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Sister Brigid McDonald calls Vatican's reprimand of U.S. nuns group a 'misuse of power
MinnPost ^ | May 4, 2012 | Beth Hawkins

Posted on 05/06/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by NYer

Sister Brigid McDonald

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Sister Brigid McDonald on Pope Benedict XVI: "I can't even begin to imagine what he could say or do that would change religious women's beliefs."

As a rule, Sister Brigid McDonald tries not to pay too much attention to papal pronouncements, but Pope Benedict XVI’s recent decision to rein in American nuns, found by a Vatican investigation to harbor “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith,” caught her attention.

Last month, Benedict announced that a four-year Vatican investigation had found the Leadership Conference of Women Religious has challenged church teaching on homosexuality, the ordination of women and the 2010 health-care reform popularly dubbed Obamacare. Nuns, the investigation also concluded, spend too much energy on poverty and economic injustice and not enough on abortion and same-sex marriage.

Leaders of the group, which represents some 80 percent of U.S. nuns, including McDonald's order, are not yet ready to speak publicly about the Vatican’s decision to appoint a bishop to oversee five years of reform, screen every speaker at its public programs and replace its handbook for talking about matters the Vatican said should be settled doctrine.

At 79¾ years old, McDonald is not about to stop calling things like she sees them. One of three biological sisters who are all members of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, where she devotes her time to the peace movement, she doesn’t seem to fear Rome’s displeasure. All of which must make her precisely the kind of radical the Vatican hopes to whip into doctrinal shape.

McDonald recently shared her personal reaction to the news with MinnPost. What follows is an edited transcript of that conversation.

MinnPost: What are you hearing in your community about the decision?

Sister Brigid McDonald: Well, some are shocked that he would go that far, you know, to start using his power. To me, it is a misuse of power, a misuse of authority where he can step into religious communities and dictate how they should speak about these issues.

MP: When you say “he,” you are talking about Benedict?

SBM: Yes. I still call him Ratzinger. That fits him better. But that is just a personal bias.

I think they are overstepping their jurisdiction to expect that nuns are going to think as they tell us to think. To me those issues are not spiritual issues; many of them are political issues and some, of course, are social justice issues. I think that our personal spiritual life, it is another matter and that is our private belief.

I can't even begin to imagine what he could say or do that would change religious women's beliefs. I don't know how he plans to change that. That is of concern. That could be scary — what will he do to change our beliefs. You know, that scares me.

MP: Can you speak a little bit more about that, the difference between changing your belief and silencing you, and where that line gets murky?

SBM: You are right, those are two different issues. If he wants us just to shut up about how we believe and don't put it out in public,  that is one issue. Or if he is really trying to get us to make statements that are opposite of our beliefs, I don't know what his motivation is for this. Other than control, I don't know what his motivation is.

I think it is pretty impossible for us to all change our beliefs on these issues to coincide with his beliefs. That sounds impossible.

MP: Can you stay silent about a belief that you hold in good faith?

SBM: I personally would never choose to. But I don't write and speak publicly for the community. I sometimes give talks about the peace movement, because I am in the peace movement quite heavily. Sometimes those things overlap, you know, the social justice issues and the peace and justice issues.

When I am speaking, I am not giving an official stance of The Sisters of St. Joseph. I wouldn't. Mine always is my personal reaction of what he is doing. Nobody is going to speak for the whole community. It is too hard to speak for hundreds of women. They aren't all going to talk alike anyhow.

MP: Can you tell me what you are hearing? Are people afraid?

SBM: It is interesting. The nuns that I talk to aren't really afraid, because they can't see or they can't imagine what he would do to change us. I mean, like, excommunication? That is a thing of the past. You can't excommunicate hundreds of nuns.

Wouldn't that be kind of funny? Excommunicate the whole order! It is irrational. I don't know what other consequences there would be.

MP: One thing that I have been told is a bishop will now screen all of the speakers at your meetings. Will that have any practical effect?

SBM: Now that could affect our college, the St. Catherine University. And we do still have some high schools. But they have stepped in before to say we can't talk about this or that. I am not affiliated with any schools, so I don't know how their curriculum gets around those issues.

But I know he has tried to silence people in our schools. That could be a very severe possibility, to silence some of the voices, really the social justice voices, you know. Maybe they get around it some way. I don't know. 

