In a strongly worded appeal that will test their political influence, especially with their pro-life and Republican allies, the Catholic bishops of the United States have told Congress to put politics aside and focus on the "moral imperative" of passing universal health care.
"The health care debate, with all its political and ideological conflict, seems to have lost its central moral focus and policy priority, which is to ensure that affordable, quality, life-giving care is available to all," the three bishops who are leading the lobbying effort for the Catholic hierarchy write in a letter sent Tuesday to all 535 senators and representatives. "Now is not the time to abandon this task, but rather to set aside partisan divisions and special interest pressures to find ways to enact genuine reform
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I think that for-profit health care is immoral, when it comes to treating disease or injuries. I have no issues with making a profit on things like plastic surgery.
I agree with this
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:52 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
Why is it normally the Catholic church that voices on these issues to the government? Again, I think they need to stay out of it and let the government do their jobs.
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