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Sr Patricia Miller in op-ed canonizes St. Obama for his respect for religious liberty. No, really.
WDTPRS ^ | July 20, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 07/22/2012 4:20:14 PM PDT by NYer

Joseph Goebbels advised that when telling lies, tell a big one and tell it often. Another approach is to jam so many distortions into so brief a space that they are too hard to refute in as short a period and in keeping with attention spans.

Here is an op-ed piece from – to our shame as Catholics – a woman religious, Sr Patricia Miller in the Des Moines Register.

She must have an interior landscape like Salvador Dali painting, since she wafts incense at Pres. Obama for his, and the HHS mandate’s respect for the religious liberty of Catholics. n the HHS mandate.

I’m mobile right now so I will post this as is:


I believe President Obama’s vision to advance the common good and provide justice for all is aligned with the values Catholics cherish.

In this election, it has been unseemly to see partisanship and ideology above our call to serve the needs of the elderly and poor. As a lifelong Catholic, I have dedicated my life to care of my fellow human beings and tending to the needs of the poor and vulnerable in line with the tenets of the Catholic Church. I believe in President Obama’s commitment to provide health care for all citizens.

As a nurse and health care administrator for many years, I can say unequivocally our old health care system that left so many people without care and uninsured needed to be reformed. Our emergency rooms were overcrowded with people seriously ill with no prior records, with costly tests, treatments and follow-up. We spend twice more than any country in the world on health care with fewer results. Forty-five million citizens were without health care. That has dropped to 30 million already.

With the Affordable Care Act, no one can be denied care. It is the first time in history that a national commitment has been made to provide adequate care for all our citizens. The act is based on the Christian values that every person has the right to health, and we are responsible for each other.

Therefore, it is inclusive, accessible, affordable and accountable. It is already benefiting millions by offering preventive care and allowing our young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance, eliminating lifetime limits on policies, prohibiting dropping people from coverage when they become very ill or receive extensive treatments.

The president is diligent in viewing the needs of all citizens. Iowa, in 2000, was one of the first states to require our insurance companies to cover contraception. The bishops requested that those whose beliefs were against contraception not pay for others who use them. President Obama obliged with a plan that persons not using contraceptives, because of their beliefs, would not have their insurance increased, but it was refused by the bishops.

Through all actions and laws, President Obama is not taking away our religious freedom as Catholics. He has always considered the value systems of the different religions and tries to accommodate as best possible.

The president has been a faithful and loyal partner for Catholics starting as a community organizer in Chicago working with Catholic parishes in poor neighborhoods. His salary was funded by a grant from a group of the Catholic Church.

He knows that local churches often do more good for a community than a government program ever can. The Obama administration has proven its support for Catholics worldwide in the increase of funds directed toward charities, education and volunteer services to lift the vulnerable communities at home and abroad.

I believe President Obama’s values to advance the common good and provide justice and opportunity for all Americans are aligned with those Catholics cherish. This is in stark contrast with Mitt Romney’s support of the Ryan budget, which he has praised for being “marvelous.” The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has assailed the Ryan budget, stating, “A just spending bill cannot rely on disproportionate cuts in essential services to the poor and vulnerable persons; it requires shared sacrifice by all.” That letter was led by Des Moines Bishop Richard Pates.

The Nuns on the Bus tour to highlight the devastating impact of the Ryan budget noted “it’s not who we are as a nation, it is not in keeping with who we are, and we must speak out against it.”

The Ryan budget, which was passed by House Republicans, is an affront to Catholic social teaching by gutting programs, targeting the homeless, housing, nutrition, Medicaid, and Medicare while granting even more tax cuts to the wealthiest among us. This comes as we just learned the number of Iowans receiving food stamps has increased 7 percent in the last year.

President Obama has stood up for the Christian principles of loving our neighbor, caring for the disadvantaged and promoting the common good. I have seen his faith leading him to restore economic fairness and an economy where hard work and responsibility pays off, if everyone does their fair share and plays by the rules, our country will be better off.



Have at.

Work together on this.

TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics

1 posted on 07/22/2012 4:20:18 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

She must be a member of the Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Welfare...

2 posted on 07/22/2012 4:24:36 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: NYer

Apparently we are supposed to pray for these types of people.

3 posted on 07/22/2012 4:25:49 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
Sr. Patricia Miller is a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas community.

