Monday, October 26, 2009

Must be the Season of the Witch?

Only in Halloween week would we be treated with James Carroll and Maureen Dowd firing salvos at the Church on the same day.

The 70-year-old "brides of Christ" Dowd is in touch with are very upset that their vagina monologues are being bullied away from them.

As the Vatican is trying to wall off the “brides of Christ,” Cask of Amontillado style, it is welcoming extreme-right Anglicans into the Catholic Church — the ones who are disgruntled about female priests and openly gay bishops. Il Papa is even willing to bend Rome’s most doggedly held dogma, against married priests — as long as they’re clutching the Anglicans’ Book of Common Prayer....

The nuns are pushing back a bit, but it’s hard, since the church has decreed that women can’t be adversarial to men. A nun writing in Commonweal as “Sister X” protests, “American women religious are being bullied.”

She recalls that Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, who heads one of the investigations, moved a meeting at the University of Notre Dame off campus to protest a performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” “It is the rare bishop,” Sister X writes, “who has any real understanding of the lives women actually lead.”

I can't even make sense out her analogy. I think the Bishop knows exactly what Sister X is doing with her spare time. The faithful reported them and sent evidence of the lives they were leading. That's why they're under an investigation.

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