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The Vatican and the Sisters
National Review ^ | April 23, 2012 | George Weigel

Posted on 04/24/2012 10:36:59 AM PDT by Teˇfilo

In Chariots of Fire, two of the elders of Cambridge University invite the young Jewish runner Harold Abrahams to a formal, black-tie luncheon, during which they try to dissuade the upstart undergraduate from using a professional trainer to prepare for the forthcoming Paris Olympics. Abrahams declines to follow Oxbridge athletic orthodoxy and leaves in something of a huff. The Master of Trinity (brilliantly played by John Gielgud) sighs and says to the Master of Caius, “Another God, another mountaintop.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion
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Another on-the-spot analysis by George Weigel.
1 posted on 04/24/2012 10:37:03 AM PDT by Teˇfilo
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The Vatican and the Sisters
2 posted on 04/24/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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Well worth the read. I saw the beginning of the collapse. I hope my children will live to see the restoration.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 10:57:33 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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Not a moment too soon --- I'm tempted to say "almost 40 years too late," but could this have happened 40 years ago? Probably not.

The big wheel turns.

The institutions these sisters control will be secularized, renamed "The Women's Center With No Christ and No Center," * renamed "St. Sebelius," sold on the courthouse steps. Many will go bankrupt.

There will be big fights over property.

There will ge a great crashing and splintering.

A remnant will survive.

They'll be the seed of the next Catholic generation.

4 posted on 04/24/2012 11:50:08 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (* "Where the blind don't see and the lame don't walk and what's dead stays that way”)
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**They’ll be the seed of the next Catholic generation.**

And these women will be dedicated to prayer to Christ, service and love of mankind.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Right. I should have clarified: "A faithful remnant will survive."
6 posted on 04/24/2012 1:04:25 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Obama Fubar - HHS delenda est - Vivat Jesus.)
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The other fact to be noted about the LCWR congregations — largely unremarked in the Gadarene rush to pit plucky nuns against Neanderthal prelates — is that they’re dying...the LCWR orders are becoming greyer and greyer, to the point where their demise is, from a demographic point of view, merely a matter of time: perhaps a few decades down the road, absent truly radical renewal. (Meanwhile, the congregations of religious women that have retained the habit, a regular prayer life, and a commitment to Catholic orthodoxy are growing.)

And thankfully the same inevitable march of time is having the same inevitable effect on other New Age, 'Spirit of Vatican II' hippy male religious, Priests and bishops. They're dying off and being replaced by better educated, better formed, better Catholic men! Holy, obediant, faith filled orthodox seminaries are filled as are convents of faithful holy and orthodox religious orders.

7 posted on 04/24/2012 1:04:54 PM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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8 posted on 04/24/2012 1:06:51 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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