Marianne Burns 
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Re: “Resident Doctors Deserve Respect at Children's Hospital Oakland

I know a first year intern at CHO, and she clearly works 60 to 80 hours per week. The shifts always go well beyond the 8 or 10 hours that are scheduled, and night shift is often followed by work the next afternoon. Will the work get done with fewer residents?
No. The legal liability and risk will increase, the length of stay will increase, the ER will get more backlogged, and there will be more frustration by parents of the children due to lack of attention to their children's care. The price will be paid in other ways. The residents work very, very hard as it is.

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Posted by Marianne Burns on 03/07/2014 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Gay Priest Ousted By Conservative Bishop

I agree that the title of the article made an unproven assumption, and the reasons will come forth later as the new priests assert their leadership or style. If one of the new priests is gay, then that theory is disproven. What I think is happening is that the need for priestly vocations is a priority, and the Bishop may think that the life of priesthood is best exemplified to new recruits without any sexual connotations. Heterosexual males will not be attracted to the priesthood, if the seminaries have majority of gay men, and one would take this into consideration if making a decision. On the other hand, I can't believe gay men feel comfortable in the Catholic Church as members. My brother and his partner, both raised Catholics of Irish and Polish descent, left the Church long ago They will never be back. Any priest who welcomes gay members is courageous and loving, and the transparency of his own sexual orientation is a gentle reminder of our humanity which was created by God.

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Posted by Marianne Burns on 03/07/2014 at 10:40 PM

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