Friday, April 20, 2012

Pope Benedict Drawing The Line For Women Religious

The stereotype of the heretical nun who ditched her habit in order to promote abortion and women's ordination was never really funny, even though some folks have tried to present it that way. It looks like the Holy Father is looking to remedy some of the problems these heretics have created in the US. Good for him. Rocco Palma has the story:

Citing "serious doctrinal problems" found over the course of a four-year study of the umbrella-group representing the majority of the US' communities of nuns, the Holy See has announced a thoroughgoing shake-up of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), naming Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle as its delegate to conduct an overhaul of the group.

Among other concerns raised in an eight-page summary of the doctrinal inquest released today, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cited addresses at LCWR conferences that, it said, manifested a "rejection of faith," protests of church teaching on homosexuality and the ordination of women by officers of the group, and a "prevalence of certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith" in some of the conference's events.

Bishops Sartain, Blair, and Paprocki will be the overseers for the review. It will be interesting to see how this goes. It's another one of those actions that makes you wonder what Pope Benedict is thinking. He's stirring up a lot of stuff lately. On another note, this kind of thing has happened before. Anybody remember Cardinal Dezza's enlistment to bring the Jesuits in line? Yeah, we saw how well that went.

It certainly can't hurt, though.

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