Skip to comments.Sr. Simone Campbell spins the CDF smackdown of the LCWR. Hilarity ensues
Posted on 04/15/2013 3:28:25 PM PDT by NYer
In a story about the CDF smackdown on the LCWR, USA Today quotes Sr. Simone Campbell of the ultra-poltical, ultra-liberal Nuns on the Bus crowd.
Sr. Campbell is too smart actually to believe this, but let’s read it anyway:
[...] Sister Simone Campbell of Network, a Catholic social justice lobbying group, said Monday that she would wait and see how this plays out across time and changes in Vatican bureaucracy that may be ahead under Francis.
“The censure (of the LCWR) has always been about politics. [?!?] And politics are shifting in the church right now. We know when politics shift, there are opportunities and there are risks,” said Campbell.
“But we are concerned that Catholic sisters below the decision-making level are caught in the bigger picture of Vatican politics. We’re sort of the soccer ball here. My most optimistic self had hoped that CDF report would never be mentioned again but in light of the broader politics, I think it was overly optimistic of me,” Campbell said.
Riiiiight. What a rich fantasy life.
They are all just poor little soccer balls, being kicked around by the boys. It’s all just a political game and the poor nuns are caught in the middle.
This is about doctrine not politics. Read for yourself the doctrinal assessment of the LCWR by the CDF. HERE
Dear readers, allow me to remind you of the LCWR’s keynote speaker for their last assembly. Barbara Marx Hubbard. She described herself on her Facebook page: “I am an 82 year old Visionary enjoying Regenopause 2. Regenopause 1 is from 50 to 80. # 2 is 80 and beyond. I feel I am here to be a voice for the Collective Emergence of humanity as a Co-creative Universal Species!” Hubbard is into some seriously messed up stuff. More on her HERE
No, Sister Campbell, the nuns are not innocent victims.
The nuns brought it on themselves when they started to “move beyond the Church” and even beyond Jesus.
Umm, just a thought; those of us who are NOT catholics could benefit by knowing just what the heck an LCWR is and also who the heck are CDFs?
Throwing around code words and expecting just EVERYONE should KNOW what you are talking about, is a tad bit arrogant. Don’t you think?
Not trying to be argumentative, but Journalism 101 is very clear about identifying your abbreviations from the outset, so as to allow all who read to be able to follow what you are trying to say!
LCWR: LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS IN THE USA
CDF: CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH
The following thread will put this all into better perspective.
Essentially, this group includes several religious communities of women who have doffed their habits and embraced social activism. The member of one such community was caught acting as a protective escort for women entering an abortion clinic. These are the ones the mainstream media enjoy interviewing because they share their progressive views. You may recall Sr. Simone Campbell, mentioned in the title of this thread.
She delivered a speech at last year's Democratic National Convention. These women are confrontational and need to be reigned in.
Hey, seriously, thanks for taking the time to clue me in.
Once upon a time I was catholic too, then Vatican II hit, and I just couldn’t stomach the decline.
No, I gave up catholicism for lent back in the late ‘60s. Never went back.
Vatican II let Mr. Stitch get his foot in the door. And down things went.
Liberal women who think they are sisters. They definitely are not nuns.
Pope Francis believes this is very important; he's already reminded priests about it. What makes this woman think he'd hold women religious to a different standard?
Sr. Simone Campbell spins the CDF smackdown of the LCWR. Hilarity ensues
Pope Reaffirms Vatican's Call for Reform of U.S. Nuns' Group
MSNBC Features Liberal Nun Slamming Catholic Church: 'One Of The Last Bastions Of Sexism'
NCR teams up with Ford Found backed entity to hide truth about Holy Sees Doc Assesment of LCWR
Bishop Robert Morlino Cracks Down on Madison Nuns for Espousing 'New Ageism' and 'Indifferentism'
Sister Simone Campbell, Nun from the Bus, rips Republicans at Democratic convention
The plot sickens (LCWR)
US nuns facing Vatican order to reform, quash dissent will hold talks with church leaders
Cardinal Burke on nuns group: If it cant be reformed, then it doesnt have a right to continue
LCWR Assembly Update: How did keynote speaker Hubbard do?
