Skip to comments.Leaders of U.S. Catholic Nuns to Address Vatican Reprimand About 'Radical' Feminism
Posted on 05/27/2012 6:16:19 AM PDT by marshmallow
(CNN) -- The showdown between the Vatican and America's largest group of Catholic nuns is expected to peak this week when group leaders will meet to determine a response to the Vatican's reprimand for the group's "radical feminist themes."
The church also demands major reforms from the nuns' group.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, initially surprised by the Vatican's report last month, "plans to move slowly, not rushing to judgment" when the group's 21-member board meets for three days in Washington, D.C., beginning Tuesday.
"The board will conduct its meeting in an atmosphere of prayer, contemplation and dialogue and will develop a plan to involve LCWR membership in similar processes," the group said in a statement. "We will engage in dialogue where possible and be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit. We ask your prayer for us and for the Church in this critical time."
Last month, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, the Catholic church's doctrinal watchdog, did a years-long "doctrinal assessment" investigation of the group -- which represents 80% of the Catholic nuns in United States -- and found "serious doctrinal problems."
The Vatican accused the LCWR of sponsoring "certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith in some of the programs and presentations."
The Vatican report, made public by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the doctrinal assessment began in part because of the group's dissent on the Holy See's teaching on the ordination of women and human sexuality. The Catholic Church ordains only men to be priests and says sex is to be between a man and woman who are married in the eyes of the church.
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Good bye, Sisters! Go make up your own religion!
They still believe in prayer? I thought they'd be using TM.
Getting the radical feminist nuns out of the Church will be harder than getting the homosexual priests out of the Church.
Both are major problems. But it must be done - the nuns have so much influence on lay groups in the Church.
The spirit that moves radical feminists (lesbians) within the church is not to be confused with anything holy.
I thought maybe cnn would cover the lawsuits filed against barry the kenyan silly me
“Nuns” are cloistered, “Sisters” are out in the world.
The problem is with the “sisters” who are not following the faith. They are under-mining Catholic teaching and doctrine.
Let ‘em yap. The orders with vocations will survive. Demography is destiny.
Power without responsibility - the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.” — Rudyard Kipling
Right now in the US, there is a big increase in the number of hard working, dedicated nuns, yet represented, by and large, by an organization like The Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
The average median age of women in LCWR institutes is 74. Among those who have entered in the past 15 years, 44 percent are under 30. So old radicals in charge of young, honorable nuns.
This is as intolerable as conservative, Republican, blue collar professional workmen having by law to belong to some radical leftist organization like SEIU.
Important Background Information About the CDF-LCWR Situation
Nuns Gone Wild: A Trip Down Memory Lane
Exhibit A for Explaining the LCWR Report
Vatican Crackdown on U.S. Nuns a Long Time Brewing
LCWR: getting to the truth of the matter (the blogosphere response to CDF document)
Radical feminist nuns group stunned by Vatican criticisms, reform plan
Vatican announces reform of US women's religious conference (more details)
Citing doctrinal problems, Vatican announces reforms of US nuns' group
In hard-hitting document Vatican launches clean-up of feminist nuns in United States
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their next meeting will have as it’s keynote speaker the new age guru Barbara Marx Hubbard, whose movement claims that in december they will all ascend to the next stage of evolution.
And if you spend lots of money to buy her tapes or go to her seminars, you could be among the lucky ones.
Where is Christopher Hitchens when we need him (In purgatory, I hope.)
(Pray for us, Hitch, when you max out. I'm doing the same for you!)