Why is he picking old nuns? More than half of us are over 75. We are almost an endangered species now. If he is trying to really change the church, he should start at the level with youth and talk to youth groups or something like that.

He should start with getting his priests together and try to help them through some of their problems. He should get after them for molestation.

MP: Somebody suggested to me that nuns in the past had enjoyed some latitude because you were thought to be powerless, and that in a strange way, this might be recognition that your ministry is powerful.

SBM: That is good insight. Because [before] we were just school teachers and we just had nice little kids in front of us, you know, and we just emptied bed pans in the nursing homes and in the hospitals. But now they are right, we are out there in the different movements. We help with the Occupy movement and the right-to-choice movements.

It is giving us more credibility in the public. Lots of times people will call and seek out our opinions about certain issues, where it never was that way when I entered the convent. After we taught school, we went home, and said our prayers and ate supper and did our lesson plans and went to bed. Now we are out there.

MP: The other thing people have said is possibly dangerous about nuns is that you understand church teachings and can talk about the ways in which they might be being subverted or perverted.

SBM: Nuns [traditionally] haven't been educated in theology. There are more theologians now. We go to workshops and we are at schools and we are taking classes and people are going on for further degrees in theology and stuff like that. So, maybe that is a threat that we are getting educated, especially in theology.

I see the bishops and priests don't get updated in theology. They are still back, for an expression, with Noah's ark.

But, that is a point: People will ask our opinion of theological insight and possibly not ask Father anymore, you know. So, he might be losing his authority in theology particularly.

We should get into cooking or something, I suppose he thinks.

MP: Who do you think will be hurt by this move?

SBM: I have a feeling women theologians who are partners with the nuns and some of our teachers in our schools will be really hurt. It will be a fear hurt and they may not feel free to speak out.

I am suspicious of the motivation. I don't think it is for the common good. They are trying to get us back, bring us back, as it was in the beginning and now as it will ever be, amen, or something like that. They want us back in the habits and being obedient. You don't belong out here with social workers.

MP: Do you think that it will work?

SBM: I can't imagine it working. I think we are too wrapped up in the issues of the time. You can't just forget the common good and the people who are suffering right now. The more you are with those in pain, the more radical you become to overcome that pain. I don't think it is possible to go backwards.

I really feel that Jesus would want us to go forward and to be out there where the people are in pain. I believe that about Jesus. I always say, Jesus never said worship me, he said follow me, so that is what I am trying to do.

We haven't got any more habits left anyhow. We would have to find those all over again.



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1 posted on 05/06/2012 1:27:31 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

The Mother House of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet is just down the road from where I reside, in upstate NY. A few years ago, they offered a Good Friday reflection on the emergence of a seedling from soil. They now work with contractors to build homes for seniors and use those profits to fund their works.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

Reprimanding those not following church doctrine is a misuse of power? Why don’t they just end their affiliation with that church and everyone is happy?

This goes for any group within any church, by the way.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 1:33:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NYer

>>”We help with the Occupy movement and the right-to-choice movements.”

Sister Whack


4 posted on 05/06/2012 1:35:52 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: NYer
Sounds like they'd be more comfortable as Unitarian/Universalist “nuns”.
5 posted on 05/06/2012 1:38:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: a casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: NYer
excommunicate them all...
6 posted on 05/06/2012 1:40:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NYer

How are their vocations doing? I would guess that this issue of communities in opposition to the magisterium would self-resolve in about 10-20 years.


7 posted on 05/06/2012 1:40:19 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: NYer

Sister, you’re fired. Your agenda is now scorched. Go be chatty with Anita Dunn types, the only crowd left who is even remotely interested in your chest beating and complaints.


8 posted on 05/06/2012 1:45:52 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: GeronL

These “nuns” are Marxists who infiltrated the Church to tear it down from within. Same with the homosexuals. The Pope is correct. These women are stupid and indoctrinated into Marxist ideology and can not even understand simple Natural Laws.

Any logical person, and theologian, knows that Marxist ideology-—the elimination of the Natural Family and killing babies and stealing private property is against ALL moral codes—not just the Catholic Church. Charity can’t be practiced by governments. They steal. Charity depends on freedom which only Capitalism and Free Markets and Virtuous people can create. History proves this. (Oh yes, these women are too stupid to observe history).

The Pope needs to clean house.


