Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nun on the left in support of dodgy bill

I have to give credit to Jack Smith at The Catholic Key blog; Jack does a superb job of writing and reporting about issues of concern to Catholics not only in the diocese of Kansas City, but in all of America.

His recent post on the so-called "common ground" abortion bill is no exception (all links in the original post):
Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have had a hard time selling their "Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Reducing the Need for Abortion and Supporting Parents Act (HR 3312)" as a "common ground" approach to reducing abortion. That's because they haven't found any prominent pro-life leaders to join NARAL and Planned Parenthood in supporting the bill. They've had to resort to calling Ryan "pro-life", when in fact, he has the same National Right to Life score as Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) - ZERO.

In fact, Catholic leaders have condemned the bill. The USCCB Pro-Life Office called HR 3312, the "Planned Parenthood Economic Stimulus Package of 2009." [...]

But if the purveyors of the Culture of Death need an official-sounding Catholic counter-witness to the bishops, someone is sure to step up to the plate. And the list includes a some names familiar to readers of this blog. From a CNS report at The Catholic Review of Baltimore (links are mine):
Among the groups or individuals with Catholic ties who expressed support for the legislation were the National Coalition of American Nuns; the national Catholic social justice lobbying group Network; Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good; Lisa Sowle Cahill, a theology professor at Boston College who is a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America; and Charles C. Camosy, an assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fordham University in New York and coordinator of the university’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies Conversation Project. . .

. . .“This legislation gives me hope that we can finally begin to move beyond using pregnancy as a political wedge issue and to focus instead on providing women and families with the resources they need for healthy pregnancies and babies,” said Sister Simone Campbell, a Sister of Social Service who is executive director of Network. “It is time to work together to eliminate political posturing on this issue.”

That's the same Simone Campbell who a couple of weeks ago was urging Congress to pass a health bill NOW instead of getting bogged down by "insignificant details".

Tell me again why the Vatican is investigating American nuns? Must be that old ugly misogyny rearing its head again--that, or the Vatican wants to clamp down on the Holy Spirit's efforts to help sing a new church into being, or something.

2 comments:

Irenaeus said...

"Must be that old ugly misogyny rearing its head again--that, or the Vatican wants to clamp down on the Holy Spirit's efforts to help sing a new church into being, or something."

You're simply delicious:)

Red Cardigan said...

Aww, thanks. :)