28 October 2006

The problem with killing children, or Thanks, sisters!

The Denver Post reports on an attempt by the National Coalition of American Nuns to sway Catholic voters to vote for “Culture of Death” candidates:

Opposing war and treating immigrants with compassion are included in a list of seven issues outlined by the group. Mary Ann Coyle and Anna Koop of Denver and Sallie Ann Watkins of Pueblo are the other Colorado nuns on the board.

The letter also states, "We encourage respect for the moral adulthood of women and will choose legislators who will recognize the right of women to make reproductive decisions and receive medical treatment according to the rights of privacy and conscience."

So, apparently the problem with war is not that children are killed; it’s that they aren’t killed by their mothers. Or is it that war tends to kill children publicly and the sisters think they should be killed privately. Or maybe it’s the whole “presence of a medical professional” thing that they think distinguishes kids unintentionally killed in a war zone by soldiers and bombs from kids intentionally killed in a nice, sterile abortion clinic by MD’s and moms?

And these sisters wonder why their congregations are dying. I don’t know any young women who are ready to waste their lives in a “catholic” religious order that defends the proposition that it is a moral good for a mother to kill her child. This is beyond sad; and it is truly despairing.

4 comments:

  1. and you thought "nuns from hell" were only seen on Halloween... Lord, have Mercy.

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  2. Anonymous5:37 PM

    It appears that NCAC really stands for Nolonger Catholic American Nuns

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  3. Doesn't this public stand cut them off from the Church? I mean, can't they lose their charter or whatever it is called, their official sanction of the Vatican for being heretical?
    Have they actually committed heresy by making this public proclamation? Have they excommunicated themselves already?

    Can you answer via email, Father?

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  4. Anonymous8:53 PM

    I don’t know any young women who are ready to waste their lives in a “catholic” religious order that defends the proposition that it is a moral good for a mother to kill her child.

    Neither do I.

    On the other hand, I know several who are currently discerning with the Sisters of Life in New York.

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