Nothing about the pagan ritual and nazi salute, but three lovely paragraphs about the screwball speaker.
The St. Louis gathering was the first time the organization had assembled since the release of the April 18 Vatican assessment, which said reform was needed to ensure LCWR's fidelity to Catholic teaching in such areas as abortion, euthanasia, women's ordination and homosexuality.
Barbara Marx Hubbard, the main speaker Aug. 8, essentially told the sisters to embrace the notion of change and growth reflected in biblical passages that speak of rebirth and "making all things new."
Hubbard is an author, speaker and educator known for promoting a view called "conscious evolution."
It must be a coincidence they avoid explaining what her creepy pagan ideas actually mean.
She was led into the assembly, as were the next day's panelists, by a sister playing chimes and other sisters swaying and waving colored scarves.
She urged the women religious women seated at tables of eight in the dimly lit ballroom to recognize that life comes out of chaos and through particularly difficult struggles.
A safety policy for the hotel staff in a "seed bed" of 50 shades of crazy?
Hubbard pointed out that although she is not Catholic, she was drawn to the work of the sisters and called them "the best seed bed I know for evolving the church and the world in the 21st century."
Does anyone know if the paper copy had a picture of Hubbard's Westfalia shaped like a spaceship?
BTW - This is the first picture I saw of Hubbard from the side. Is she with child?
Our Boston Chancery crew was so captivated by the LCWR gathering, it merited a second article.
I didn't know Archbishop Carlson wore glasses.
If nothing else, it brings great comfort to know these are Obama/Biden's go-to Catholics.
Maybe this would be a perfect halftime show at Cardinal Dolan's Al Smith Circus?
It is a suffering to open the newspaper operated by our Cardinal and read half-truths and willful distortions of what transpired at the LCWR Conference.
It certainly condones Hubbard and her, quite literally, insane "belief" that a new species of human beings will be born on December 21 on the internet, where they are all going to 'co-create' a race of human beings and the rituals that took place in that room.
The Cardinal is selling the ideas of a lunatic in his newspaper.
We have seen seven years now of the Cardinal's passive-aggressive promotion of dissent, the dismantling of 2000 years of Catholicism, the erection of the antichurch and his assistance, nudges and winks to the revolution of communism led by his buddy Fr. Bryan Hehir.
His tenure here has been a full blown disaster. In every conceivable way.
Pray for us.