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1 posted on 06/12/2012 10:25:34 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
As he presses for a more conservative Catholicism, the pope has been vigilant about ensuring that groups and individuals that operate in the name of the church are adhering to core Catholic teaching.

Its about time. Whether its nuns or certain bishops or certain "Catholic" universities, they are straying further and further into Godless, hedonistic Socialism. Half the Catholic colleges in America should forfeit their designation, including the one I went to (Georgetown). And any time you see a rally for more government handouts, that includes Communists, you will find some nuns. There are way too many who are hard core Socialists.

2 posted on 06/12/2012 10:34:14 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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Their numbers have plummeted from about 180,000 in 1965 to 56,000 last year, according to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. Their average age is now above 70. Many orders go for years without any new candidates.

Interesting that their numbers began to plummet at about the same time that Vatican II was fully mis-implemented. I guess the women were more interested in devoting their life to Jesus rather than liberation theology and folk Masses.

3 posted on 06/12/2012 10:44:40 AM PDT by kidd
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This does not surprise me in the least. I have a relative who is a nun and for the past decade much of her email correspondence and general letters have been very 'liberal' oriented, such as her dumb as- support and vote for Obama. Shameful really.

The idea of supporting the poor with services has unfortunately been co-opted by the liberal nuns and ultimately led them astray IMHO. It is all delusion promoted by the DNC and so many stupid women have taken the bait/brainwashing.

5 posted on 06/12/2012 11:21:17 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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The nuns never would have strayed so far from Catholic theology and dogma if the bishops had not endorsed their drift. The US bishops, as a group, have been “social liberals” who were uncomfortable with orthodoxy. The Catholic church in America slipped into schism from Rome decades ago. John Paul II’s health + his inability to understand what was happening were not helpful. Eastern European priests and bishops looked to Rome as the Rock and fidelity to Rome was their rallying cry.


9 posted on 06/12/2012 11:28:21 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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The nuns never would have strayed so far from Catholic theology and dogma if the bishops had not endorsed their drift. The US bishops, as a group, have been “social liberals” who were uncomfortable with orthodoxy. The Catholic church in America slipped into schism from Rome decades ago. John Paul II’s health + his inability to understand what was happening were not helpful. Eastern European priests and bishops looked to Rome as the Rock and fidelity to Rome was their rallying cry.


10 posted on 06/12/2012 11:28:43 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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The nuns never would have strayed so far from Catholic theology and dogma if the bishops had not endorsed their drift. The US bishops, as a group, have been “social liberals” who were uncomfortable with orthodoxy. The Catholic church in America slipped into schism from Rome decades ago. John Paul II’s health + his inability to understand what was happening were not helpful. Eastern European priests and bishops looked to Rome as the Rock and fidelity to Rome was their rallying cry.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 11:28:43 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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It goes back two or three decades at least.

I remember an in-law of mine who is a nun telling the family that she and her friends sent back their tickets to see John Paul II in Central Park, because of their disputes with his philosophy.

But five decades ago, at that same school, with girls being taught by that same order, it was not so.


17 posted on 06/12/2012 2:25:34 PM PDT by firebrand
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18 posted on 06/12/2012 3:14:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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