LCWR Assembly Begins. What their keynote speaker brings to the Nuns. VIDEO
LCWR assembly begins; Vatican representative told attendance 'would not be helpful'
LCWR Prepares to Discuss Response to Vatican Mandate to Reform
Bishop Explains Vatican's Criticism Of U.S. Nuns (promoting non-Catholic theology)
Sr Patricia Miller in op-ed canonizes St. Obama for his respect for religious liberty. No, really.
LCWR nuns: Catholic Church is pro-foetus but keeps silent on other essential issues
Analysis of NPRs interview of LCWR Pres. Sr. Pat Farrell: like a 7-y/os manipulative obfuscation
Biden brings cookies and ice cream to (dissenting) LCWR presidents motherhouse
Oh Sisters! Renegade Catholic nuns engage in media campaign (Nuns on Bus Alert!)
GUEST POST: the sisters chose to put this out there for the public
American Nuns Say Questions Not Defiance
Sister Keehan, CHA push dangerous compromise on HHS mandate (again)
Traditional Sisters Big Hit With Trendy Teens
LCWR reform is not criticism of religious orders, [Archbishop J. Peter Sartain] says
Sisters of Mercy doctors say LCWR is injecting politics into dialogue
Cardinal Sean P. OMalley Laments Discord on Nuns
Vatican Official Warns of 'Dialogue of the Deaf' with LCWR
Bishop Blair Pounds the Facts; LCWR Pounds The Table
Nun Who Leads Network Disparages Bishops, Hesitant to Call Herself Pro-Life
Analysis: Dispute With US Nuns Began Decades Ago
Vatican: LCWR under direction of the Holy See; must promote doctrine "taught through the ages"
The Biggest Distortion of All [LCWR vs CDF]
Nuns Brace for Vatican Meeting
Catholic Identity Once Again
Crisis of sisterhood: Radical U.S. nuns clash with Vatican doctrine guardians
Franciscan Friars Back American Nuns in Vatican Spat
Pastor Completely Loses It Over LWCR
Roman Catholic Womenpriests-USA stands behind LCWR
Nun Too Accurate Reporting
Sisters of Mercy President Defends Farley, Criticizes CDF
Major Vatican Assault Coming in October, Says Former Maryknoll Provincial
Vatican Warns Against Errors in Mercy Nun's 2006 Book on Sexual Ethics
Priests Come to Nuns defense
Leaders of U.S. Catholic Nuns to Address Vatican Reprimand About 'Radical' Feminism
Toldya About the Lesbian Nuns in Leavenworth [Ann Barnhardt]
Split over nuns' role plays out online (LCWR nuns complain about blogosphere)
ANOTHER WAY TO BEAUTIFY THE CHURCH or 10 REASONS NUNS SHOULD WEAR HABITS (Warning-graphic images)
Dallas bishop communicating with nuns on their support for Gates global contraceptive campaign
When Reverend Mothers Cease Being Motherly
Nuns Issue Statement Defending Billionaire Contraceptive Campaigner Melinda Gates
Important Background Information About the CDF-LCWR Situation
Nuns Gone Wild: A Trip Down Memory Lane
Exhibit A for Explaining the LCWR Report
Vatican Crackdown on U.S. Nuns a Long Time Brewing
LCWR: getting to the truth of the matter (the blogosphere response to CDF document)
Radical feminist nuns group stunned by Vatican criticisms, reform plan
Vatican announces reform of US women's religious conference (more details)
Citing doctrinal problems, Vatican announces reforms of US nuns' group
In hard-hitting document Vatican launches clean-up of feminist nuns in United States
LCWR Having a Bad Day. Vatican Names Archbishop Delegate to Continue Watching LCWR and Network