4 posted on 07/22/2012 4:26:04 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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I list her with the LCWR! LOL!

5 posted on 07/22/2012 4:30:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

She considers obama defending abortion and attempting to make Christians pay for contraception fighting for our liberties?

Wake-up Sister!! There are many roads to hell and one narrow one to Heaven. I suggest you open the Heavenly Atlas (Bible) to find out that you are going in the wrong direction.

Her one other mistake is putting a corrupt politician above the Lord. She needs a lesson in the Ten Commandments. Thou shall put NO false gods before me. Sister has alot of repenting to do.

6 posted on 07/22/2012 4:45:36 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: NYer

Everyone of these nuns in the photo have a WEIGHT PROBLEM (abt 25 lbs over) maintaining one’s weight is the primary way to maintain health.

7 posted on 07/22/2012 4:47:45 PM PDT by Fred (
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To: NYer
Someone should tap “Sister” Patricia on the shoulder and inform her that she is,despite what she may claim,a Unitarian/Universalist.
8 posted on 07/22/2012 4:50:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: COBOL2Java
Sister Miller is, sadly, one of the many Catholics who believe that the correct and heavenly government is a communist regime. These Catholics have the same mental disorder as most Democratics; that is, the only reason communism hasn't worked yet is 1) the right people have not been in place to run it, and 2) free enterprise has stifled noble communism and created untold suffering in its wake.

These people, like Sister Miller, can not be reasoned with, cajoled, or shown the error of their misperception. They are dyed-in-the-wool communists with an odd, religious fervor that brooks no argument.

All you need to know about the good Sister is that she would vote for a Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Fidel Castro, or Barack Obama over the Pope for public office.

9 posted on 07/22/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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Book - Ungodly Rage by Donna Steichen

"Written by a Catholic journalist who has investigated feminism on its own ground, this remarkable book fully exposes the hidden face of Catholic feminism for the first time, revealing its theoretical and psychological roots in loss of faith"
10 posted on 07/22/2012 4:57:43 PM PDT by Fred (
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Perhaps it would be for the best if she could spend a year or ten ministering to the needs of some African animists in South Sudan. I’m sure that a lot of people would chip in to buy her a 55 gallon drum of sunscreen.

11 posted on 07/22/2012 5:17:43 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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Why is this woman still called Sister.

She is no more a Catholic Nun than I am.

More likely a Bull Dyke in a habit.

12 posted on 07/22/2012 5:40:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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My wife has a Methodist aunt that could have written every bit of that. I don’t understand how anyone who claims they’re a Christian can think that way whether they claim to be Catholic, Methodist, or anything else.

When I read and hear things like that I see it as proof of how effectively Satan blinds people and then destroys their ability to even recognize the Truth when they trip over it.

13 posted on 07/22/2012 6:20:15 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: NYer

St Obama is the Patron Saint of Liberal Propagandists.

14 posted on 07/22/2012 6:26:21 PM PDT by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: Thommas
"These people, like Sister Miller, can not be reasoned with, cajoled, or shown the error of their misperception. They are dyed-in-the-wool communists with an odd, religious fervor that brooks no argument."

Yeah, some people are deficient in the open-to-persuasion department, but I wouldn't jus assume tha she's completely closed off to reason. I used to be quite a leftist, and I could tell you about some memorable moments when somebody had a serious private conversation with me, sent me an article, wrote me a note, confronted me in public or otherwise jolted me into considering another point of view.

Very often people like Se. Paricia Miller have never been offered a serious countervailing argument. They literlly think they have the only legitimate point of view, because they are entirely unexposed to anythng different.

I think people should try to reason with her. Every convert proves the power of truth to change lives.

15 posted on 07/22/2012 6:43:10 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Veritatis Splendor..)
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I don’t see the sister even addressing the central issue for the Catholics in this: the mandated participation by employers in the works of the contraception and abortion industries.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 9:46:22 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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Along with these others?

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17 posted on 07/22/2012 9:51:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Communist twaddle masquerading as Catholic doctrine.

18 posted on 07/23/2012 12:10:21 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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How did she become a nun without a proper education?

19 posted on 07/23/2012 6:27:04 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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She should remember who the “Father of Lies” is and be honest about whom she is serving.

20 posted on 07/23/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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