View Full Version : Radical US nuns rejects Vatican criticism

04-21-2012, 04:46 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The leader of a group of US nuns the Vatican accuses of flouting Church teaching has rejected the claims.

"I've no idea what they're talking about," Sister Simone Campbell, head of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby, told the BBC.

"Our role is to live the gospel with those who live on the margins of society. That's all we do."

On Wednesday the Vatican announced a crackdown on US nuns long considered too liberal by the church hierarchy.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a highly critical report that accused US nuns of engaging in "corporate dissent" and of ignoring, or worse, challenging the church's teachings on abortion, homosexuality and an all-male priesthood.

'Radical feminist themes'

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which represents 80% of America's 57,000 nuns, was the subject of a lengthy of investigation led by Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio.
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Sister Simone Campbell..
"I don't think the bishops have any idea of what they're in for”</div></div>

The resulting report noted the good work they did with the poor and in running schools and hospitals, but also documented what it called a "grave" doctrinal crisis.

It said the sisters were promoting radical feminist themes and criticised US nuns for challenging the bishops, who it said were "the church's authentic teachers of faith and morals".

The Archbishop of Seattle, Peter Sartain, is to lead a reform of the LCWR. </div></div>

So what's the real problem?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Sister Campbell suggested that her organisation's vocal support for President Barack Obama's healthcare bill was behind the slapdown.

"There's a strong connection," she said. "We didn't split on faith, we split on politics."

American Bishops saw the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act as backing state-funded abortion. The nuns disagreed.</span></div></div>

Watch the interview here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17794961)


Gayle in MD
04-21-2012, 07:55 AM
Will the Catholic Church ever rid itself of their archaic misogyny?

These men in robes had better watch their steps!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-...og.html?hpid=z3 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/post/the-instructive-timing-of-the-crackdown-on-nuns/2012/04/19/gIQAbCPKUT_blog.html?hpid=z3)

04-23-2012, 11:44 AM
"Then the radical priest comes and gets ['em] released, and it's all on the cover of Newsweek!" -- Paul Simon

(sorry, musical Tourette's /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif )