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House Proceeding 09-22-09 on Sep 22nd, 2009 :: 1:11:05 to 1:14:05
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:10:46 to 1:11:07( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: catholic sisters in the united states. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: i ask consent that all members have five leng slative days in which to rese and extend their remarks.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:11:05 to 1:14:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

1:11:08 to 1:11:28( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i now yield myself su time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: on behalf of the committee on oversight and government reform, i'm pleased to present house resolution 441 for consideration. this legislation honors and commends catholic sisters for

Stephen F. Lynch

1:11:29 to 1:11:50( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: their humble service and courageous sacrifice throughout the united states history and additionally supports the goals of the women and spirit catholic sisters of america traveling exhibit. the legislation before us was introduced from may 14 of twibe by marcy kaptur of ohio and was

Stephen F. Lynch

1:11:51 to 1:12:11( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: favorably reported out of the oversight committee by unanimous consent. notably, this measure enjoys the support of over 60 members of congress. mr. speaker, house resolution 441 honors the altruistic catholic sisters, whose passion for public service has helped shape our nation's social and cultural landscape.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:12:12 to 1:12:33( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: since arriving in the united states almost 300 years ago, catholic sisters established schools, colleges, homents, orphanages, homes will shelters and various other institutions to provide for those in need. these unsung heros have served millions of americans as nurses, as teachers, social workers and they continue to do so today.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:12:34 to 1:12:54( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the catholic sisters have also helped educate countless young americans by establishing the nation's largest private school system and founding over 110 colleges and universities. moreover, in 2005, roughly one in six hospital patients in the united states were treated in a catholic facility.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:12:55 to 1:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: there are many, many accomplishments which i could cite in support of this resolution and this traveling exhibit, but i think it's important to note just a few. the first catholic sisters in our country to live and work here and -- in service of our people were nine ursline

Stephen F. Lynch

1:13:17 to 1:13:38( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: sisters who journeyed from france to new orleans in 1727. at least nine sisters of the united states orders have been martyred since 1980 while working for human justice overseas. dorothy stang, a sister of notre dame was martyred in

Stephen F. Lynch

1:13:39 to 1:14:00( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: brazil in 2005. there were 32,000 catholic sisters in the united states who taught 400,000 children in 2,000 parochial schools by the year 1880. and there were 180,000 catholic sisters who taught nearly 4,500,000 children in 1965. and today there are

Stephen F. Lynch

1:14:01 to 1:14:07( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: approximately 59,000 catholic sisters still serving in the united states.

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