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Another day, another blockbuster from Rome: Vatican drops the hammer on liberal...

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Michie

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    ...U.S. nuns


    For US Nuns, A Vatican Shake-Up -- LCWR Ordered to "Reform"

    While no shortage of today's news-cycle is being devoted to a possible Vatican breakthrough in the long-sought return to the fold of the Society of St Pius X -- even if nothing definitive is in the offing for some weeks -- this noon hour sees another blockbuster Roman move hitting the wires.

    Continued- Another day, another blockbuster from Rome: Vatican drops the hammer on liberal U.S. nuns.....
     
  2. isshinwhat

    isshinwhat Pro Deo et Patria

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    Thanks be to God! A reform of monasticism and religious life in the US would Bring about untold good!
     
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    Let's be sober about the LCWR Assessment...
    While I don’t think we should be cheering this assessment, the fact is that we should find some deep joy that the Holy Father and his CDF and our U.S. Bishops care so much about women religious in our country that they are willing to take on such a politically charged issue in the name holding together the communion of Catholics.
     
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    Fantine Dona Quixote

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    I think that similar criticism could be leveled at groups like Priests for Life and National Right to Life for focusing their work too much on abortion and same-sex marriage while keeping silent on poverty and economic injustice.

    St. Paul said it well when he spoke of the different talents that are needed in the Body of Christ.

    God bless all those who see where advocacy is deficient and work to close the gap.
     
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    Opps I just posted this in the political forum. My Headline was a little more salacious. LOL
     
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    From what I have heard, the cardinal and priests who initially called for the apostolic visitation of American sisters were upset that so little of concern had been found, and that the report was overwhelmingly positive.

    Therefore they are grasping at straws in a desperate attempt to salvage their self-respect and knock the sisters down a peg or two.
     
  10. Memento Mori

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    I pray that LCWR will humbly submit to correction, and that five years will not be too few.
     
  11. Fantine

    Fantine Dona Quixote

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    I am confident that the bishop who has been charged with this responsibility will find that it is groundless and complete his report in a year or less.
     
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    alright, so I shudda known Michie would have already posted this.

    so Its "LCWR"? Okay.
     
  13. Michie

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    Well of course! :p
     
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    Is this a risk to the health clinics the nuns/Catholic charities run?
     
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    If they promote things that go against Catholic teach..it's possible.

    But I would think they would be reformed the same as the order.

    People on both sides have been asking my opinion about the LCWR situation. What I think may surprise you...
    People wondering what “side” I am on should know that I distrust any story that runs on the cheap and inefficient fuel of emotionalism; they generally become all about sound, fury and heat and once that happens, the realities become victims to the distortions of agenda. My thoughts are not in tune with either “side.
     
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    Since the LCWR was criticized for remaining silent on the issues of abortion and gay marriage, I decided to look at the website of Priests for Life to see whether they remained silent on any other issues outside of their narrow focus.

    Way down in the left-hand column, buried between about 50 other links, there was a link called "Consistent Ethic."

    And so I thought, "I was wrong. In this tiny, hard-to-find corner of their website, they are going to acknowledge the existence of other issues."

    But I was wrong about that, too. Instead, Fr. Pavone ripped apart Cardinal Bernardin's "seamless garment" and ignored other issues.

    He also has an invitation out to the LCWR inviting them to stand side-by-side with him, but if they were criticized for ignoring 5% of the issues and he's ignoring 95%, what good will that do?
     
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    Fantine, you might be right if that was the only reason they are being reformed, but it's not. Among other things, a radical feminism that is incompatible with the Catholic Faith, and corporate dissent from essential Catholic teachings on human sexuality, etc.

     
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    Fantine only sees what she wants to see.
     
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