Creepy puppets and creepy moral dissent from a faux magisterium
COMMUNIQUE CONCERNING DOCTRINAL ASSESSMENT OF LCWR
Vatican City, 12 June 2012 (VIS) – Given below is the text of an English-language statement released by the director of the Holy See Press Office concerning a meeting held at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about the doctrinal Assessment of the LCWR.
“Today the superiors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met with the president and executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in the United States of America. Archbishop Peter J. Sartain of Seattle, the Holy See’s delegate for the doctrinal assessment of the LCWR, also participated in the meeting.
“The meeting provided the opportunity for the Congregation and the LCWR officers to discuss the issues and concerns raised by the doctrinal assessment in an atmosphere of openness and cordiality.
“According to Canon Law, a conference of major superiors such as the LCWR is constituted by and remains under the supreme direction of the Holy See in order to promote common efforts among the individual member institutes and cooperation with the Holy See and the local conference of bishops (cf. Code of Canon Law, canons 708-709). The purpose of the doctrinal assessment is to assist the LCWR in this important mission by promoting a vision of ecclesial communion founded on faith in Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Church as faithfully taught through the ages under the guidance of the Magisterium.
Ever since the late 1960's and early 1970's there has been a faux-ecclesiology fomenting in religious houses, seminaries and certain Catholic colleges and universities that holds the position if you write books, give lectures and push an agenda that is at odds with the Magisterium of the Church, then you are acting in a Post-Vatican II way as it concerns dialogue and pushing (shoving) things forward in the Church.
This happens in the area of liturgy; it happens in the area of doctrine and it happens in the area of morality and guess what, in all three areas it is a certain "faux" magisterium pushing it (shoving it) down the throats of the authentic Magisterium and the Church's more faithful followers who just don't buy that Vatican II taught this in any way whatsoever. And guess what, it is the Magisterium which decides what the Church believes and teaches to be revealed by God. The sense of the faithful is precisely that the sense of the faithful, not the sense of the unfaithful.
Some of the most radical people in the Church are religious sisters of particular orders, but by no means all religious sisters. But there has been a notable radical feminism in some religious sisters which has corrupted them to the point of it being almost being laughable if it wasn't so tragic. They have become post-Christians and yet want to remain in their religious orders to cause anarchy in the Catholic Church. Well, their day of reckoning has arrived and no amount of smoke screens, radical liberal media support and denigration of the Vatican or faux prayer services of support will stop this day of reckoning. It is a good thing! This is 2012 not the "sit-in" or "Laugh-in" 1970's.
The following are some of the concerns that Bishop Leonard Blair and the Vatican have about some of what LCWR seems to endorse. Read it and weep for these sisters:
"Serious questions of faith undoubtedly arise among some women religious, as the LCWR maintains. However, is it the role of a pontifically recognized leadership group to criticize and undermine faith in church teaching by what is said and unsaid, or rather to work to create greater understanding and acceptance of what the Church believes and teaches?
Those who do not hold the teachings of the Catholic Church, or Catholics who dissent from those teachings, are quick to attack the CDF and bishops for taking the LCWR to task. However, a person who holds the reasonable view that a Catholic is someone who subscribes to the teachings of the Catholic Church will recognize that the Catholic Bishops have a legitimate cause for doctrinal concern about the activities of the LCWR, as evidenced by a number of its speakers and some of its resource documents.
A key question posed by the doctrinal assessment had to do with moving forward in a positive way. Would the LCWR at least acknowledge the CDF’s doctrinal concerns and be willing to take steps to remedy the situation? The response thus far is exemplified by the LCWR leadership’s choice of a New Age Futurist to address its 2012 assembly, and their decision to give an award this year to Sr. Sandra Schneiders, who has expressed the view that the hierarchical structure of the church represents an institutionalized form of patriarchal domination that cannot be reconciled with the Gospel."
Bishop Blair does ask and answers the following important question: "Are these examples indicative of the thinking of all religious sisters in the United States whose communities are members of the LCWR? Certainly not."