Skip to comments.Bishop Explains Vatican's Criticism Of U.S. Nuns (promoting non-catholic theology)
Posted on 07/26/2012 1:38:57 PM PDT by NYer
Four years ago, a Vatican group called "The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith" began an assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a member organization founded in 1956 that represents 80 percent of Catholic nuns in the United States. The assessment was designed to take a careful look at whether the nuns were acting in accordance with the teachings of the church.
In the assessment, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said the leadership conference is undermining Roman Catholic teachings on homosexuality and birth control and promoting "radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith." It also reprimanded the nuns for hosting speakers who "often contradict or ignore" church teachings and for making public statements that "disagree with or challenge the bishops, who are the church's authentic teachers of faith and morals."
Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio, is the bishop who assessed the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Along with Archbishop Peter Sartain and Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, he will be working with the nuns of the LCRW to make sure the group is aligned with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The bishops and the nuns' group leaders were also told to develop material "that provides a deepened understanding of the church's doctrine of the faith."
Sister Pat Farrell, the president of the LCWR, talked with Fresh Air's Terry Gross on July 17. Farrell addressed the major criticisms of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, including the LCWR's decision to abstain from taking a public position on abortion, contraception and women's ordination.
Blair tells Fresh Air that the LCWR is "promoting unilaterally new understandings, a new kind of theology, that is not in accordance with the faith of the church." He says he would like to have a dialogue with the LCWR to "educate and help the sisters appreciate and accept church teaching and to implement it in their discussions, and try to heal some of the questions or concerns they have about these issues."
INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS HERE
"I recall something that Pope John Paul II said: He said that all other human rights are false and illusory. If the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and condition of all personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination ... to relativize or say, well the right to life of an unborn child is a preoccupation with fetuses or [it is] relative in its importance, I cannot agree with that, and I don't think that represents the church's teaching and the focus of our energies in trying to deal with this great moral issue."
It’s about time !!!!
“Sister” Pat needs to repent. Failing that, she should at least be honest, quit claiming to be Catholic, and openly admit to being a molech worshiper.
Is that Sr. Pat’s comment or is that the bishop’s response to Sr. Pat’s comment?
...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...
...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.
Those who will not obey Church teachings should go join the Epicopalian outlaw Church and stop calling themselves Catholic Nuns.
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Who ever said it I think they stuck a period in the wrong spot between ‘illusory’ and ‘if.’
Is Pat oblivious to the plain fact that she has no authority to say what Catholic doctrine is? As someone from a Protestant background, I find it amazing to hear such Protestant language from a nun, and she doesnt seem to know it! I suppose she is one of those who think that the Reformation was just one big misunderstanding.
If this group of nimnoids doesn’t want to be Catholic, let them start their own religion...too many organizations want to be known as catholic and are far from being so...should be striped of the name in public for all to see and I am not a catholic..
This womyn is conducting a tour of the secular media in bold opposition to the Church. This act of sedition should be punished.
Sr. Pat doesn't seem to be thinking this through, logically. The reason for the 'preoccupation with fetuses' is the fact that the fetus IS the life that needs to be protected. If it's not protected, it can be killed in the womb, and not allowed to become the full person God intended it to be. That IS the great 'moral issue'.