A spectacular development.
“Further,” the CDF report said, “issues of crucial importance in the life of the Church and society, such as the Church’s Biblical view of family life and human sexuality, are not part of the LCWR agenda in a way that promotes Church teaching. Moreover, occasional public statements by the LCWR that disagree with or challenge positions taken by the Bishops, who are the Church’s authentic teachers of faith and morals, are not compatible with its purpose.”
The CDF said, “The Assessment reveals serious doctrinal problems which affect many in Consecrated life,” calling it a crisis “characterized by a diminution of the fundamental Christological center and focus of religious consecration.”
They must have the vapors at America Magazine and Vox Nova?
This is priceless.
Investigators cited a speech by Sister Laurie Brink at an annual assembly that argued that religious sisters were “’moving beyond the church’ or even beyond Jesus.”
Thus ending the charade.
Moving beyond the Church and Jesus?
How does something like that come out of your mouth without being absolutely horrified at what you're saying?
I love this:
“I’m stunned,” said Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby founded by sisters.
Oh, come on lady. Really?
Did you ever think you'd see the day when Cardinal Leveda would take the bulls by the horns?
One minor little grievance...
In programs and presentations, investigators noted “a prevalence of certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”
Anyone care to venture a guess as to why the CDF would publish such a forthright assessment of the women religious whilst Cardinal O'Malley has gotten away with a 7 year reign of theological terror with radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith and dismantling the 2000 year old structure of the Roman Catholic Church without so much as a peep from the Vatican?
It isn't from lack of complaints. There's been tens of thousands of complaints filed by Boston Catholics.
How about lining up the Jesuits?
They certainly have their work cut out ahead of them, don't they.