Connect with us on Facebook!
[Feeds & Readers]
Follow us on Twitter!

Make us your home page!
Authors, sign in!

« "Nuns On The Bus" and Christian Women For Social Justice | Main | Grace & Dignity »

By Ken Poland
July 14, 2012

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which represents about 80 percent of the United States' 57,000 nuns, decided they could not accept the Vatican’s verdict, and sent their president and executive director to Rome on June 12 to open a dialogue with Vatican officials.

Don't worry about it, Angelo. The RC hierarchy will, with the help of the religious right and ultra conservative republicans, bring them into compliance with the aid of the U.S. Government.

Thank goodness, the framers of our constitution had the wisdom to declare our government a secular government that would protect all people (of faith or no faith) from the Pharisees of any faith.

Do we have enough voters with wisdom to keep us free? I have very strong religious opinions, and I reverently think I know God's will in most social choices. But, that doesn't mean I should coerce you, by the power of civil government, to act according to my conscience.

Freedom of religion and freedom of speech also means freedom from religion and freedom from speech of others. We cannot force others to tolerate our religion or speech, if it infringes on their human rights and personal privacy. The test that creates problems that the courts must rule on is whether our freedoms can be curtailed for the good of all people in society. Polygamy, child molestation, indecent exposure, stealing, destruction of other's property, murder, speeding on public roads, etc. are things that most of us understand will harm society.

Post your own comment

(To create links here or for style, you may wish to use HTML tags in your comments)

Our sponsors help us stay online to serve you. Thank you for doing your part! By using the specific links below to start any of your online shopping, you are making a tremendous difference. By using the links below, you are directly helping to support this community website:

Want to browse more blogs? Try our table of contents to find articles under specific topics or headings. Or you might find interesting entries by looking through the complete archives too. Stay around awhile. We're glad you're here.

Browse the Blogs!

You are here!

This page contains only one entry posted to Everyday Citizen on July 14, 2012 7:11 AM.

The blog post previous to it is titled ""Nuns On The Bus" and Christian Women For Social Justice"

The post that follows this one is titled "Grace & Dignity"

Want to explore this site more?

Many more blog posts can be found on our Front Page or within our complete Archives.

Does a particular subject interest you?

You can easily search for blog posts under a specific topic by using our List of Categories.

Visit our friends!

Books You Might Like!

Notices & Policies

All of the Everyday Citizen authors are delighted you are here. We all hope that you come back often, leave us comments, and become an active part of our community. Welcome!

All of our contributing authors are credentialed by invitation only from the editor/publisher of If you are visiting and are interested in writing here, please feel free to let us know.

For complete site policies, including privacy, see our Frequently Asked Questions. This site is designed, maintained, and owned by its publisher, Everyday Citizen Media., The Everyday Citizen,, and Everyday Citizen are trademarked names.

Each of the authors here retain their own copyrights for their original written works, original photographs and art works. Our authors also welcome and encourage readers to copy, reference or quote from the content of their blog postings, provided that the content reprints include obvious author or website attribution and/or links to their original postings, in accordance with this website's Creative Commons License.

© Copyright, 2007-2011, All rights reserved, unless otherwise specified, first by each the respective authors of each of their own individual blogs and works, and then by the editor and publisher for any otherwise unreserved and all other content. Our editor primarily reviews blogs for spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting and is not liable or responsible for the opinions expressed by individual authors. The opinions and accuracy of information in the individual blog posts on this site are the sole responsibility of each of the individual authors.