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LCWR board says Vatican order to reform based on 'flawed process'
cns ^ | January 1, 2012

Posted on 06/01/2012 2:05:55 PM PDT by NYer

Arlene McGarrity demonstrates her support of women religious and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious outside the headquarters of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops May 8. The LCWR, in a June 1 statement responding to the Vatican's critical assessment of its organization, acknowledged the messages and signs of support received from Catholics and non-Catholics around the world. (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

By Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said June 1 the assessment that led to a Vatican order to reform the organization "was based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency."

"Moreover, the sanctions imposed were disproportionate to the concerns raised and could compromise their (board members') ability to fulfill their mission," the board said in a statement. "The report has furthermore caused scandal and pain throughout the church community and created greater polarization."

The board released the statement the morning after it concluded a special meeting in Washington May 29-31 held to review and plan a response to the report issued to LCWR by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Citing "serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life," the doctrinal congregation April 18 announced a major reform of LCWR to ensure its fidelity to Catholic teaching in areas including abortion, euthanasia, women's ordination and homosexuality.

The Vatican appointed Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle to provide "review, guidance and approval, where necessary, of the work" of LCWR.

LCWR's board members raised concerns about both the content of the doctrinal assessment and the process by which it was prepared.

The board said in its June 1 statement that LCWR's president, Franciscan Sister Pat Farrell, and its executive director, Sister Janet Mock, a Sister of St. Joseph, will return to Rome June 12 to meet U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Archbishop Sartain "to raise and discuss the board's concerns."


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: lcwr; vatican

1 posted on 06/01/2012 2:06:14 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 06/01/2012 2:07:41 PM PDT by NYer ( “Without justice – what else is the State but a great band of robbers?” - St. Augustine)
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" . . .and created greater polarization."

Wow, from this gang of political activist numbs, that's quite a complement to the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

1. division into opposite views: a process in which the differences between groups or ideas become ever more clear-cut and extreme and the opposition between them hardens

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I hope still greater polarization between The Church and the Humanist agenda this crowd supports is not long in coming.

3 posted on 06/01/2012 2:24:18 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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If the good sisters cannot follow the Pope, maybe they should consider changing their allegiance to the Muslim faith where they will be welcomed as chattel.

4 posted on 06/01/2012 2:30:35 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: NYer

This is a sad situation.

5 posted on 06/01/2012 2:48:09 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: NYer
Toldya About the Lesbian Nuns in Leavenworth
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - May 22, AD 2012 2:09 PM MST

I mentioned not too long ago that I was exposed to a bunch of lesbian ex-nuns (and active nuns) when I was a kid outside of Kansas City. My bedroom window looked out onto the bell towers of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth's headquarters, less than a mile away. The sisters who were old-school, pre-Vatican II wore habits and were generally conservative, but sidelined because of their age. The 1960's and forward "nuns" were pretty much all lesbians, or if they weren't, they were sure fooling a lot of people with their high-and-tight six-dollar haircuts, manly clothing and overall butch affectations and comportment. If a child can't instantly tell whether a person is a man or a woman, there are some serious, serious psychosexual problems afoot with the androgyne in question. And, like I said, Leavenworth was never lacking for "courageous ex-nuns", who always ended up living with fellow ex-nun "roommates". Uh-huh.

Well, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth officially jumped the ol' shark and have declared according to their own pagan magisterium that abortifacients are just fine with them.

Here's the citation from the Topeka Capital Journal.

Now, you may be thinking that a little cabal of nuns in Leavenworth, Kansas is no big shakes, right? Wrong. This is a MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR business concern, and this example perfectly demonstrates what I and so many others (such as Karl Denninger) have been saying about the evil incestuous problem with the Marxist-infiltrators of the Church and how they have intentionally pushed for government takeover of the care of the sick and the poor.

First, here is a URL documenting the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Healthcare System's (SCLHS) size:

Fitch rates their bonds as AA-. Yes, that's right. They have a Fitch rating. Um, is it just me, or does that seem . . . wrong somehow?

Yeah. So, one more time for those of you who might be new or still haven't figured this out yet. The Marxist infiltrators of the Catholic Church have specifically and consciously pushed for the government takeover of pretty much all charitable functions that WERE the domain of the Church - hence the traitorous alliance with the "democrat" party in the United States.

In doing this, these traitors to Our Lord have essentially used the power of the State to enforce a "mandatory tithe", coercing every earner in the United States through the Internal Revenue Service, regardless of religious affiliation or personal preference, to pay for the services that the Church SHOULD be paying for, but has ABANDONED. That's right. The Church has almost totally abandoned caring for the sick and the poor. Now what we have are these massive for-profit outfits like the SCLHS which are for-profit middle-men who bill everything that would have formerly been "charity" to the United States government - while still trying to lord "moral authority" over everyone else by falsely claiming to be "the Church."

Aside from this being pure evil, the result is a mathematical inevitability: a Ponzi scheme doomed to collapse and failure. But then, that is exactly what the Marxists were driving toward - total systemic collapse leading to the Marxist oligarchs taking complete totalitarian control of the former United States, and then the entire world. The Church has been infiltrated and used as a stooge to push state control of healthcare, care of the poor and the elderly.

