Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Little Sisters Of The Poor--In The Front Lines

Remember the Little Sisters of the Poor? They're the order of nuns whose mission is to care for the elderly poor who are destitute. They fund their work by begging and take no government money. They're a danger to the American Way Of Life, and so they're persecuted by our Establishment:

Federal Court Forces Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions Under Obamacare Mandate

By Steven Ertelt,, October 22, 2019
A traditionally liberal federal appeals court HAS RULED once again that the Little Sisters of the Poor have to pay for abortions under their health insurance plan under the Obamacare mandate.
Over the past three years the Supreme Court has twice protected the Catholic nuns, but pro-abortion state officials have filed new lawsuits trying to force the Catholic order to pay for abortions in their health care plan. Today, a 3-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued a decision.
The panel’s ruling invalidated the new pro-life rules the Trump administration put in place to protect the Catholic nuns and others from being forced to fund abortions.
The panel’s ruling invalidated the new pro-life rules the Trump administration put in place to protect the Catholic nuns and others from being forced to fund abortions.

We received this email missive this morning:

It has been several weeks since the "Stay at Home" order was implemented here.

As I am writing this, I can say, thank God that we have had no positive cases of coronavirus among our Residents, staff, or the Little Sisters.

Our Sisters and Staff are working diligently to keep our Residents safe. Please keep us in your prayers. We want nothing more than to keep everyone in our Home safe and healthy.

We also want you to know that we are praying for you and your families. Four times each day we stop what we are doing and join together, Residents, Little Sisters and staff, in prayer.

Although we can’t say the rosary side by side, Residents and Sisters sit in their doorways and pray together each day.

A prayer box filled with your prayer requests sits next to a statue of St. Joseph, who we entrust all your intentions. The last Sunday of the month, the box is taken to the Chapel, where a Mass is offered for you. Be assured that every time we pray we remember your intentions.

Do you have a special intention
you would like us to remember in prayer?

Email Sr. Amy Marie at
and we will put it into our prayer box and include it in our prayers.

During these difficult times, we do have a reason for hope for Christ is Risen and Living by our Side!

Sr. Margaret Charles, lsp
Little Sisters of the Poor

Little Sisters of the Poor | St. Joseph's Home
80 West Northwest Highway | Palatine, IL 60067-3582
(847) 358-5700


  1. The Little Sisters of the Poor are my favorite group of women religious.

    I know your primary focus of this post is to focus on the sisters' good works but you did start out by mentioning the Ninth Circuit. It seems to me that the Ninth Circuit is thumbing its nose at the Supreme Court. That, to me, seems to unnecessarily take up the SC's time as they might be inclined to overrule the Ninth.

    Is that the Ninth's design? Rhetorical question and you may not have an answer

  2. 9th due to expansion under Jimmy Carter, and the blue card rule, has been reliably to the left. Trump is slowly changing that.

    Unfortunately still no recess appointments..

  3. Used to be active in the RC Church (Pre cana speaker and sponsor couple), but I have lapsed.

    Locally, there WERE 2 Catholic Churches, one Hispanic, the other not. The other left. The only current Hispanic Catholic Church is not helping in getting my last, 4th son, his first communion because of his special needs.

    Couple this with the fact that prior, my best man at my Catholic wedding, was molested by a Priest while an alter boy (he got millions in a lawsuit), the Church from Rome and down refuses to account and accept responsibility, and that current Pope is a socialist/communist has soured me.

    I am still RC, but I refuse to support them in any way.

    - TexasDude

    1. Complicated issues--too much so to hash out in comments. However, I understand and sympathize where you're coming from. Not my intent to defend any of that, which means I have to theologically justify my own positions.

    2. No, I do not take this post from you as to defend the horrendous actions of the Church.

      The Church does tremendous things and this is an example. Things like this are a rebuke to the Church’s failings.

      I have an elderly Deacon who’s son I played high school football with. His son, my friend, was a military reservist in the same university as me during the Gulf War. He was a Marine, I was Navy. I was part of a detachment to a subtender. He got activated and was sent to Iraq.

      Not long ago, my friend and his RC Deacon father did the Stations of the Cross on their family ranch.

      I applaud that.

      Right now, though, I refuse to be active.

      - TexasDude

    3. I totally understand. I don't want to say too much now simply because it would need to be very lengthy to avoid misunderstanding.