With all due respect,nuns are tough broads.
On that note, Jerry Pournelle had an interesting anecdote in his commentary on this move by Obama and Sibelius. It is worth posting here:
Some years ago the California legislature contemplated a law that would require any hospital that had a maternity ward to perform abortions on demand.
The elderly Mother Superior who ran St. Josephs hospital went to the legislature and said as follows:
I am as abbess of the order that owns this hospital a corporation sole, and I own this hospital. If you pass this law I will send all the patients to other hospitals, discharge the staff, cancel all the insurance policies, and order the demolition of all the buildings. Thank you.
Now she was very much of the Old School, and no one doubted she meant every word of it. The law never got to the floor of the assembly. I have no idea what President Obama thinks he is doing here, but I cannot see how this will help him be reelected.
Hopefully todays clergy will awaken the laity en mass. This nun sure is taking appropriate action.
In all the years I spent in Catholic schools, I never saw a nun strike a student. But then, I never saw a nun that needed to strike a student!
You are absolutely right on that “tough broads” description. I went to schools taught by nuns for 12 years. I know they are tough (but in a good way).