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Tuesday, January 18, 2011



From Joan Chittister;

“What shall we think about such a time as this when the women religious who have built, carried, led, and staffed every work of the church from the earliest days of this nation to this present time of turbulence and transition are being accused of being unorthodox, unfaithful, and unfit to make adult decisions about what they need to hear and who they want to have say it?”

Well, Joan, are they unorthodox, unfaithful and unfit to make adult decisions about what they need to hear and who they want to have say it? Are those superiors who have tried various stunts to thwart the visitation afraid that the answer might be yes?

It smells a lot like rebellion to me.

And here's an excerpt from the biography of Padre Pio on EWTN;

On June 9, 1931, the Feast of Corpus Christi, Padre Pio was ordered by the Holy See to desist from all activities except the celebration of the Mass, which was to be in private. By early 1933, Pope Pius XI ordered the Holy See to reverse its ban on Padre Pio’s public celebration of Mass, saying, "I have not been badly disposed toward Padre Pio, but I have been badly informed."

Guess what Padre Pio did from 1931 to 1933? He obeyed his superior and the Holy See, until he was vindicated.

Quite the contrast. And Padre Pio is now a saint.


We live in a world where one can google Gloria Steinem and within a few moments see the Truth dangling in front of the sheeples' faces: she admits now to being a young CIA asset and Ms. magazine was a tool to eradicate the American family.

And yet know one knows or cares.

Wonder what's really going on with the magisterium of street-clothes nuns (rhetorical question). Sister Joan's quote sounds like a Ms. reader being manipulated against her husband. Oh -- I'm supposed to say "partner" nowadays.

Mike Fears

And our diocese - Calgary - publicized the acquisition of one of Chittister's books. After questioning that decision I was rebuffed and was told "Hers is a significant voice that Catholics in Southern Alberta have the right and responsibility to hear and consider".

Carl E. Olson

A "responsibility" to "hear and consider" Joan Chittister? That's either delusional or cruel; probably both. But I suppose the same is said about the writings of Pope Benedict XVI, right? Ha!

Bain Wellington

btw, it was reported by VIS on 4 January 2011 that Cardinal Rode retired as Prefect of the CICL/SAL having reached the age limit. It is his successor, Archbishop Joao Braz de Aviz (formerly of Brasilia, Brazil) who will be overseeing the visitation from now on.


LOL with Mike Fears. I thought a Catholic only has a responsibility to hear the current successor to Peter, and one's shepherd, the bishop.

Whomever told you that is an utter new age bureaucrat. Pablum!

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