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I have a dream . Find a home for Roy!
WDTPRS ^ | November 22, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 11/22/2012 3:23:32 PM PST by NYer

In another post, I wrote about Sr. Maureen Fiedler’s Fishwrap column about Mr. Roy Bourgeois and the grave injustices done to him by the Vatican’s male oppressors and their Maryknoll minions.

I was so moved by her piece, so disturbed by her litany of injustices, that I am now forced to ask myself -and you, dear readers – some hard soul-searching questions.

Why won’t Sr. Fiedler help Mr. Bourgeois with deeds and not just easy words at NCR?

Fiedler must help Bourgeois to join her order and become a nun.

The sisters in favor of women’s ordination should throw the doors of their houses open to men.

Until they do, they are perpetuating medieval discrimination in their ossified female power-structures.

Fiedler is a Sister of Loretto. They surely have lots of empty rooms available. Why should those rooms be empty when men like poor Roy are out on their ears? Men like Roy… how that name rings now in our ear. Nay rather… all men!

They threw off their habits. Will they never throw open their doors?

If the Sisters of Loretto are not ready to open their arms and hearts and doors, would Roy fit in better with the work of Sr. Simone Campbell’s group? The Sisters of Social Service? Where are the Nuns on the Bus? Do they have a seat for him? In the front of the bus and not in the back?

Perhaps Roy could help promote the goals of the Catholic Health Association by joining Sr. Carol Keehan by uniting himself with the Daughters of Charity. His experience protesting the School of the Americas could be invaluable in the quest for comprehensive family-planning at catholic hospitals nationwide.

Why aren’t men like Roy allowed to show solidarity with the women he defends by joining them as a nun in their institutes?

Why won’t women like Sr. Fiedler invite men like Roy to become nuns? WHY?

This is an intolerable injustice.

Maureen, you are judging Roy by the parts of his body, not by the content of his character.

Fiedler and her kind are guilty of the same thing she launches at the teeth of “Vatican officials”. She clings to discrimination and obsolete power-structures.

It is time for a reckoning and real conversion. Until this injustice is corrected with real actions are these sisters any better than Sheriff “Bull”?

I believe, dear readers, that we shall overcome!

I have a dream of equality. Let us all dream together that Maureen will, as spokesperson for the Sisters of Loretto, one day show that women religious have finally opened their hearts, that they have at last broken the encircling chains of discrimination, that they at last, at long last, have reached out to men with deeds and not just empty words on the website of the NCR.

TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: bourgeois

1 posted on 11/22/2012 3:23:37 PM PST by NYer
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2 posted on 11/22/2012 3:24:37 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Does he like children and cats? He could live with us.

3 posted on 11/22/2012 3:41:39 PM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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He could always move to California, get a free mutilation, home made vagina ,and then join.

4 posted on 11/22/2012 3:52:01 PM PST by Venturer
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What was that South Park episode where the teacher got transgendered and couldn't wait until he/she could have promiscuous sex, get pregnant and have his/her first abortion?
5 posted on 11/22/2012 8:11:08 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: NYer

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


6 posted on 11/22/2012 8:17:14 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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Wouldn’t it be simpler to do a friar tuck.

7 posted on 11/22/2012 8:20:56 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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LOL Not easily done without a womb.

Mutilation is exactly that, mutilation.

It does not make a man into a woman or vice versa. Some hormone grown breasts and a penis turned inside out do not make a woman out of a man. It only makeas a freak out of a human being.

8 posted on 11/23/2012 5:13:42 AM PST by Venturer
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