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Nun's Music Sends Message Against Rebuke by Vatican
Pittsburgh Post -Gazette ^ | 12/2/12 | Laurie Goodstein-The New York Times

Posted on 12/03/2012 8:05:48 AM PST by marshmallow

When Kathy Sherman was in college during the final years of the Vietnam War, she played the guitar with friends in her dorm room and sang folk and protest songs over bowls of popcorn. They sang Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez, and some friends said her voice reminded them of Judy Collins.

Sister Kathy graduated and joined an order of Roman Catholic nuns, the Sisters of St. Joseph of La Grange, but she never stopped making music. Last spring, when the Vatican issued a harsh assessment of the group representing a majority of U.S. nuns accusing them of "serious doctrinal problems," Sister Kathy, 60, said she responded the way she always does when she feels something deeply. She wrote a song.

The words popped into her head two days after the Vatican's condemnation, as she was walking down the hallway in her order's ministry center, feeling hurt and angry: "Love cannot be silenced," she thought. "It never has. It never will." She went into the center's dining room and tried out the lyrics on some of her sisters. They liked the message.

"Love Cannot be Silenced" became an anthem, not just for the nuns but also for laypeople who turned out for vigils in front of churches and cathedrals across the country this year to support them. In a voice sweet and resolute, Sister Kathy sang, "We are faithful, loving and wise, dancing along side by side, with a Gospel vision to lead us and Holy Fire in our eyes" -- a lyric that evokes the nuns' novel forging of spirit with steel.

"I see it more as a song of affirmation than a protest song," Sister Kathy, her gray-green eyes sparkling, said in....

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
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Pining for the '60s........
1 posted on 12/03/2012 8:05:54 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
Toldya About the Lesbian Nuns in Leavenworth [Ann Barnhardt]
2 posted on 12/03/2012 8:08:24 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: marshmallow

Oy vey! She needs to read up on what happened to “The Singing Nun” when she went off the rails...


3 posted on 12/03/2012 8:08:53 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: marshmallow

“A Gospel vision dancing before our eyes”? Vision of what? Aborted babies? State subsidized birth control?


4 posted on 12/03/2012 8:09:49 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: marshmallow

I realize that it’s self-evident but this still cries out for a BARF alert.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 8:09:49 AM PST by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: marshmallow

Another has been hippy that ‘took the cloth’ for dishonest reasons.


6 posted on 12/03/2012 8:10:32 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: marshmallow

May the Holy Spirit enlighten “Sister” Kathy as to the true definitions of LOVE and HOLINESS.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 8:19:29 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: marshmallow
"Love Cannot be Silenced...

... and we'll kill anyone who thinks otherwise."

8 posted on 12/03/2012 8:23:35 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: marshmallow
This article showcases much of what is wrong with journalism. You read about this “nun” writing protest music but you have absolutely no idea what the issue is. Why did the Vatican criticize the US nuns? Why do the US nuns disagree with the Vatican criticism? The article says nothing about it. It is content to focus on this insipid nun singing about “love cannot be silienced,” whatever the Hell that means.
9 posted on 12/03/2012 8:23:58 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: marshmallow
she played the guitar ... and sang folk and protest songs over bowls of popcorn.
They sang Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez ...


10 posted on 12/03/2012 8:25:14 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: marshmallow
"and some friends said her voice reminded them of Judy Collins."

ALL female folk singers sound like Judy Collins.

11 posted on 12/03/2012 8:30:06 AM PST by circlecity
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To: miss marmelstein

Seen & heard enough Vatican II hippie nuns in my 64 years.

I’ll take Sister Mary Charlotte (real grade school principal) & her paddle (she didn’t need no ruler) any day over these clownettes.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 8:30:40 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: marshmallow
"If I had a hammer, I'd hammer the Pope..."
13 posted on 12/03/2012 8:30:57 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Salvation; NYer

for your ping list


14 posted on 12/03/2012 8:31:05 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: marshmallow

The Vietnam War protests? Joan Baez? That was 50 years ago — 50 years ago — yet Libs like this reporter and this nun are still acting as if that is what inspires today’s protest movement. Ironically, its incredibly reactionary. I am so tired of reading these articles that we should take inspiration from 60s events and people.


15 posted on 12/03/2012 8:31:34 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: marshmallow

“We are the Folk Song Army everyone of us cares. We all hate poverty, war, and injustice unlike the rest of you squares.” - Tom Lehrer


16 posted on 12/03/2012 8:33:27 AM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: marshmallow

"R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me R-E-S-P-E-C-T Take care ... TCB Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me"

17 posted on 12/03/2012 8:37:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow
Sister Kathy sang, "We are faithful, loving and wise, dancing along side by side, with a Gospel vision to lead us and Holy Fire in our eyes" -- a lyric that evokes the nuns' novel forging of spirit with steel.

What dreck (both the song and the journalism). Anyone who has to tell you she's wise, ain't.

18 posted on 12/03/2012 8:46:35 AM PST by Tax-chick (Te amo mas que a mi vida, Kathleen.)
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To: hometoroost

“Oh, the tune don’t have to be clever,

“And it don’t matterifyouputacoupleofextrasyllablesinto a line,

“It sounds more ethnic if it ain’t good English, and it don’t even gotta rhyme (excuse me, rhyne.....)”

;^)


19 posted on 12/03/2012 8:47:02 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: marshmallow
When Kathy Sherman was in college during the final years of the Vietnam War, she played the guitar with friends in her dorm room and sang folk and protest songs over bowls of popcorn. They sang Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez, and some friends said her voice reminded them of Judy Collins.

