Skip to comments.Cardinal Burke on nuns’ group: ‘If it can’t be reformed, then it doesn’t have a right to continue’
Posted on 08/10/2012 12:33:39 PM PDT by Morgana
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) A senior Vatican prelate has fired a fresh salvo in the Vaticans effort to reform the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, with a warning that the rogue organization could be shut down if they fail to implement the reforms demanded by the Vatican.
If it cant be reformed, then it doesnt have a right to continue, Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Vaticans Apostolic Signatura, told EWTNs Raymond Arroyo in a Thursday interview for The World Over.
How in the world can these consecrated religious who have professed to follow Christ more closely be opposed to what the Vicar of Christ is asking? This is a contradiction, he said.
The Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) launched the reform of the LCWR in April with a hard-hitting document raising serious doctrinal issues with the group, including its failure to uphold Church teaching on the right to life, homosexuality, and womens ordination. The organization represents about 80% of Americas 57,000 women religious.
Cardinal William Levada, then-prefect of the CDF, warned in June that the LCWR could be decertified if they fail to implement the reforms.
The group, which has advocated radical feminism for decades, has fought back, framing the reform as a case of a patriarchal Vatican seeking to exercise control over women.
The question is, Can you be Catholic and have a questioning mind? Thats what were asking, Sister Pat Farrell, LCWRs president, told National Public Radio in July. This mandate puts us in a position of being under the control of certain bishops, that is not a dialogue. If anything, it appears to be shutting down dialogue.
The teaching and interpretation of the faith cant remain static and really needs to be reformulated, rethought in light of the world we live in, she added.
In his World Over interview, Cardinal Burke told Arroyo that the issue is simply a question of the sisters remaining faithful to their vows. Consecrated religious are bound to the Vicar of Christ by a very significant bond because they have professed to follow Christ in an exemplary way and so to be a source of strength and inspiration for the whole People of God, he explained.
The question now is for conversion to the true nature of religious life and to accept gratefully and humbly what the Holy Father is asking through his representatives and to reform the organization, he added.
The prelate also noted that few people realize the Holy See actually founded the LCWR, in 1956. So, he asked, Why should it not have a right to say look this organization is no longer fulfilling the mission for which we founded it?
Sister Pat Farell:
The Anglicans, ECLA, Unitarians and other sects that embrace relative morality will welcome you with open arms. There you will find humans who have the arrogance to overrule the Word of God and institute their own polically expedient opinion.
Meanwhile, Catholics teach that morality is based on God's will (as documented in the Bible), not "in light of the world we live in".
Go play God somewhere else.
That's just more dried up dog excrement from the sixties. Catholicism is the work of Jesus Christ so you can ask all the questions you like and will be provided answers to every one of them directly through the working of the Holy Spirit. If you pretend that "a questioning mind" includes not learning, understanding, and obeying what His Church teaches you've stopped asking questions and started spinning out your own false religion.
I think God every day that after wondering in the wilderness of Protestantism for most of my life I was finally granted the Grace and Mercy to see The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church Jesus Christ Himself founded is the One True Church teaching Christianity and all else is feeble mimicry or evil mockery. Viva Cristo Rey
“Can you be a protestant and a Catholic at the same time?”
That is what is being asked.
“I think God every day that after wondering in the wilderness of Protestantism for most of my life I was finally granted the Grace and Mercy to see The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church Jesus Christ Himself founded is the One True Church teaching Christianity and all else is feeble mimicry or evil mockery. Viva Cristo Rey “
Me too! ;-0)
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Nicely put. Theirs is the ground soaked in disobedience and relativism. I fervently pray that they return whence they came before it is too late.
On the lighter side, my first dog tags identified me as “Prostetant”. ;-P
>>>Go play God somewhere else.>>>
>>>Go play God somewhere else.>>>
>>>Go play God somewhere else.>>>
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