture of Life. “Earth” is more important than the unborn? I have not had much time to investigate them, but reading portions of their website and seeing their enthusiastic support for Obama and his liberal agenda sent¬† my antennas up!

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Suzanne Calvano August 19, 2009 at 9:45 PM

I think I saw one of these “sisters” (so hard to tell by just looking at them) on Bill O’Reilly’s show tonight. I’m not actually sure she was of the same group, but seemed to be of the same philosophy; trying to promote Obama’s healthcare plan by saying we all have an obligation to help the poor among us (which I’m not doubting we should be helping the poor). She quoted Pope Benedict in “Caritas in Veritate” to underscore her point. The only problem is she forgot to mention one HUGE part that the Pope specifically wrote about, which is that any kind of “social justice” and “care for the poor among us” cannot truly be “justice” if it leaves out the care and dignity of the unborn person (I don’t have the exact quotes, but the Pope was pretty clear on that point). I could not believe that abortion and caring for the unborn was completely left out of her discussion. It’s perfectly fine to want healthcare reform and I know the Bishops have spoken on that issue, but not at the cost that is now being presented by this current plan and this administration. It’s a shame, especially when I see Catholic leaders out there promoting it while ignoring the consequences to the unborn, disabled, and elderly. Are they not marginalized in our society? Should they not deserve the same care and concern? We just need to keep praying.

HG August 19, 2009 at 11:40 PM

By looking at these “sisters”, you know that they are liberals.

Elizabeth McClintic August 20, 2009 at 11:23 AM

the “sister” on OReilly was miss campbell. Have any of these women in the picture been ordained yet?

Mike Sanders August 21, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Everything sacred in our country is under attack right now. The life of the elderly, the life of the unborn, marriage, and religious rights in general. I have learned in my life and it’s being put to the test in many ways right now that all things are possible through Christ. As long as we pray and stand firm we can defeat the death culture in our Country right now.

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