Right on cue, on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, Keehan is trying to scrub the blood off her hands by saying there's not a shred of disagreement between her and the Bishops. In fact, we've got it all wrong. She and the Bishops were and are working together.
"We believe there is a great possibility and probability that in conference committee we can work toward a solution that will prevent federal funding of abortion."
She said the CHA, which represents more than 600 Catholic hospitals in the U.S., "brings a lot of expertise with funding structures in the marketplace" to the debate and hopes to "bring that to bear" during the conference committee's work.
Yes, she knows just how to structure the funding of the abortions and she'll bring it all to bear.
Whoah. Wait a minute...the funding? Is that what the conflict is about?
Begging her pardon. I thought it was about the carnage perpetrated upon the people -- the freedom to practice medicine without abusing, killing and violating our religion.
Further, it does not go unnoticed, at least not by this woman, that just like the shenanigans of Cardinal O'Malley, every aspect of what is public information on how they'll carry these plans out has proven to be immoral, unethical and exploitative of the poor, sick and elderly, but they have ideas nobody has heard about. Secret ideas about..... money, which will not be offered up in the public square to be ethically and theologically scrutinized.
Sister Carol said Times reporter David D. Kirkpatrick based his Dec. 26 story on a Dec. 17 CHA statement which noted that CHA had not reviewed the language of various amendments on the table at the time but was "encouraged by recent deliberations and the outline" Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., was developing.
At that point, "I felt they were making progress and were getting where we needed to be," she said.
"I understand that it doesn't make a good story to say (CHA and the USCCB) are working together," Sister Carol added. "But it would have been an honest story."
That's not the story the Bishops are telling either privately or publicly. They're saying they're not picking up on anything to hang hope upon, even from people who will sit down at the table with us, and that we need to vigorously oppose this malicious bill.
Here's the USCCB statement and it's inconsistent with her spin. Not only did the Bishops emerge from "working with" Sr. Carol with diametrically opposed public statements, nobody I know has mentioned these positive pow-wows with Sister Carol. Has any journalist circled back to her to ask her the names of the Bishops she's working with who believe in these great possibilities and probabilities?
By any chance was it the same meeting Max Baucus was at?
A real cleverhole she is.
I had personal conversations with Sr. Carol when she rushed to the side of Cardinal O'Malley as he was setting up his abortion contracts for an infusion of cash. When she found out I was educated and didn't fear correcting her errors, it was clear to me she thought people who were focusing on the shuffling of infants to be executed by way of Cardinal O'Malley's hands, or her own hands, were not focusing on the positive aspects of their work.
Kinda, sorta like how killing people at Auschwitz was unavoidable because it was legal and part of the culture, but the kindnesses and service of some of Hitler's Army - like giving pudding to the people before they send them to the train with a hug and best wishes - WWII stories are vacant about the heroic humanitarian prolife efforts of people like herself.
Look, let's face it: She knows exactly what she is doing. Sr. Carol Keehan often writes for the National Catholic Reporter and they are her cheering squad. Anybody in their right mind, would look around and say "Gee, all the articles around mine are fraught with theological errors and steering readers away from truth and Sacramental Grace ~I wonder why these folks think my ideas are good ones. What do people doctrinally faithful think of my ideas?"
You know, like if you find your ideas about racial ethics being courted by the Klu Klux Klan, you'd know the outcome of your ideas may be abusive and life-threatening to your fellow human beings.
I'll repeat what I said yesterday: The absurdity there is some kind of commission hunting for religious women that threaten the salvation of souls, the spirituality and lives of Christ's flock while this woman carries out her treacherous agenda right in the public square - without a PEEP from this commission is the most ludicrous thing this side of coddling sexual abusers.
To me and to many others, it's worse.