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IV 
112
TH
CONGRESS2
D
S
ESSION
 
H. RES.
689
Honoring Catholic sisters for their contributions to the United States.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
J
UNE
18, 2012Ms. D
E
L
 AURO
(for herself, Ms. K 
 APTUR
, Mr. H
IGGINS
, Mr. C
 ARDOZA 
, Mrs.C
 APPS
, Ms. M
C
C
OLLUM
, Mr. R
 ANGEL
, Mr. R
 YAN
of Ohio, Ms. L
INDA 
T.S
 A 
´
NCHEZ
of California, Ms. R
OYBAL
-A 
LLARD
, and Ms. E
SHOO
) sub-mitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee onOversight and Government Reform
RESOLUTION
Honoring Catholic sisters for their contributions to theUnited States. Whereas approximately 220,000 Catholic sisters have servedin the United States since its founding; Whereas there are approximately 57,000 Catholic sisters inthe United States today; Whereas Catholic sisters are women who dedicate their livesto God by serving God’s people, especially the poor, thesick, and the marginalized; Whereas fortified by a deep faith in God and an unwaveringcommitment to the common good, American Catholic sis-ters were instrumental in building the Catholic Church in
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the United States through their ministry to the vulner-able and the poor; Whereas individuals trained by Catholic sisters serve ashealth care providers in communities across our country; Whereas Catholic hospitals treat approximately 1 in 6 pa-tients in the United States; Whereas Catholic sisters helped establish the nation’s largestprivate school system, educating millions of young Ameri-cans; Whereas more than 150 United States colleges and univer-sities were founded by Catholic sisters; Whereas since 1980, 9 American sisters have been martyred while working for social justice and human rights over-seas; Whereas Catholic sisters who have answered Vatican II’s callto seek ‘‘justice in the world’’ continue this vital missiontoday: teaching our children in schools, healing the sickin hospitals, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless,administering major institutions, encouraging corporateresponsibility, and advocating for public policies thathonor human dignity; and Whereas the Leadership Council of Women Religious, NET- WORK, and all the individual congregations of womenreligious, make our nation stronger and deserve our deep-est appreciation: Now, therefore, be it
 Resolved,
That the House of Representatives—
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(1) recognizes and commends our nation’s
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Catholic sisters, whose inspiring legacy of service
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continues to enrich our nation;
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