Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sister Margaret Vickers: The Culture of Death Wrapped in Compassion

Nurse and former nun Margaret Vickers has been named to the Order of Canada.

Vickers is director of Providence Health Care -- Canada's largest Catholic health organization, which includes Vancouver's St. Paul's Hospital.

She hopes

Hillary Clinton will be the next American president even though Clinton is pro-choice.

Popular writer Anne Rice is also rooting for Hillary. Professor Robert P. George has something to say about that.

Former nun Margaret

doesn't condemn Robert Latimer, the Saskatchewan farmer who murdered his severely handicapped daughter because he could no longer bear to hear her crying out in pain and suffering. She empathizes with his having to make such an awful choice.

Instead of requiring a lifetime commitment to the Church, Vickers says

perhaps women will be able to commit to only a few years of service before going back to normal, family life.


for Sister Margaret, it's the Sisters of Charity's mission of compassionate care that's more important than abiding by tradition and old rules.

Hers is a

quiet, humble life of dedicated service; a life of poverty, chastity and obedience.

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