March 19th, 2010
02:37 PM ET
soundoff (48 Responses)
  1. Steph

    I learned very early in life not to argue with nuns. Thank you sisters for doing the right thing and bringing some much needed reason to the Catholic Church.

    March 19, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    The Catholic Church is a religious organization, and needs to stay out of governmental affairs.

    Lord knows, they can't even keep their own church in order.

    March 19, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. Kweso

    Conficius said: "Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage." The nuns have courage because they are doing what is right for millions of Americans. Radiance!

    March 19, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  4. Patrick

    About five years ago there use to be a billboard in New york City subways that said, and I am paraphrasing "90 percent of men make the rules in washington, 100 percent of them will never be pregnant".

    The only people to truly understand this in the catholic community are the nuns.

    March 19, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. Tammy

    Go, Sisters! The bishops (who never cared for anyone really) can go to H.....

    March 19, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. Kathy

    GI Joe Fascist are RIGHT WING!! Learn defintions before you spout hate!!!

    March 19, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  7. Pam

    It's probably because the nuns read the bill.

    March 19, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Nice to see you Fake Sniffit. Get a life please.

    March 19, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    God I love reading a story about the GOP challenging the Constitutionality of this bill based on it taking away the CHOICE of whether to buy insurance, and then a couple clicks later listening to you conservative religio-fascists argue that the federal goverment should not support and facilitate the exercise of the Constitutional right to CHOOSE whether you have an abortion. Hypocritical troglodytes.

    March 19, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "Funny how CNN and the others IGNORe the other group of Nuns that agree with the Bishops, but that wouldn't help "moving those numbers forward" would it CNN?"

    Funny how it's not really much of a story that a group of nuns caved to the demands of their bishops.

    "How about the story where in the LIBERAL New England Journal of uh, uh, uh, uh, uh MEDICINE, Doctors are on RECORD as saying they WILL QUIT if Obamacare is passed, QUIT."

    Funny as it seems (since they are generally such selfish morons like yourself), GOPers are sometimes doctors too.

    "Maybe a story on the CVS, Walgreens and WalMarts that are NO LONGER going to take take prescriptionsbecause they are LOSING MONEY."

    The bill hasn't passed yet, so you can't blame that on the bill.

    March 19, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. Texas Jack

    Well Sisters have you given any thought to the over fifty groubs that are soon to be on Social Security and Medicare. Her come the Death Panel books on who will be treated and who won't. AMEN FOR ALL THE IMMORAL SEX MANIAC CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS. You will soon find that you don't run this world. You want to save one group while killing off another.

    March 19, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. aware

    Yes, it does, and there will be more to come!

    The bishops are correct.

    And, women's voices will continue to be muffled as long as they persist in destroying the fruit of their wombs. 🙁

    March 19, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  13. Jim

    Way to go, dear Sisters! I wish you could convince the ignorant Rep.Stupak to likewise support the President's reform. I can't understand his opposition (or that of the US Catholic bishops). I studied in the seminary for six years during my youth. There is absolutely no reason why a Catholic should not support this life-affirming reform!

    Our President's reform package will extend coverage to millions of the uninsured, outlaw abusive insurance practices, provide incentives to control healthcare costs, and reduce the deficit by $138 billion. I personally read the Congressional Budget Office analysis.

    March 19, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "Her come the Death Panel books on who will be treated and who won't."

    The ONLY provision in this bill that comes anywhere near constituting the government making peoples' personal health care decisions for them is the limitation on abortion. That is a FACT.

    Read the bill and stop whining that it's too long. That's just making excuses for your ignorance. If the Dems tried to pass a 50 page bill to reform 1/6th of the economy, you'd be using its brevity as your argument, so STFU.

    March 19, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. Adalbert

    The Nuns are correct. The bishops are wrong as usual.

    March 19, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  16. Dave R

    ...and it's OK for the bishops et. al, to be sexual predators... Get real!!

    The Nuns are on the right track. The bishops need to dig deeper to obtain a true understanding of what's really in this bill.

    March 19, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  17. MikeH

    Brave and conscientious woman. She sees first hand the result of Republican greed and corruption.

    Texas Jack and Aware, why don't you both move to Somalia, neither of you deserve to be called Americans.

    Sniffit, consider Fake Sniffit as a sign you're doing a good job, the right wing whackadoodles are trying to counterfeit you. They are all mostly pathological liars.

    March 19, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  18. Desmond in Canada

    Good for them. It is just great to see that there are still intelligent "members of the clergy", broadly speaking, who have the courage and integrity to express a difference of opinion from the pathetic hierarchy of the USA.
    How come that same hierarchy does not get worked up about the fact that a child under age five dies every three and a half seconds somewhere in the world, thanks in large part to the apathy of the US hierarchy and Catholics.

    March 19, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  19. The Other Michael in Houston

    Funny to hear the Republican Jihadist complian about how the Catholic Church should stay out of Governmental affairs, and then turn around and use their Christian warped views when it comes to Pro Choice rights. And you wonder why slowly but surely, you Republican Jihadist are being phazed out of American Society. The Republican Party is nothing more then the American Arm of the Taliban. The HCR does not fund abortions for the last time. Take time to do that little ting called reading. But as always, you intellectual challenged idiots rather get your sound bites from your Fuhrer Rush Limbaugh than actually take time and read. Yes, see you in November, we will have your tissue waiting for you when you are finally ridden of, Republican Jihadist.

    March 19, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  20. John

    She is not a nun!!! Why can't CNN get the facts right? A nun is cloistered.

    March 19, 2010 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  21. FloridaRes

    John – you say the woman is not a nun because she is not cloistered. What generation are you from? Were you born in 1900? Maybe that explains it.
    I say bravo to this nun for using her conscience and humanity – I thought that's what nuns and priests were supposed to do. The Catholic Hospitals are doing the right thing and so are these NUNS!

    March 19, 2010 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  22. Jeff in Houston

    A wise woman of the Christian faith (faith as in the faith I grew up in, not the evil swarm we face today) can see what so many egotistical men cannot. Thank you sister, for reminding me of a Christianity that has been too long absent in America. I am thankful we still have people like you. As long as we have people like you, we still have hope. God bless you.

    March 19, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  23. ib

    sorry but with all due respect they are blind and wrong.

    March 19, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
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