Sister Kathy graduated and joined an order of Roman Catholic nuns, the Sisters of St. Joseph of La Grange, but she never stopped making music. Last spring, when the Vatican issued a harsh assessment of the group representing a majority of U.S. nuns accusing them of "serious doctrinal problems," Sister Kathy, 60, said she responded the way she always does when she feels something deeply. She wrote a song.

Other friends said her voice reminded them of Pat Paulsen.

20 posted on 12/03/2012 8:48:53 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: circlecity
ALL female folk singers sound like Judy Collins.

Well, no, she sounds a LITTLE different :

[sung]
I'm not Lisa ...
My name is Kathy ...

Note to all. Real nuns take saint names, not nicknames like "Kathy". There is nothing wrong with being Sr. Catherine.
21 posted on 12/03/2012 8:51:51 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“love cannot be silienced,” whatever the Hell that means.

it means abortion! you know; show your love of your unborn child by killing it so that it will not inconvience you. I/m sure this is what Christ meant for us to do. (sarc)


22 posted on 12/03/2012 8:57:05 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
"Well, no, she sounds a LITTLE different :"

But not much.

[sung]
"I've seen the Church from both sides now..."
"And I really don't know God. At Alllllllll."

23 posted on 12/03/2012 9:00:00 AM PST by circlecity
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To: dirtymac

She and anyone who publically advocates the murder of the unborn should be immediately excommunicated. The church would gain a lot of respect for taking a stand.


24 posted on 12/03/2012 9:13:59 AM PST by Josephat
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To: elcid1970

>>And it don’t matterifyouputacoupleofextrasyllablesinto a line...

LOL... Folk Song Army ping. :)


25 posted on 12/03/2012 9:23:32 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: marshmallow

It must have worked. I left RVN in Nov 68, and I haven’t had to go back since then.


26 posted on 12/03/2012 9:34:27 AM PST by North Coast Conservative (If this be treason, make the most of it. - Patrick Henry)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
It is content to focus on this insipid nun singing about “love cannot be silienced,” whatever the Hell that means.

From the Poet John Donne, in his "Lecture upon a shadow," we have: "Love is a full and ever constant light, and the first moment after noon is night."

Who was it that said "Love one anther"?

27 posted on 12/03/2012 9:47:19 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

This article showcases much of what is wrong with journalism.

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It also throws in this ‘fact’ that “the Vatican issued a harsh assessment of the group representing a majority of U.S. nuns”

Really? What is his basis for this ‘fact?’

The only possible way that this could be true is if the majority of nuns in America are all over 65 and/or have stayed in the orders for strange political reasons.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 10:15:07 AM PST by maica
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To: KarlInOhio; circlecity
"If I had a hammer, I'd hammer the Pope..."

"I've seen the Church from both sides now..."
"And I really don't know God. At Alllllllll."

ROTFL!

29 posted on 12/03/2012 10:30:07 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Alex Murphy

The answer, my friend
Is breaking like the wind.


30 posted on 12/03/2012 10:47:17 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: marshmallow

Gee, if I wrote and published a song telling MY employer they were full of shiite, I wonder what would happen to me?


31 posted on 12/03/2012 10:54:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: marshmallow

And how do the nuns determine the difference between “love” and “lust” or “perversion”? Because there are differences. Plenty of women have women friends they love dearly, but would never want to have sex with, or leave their families for.


32 posted on 12/03/2012 11:00:29 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: marshmallow

I’ve always said most of liberal priests and nuns in the Church today are products of the hippie sector of the 60’s.


33 posted on 12/03/2012 12:14:27 PM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Gerish

The spirit of Vatican II spawned a new generation of anabaptists, like those who were so nutty that bother Lutherans and Catholics regarding them as anathema.


34 posted on 12/03/2012 7:46:27 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: marshmallow

Are these people funded and paid by the Catholic Church? Why should the RCC be taken seriously unless they start cutting out the chaff from the wheat?


35 posted on 12/03/2012 7:51:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: marshmallow

“They sang Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez, and some friends said her voice reminded them of Judy Collins.”

Having all 5 of those names in one sentence warranta a barf alert.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 9:17:04 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: marshmallow
the Sisters of St. Joseph of La Grange

They gotta lotta nice girls ah. Have mercy!

37 posted on 12/03/2012 9:34:26 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: marshmallow
and what is it with modern nuns and dancing? (check the lyrics of her song)...

Once, nuns lived in poverty, and taught or nursed or did something practical. Now they lobby, criticize bishops, and dance in chiffon at mass in imitation of "pricilla queen of the desert"...

38 posted on 12/04/2012 3:50:43 AM PST by LadyDoc
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To: OldNavyVet
From the Poet John Donne, in his "Lecture upon a shadow," we have: "Love is a full and ever constant light, and the first moment after noon is night."

was that before or after Donne stopped writing his dirty poems and found Jesus?

39 posted on 12/04/2012 3:54:57 AM PST by LadyDoc
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To: OldNavyVet

I was joking about Donne, of course.

As for “love one another”, well, lots of folks say that. But I notice she is living in a nice apartment in New York city, (and who pays the bills), not working with street kids in Manila.

Or as one sarcastic carpenter said: Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Love Love” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.

Yes, I know: he said Lord Lord, but the idea is the same thing: ME ME ME....


40 posted on 12/04/2012 4:02:35 AM PST by LadyDoc
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