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National Catholic Reporterís Sr. Fiedler upset by the new Ordinariate
WDTPRS ^ | January 5, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 01/05/2012 2:07:10 PM PST by NYer

Over at the National catholic Fishwrap, which sports the word “Catholic” in their title despite having been explicitly told not to by the local bishop, has an amusingly flaky piece by Sr. Maureen Fiedler, whom we have seen several times in these electronic pages.

Sr. Fiedler is worked up over the new Personal Ordinariate for Anglicans/Episcopalians in the USA.

Why? Because we should not welcome anyone into our Church who are against human equality!

These new Anglican Catholics are fleeing from a welcoming, inclusive, non-homophobic community into one which denies that women and the abnormal sex acronym crowd can be ordained. Get it?

Here is a taste.

Should the church take in Episcopalians who believe in injustice?

by Maureen Fiedler on Jan. 04, 2012
The Vatican has created a new “Ordinariate” for disaffected Episcopalians who come over to the Catholic church. [Love the orthography.] Most of the disaffected Episcopalians are unhappy with the ordination of women as priests and bishops, the welcoming of openly gay/lesbian clergy and the blessing of same-sex unions. Many of them believe that such practices violate the basic teachings of Christianity.

As I read such stories, I understand all the ecclesial reasons for this move, and I’m happy that former Episcopal priests can remain married as they make the move. I just wish we’d extend the same right to our own Catholic priests.

And I have nothing against Episcopalians (or anyone) choosing to join the Catholic church. I think we need an open door.

But overall, I am troubled about this recent move. Generally speaking, the Episcopalians moving over are not disaffected by prayers or hymns or externals. They are uncomfortable with recent Episcopal practices that recognize and bless human equality. [This is where she gets real deep. Pay attention. She asks... CUE MUSIC...] Are we violating a fundamental principle of justice when we welcome folks into the Catholic church because they are opposed to gender equality and/or do not accept people of different sexual orientations on an equal basis?

A sense of compassion would dictate helping them through their dilemma, but should the process validate their views? [Ohhh nooo ... sniff... I'm such a... such an enabler!]

Of course, current Catholic theology and practice accepts these views, which is unfortunate, but welcoming people who are fleeing practices of human equality is still troubling.

[...]

She goes on with dramatic metaphors of whips and slave auctions, etc.

I wonder if Fiedler is angling for NcFishwrap‘s next “Person of the Year”.

My advice to Sr. Fielder is channel all that concern into working closely on the development of Romanorum coetibus with the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the U.S., Katharine Jefferts Schori, who is so welcoming and inclusive that she took in an admitted child abuser and gave him a job as a priest.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ecumenism; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: anglican; episcopal; heretic; ordinariate

1 posted on 01/05/2012 2:07:14 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 01/05/2012 2:08:03 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer
Sr. Fiedler's beliefs seem more aligned with the very limpest-wristed wing of the Episcopal Church ... perhaps she should head over there.

Better yet, perhaps she should abandon herself to Christ, abandon her weird embrace of sexual perversity, and become Catholic in more than merely name.

May God abundantly bless her with the graces of repentance and conversion.

3 posted on 01/05/2012 2:14:55 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Amen!


4 posted on 01/05/2012 2:17:48 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: NYer
"current Catholic theology and practice accepts these views"

"Current"? Catholic theology and practice have never done otherwise.

5 posted on 01/05/2012 2:19:12 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Sr. Fiedler’s beliefs seem more aligned with the very limpest-wristed wing of the Episcopal Church ... perhaps she should head over there.

>>A firm anathema is in order.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 2:19:40 PM PST by rzman21
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To: NYer

Father Z GETS it!


7 posted on 01/05/2012 2:19:52 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: NYer

If “Sr.” Fielder is upset, I’m joyous! It’s a very good thing.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 2:33:39 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: NYer

Smiiiiiiiiiiile. It just gets better and better. Bliss.


9 posted on 01/05/2012 2:39:05 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

This would make perfect sense if she was an lib Anglican, it would still be wrong, but a lib being mad that conservatives are fleeing them makes sense. It makes no sense being said as a lib Catholic, becuase she claims to belong to the anti-inclusional haven of the Catholic Church herself. Bizarre.

FReegards, thanks for all the pings


10 posted on 01/05/2012 3:25:22 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

It makes perfect sense as Fiedler is a “Sister” of Loretto. She excommunicated herself latae sententiae long ago. ‘Nuf said,


11 posted on 01/05/2012 4:57:44 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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