9 posted on 05/06/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: NYer

Our wonderful young new priest gave a lovely homily about these nuns today and discussed the pruning of the vine to make it stronger. I say it’s about time!


10 posted on 05/06/2012 1:49:25 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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>>”We help with the Occupy movement and the right-to-choice movements.”

What level of depravity has been reached when anyone would think it's acceptable for Catholic nuns to help with the 'right-to-choice' movement? And what level of insanity has been reached when all these people are shocked that the Vatican has a problem with these nuns?
11 posted on 05/06/2012 1:50:44 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: NYer

Even aside from all the asinine things this woman says, I look into her eyes and see no holiness or humility, only pride and arrogance. Sister, you are in my prayers.


12 posted on 05/06/2012 1:54:54 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: NYer
As a rule, Sister Brigid McDonald tries not to pay too much attention to papal pronouncements, but Pope Benedict XVI’s recent decision to rein in American nuns, found by a Vatican investigation to harbor “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith,” caught her attention.

That little nugget contains everything you need to know about the good sister and her heretic sect.

13 posted on 05/06/2012 1:56:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: NYer

Spirng cleaning time in the Church.


14 posted on 05/06/2012 1:57:46 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer
We help with the Occupy movement and the right-to-choice movements.

You can't be Catholic and pro-abortion. Thou shalt not commit murder.

15 posted on 05/06/2012 2:10:45 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: NYer

Where is her habit and head gear?


16 posted on 05/06/2012 2:14:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

These are not the Nuns I grew up with, who took their vows to obey.

These women have no intention of obeying , Not the Pope ,not the Bible, not God himself.

They should have left the Convent when they started to believe in feminismas a priority to their initial calling.

They have allowed themselves to become feminazi’s, not Nuns.


17 posted on 05/06/2012 2:15:01 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NYer
Sister Brigid McDonald calls Vatican's reprimand of U.S. nuns group a 'misuse of power
Cardinal Law Linked to Crackdown on Nuns
Sisters in Crisis Interview: The Transcript

Crisis between U.S. nuns and Vatican has been a long time coming
8 Themes of the LCWR Worldview
The Vatican's Corrective to Liberal Catholics
The Church and the Sisters: What Is Really Happening?
Media and Nuns Colluding in Deception, Says Expert: Vatican’s Reform no David and Goliath Battle
The Real Shock...
A Catholic ‘war on women’ {Barf alert/liberal tripe}
The Vatican and the Sisters
The Vatican and the Sisters
NPR Offers Air to Catholic Sister to Diss Pope, Bishops: 'Women Get It First Then Explain to Guys'

Important Background Information About the CDF-LCWR Situation
Nuns Gone Wild: A Trip Down Memory Lane
Exhibit A for Explaining the LCWR Report
Vatican Crackdown on U.S. Nuns a Long Time Brewing
LCWR: getting to the truth of the matter (the blogosphere response to CDF document)
Radical feminist nuns’ group ‘stunned’ by Vatican criticisms, reform plan
Vatican announces reform of US women's religious conference (more details)
Citing doctrinal problems, Vatican announces reforms of US nuns' group
In hard-hitting document Vatican launches clean-up of feminist nuns in United States
LCWR Having a Bad Day. Vatican Names Archbishop Delegate to Continue Watching LCWR and Network

18 posted on 05/06/2012 2:16:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: fidelis

I agree with you, there is no love in that face.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: COBOL2Java
How are their vocations doing?

Just visited both sites (NY and MO) and find nothing about vocations. Perhaps they have given up.

20 posted on 05/06/2012 2:17:33 PM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

The Pope needs to come over here and kick ass.
Follow the rules or get excommunicated...
That nun is nothing more than a left wing rabble rouser who enjoys thumbing her nose to power. Power needs to clean house.


21 posted on 05/06/2012 2:17:57 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: NYer

could be the sister is the one that wants to hold on to her power. And all the good feelings she gets by helping abort babies....that is just plain sick.....


22 posted on 05/06/2012 2:23:55 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: NYer

Misuse of power? The Pope IS the power in the Catholic church, other than God course. If she didn’t like the music he should have left the dance long ago.


23 posted on 05/06/2012 2:24:35 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: NYer
MP: When you say “he,” you are talking about Benedict?

SBM: Yes. I still call him Ratzinger. That fits him better. But that is just a personal bias.

She demands respect but gives none.