The point of the Marxists specifically recruiting homosexualists into the clergy is playing out before our very eyes right now. First, the homosexualists were charged with degrading and draining the Church of its capacity to preach the Gospel, and eventually to have the Church become operationally Marxist itself. The final step in this process has already begun, namely schisming the Church and forming an "American Catholic Church", which will be a neo-pagan Marxist "Revolutionary church" and will operate as a client and front for the Marxist regime in Washington D.C.

The SCLHS is a perfect example of this. First, they want the billion-dollar gravy train to keep flowing and so they will support the Marxist regime to the very end, because the thought of them actually cutting into their TEN-FIGURE portfolio to actually, you know, PAY for healthcare for the poor in a Christ-like spirit of true charity is utterly beyond their comprehension. Are we surprised, given that they approve of killing innocent babies?

Second, since the SCLHS is almost entirely comprised of lesbians, they WANT the Church to schism and they want to form an "American Catholic Church" that will ratify and celebrate their psychosexual perversions, ordain them as priestesses, and then let those "priestesses" MARRY and engage in sodomite acts. They need statist intervention in order to make this happen, and that is EXACTLY what they are getting. The Obama regime has declared war on the Bride of Christ, and is erecting the frame of the "Revolutionary church".

So, at the end of the day, it is all about the love of money, and perverted sex.


Finally, one more time, CHARITY and COERCION are absolutely, totally, completely 100% MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. The moment that even the slightest HINT of coercion enters into the picture, charity is DESTROYED. Gone. Adios.

Love (caritas) MUST be freely given. It HAS to be a free choice of the giver. Putting the gun and jackboot of the IRS to people's heads and necks BY DEFINITION exterminates charity. Apparently, every jackass bishop in the Western World today is either too stupid or too Marxist to comprehend or acknowledge this utterly fundamental truth.

ANY bishop who crows on and on and waxes philosophical about the state's NECESSARY role in healthcare, care of the poor or care of the elderly is a heretical jackass who needs to sit down, shut up, beg God's forgiveness for being a Marxist jackass, and then beg the Holy Spirit for a modicum of intelligence and understanding of simple, obvious truths.

Christ charged THE CHURCH with caring for the sick, poor and elderly - IN CHARITY, meaning that the Church FREELY GIVES, beginning with the FREELY GIVEN tithes of the individual faithful, and then FREELY GIVEN by the Church itself to the poor, sick and elderly.

This system worked beautifully up until 50 years ago, when the Marxist-homosexualists took over. Not only did it work, but there was even enough money to build BEAUTIFUL churches. Now the Church pays for none of these things out of its own coffers, and instead money is spent on building butt-ugly churches. There is a relatively new parish here in the Denver metro area for which the rectory - that is the priest's house - cost $800,000. Apparently this priest felt that he "deserved" to be rewarded with an $800,000 pad. Meanwhile, at the Latin Mass parish I attend, the priests live in a small, old house, and donate their $13,000 per year salaries back to the parish. That's telling, don't you think?

These Novus Ordo clergy and religious are TERRIFIED at the thought of being held to the charge and discipline of the pre-Vatican II Church and actually having to spend tithe revenue on CHARITY and embrace poverty themselves, and they will schism the Church before they turn loose of their government coerced ObamaCare/Medicare/Medicaid/SocialSecurity/Welfare gravy train.

6 posted on 06/01/2012 4:55:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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"The report has furthermore caused scandal and pain throughout the church community and created greater polarization."

Nah, Sister, the scandal was caused by you and your fellow nuns supporting abortion, and having 'worship services' that bear little resemblance to the Mass, and more to Wiccan services.

These liberal nuns are trying to wrap themselves in the garments, and live in the glory, of the old style nuns who taught in schools and served in hospitals. Yes, we owe a lot to the nuns who still do that, but the liberal nuns are not doing that, today. They're more into the 'social justice' realm.

7 posted on 06/01/2012 7:23:52 PM PDT by SuziQ
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Depressing to read through your post. It’s very much the same just up the road at the Mother House for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. On a brighter note, the Vatican is finally addressing these issues. Moreover, new communities of religious are springing up to fill the void left by those who have swerved into social justice issues. Thanks for the post and ping!

8 posted on 06/02/2012 2:18:20 PM PDT by NYer ( “Without justice – what else is the State but a great band of robbers?” - St. Augustine)
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“These liberal nuns are trying to wrap themselves in the garments, and live in the glory, of the old style nuns who taught in schools and served in hospitals. Yes, we owe a lot to the nuns who still do that, but the liberal nuns are not doing that, today.”

Very well put. They shouldn’t feel singled out, either; in my diocese our archbishop was publicly reprimanded decades ago by then-Cardinal Ratzinger to remove his imprimateur from 2 books. He then “retired” (though he hadn’t yet reached retirement age); his fans said it was for health reasons, though now he may be the oldest living bishop in the US.

9 posted on 06/05/2012 7:06:23 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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