Campbell is not the story here. The story is why the Catholic Church is treating her and her group the way it is - namely, by allowing them to still exist as a RCC order.
There’s easily enough to disband them, let alone defrock them. They’re clearly squared off against the Church. Even now, Campbell is outrageously defying the order she got just days ago not to go public with her issues, by cawing them out on NPR.
So, Campbell is Campbell. You’re telling me the Pope doesn’t have the resources to shut her down? Of course not. Which means the Pope is enabling her by NOT shutting her down.
Her order owns their real estate. The deeds are in their name. They could get kicked out of the church but not off of their properties. In 25 years they will probably all be dead. They are not getting new recruits. The median age is probably over 70 years old. Simone is one of the younger members.
Talisker, I don’t think you followed the visits of the Vatican emmissaries to the seminaries, did you? If you did, you might know that that a lot of nonsense (my polite word) was cleaned up. Now the seminaries are bulging with men who want to be priests, for they know it is a safe and holy environment.
The same thing is happening now with all the leftist sisters who were pro-choice, etc.
Watch — in ten years the convents will also be bulging with new novices and will be building new dorms and classrooms due to the increasing numbers of righteous women who wish to nurse sixk people or teach the Word of God to children.
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LCWR: getting to the truth of the matter (the blogosphere response to CDF document)
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Members of religious orders are consecrated members of the laity. They're never "frocked"(sic) to begin with.
By the way, defrock is a secular term not found in Canon Law.
“Campbell is not the story here. The story is why the Catholic Church is treating her and her group the way it is - namely, by allowing them to still exist as a RCC order.”