So Sr. Carol Keehan, head of the Catholic Health Association, who helped ramrod the President's original health care bill through (flipping the bird at the Bishops who kindly asked (which is why I could never be a bishop!) to not help shove it through) came out AGAINST the mandate. Of course, with the President's "accommodation" last Friday, she was back firmly in camp Obama, as has been detailed elsewhere on this blog.
Well, lo and behold, she's back with the Bishops it seems, at least for now. In a (sickening) turn of events, Sr. Carol has apparently learned that HER ORGANIZATION won't be exempt! How awesome is that??? Isn't this how evil works? This is playing out like every good vs. evil movie I've ever seen. The evil one makes what everyone else realizes to be promises that will never be kept to some minion that he later plans to squash anyway. Examples that quickly come to mind would include Edmund Pevinsee agreeing to help the White Witch and Saruman agreeing to work with Sauron.
Sister Carol --- WAKE UP!!! --- you're being used as a pawn - the President is constantly holding you up to the Catholic faithful and saying "look, the Bishops are out of touch, you don't have to follow their guidance, just like this sister doesn't either." And now you find that your organization won't be exempt. High school freshmen just learning for the first time about plot structure could see this coming from a mile away.
Sister, although I have no doubt you don't read my blog, repent, for your sake and for the sake of the Church in the United States. Realize that breaking with the bishops on something this fundamental and this public is tantamount to heresy. Come back home to the Catholic Church.
Read the full story with the CHA letter here.