24 posted on 05/06/2012 2:25:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: COBOL2Java

‘Self-resolve in about 20 years’ indeed. I talked to our good priest a bit ago about this. He said he knew many of the sisters in the communities that went through the upheavals during the 60s. He said there was a lot of wreckage left from the rebellions, the sisters made some really bad decisions. He said, ‘They did themselves in. The Church was not really impacted at all, but they were very much.”

The orthodox convents are experiencing rapid growth these days, and the new priests coming in are orthodox, too. “The old order is rapidly changing; get out of the way if you can’t understanding/ for the times they are a’changing.” 60s folks didn’t think it would happen to THEM.


25 posted on 05/06/2012 2:26:48 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: COBOL2Java

It will ‘self-resolve in about 20 years’ indeed. I talked to our good priest a bit ago about this. He said he knew many of the sisters in the communities that went through the upheavals during the 60s. He said there was a lot of wreckage left from the rebellions, the sisters made some really bad decisions. He said, ‘They did themselves in. The Church was not really impacted at all, but they were very much.”

The orthodox convents are experiencing rapid growth these days, and the new priests coming in are orthodox, too. “The old order is rapidly changing; get out of the way if you can’t understanding/ for the times they are a’changing.” 60s folks didn’t think it would happen to THEM.


26 posted on 05/06/2012 2:27:05 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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27 posted on 05/06/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT by narses
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To: NYer

Hey, Sister.

Povety.

Chastity.

OBEDIENCE.

P.S.: Mortal sin: Doing a seriously wrong thing when you know bettter.


28 posted on 05/06/2012 2:34:39 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Salvation
Where is her habit and head gear?

Presumably she burned it, "in the Spirit of Vatican II"...

29 posted on 05/06/2012 2:38:18 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: NYer

-— Sister Brigid McDonald on Pope Benedict XVI: “I can’t even begin to imagine what he could say or do that would change religious women’s beliefs.” -—

How about, “You’re fired!”?


30 posted on 05/06/2012 2:41:45 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: NYer

a pro-choice, pro-occupy “nun”!

Looks like the Pope was 100% spot on with this one.

“radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith,”


31 posted on 05/06/2012 2:48:00 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: NYer
"I still call him Ratzinger. That fits him better. But that is just a personal bias."

I guess calling the Holy Father "Ratzinger" makes her pro-choice "ministry" [sic] easier to deal with.

32 posted on 05/06/2012 2:48:40 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: NYer

“As a rule, Sister Brigid McDonald tries not to pay too much attention to papal pronouncements”

Well... There’s your problem, right there!

Cheers


33 posted on 05/06/2012 3:09:08 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: TigersEye

Behind every double standard lies an unconfessed single standard.


34 posted on 05/06/2012 3:20:12 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: NYer
Insight Scoop

80-year-old Sister lashes out at Pope; boasts of support of abortion

Yesterday's edition of MinnPost.com has an interview with Sister Bridget McDonald, a nearly 80-year-old sister who (along with two biological sisters) is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  The interview, about the recent CDF document about the LCWR leadership, is very revealing, but it doesn't appear that Sister McDonald is fully aware of how readily she exposes the clueless, wrongheaded, rebellious, contradictory, and sometimes simply confused perspective that she and other dissenting sisters hold to and promote.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview, along with some of my "racist and sexist" commentary.

MinnPost: What are you hearing in your community about the decision?

Sister Brigid McDonald: Well, some are shocked that he would go that far, you know, to start using his power. To me, it is a misuse of power, a misuse of authority where he can step into religious communities and dictate how they should speak about these issues.

In short, she is apparently saying the Pope (and the entire magisterium) has no authority in the realm of faith and morals. That's a clue. And a problem.

I think they are overstepping their jurisdiction to expect that nuns are going to think as they tell us to think. To me those issues are not spiritual issues; many of them are political issues and some, of course, are social justice issues. I think that our personal spiritual life, it is another matter and that is our private belief.

I can't even begin to imagine what he could say or do that would change religious women's beliefs. I don't know how he plans to change that. That is of concern. That could be scary — what will he do to change our beliefs. You know, that scares me.

"They" vs. "nuns". "They" vs. "our private belief". "He" vs. "religious women's beliefs". "He" vs. "our beliefs". This sort of language speaks volumes. I wonder: has she read the document? Is she aware there are certain Catholic beliefs that are not matters of "personal opinion"? Does she understand the basic structure of the Church and the nature of genuine authority? 

