USCCB blog features post by Cokie Roberts : News Headlines – Catholic Culture
The blog of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops features a post by Cokie Roberts requesting contributions to the Retirement Fund for Religious.
“Day after day these women work with the poor, the sick, the frightened, the incarcerated,” the ABC political commentator writes in reference to women religious. “It is literally the Lord’s work. And it is, by definition, work that doesn’t pay very well in terms of money, even if it results in sainthood. So now tens of thousands of religious women and their brother priests are left in need of cash for their care. It’s a problem that’s only going to get worse as the population of religious ages. So we have to pitch in.”
A strident critic of the Vatican’s doctrinal investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Roberts has criticized Pope Benedict XVI as “really lacking in the theological virtue of charity.” Her criticism of legislative measures against partial-birth abortion has also spawned controversy, though in September she criticized the Democratic National Convention as being “over the top” on abortion.