Skip to comments.The question stated simply: Has the LCWR gone off the reservation?
Posted on 06/15/2012 5:34:09 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
The key question can be stated quite clearly: Are the leaders of the LCWR still on the reservation? These prelates raise the matter more delicately, but it is clear enough that they are driving at that question. Is the LCWR working cooperatively with the Vatican, in service to the universal Church?
This should be an easy question to answer. If the LCWR cannot answer affirmativelyquickly, emphatically, without reservationsthen we already have the answer. But the LCWR is not accustomed to giving simple answers to simple questions, largely because the American bishops are not accustomed to asking them.
Bostons Cardinal Sean OMalley, when asked to comment on the controversy, took great pains to emphasize his support for American women religious and his confidence that a serious conflict will be avoided. The language that he used was measured, sympathetic, and quite evidently chosen to avoid rousing further emotional reactions. But unfortunately that irenic approachso typical of the way the American bishops have handled conflicts with the LCWR over the yearscan create a misleading impression. The LCWR leaders claim that they are merely emphasizing different aspects of Catholic teaching. When the bishops portray the conflict as a matter of tone, to be resolved by clearing up misunderstandings, are actually giving the public a false impression. Some much more serious conflicts are at issue here.
Specifically, do the leaders of the LCWR hold and teach what the Catholic Church authoritatively holds and teaches? Even in his best efforts to avoid appearing confrontational, Cardinal OMalley could not avoid stating the problem. There are core Catholic beliefs, which are not up for discussion. To simply contradict them or dismiss them, and to embrace the values of the secular culture over what the church has taught for 2,000 years, is not acceptable, he said.
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