Showing posts with label Visitation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Visitation. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Update on Visitation of Women Religious

Edit: If it's hard to confront an alcoholic, it must be impossible to confront modernist religious who have been falling down on their apostolic mission now for half a century. Yet despite saying what most people already know, and for no apparent reason, the investigation of women religious was rendered toothless when Cardinal Rode was retired from the position after rendering his own conclusion that the religious “simply acquiesced to the disappearance of religious life or at least of their community,” while others “have opted for ways that take them outside communion with Christ in the Catholic Church.”

The good Cardinal was at the statutory retirement age of 75, but yet substantially scandalous Cardinals have been kept for longer. Why not let him finish his job?

Catholic Culture seems to be describing the smattering of whiny articles by faux Catholic periodicals and academic journalist coupled with sympathetic bleating from the usually anti-Catholic secular media as a serious backlash.

A Catholic Cardinal says something that Catholics and even secular cultural observers have noticed for years and he's retired to be replaced by a toothless intermediary because of a serious backlash?  Is that right?
Early reports that the apostolic visitation would result in calls for a crackdown on dissident women’s religious orders produced a heavy backlash, with a number of prominent American women religious saying that religious orders should not cooperate with the Vatican probe.  That resistance complicated the work of Mother Mary Clare Millea, who spent most of 2009 and 2010 gathering information from the American communities of women religious.
Link to Catholic Culture... 

Obviously, there was a lot of resistance, considering that some don't want to be held accountable.  The National Catholic Register cited Sister Millea, who conducted the investigation.  Her response is stunning in its breadth of credulity.

Not all of the attention drawn by the visitation was positive, [are you toying with us, NCR?] as some communities challenged its mandate and opted not to provide requested information.
However, Mother Millea called the three-year process “demanding, but equally refreshing,” a reminder of religious orders’ “history and vital role in the Church in the United States.”
She said after submitting her report to the Vatican congregation, “As I learned of and observed firsthand the perseverance of the religious in the United States in their vocations, in their ministries and in their faith … I have been both inspired and humbled.”
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Just Kidding Women Religious, Your Liberal Ways Are OK

The Infamous Abortion Nun of Wisconsin

Editor:  Remember the Visitation of US Women Religious and all the tears being shed about how habitless social-worker nuns who have no visible religious vocation were being subjected to unjust scrutiny?  Well,  the US Women Religious have found an enabler for their dysfunctional behavior as reported by commerce website, Catholic Culture:
[Catholic Culture] The prefect of the Congregation for Religious has said that his main goal is to “rebuild trust” in the Vatican office—implicitly criticizing his predecessor for efforts to address doctrinal and disciplinary problems in religious orders.

Archbishop Joao Braz de Aviz told the magazine 30 Giorni that his congregation must recover the confidence of religious because of “some positions taken previously.” His reference was evidently to Cardinal Franc Rodé, who headed the Congregation for Bishops before Archbishop Braz took over in January.

Cardinal Rodé had insisted on calling attention to the rapid decline in membership of many religious orders, and suggested that some religious communities had “simply acquiesced to the disappearance of religious life or at least of their community,” while others “have opted for ways that take them outside communion with Christ in the Catholic Church.” It was Cardinal Rodé’s initiative to undertake an apostolic visitation of women’s religious orders in the US—a visitation that is now winding down, with ample indications that the Vatican will avoid any confrontation with fractious nuns.

 Link to Catholic Culture...

And  at the National Catholic Reporter, "we started to listen again..."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vatican Removes Head of Chile's Ursuline Sisterhood

Editor: We eagerly await what will happen in other Monasteries where the Nuns have been running amok for over forty years as the Visitation makes its recommendations. Of course, the Vatican is being vague about what has happened. At least in the good old days an auto de fey could provides some much needed light and warmth.

Written by Ignacio Gallegos   

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 21:45
[Santiago Times] Isabel Margarita Lagos of the Ursulinas sisterhood in Chile, better known as Mother Paula, was removed from her position by Vatican authorities, who alleged "illegitimate use of her power as Mother Superior."

Parents of schoolchildren at the Santa Úrsula were called for an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, where Mother Angela Gandner, headmaster of the school, read a letter from the Archbishop of Santiago. The letter mentions the "illegitimate use of power as Mother Superior ... which has lasted longer than it is established by the Ursulinas constitution."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vatican official speaks of a 'strategy of reconciliation' with Pro-Abortion Women Religious | NCR

Why do they always make concessions to these people? Perhaps it's because they have no intention of really addressing the problem. With all the caterwauling from trendy elder religious, you'd think they were being sent packing without bread or crip. But anyway, if history has taught us anything, it's that concessions to such people are always fruitless. If US Women religious want to be infelicitous social workers, they should do that and not pretend to be legitimate Roman Catholic religious.

Once again, heterodoxy, financial mismanagement , material participants in abortion, religious indifferentism, misrepresentation and the like are not the most serious things of which you can be guilty.  This is incredible, really, in light of all of the charges which can be leveled at this collective body of very unfaithful Brides of Christ:

A number of leaders of women’s congregations have said to me that they’ve been surprised by the depth of anger and hurt that exists among the sisters. I think that can’t be ignored. It has to be addressed, it’s a sign of the times

Vatican official speaks of a 'strategy of reconciliation' with women religious | National Catholic Reporter

When they've been pushing for socialism and the murder of innocents as Sister Carol has, you really have to marvel at the gall of these women, and the fact that despite the part they've played in the destruction of the Catholic Church worldwide, if not just in the USA where this visitation is taking place, but here they are crying for preferential treatment as if they're owed something for doing a bad job, doing the exact opposite of the things that they are professed to do and being treated with kid gloves all the while... amazing...