Pope confirms need for reform of CINO (Catholic In Name Only) Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

The Vatican last year imposed an overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious after determining the sisters took positions that undermined Catholic teaching on the priesthood and homosexuality while promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” Investigators praised the nuns’ humanitarian work, but accused them of ignoring critical issues, including fighting abortion.

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Editor’s note: This is a “no-brainer”. The LCWR sisters have, for a long time, publicly bragged about their radical feminist agenda and “post-Christianity” philosophy … not to mention their modernist, secular, new-age pagan slant on many, many things. This is all common knowledge. What is being contended is what happens next.

Will the Pope’s resignation be just the beginning of a wave of resignations, and/or sackings, when the new Pope comes in?

The coming conclave is set to be the most contentious for centuries. Whichever side wins – the conservatives, the reformers or the devolutionists – will create tensions and antagonism between Catholicism’s different pressure groups.

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Seen on the web: Vatican II

John Sobieski says:
If a tree is to be judged by its fruits, the Second Vatican Council has been an unmitigated disaster. Every area that was reformed was devastated. Reformed liturgy led to empty and closed churches. Reformed catechesis led to unprecedented ignorance. Reformed discipline led to widespread vice. Reformed religious life led to empty convents and monasteries. Reformed priesthood led to empty seminaries.When, oh when, will we admit we’ve gone down a dead end, so we can turn back and find the way again?

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They just don’t make nuns like they used to…

“I’m stunned . . .We haven’t violated any teaching, we have just been raising questions and interpreting politics,” Sr. Simone Campbell, head of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby, told The New York Times.

Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister, former president of the LCWR, told the National Catholic Reporter:

“When you set out to reform a people, a group, who have done nothing wrong, you have to have an intention, a motivation that is not only morally biased, but actually immoral.  

“Because you are attempting to control people for one thing and one thing only — and that is for thinking, for being willing to discuss the issues of the age . . . If we stop thinking, if we stop demanding the divine right to think, and to see that as a Catholic gift, then we are betraying the church no matter what the powers of the Church see as an inconvenient truth in their own times.”

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Editor’s note: Ms. Campbell and Ms. Chittister intentionally fib when they “bill” themselves as Catholic, while consistently failing to affirm all the truths of the Catholic faith.

In truth, these ladies are radical feminists who have no allegiance to anything but their own novel ideas. Unfortunately, many if not most of those ideas have little in common with the authentic Roman Catholic faith.

There was a time when people like that … whatever their gender … were rightly termed Protestants … or even … pagans.

Better think fast, sisters … the “jig” appears to be … “up”!

Vatican takes definitive action to reign in the magisterium of nuns

“While there has been a great deal of work on the part of LCWR promoting issues of social justice in harmony with the church’s social doctrine, it is silent on the right to life from conception to natural death, a question that is part of the lively public debate about abortion and euthanasia in the United States,” the doctrinal congregation said. “Further, issues of crucial importance in the life of the church and society, such as the church’s biblical view of family life and human sexuality, are not part of the LCWR agenda in a way that promotes church teaching.”

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Editor’s note: The ladies are not going to appreciate this attention from the church hierarchy.  Just watch!

Weigel: How Cardinal Pell reformed much of the Australian church

When Pell became archbishop of Melbourne in 1996, Catholic Lite was the order of the day throughout the country, with the usual results: goofball liturgy (one bishop celebrated Mass made up as a clown); dumbed-down catechesis; a collapse in religious vocations and seminary applications; the Church bureaucracy joined at the hip to the hard left in Australian public life. Reversing this drift toward theological and moral incoherence and public irrelevance was going to be very hard work.

Then Pell caught a break: when his seminary faculty threatened to resign en masse because he insisted that the seminarians attend daily Mass, Pell called their bluff, accepted their resignations, filled the seminary with new faculty — and never looked back.

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Why today’s Catholics believe what they believe (most of the time)

A leading figure involved in the Vatican’s negotiations with the breakaway traditionalist group the Society of St. Pius X says that the Society’s objections to some of the Second Vatican Council’s teachings are tied to persistent “misunderstandings” about how doctrine develops.

“The Catholic attitude,” explained Monsignor Fernando Ocariz on Dec. 2 in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, “is to seek a unitive interpretation in which the texts of the Second Vatican Council and the preceding Magisterial documents illuminate each other.”

Therefore, “not only should the Second Vatican Council be interpreted in the light of previous Magisterial documents,” but also “earlier magisterial documents can be understood better in the light of the Second Vatican Council.”

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Editor’s note: If only things actually worked this way! The radical liberals and modernists in the church used Vatican II as an excuse to “gut” the church of virtually everything that was truly sacred. Only now, some 50 years later, are we discovering how much damage they were allowed to do, in the name of “reform”.