At 5 p.m. Eastern time today, President Barack Obama will participate in a BlogTalkRadio discussion about his health-care reform plans. The discussion is sponsored by faith-based groups who back reform.

The meeting is sponsored by “40 Days for Health Reform,” a group organized by more than 30 religious organizations to support Obama’s reform initiative. Three Catholic organizations are listed on the “40 Days for Health Reform” website as sponsors: Network — A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby; Catholics United; and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.

Along with those three organizations, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is listed as a sponsor of today’s “40 Minutes for Health Reform” BlogTalkRadio event with Obama.

I have secured an invitation to participate in the event, and I will report later today about what was discussed. Go here for information about how to listen in to the discussion.