Skip to comments.Nun from Cleveland, Catherine Pinkerton, to offer prayer at Democratic National Convention
Posted on 08/22/2008 6:42:27 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
Washington- An 86-year-old nun from Cleveland who works for a Catholic anti-poverty lobbying group has been selected to deliver the closing prayers one night during the Democratic National Convention.
"I think you have a different perspective when you've lived some history," says Catherine Pinkerton, a member of the Cleveland-based religious order Congregation of St. Joseph who once served as principal of the West Side secondary school it founded, St. Joseph Academy.
Pinkerton says that she has never been an activist for either political party but that she admires Barack Obama's "vision of where we stand as a nation and where we stand among nations" and agreed to deliver the benediction at the request of his campaign.
For the past 24 years, Pinkerton has worked for Network, a national Catholic social-justice lobby in Washington, D.C., where she works to establish international trade and investment policies that benefit the United States as well as the developing world.
"We are standing at one of the critical moments of our history," says Pinkerton, who is still drafting the remarks she'll deliver in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Obama's campaign invited a diverse group of religious leaders to offer prayers at the convention and asked Pinkerton to be among them because she's "an icon among Catholics who has really been an inspiration to women everywhere," said spokesman Tom Reynolds.
"For decades, she has been a national leader and a champion for working families," Reynolds said. "Catholics across Ohio should be proud to have one of their own taking center stage at this historic event."
Do you think she agrees with Obama’s stance on abortion?
Sounds like one of those dikey “Spirit of Vatican II” nuns still clinging to the prospect of women’s ordination. I wonder if she’ll wear a habit or Kmart clothes.
Where is the “social justice” in infanticide, Sr.?
Why sure, yeah, she's even more well-known than that old Indian woman.... Teresa, was it?
Opening soon in Denver a mega production with thousands of extras.
She’s a globalist connected with LCWR.
“A new LCWR resource is now available on the LCWR website. The resource, An Invitation to Systems Thinking: An Opportunity to Act for Systemic Change, was developed by the LCWR Global Concerns Committee as a tool for using a systems approach to decision-making about issues both internal and external to the congregation, e.g., governance, mergers, formation, retirement, as well as justice issues.
The publication reflects the developments in the understanding of critical thinking and the complex nature of contemporary reality. As noted in one of the publications articles by Gertrude Foley, SC, ... systems thinking will prevent us from unconsciously employing the same mental models that are causing the problems that we want to solve.”
Systems analysis of culture is another code for universal religion and government. Culture change.
Her remarks are obtuse and designed to hide her beliefs which may be antithetical to Catholicism.
“As I consider the meaning of this award, I realize that the LCWR call to step into the chaos of the unknown- an unprecedented challenge today in this very conflicted world reality-, and NETWORKs call to leadership in the global movement for justice are so very intertwined as to be inseparable. We are you in the Halls of Congress. Our missions in these times are more profound than any I and my companions ever knew. It isnt the future structures of our individual congregations or even the future unfolding of religious life that is at stake. Rather, it is the realization that humankind has been cast into a deeper chaos, a chaos that is global, more enveloping, than at any other historical moment. And we know that as a prophetic entity, we cant create boundaries to defend and preserve ourselves. Neither, it seems, is there a moment when we can stop to create the new.
We must fully immerse ourselves in this dark night, knowing that these dark times are the conditions for rebirth. Rudolph Bahro states that When the forms of an old culture are dying, the new culture is created by a few people who are not afraid to be insecure. And there is absolutely no reason for our insecurity or any reason for a lack of hope. As Vaclev Havel says: Hope is a dimension of the soul, an orientation of the spirit and of the heart. It transcends the world that is immediately experienced and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons.
Further reading of this proponant of women priests, and other things:
“Properly understood, the Gospel is a RADICAL SOCIAL MOVEMENT! Jesus fought
the prevailing attitudes of His time. He tried to teach another way of thinking and being
and acting. His whole mission was about transformation in order to bring fullness of life.
He came, not to die for us, as we were so well drilled,592 but to give life and to continue
to give life through us .” page 102
Forget the Salvic nature of Christ!!! He’s a revolutionary, get it!! Viva Che!
A better question is “What does the Bishop of Cleveland think about Obama’s abortion policy”?
Has the Bishop of Cleveland given his tacit support of Obama’s abortion policy by allowing this nun to participate in the DNC abortion convention?
“Prayer at DemocRAT National Convention”
Prayer?? At the RAT Convention?? Waiting for the howls from the ACLUers — separation of church and state and all that rot.
Lesbian Socialist from Cleveland, Catherine Pinkerton, to offer prayer at Democratic National Convention
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1 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion,
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gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent
Thanks for the additional info.
Feminist led group of religious sisters. They promote dissent against Vatican decrees regarding other dissenters such as Sr. Jeannine Gramick. They whine about the "patriarchy" in the Church, embrace creation spirituality, and demand "gender-equality," such as women priests (as evidenced by then-head Sr. Theresa Kane chiding the Pope during his 1979 visit to the USA). In addition, they spend time in politics lobbying Congress and promote United Nations secular initiatives such as the Earth Charter (consistent with eco-feminism) and International Criminal Court (along with the NETWORK organization).
The Congregation of St. Joseph is a flaky order of modernist nuns. They have a labyrinth on their campus, which is a pretty good indication that they are pretty far out there. Moreover, the girls’ high that they operate, St. Joseph Academy, is very feminist in its outlook and is easily the most radical girls’ high school in the diocese.
Shouldn’t the headline read:”Pro-Murdering Idoit who pretends to be a NUN from Cleveland to speak at Anti-American, anti-christian Convention in Denver”?
Gosh. Is she one of those useful idiots? I hope she doffs her habit, if she has one.
Public support for party of death.
Unfortunately she probably believes it is a non issue. It is indeed a blessing from almighty God that some many of the religious who have spit in the face of the Church are so old and will soon be held to account.
I believe religious orders are not under the authority of the local Bishop but have their own head or general. For example a Maryknoll Father was recently bought before the general of his order.
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