Catholic Bishops Assail Health Plan



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Paul Harvey

Just a quick addendum to the last post: Some Catholic Bishops Assail Health Plan, New York Times, August 28, answers some of the queries posed previously about the Catholic religious voice in the health care debate. Apparently a fair number of bishops have taken the Protestant conservative line, and the disjuncture between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and these local voices is a familiar theme in the history of Protestant churches and social issues.

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ctdkite at: September 1, 2009 at 12:51 PM said...

I think that if you take a look at the actual bishops statements, you will find that there is not as much disunity as the NYT article implies.

Also, there is no National Conference of Catholic Bishops. It has not existed for some years. It is the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Paul Harvey at: September 1, 2009 at 7:55 PM said...

Thank you for the correction -- I fixed the post.

On the other point, I disagree. I see considerable evidence for disunity, including local bishops' statements. So the NYT article seemed to capture something that I've seen as well.

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