See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, November 06, 2009

What's so wrong with American nuns?


What's with the Visitation?
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In a nutshell:
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The official that initiated the Vatican's investigation of women religious in the United States admitted this week that the enquiry was fueled by concerns that American nuns had become overly secularized and influenced by feminism.

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Cardinal Franc Rodé told Vatican Radio on Wednesday that his office decided to launch the investigation -- officially called an apostolic visitation -- after hearing "critical voices from the United States"  The cardinal, who is prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, indicated that "an important representative of the Church in the United States" was among the critics.

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He said the representative -- whose identity was not revealed -- had "alerted" him "to some irregularities or deficiencies" in the way the religious sisters were living. "Above all, you could speak of a certain secularist mentality that has spread among these religious families, perhaps even a certain 'feminist' spirit," the cardinal said. - Whispers in the Loggia


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Photo credits:  I don't know - but get this!   Adoro and Cathy are starting a Catholic feminist club modelled after Theology on Tap?  I know!
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An excerpt from the annoucement:    "If you want hard-core REAL Catholic, AUTHENTIC feminism at its best, this is the club you've been waiting for. And it's going to need YOUR help to get it going...  This is about REAL hard-core theology, REAL issues in the Catholic world today, and REAL argument..."
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Catfight!
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8 comments:

  1. The photo of the nun and the witch...is that from the meeting of the club Adoro and Cathy are starting?

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  2. This is a great article in the not always great Nat'l Catholic Reporter:

    http://ncronline.org/news/women/stonehill-symposium-played-role-women-religious-study

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    http://tinyurl.com/yjm79k6

    "Stonehill symposium played role in women religious study"

    That symposium, held last October near Boston, with 600+ priests, sisters, brothers, etc. in attendance, also had Cardinal Rode' there. That's where he got much of his information. Great article.

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  3. What Angela said: I'm curious which photo is supposed to be me and Adoro? Actually, I thought the cat fight one was from the last surprise visit I made to St. Joan of Arc.

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  4. The girl in the habit makes me think of Adoro as she was/is discerning a vocation...

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  5. So here's the deal Ang - you are half right - Adoro used to dress up as a nun every year but some witch gave her a hard time about it.
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    I so crack myself up!

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  6. Hey now, Terry, I've moved on. Now I dress as a Womynpriest! At least be ACCURATE!

    And I agree with Cathy...the catfights are at SJA's.

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  7. Adoro - you know me - always dredging up the past. LOL!

    I agree with you on where the catfights are as well.

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  8. Just to let you know...catfights aren't limited to the folks at SJA...
    in our distant past, we also had them, within orthodox types (I won't mention names) but thank God, those days are over...and those cats look pretty accurate to what happened here :<)!

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