Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Vatican official warns of 'dialogue of the deaf' with LCWR
I have been taken to task about the forces against the Magisterium of the Church and her traditional and unchanging teachings. I have described these forces as:
1. The Media, to include Hollywood's agenda in entertainment, as well as what is found on the internet and the main-line press especially as it concerns "pelvic issues."
2. Far Left Politics which has an agenda that which it finds the Catholic Church is its only nemesis and thus governmental mandates to squash this dissent from their political platform
3. Academia in general and in certain Catholic institutions and religious houses in particular which is in bed with the far-left political agenda when it comes to politics and pelvic issues.
Now I have a confession to make. I borrowed all three of these from Cardinal Timothy Dolan who used them on his XM Radio Show, A Conversation with Cardinal Dolan to describe the forces that are now against the Church.
Thus, under his leadership and inspiration, we see the hierarchy not backing down and kissing the you know what, and I don't me ring, of the Media, of far left Politicians and government officials and of those in Academia.
We already see this with the Church's fight on the Mandate concerning the Catholic Church's insurance companies providing "preventative health care," I mean, abortion inducing drugs, artificial contraception and sterilization to those who work in our institutions.
I had someone accuse me of using the Republican Party's talking points in a homily I preached recently. I told that person in no uncertain terms that Republicans are using the Church's talking points not the other way around!
And now with one of our very own academics who is a puppet for all other radical liberal academics and theologians in our Church as well as a puppet for the LCWR, which by the way embraces in an uncritical way the Media, far left politics and Academia in all the ways that these three oppose the Magisterium of the Church, we heard Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, floated the possibility that should the LCWR not accept the reforms outlined in an April 18 assessment, the result could be decertifying it in favor of a new organization for women's religious leaders in America more faithful to church teaching.
Read John Allen's NCR article on Cardinal Levada's words by pressing here.
A woman commenting on John Allen's article wrote the following:
"The sisters (LCWR Leadership) will vote to go their own way, and it won't matter in a few years, when their congregations will all be closed. They were a wonderful gift to the church and the world, but they're not part of the future, no matter what they call themselves."