Skip to comments.What Does It Take To Suppress A Congregation? [Nuns & Obamacare]
Posted on 03/18/2010 11:29:07 AM PDT by marshmallow
Some folks are wondering just what changes the Vatican visitation is going to mandate for the Legionaries of Christ. Suppression is, of course, a possibility, but not, in my view, a likely one. I suspect that the possibility most mentioned, Rome imposing new leadership that will purge Macielism from the congregation, is what is going to happen. I think this is the right thing. This congregation can be saved and gotten on the right track in spite of its founder.
Closer to home, we have a collection of dying congregations of religious women coming out full tilt for Obamacare in opposition to the stand of the bishops. Here we have several groups promoting dissent and undermining Church teaching and discipline. These are groups that ought to be suppressed, though I doubt anyone has the guts to do it. Strike that, time will take care of the problem, though not soon enough.
FYI, here is the 'dishonor roll' taken from Creative Minority Report. (Notice how many of the usual suspects are present.)
Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA LCWR President Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Joan Chittister, OSB Co-Chair Global Peace Initiative of Women Erie, PA
Sr. Mary Persico, IHM President Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA
Sr. Susan Hadzima, IHM Councilor for Missioning and Community Life Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA
Mary Genino (RSHM) Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary Western American Province.
Nancy Conway CSJ Congregation Leadership Team The Congregation of St. Joseph
Debra M. Sciano, SSND Provincial Leader Milwaukee Province, School Sisters of Notre Dame
Josephine Gaugier, OP Adrian Dominican Sisters Holy Rosary Mission Chapter Prioress Adrian, MI
Kathleen Nolan, OP Adrian Dominican Sisters Office of the General Council
Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA President Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration La Crosse, WI
Corinne Weiss Servants of Jesus Leadership Team Saginaw MI
Adrian Dover OP Prioress Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas
Rose Mary Dowling, FSM President Franciscan Sisters of Mary
Leadership Team Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (from Mary Martens, BVM, Administrative Assistant)
Beatrice Haines, OLVM President, Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters Huntington IN
Joan Saalfeld, SNJM, Provincial Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary U.S.-Ontario Province
Jo'Ann De Quattro, SNJM Sisters of the Holy Names U.S.-Ontario Province Leadership Team
Sharon Simon, OP President Racine Dominicans
Maryann A. McMahon, O.P. Vice President Dominican Sisters of Racine, WI
Agnes Johnson, OP Vice President Racine Dominicans
Pat Mulcahey, OP Prioress of Sinsinawa Dominicans
Pam Chiesa, PBVM President Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco
Patricia Anne Cloherty, PBVM Leadership Team, Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco
Gloria Inés Loya Leadership Team Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco
Gloria Marie Jones, OP Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Congregational Prioress and Council
Mary Litell Provincial Councilor Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity St. Francis Province
Theresa Sandok, OSM Servants of Mary (Servite Sisters) Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Sr Claire Graham SSS General Director Sisters of Social Service Encino CA
Margaret Byrne CSJP - Congregation Leader Teresa Donohue CSJP - Assistant Congregation Leader Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
Sr. Carmelita Latiolais, S.E.C. Sisters of the Eucharistic Covenant
Joan Mumaw, IHM Vice President On behalf of the Leadership Council Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe, Michigan
Sister Clare of Assisi Pierre, SSF Sisters of the Holy Family New Orleans, LA
Sister Marla Monahan, SND Provincial Sisters of Notre Dame (St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, KY and St. Charles Care Center in Covington, KY)
Vivien Linkhauer, SC Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, United States Province Greensburg, PA
Dolores Maguire Sisters of the Holy Faith Northern California LCWR Region XIV
Sr. Mary Elizabeth Schweiger, OSB Subprioress Mount St. Scholastica Atchison, KS
Marianites of Holy Cross Sr. Suellen Tennyson, MSC Congregational Leader
Barbara Hagedorn, SC Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Mt. St. Joseph, Ohio
Francine Schwarzenberger OP Dominican Sisters of Peace Denver, Colorado
Sister Maureen McCarthy School Sisters of St. Francis U.S. Provincial Team Milwaukee, WI
Eileen C. Reid, RJM Provincial Superior Religious of Jesus and Mary Washington DC
Sister Cecilia Dwyer, O.S.B. Prioress Benedictine Sisters of Virginia
The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes Sister Joann Sambs, CSA General Superior
Sisters of St. Francis Tiffin, Ohio (from Sr. Mary Kuhlman)
Sr. Helen McDonald, SHCJ Province Leader Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Leadership Team Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, OH
The Leadership Team of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis Sister Jane Blabolil, SSJ-TOSF Sister Michelle Wronkowski, SSJ-TOSF Sister Dorothy Pagosa, SSJ-TOSF Sister Linda Szocik, SSJ-TOSF
Sr. Gladys Guenther SHF Sisters of the Holy Family Congregational President Fremont, CA
Sr. Dorothy Maxwell, Councilor Sisters of St. Dominic Blauvelt New York
Sheral Marshall, OSF Provincial Councilor Sisters of St Francis
Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN Canonical Representative, Ohio Province
Sisters of St. Louis, California Region (from Sr. Michele Harnett, SSL)
Ruth Goodwin, OSF Sisters of ST. Francis of Philadelphia
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Leadership Team
Sr. Joanne Buckman, OSU Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland
Well, ya know, The Church is pretty ambiguous on the whole abortion thing. “Church Doctors” have not been able to make the definition of when life begins, so it really shouldn’t affect a woman’s right to choose.
That’s what “ardent Catholic” Nancy Pelosi told me anyways.
These orders are not growing. The orders which are faithful to Christ and the teachings of the Church are the ones that are growing. If I can get the same secular clap trap and psuedo spirituality of these orders in the outside world why should I bother joining up? Especially since (no no no avoid snarky remarks about paticular friendships.) I can also then sleep in on Sundays?
**Closer to home, we have a collection of dying congregations of religious women coming out full tilt for Obamacare in opposition to the stand of the bishops.**
Nanes! Wow! Many are no surprise to me.
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