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Media Finding it Difficult to Find Nuns Who Look Like Nuns for their Anti-Church Rants
Creative Minority Report ^ | March 19, 2013 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 03/21/2013 9:51:53 AM PDT by NYer

I noticed something odd (or maybe not so odd) in the anti-Catholic rants in the media recently. While they talk about things like the "stained glass ceiling" to refer to the fact that women can't become priests they use images of nuns that don't exactly correlate with their message.

60 Minutes used a graphic of a habited nun in their story blasting the Church for misogyny. And just yesterday, NBC's The Today show extensively used footage of the Sisters of Mary from Ann Arbor in connection with an argument for women becoming priests from Joan Chittister.



I understand why they're doing this. Obviously they are having a problem finding Sisters who look like Sisters so they're borrowing the images of faithful Catholic nuns in order to advance their agenda. Their argument wouldn't be as effective with images like these, would it?





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Appearing on Tuesday's NBC Today as part of its Vatican coverage of Pope Francis's installation mass, former correspondent Maria Shriver offered a report that urged the Catholic Church to allow female priests: "Catholic women, and nuns in particular....cannot be ordained, they cannot say Mass and they cannot vote for the pope. Now millions of women think it's time for the hierarchy of this Church to open its eyes to the reality of what women can and should be allowed to do." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Speaking to Sister Judith Zoebelein, a high-ranking Vatican official, later in the report, Shriver wondered: "You know in the United States, we often talk about the glass ceiling for women professionally. Is there a stained glass ceiling?" The headline on screen throughout the segment read: "The Stained Glass Ceiling; Maria Shriver On Women's Roles in the Catholic Church."

Shriver included sound bites of dissenter nun Joan Chittister proclaiming: "The woman's issue is a big one because they feel that they are made invisible by the Church....I really want those questions of ordination, of participation, of inclusiveness, I want them to be very high on the Church agenda. We can't ignore them much longer."

In a 2010 interview with LifeSiteNews.com, Chittister labeled the Church as "sexist" and questioned the Church's opposition to contraception and abortion. In an article she co-authored on The Huffington Post in October of 2012, Chittister and Rabbi Arthur Waskow fretted over the "suicidal silence" over climate change in the presidential debates and remarked: "Today the Pharaohs are the drug lords of fossil fuel and the overseers of degrading disemployment."

Shriver touted how "many" in the Church "are hoping this pope has the courage to reform the Church from the inside out, and include many who have felt marginalized....America is a deeply spiritual nation and many who work in the field say the Church better open up or risk losing its faithful."

Shriver even turned to people of other faiths to criticize the Church, asking Rabbi David Volpe: "Everybody is watching this transition in Rome with bated breath. How will they handle women? How will they handle past sexual abuses? How will they handle divorced Catholics? Gays? Are you hearing people talking about that in your pews as well?"

Volpe replied: "Anybody who's done any work in the developing world knows the Catholic Church does remarkable things. They also would have seen a systemic violation of what it is that the Church stands for, and people crying out and not being heard."

The day after Pope Francis was elected, NBCNews.com posted a papal "to-do list" that urged women and married priests, as well as "modernization" on social issues like gay marriage and abortion.

Stained Glass Ceiling: Women in the Catholic Church - Watch the Video Interview

1 posted on 03/21/2013 9:51:53 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 03/21/2013 9:52:27 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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Again, nothing more pitiful than some Catholic, or a bunch of them, moaning and groaning about why the Catholic church isn't like Protestant churches ~ as if they, themselves, can't just go start showing up at any of hundreds of thousands of Protestant churches in this country and begin work there.

My own church has a perpetual novena ~ manned/womaned by people who were Catholics and then got divorced, or whatever. Plenty of them around. They shifted over to a church that strives to emulate the First Century Church and find it satisfactory to their needs

No doubt they are all sinners.

3 posted on 03/21/2013 9:59:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NYer

Top Gear: Benedictine Nun in a monster truck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEutBWpaiTQ

It was a great segment. Sister Wendy obviously enjoyed herself and they showed her a great deal of respect.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 10:00:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Ladies....get a job!!!


5 posted on 03/21/2013 10:01:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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...dissenter nun Joan Chittister: "The woman's issue is a big one....I
really want those questions of ordination....of inclusiveness, I want them
to be very high on the Church agenda. We can't ignore them much
longer."

You have got to be kidding me!

6 posted on 03/21/2013 10:10:22 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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“The woman’s issue is a big one because they feel that they are made invisible by the Church
...........................................................
These Nuns made themselves invisible when they took off their habits and became bull dyke feminists.

As for Maria Shriver , she has the Kennedy syndrome.
She actually thinks somebody gives a fugg what she has to say.

She lost her husband to an ugly maid, looks like a human body wearing a skull mask and is a Catholic in name only.


7 posted on 03/21/2013 10:21:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: NYer
And just yesterday, NBC's The Today show extensively used footage of the Sisters of Mary from Ann Arbor in connection with an argument for women becoming priests from Joan Chittister.

I wonder if these are the same Sisters that protested at "Willy's Rocket Shop", aka William's Intl in Walled Lake when they were going full throttle making Cruise Missile Engines, and Sam Williams had a mote built to deter them..

8 posted on 03/21/2013 10:23:34 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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9 posted on 03/21/2013 10:32:25 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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“She lost her husband to an ugly maid, looks like a human body wearing a skull mask and is a Catholic in name only.”

As were ALL the Kennedys.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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They go around the country in a bus so it could be them. There’s about 2,000 (if that) of them left in the country. They permit themselves to be used by all and sundry, especially television, to mock the Church. I know a convent that houses them...all that’s left are the elderly bedridden ones (some of whom were/are good Catholics)...along with the aforementioned who are roaming the countryside leaving lay people to nurse their bedridden fellow nuns. There’s zero new vocations among the young to these institutions, which one must admit, says it all.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 10:43:08 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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If they are advocating for abortion, then they are not Catholic. They are not even Christian.

The best that could be said of them is that they are unwittingly satanist. (but satanist nonetheless)

12 posted on 03/21/2013 10:53:37 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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...dissenter nun Joan Chittister proclaiming: "The woman's issue is a big one because they feel that they are made invisible by the Church....I really want those questions of ordination, of participation, of inclusiveness, I want them to be very high on the Church agenda. We can't ignore them much longer.",,,

Invisible? When you look at the typical parish, it is women who run most everything! Women are an integral part of the Church, and every priest will tell you that.

Women like Maria Shriver and Sister Joan are not content to just 'serve' as Jesus asked us to do. They want POWER, with an eye to changing the Church to suit their particular political agendas.

13 posted on 03/21/2013 6:57:52 PM PDT by SuziQ
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They need to bounce them right out.


14 posted on 03/21/2013 7:00:47 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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