Hat tip to OSV for this one. NCR didn't receive the media alert notice.
The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, which represents about 10,000 U.S. women religions, issued the statement yesterday. It is also on their Web site: Important message from Mother Mary Quentin regarding the health care proposal
In a March 15th statement, Cardinal Francis George, OMI, of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, spoke on behalf of the United States Bishops in opposition to the Senate’s version of the health care legislation under consideration because of its expansion of abortion funding and its lack of adequate provision for conscience protection. Recent statements from groups like Network, the Catholic Health Association and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) directly oppose the Catholic Church’s position on critical issues of health care reform.
The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, the second conference of Major Superiors of Women Religious in the United States, believes the Bishops’ position is the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.
Protection of life and freedom of conscience are central to morally responsible judgment. We join the bishops in seeking ethically sound legislation.
Mother Mary Quentin Sheridan, R.S.M., President
On behalf of the Membership of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious
We had already reported: Nuns: Vote for health bill would be 'life-affirming'