Thursday, March 31, 2011
SISTER OF SAINT JOSEPH SISTER ELIZABETH JOHNSON CLARIFIES SOME VIEWS AND LAMENTS THE PROCESS
The National Catholic Reporter has an ARTICLE YOU CAN READ HERE, on Sister Elizabeth Johnson's reaction to the Bishop's Committee who panned her book. Of course Sister is 69 years old and certainly within that realm of "descontructionists" who push a "spirit" of Vatican II agenda in this day and age. These people are usually around this age who remember as though it was yesterday the headiness of the "spirit of Vatican II" days of the 1960's and '70's and were leaders in implementing this "spirit" in their communities only to have the "reform of the reform within continuity" come and derail their Utopian plans for the Church and for God Himself. This ideology has had a deleterious effect on religious orders and on the Church. But there is a very strong current of denial in what it has wrought, both in their communities and in the Church.
Her theology captures the essence of the theology of many religious orders that find feminism that is post-Christian and certainly post-Catholic much to their liking.
Anyway, read the NCR article, let them report and you decide!
And you can see John Allen's summary HERE as well as WDTPRS comments!