Other than control, I don't know what his motivation is.

This is either clueless or disingenuous. Both options are disturbing.

Read the entire post on the Catholic World Report blog.


35 posted on 05/06/2012 3:21:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Very true. Nice way to put it.


36 posted on 05/06/2012 3:24:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: NYer

Sister Brigid looks like Sister Frigid to me; one cold heart on that one.


37 posted on 05/06/2012 3:28:27 PM PDT by JPG (Please pass the pooch.)
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To: fidelis; NYer

I was thinking the exact same thing. Her pride has really gotten the best of her, there is nothing of love, hope, or faith in her words, only ME ME ME.


38 posted on 05/06/2012 3:49:09 PM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: NYer

“I really feel that Jesus would want us to go forward and to be out there where the people are in pain. I believe that about Jesus. I always say, Jesus never said worship me, he said follow me, so that is what I am trying to do.”

I missed the part in the Bible where Jesus said follow me to the abortion clinic.


39 posted on 05/06/2012 4:54:34 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: NYer

What a silly display of leftist sloganeering. She and her leftist cronies have obviously ignored the “power” the Pope is supposedly abusing for decades so her claim is not only baseless, it’s absurd.


40 posted on 05/06/2012 5:03:17 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: All; NYer
Sister Brigid McDonald on Pope Benedict XVI: "I can't even begin to imagine what he could say or do that would change religious women's beliefs."

GOING..........

Yes. I still call him Ratzinger. That fits him better. But that is just a personal bias.

GOING..........

I think it is pretty impossible for us to all change our beliefs on these issues to coincide with his beliefs. That sounds impossible.

WHATTT.....

I see the bishops and priests don't get updated in theology. They are still back, for an expression, with Noah's ark.

GOING.......

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I always say, Jesus never said worship me, he said follow me, so that is what I am trying to do.

WHATTTTT......

I mean, like, excommunication? That is a thing of the past. You can't excommunicate hundreds of nuns.

GOING.......

Wouldn't that be kind of funny? Excommunicate the whole order! It is irrational. I don't know what other consequences there would be.

GONE...................

GET OUT OF OUR CHURCH YOU FAKE, PHONY AND FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOUR ATTTAAA HERE!!!

YOUR NOT EVEN IN THE BALLPARK!!!!!!!!!

41 posted on 05/06/2012 5:57:41 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Salvation
SHE BURNED IT WITH HER BRA.

WHY DO PEOPLE STAY IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE. LIARS!!

SISTER BRIGID MCDONALD =noun 2. a person who adopts subversive principles or policies.

42 posted on 05/06/2012 6:06:05 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: COBOL2Java

But Pope Benedict STILL is her senior. He is 85 and looks a lot better than her 80. LOL!


43 posted on 05/06/2012 6:14:36 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: johngrace

Hooray for the Holy Father.

I wanted JPII to do this kind of thing.


44 posted on 05/06/2012 6:22:04 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: johngrace

Hooray for the Holy Father.

I wanted JPII to do this kind of thing.


45 posted on 05/06/2012 6:22:39 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: samiam1972; NYer
"Our wonderful young new priest gave a lovely homily about these nuns today and discussed the pruning of the vine to make it stronger. I say it’s about time!" Photobucket Rev. Mother Superior heard the same message at Mass today. Her thoughts is that this is LONG OVERDUE!
46 posted on 05/06/2012 6:46:23 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: All; NYer
"A few years ago, they offered a Good Friday reflection on the emergence of a seedling from soil."

What weed then smoke it. That sister looks like some old time pot smokers back in the day.

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I dedicate this Song to Dear Sister Brigid!

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Picture yourself in a boat on a river

With tangerine trees and marmalade skies

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly

A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green

Towering over your head

Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes

And she's gone..............................

47 posted on 05/06/2012 6:50:17 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: NYer

...dood. Trainload. At least a trainload...


48 posted on 05/06/2012 6:51:31 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: bboop
The orthodox convents are experiencing rapid growth these days, and the new priests coming in are orthodox, too.

I've seen it right here in the Ann Arbor area of all places. The Dominicans here are traditional and also very active in their support of life.

49 posted on 05/06/2012 6:57:50 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: dsc

AMEN!!


50 posted on 05/06/2012 7:18:56 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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