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.