Sunday, July 22, 2012

"Leadership sister" shows true colors, alas

"We would question, however, any policy that is more pro-fetus than actually pro-life. You know, if the rights of the unborn trump all of the rights of all of those who are already born; that is a distortion, too, if there's such an emphasis on that."

Sister Pat Farrell, president, Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Again. I suspect anybody who crowns herself as a "leader." Particularly, of course, in the Catholic Church.

Here, this self-proclaimed "leader" screws up royally. Worse, she...hesitates. If you're a Catholic? You don't hesitate. You know there's a difference between right and wrong and you know what that difference is and you don' say it.

Sorry, Sister. You are one sorry sister.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Catholic "institutions" should refuse federal $$$

I hate to say it, but the president has a point. If Catholic institutions accept Caesar's dough, then they should be prepared to pay the price.
In the immortal words of Nancy Reagan? Just say "no!"
Swensen: “He describes himself as a Catholic voter and wrote 'What can you say about a healthcare bill that’ll mandate insurance companies to provide birth control, sterilization, etc. to employees of Catholic universities, hospitals and churches since this goes against the Catholic religion?' We know there is compromising language in place. Some say it doesn’t go far enough and that the real, the much bigger issue is religious liberty, not contraception.”
Obama: “Yeah. Well it’s absolutely true that religious liberty is critical. I mean that’s what our country was founded on. That’s the reason why we exempted churches, we exempted religious institutions, but we did say that big Catholic hospitals or universities who employ a lot of non-Catholics and who receive a lot of federal money, that for them to be in a position to say to a woman who works there you can’t get that from your insurance company even though the institution isn’t paying for it, that that crosses the line where that woman, she suddenly is gonna have to bear the burden and the cost of that. And that’s not fair.”
Here's the whole interview here.

Read the black. Do the red.

Improvising Illinois priest barred from pulpit

Monday, July 09, 2012

ObamaCare's Lost Tribe: Doctors

A Wall Street Journal story the day after the Supreme Court ruling examined in detail its impact across the "health sector." The words "doctor," "physician" and "nurse" appeared nowhere in this report. The piece, however, did cite the view of one CEO who runs a chain of hospitals, explaining how they'd deal with the law's expected $155 billion in compensation cuts. "We will make it up in volume," he said.

Volume? Would that be another word for human beings? It is now. At Obama Memorial, docs won't be treating patients. They'll be processing "volume."

This article is worth the read.