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?
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