Skip to comments.Pope stands firm on reforming "radical feminist" U.S. nuns
Posted on 04/15/2013 6:36:13 PM PDT by Plainsman
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican's criticism of a body that represents U.S. nuns which the Church said was tainted by "radical" feminism, dashing hopes he might take a softer stand with the sisters. Francis's predecessor, Benedict, decreed that the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), a group that represents more than 80 percent of the 57,000 Catholic nuns in the United States, must change its ways, a ruling which the Vatican said on Monday still applied. Last year, a Vatican report said the LCWR had "serious doctrinal problems" and promoted "radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith", criticizing it for taking a soft line on issues such as birth control and homosexuality.
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Far too many non-catholics in the catholic faith.
guy gets better by the day...
I actually like this pope. :) Weird for me.
I’m not Catholic, but I think they should have been booting these people out long ago. Pedophile priests & leftist nuns should not be tolerated.
Great news, they probably thought they might be able to skate with a new pope.
Though I’m not Catholic, it warms the cockles of my heart to read that the new Pope is not about to let a militant feminist group hijack one of the great religious branches of Christendom.
Good, if they don’t like the Catholic church they need to get out and join a liberal church that suits them, I’m fed up with all these whiners demanding existing organization to change to suit them. If people don’t like a group like the Catholic Church or Boy Scouts they should start their own organization or STFU!
It’s just possible that the press was fooled on this. The new Pope really does care for the poor, and that is not just a cover slogan for leftism. He really means it, and than God for that.
I really don't understand why they are. Both are evil, and should be purged
“They were praised by many fellow Catholics and the media for their work with the poor and sick.”
Is there any wonder that most of those “Catholics” belonged to George Soros funded organizations, that use the word Catholic to attack Catholics?
Good for him. If the “sisters” wanted to be so radical why don’t they become Episcopalians or Unitarians?
As a non-Roman, I really like seeing this leader do what popes should be doing.
Maybe he will also lay down the law to pro-abortion, pro-homo politicians...
I agree, I am not affiliated with a church but there is something different, which is interesting to watch.
Though Im not Catholic, it warms the cockles of my heart to read that the new Pope is not about to let a pack of Bull Dykes hijack one of the great religious branches of Christendom.
Fixed it for ya.
Hey! What’s that bear doin’ in the woods!!?
Finding relief in the news that the Pope is still Catholic. He’s got a smile on his face.
It’s not just a militant feminist group that has hijacked the Church — how can you account for the fact that over 50% of Catholic voters pulled the lever for The Big O and 54% have no objection to same-sex “marriage”?
The problems with the Church run much deeper than a few broomstick pilots trying to make names for themselves.
My annoying, bleeding heart cousin who recently left the Church to become an atheist because the Church was so mean about not tolerating homosexuality and abortion is going to hate this statement by the Pope. Heck she was happy he was elected because she thought he was going to change the Church and allow liberal policies to flourish! Boy is reality going to suck for her and the rest of the CINOS.
I cautioned a friend of mine from the Philippines not too read too much political importance into the new pope’s Jesuit background or his personal humble lifestyle and demeanor. I informed her of reports here in the WSJ that Bergolio was not exactly loved on the political left in Argentina and he was reviled by the Marxist Kirchner government there.
Whatever Bergolio’s background tells anyone I think it is evident mostly of his religious views and is not a good barometer of what political philosophy he might appreciate most.
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I’ve been looking for a new faith for years. I was abandoned first by the Methodist Church and later by the Episcopal Church. Won’t even consider the Catholic Church because of the pass given to pedophile priests & leftist nuns.
There's quite a difference between those who are actually Catholic and those who falsely claim to be Catholic.
‘The problems with the Church run much deeper than a few broomstick pilots trying to make names for themselves.’
These problems of leftist voting are not the Church’s problems, they are its member’s problems and the problem is grave sin contracted by invincible ignorance of the teaching of the Church. Far too many so-called Catholics in the US vote with the DemocRATs due to family history or union affiliation. These people are DemocRATs first, their identity as Catholics is far from a priority in their lives.
“....contracted by invincible ignorance of the teaching of the Church.”
I know of well informed Catholics working for the Church and a priest who voted for O.
Had a Benedictine nun working for us as a religious education director in my final tour in Germany. She was a wonder as a worker, a whirlwind of activity, and always willing to jump in and get things done.
But the feminist side had made inroads into her life, and she began bitterly denouncing all things politically conservative.
As I was preparing to rotate back to the US, she left her calling. She stayed with the Church, even though no longer a nun, but that liberal stuff just tore into her and left her an emotional shell.
It was sad. She was a nice lady.
Thank your liberal bleeding heart cousin and remind her that when she grows up, the Church is there to receive her back.
“Breaking News: Pope Still Catholic.”
I totally agree --- as does every Catholic, clergy and laity, that I can think of offhand (i.e. friends, family, parish) but two problems present themselves:
But the unknown ones --- like the unknown pede Scoutmasters, Protestant pastors, Jewish rabbis, track coaches, youth choir directors, sports coordinators, preachers, counselors, therapists, whatever --- are (to restate the problem) unknown. Generally very charming. Generally excellent liars. Generally amazingly adept at gaming the system. Those are the ones nobody finds out about until somebody drops the dime on them.
That's why what the Vatican applied to the LCWR (nuns' leadership group) was called a "doctrinal assessment," not a "political litmus test."
That is my one complaint with the Church. They are far more tolerant and forgiving than I am.
Nope, I’m right. ‘By their fruit ye shall know them’. It is impossible for them to be ‘well informed’ and support intrinsic evil (and it purveyors and facilitators) as taught by the Church. Their ignorance is a direct result of plain old big P - PRIDE. The absolute root of all sin and evil.
FTR: I know of at least 2 priests and 1 nun who supported Obozo both times.
Call it "Vatican Island" and build a reality television show out of it and it becomes a profit center.