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Hey, Feminists! You’re “Incompatible With The Catholic Faith”

April 18, 2013

radical nunsSo much for that kinder, gentler Pope! For all his foot-washing and spurning of the red Prada shoes, this pope isn’t all that different than the last. Especially if you’re one of the 80% of American nuns  which are part of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. (That’s  “radical feminists”, to you and me.)

In a report issued by the Vatican under Benedict’s leadership, the Holy See accused the group of undermining “issues of crucial importance to the life of Church and society, such as the Church’s Biblical view of family life and human sexuality” and promoting a “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”  (Salon)

In other words, these women just don’t know their place and are spending far too much energy on things like caring for the poor, and not nearly enough preaching about the evils of abortion and the gays. Luckily, the nuns are gonna get straightened out: the Pope will have a team of three male Bishops just go ahead and re-write their conference statutes for them. Thank goodness the men have their Catholic priorities straight!

As part of the ongoing plan, the Vatican has given Archbishop of Seattle Peter Sartain the authority to take the steps he sees as necessary to ensure the group better toes the party line as laid out by the Vatican and echoed by the American contingent of Catholic bishops. Those steps including requiring the nuns to get approval from the archbishop for every speaker they invite to a public event, replace their handbook, and revise their statutes, along with generally ensuring that they don’t publicly “disagree with or challenge positions taken by” American bishops or the Vatican. (Slate)

I can’t tell anyone how to exercise their faith, and while I’d probably be itching for a fight, the sisters in fact appear to be taking a more conciliatory approach to today’s news. I wish them godspeed. Perhaps it’s more  important to them that they be able to continue their good works, despite this most insulting patriarchal interference. But for the rest of us: do notice that the Vatican again explicitly calls feminism incompatible with the Church. That’s good to know.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Don Bortle Jr. permalink
    April 20, 2013 6:30 pm

    Philip is a useful explanation for the decline and fall of the catholic “misogynist” church among reasoning peoples. Time to head to the slums of the third world countries for some CONverting of souls – these are the places where the people aren’t quite educated enough to catch on and they already treat their women like shit.

    • B Higley permalink
      April 21, 2013 1:09 pm

      Exactly right Don. If I had a choice between Philip and a lesbian I would pick the lesbian

  2. B Higley permalink
    April 20, 2013 9:52 am

    Sorry, I just really get tired of people who think they speak for God making decisions for the rest of us!
    Mr. Philip, my last comment was meant for you.

    • Francis Philip permalink
      April 20, 2013 10:07 am

      I speak what the Holy Spirit speaks through the Church and Her Magisterium and the Pope. I write what they have instructed. And your response does not surprise me. Many are hurt and need real healing. Pray for healing.

  3. B Higley permalink
    April 20, 2013 9:47 am

    And you are full of crap

  4. Francis Philip permalink
    April 20, 2013 4:41 am

    What you may not realize is that there are actually women who call themselves nuns who are members of LCWR and who teach other women to live immoral lives – that committing homosexual acts with other women is perfectly okay according to God. Do you think this is not a good reason for the Vatican to investigate and provide direction on the subject? Is not the Pope responsible in this regard?

    Why should an avowed nun consider the authority of the Vatican to be an insult? If a person has vowed obedience, how is it logical to be insulted by being faithful to that vow?

    Yours is a dark lens. Pray for a clear lens – to see what is truly good and what is truly not good. I have done it and have received the gift. You can too.

    • J Edwqard permalink
      April 20, 2013 6:48 am

      I’m really glad you are not the pope.

      • Francis Philip permalink
        April 20, 2013 8:14 am

        Me too. Thank you.

    • kindness permalink
      April 20, 2013 7:22 am

      What did Jesus say?

      • Francis Philip permalink
        April 20, 2013 8:17 am

        Jesus said, “Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”

      • Francis Philip permalink
        April 20, 2013 8:19 am

        The first quote was from Luke. Matthew quotes Jesus this way, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”

      • Francis Philip permalink
        April 20, 2013 8:22 am

        The Pope’s “eye” is sound. There are some religious whose “eye” is not sound, and this can be dangerous to others whose “eye” is also is not sound (i.e., the blind leading the blind).

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