Skip to comments.Day 2 of the LCWR Assembly: Contemplating a Response to the Vatican
Posted on 08/10/2012 6:32:05 AM PDT by marshmallow
On this second day of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious assembly here in St. Louis, the elephant in the room the Vatican mandate for reform of the LCWR was recognized just a bit more than yesterday.
The most dramatic incident occurred in a question-answer period after a panel discussion on the future of religious life. A sister asked the three panelists If you were in our shoes, what would you do?
When panelist Tom Fox responded bluntly, Just say No, audible groans could be heard from some of the 900 sisters. Fox, who is the publisher of National Catholic Reporter, seemed to be taken aback by this reaction, and he scrambled to recover.
What I mean by that is that you are who you are, and you cant say anything other than Yes to who you are. You cannot, Fox said. So how that Yes is made, or how you say No to abuse and misunderstanding and misrepresentation is something left to determine.
Fox and another panelist, Jamie Manson, who writes the column Grace on the Margins for the Reporter, both made it very clear in their presentations that they expect the LCWR sisters to lead the reform of the Catholic Church that they desire.
It is very, very important for you to know that you are the most prayerful, most experienced, most professional, most loved and most creative women to sit under one roof at any time in history, Fox said in his presentation. And you must understand the obligations and responsibilities that that entails. You are speaking for the future, and you are speaking to give us hope.
Manson said that young people want to be tied to the Catholic tradition, but not in the way the Vatican would have us: You know, in......
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Darwin will win this one. Survival of the fittest.
And say "NO" to the paganism and perversion with which they have been filling their lives ...
Sure, never rupture the conversation because talking forever without reaching a conclusion is such an effective way to avoid halting the activity under discussion until after the never ending discussion is done. Keeping the issue open, as they say, is a well known tactic, not a way to find some new way to settle the matter or reach an agreement. It's worked for a long time in this case and I hope the Church hierarchy has learned not to play that game any more. Make a decision, tell groups like this one to get with the program or get out, end of discussion.
But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses.
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. -- Mt 18:16-17