Tuesday, May 21, 2013
THE ESSENCE OF THE PROBLEM IN A NUTSHELL
The National Chismatic Reporter has an editorial on progressive, professional nuns/sisters and hits the nail on the head without really knowing that it did so:
"At the same time, (Pope) Francis, who spoke to and received the women, disappointed more than a few with some tired metaphors, viewing the women as primarily mothers and sisters, seemingly anything but the professionals they are. The misrepresentations in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s findings against LCWR have pushed many women religious to a precipice. It is not clear if Francis yet understands this."
My comments: These two sentences capture the problem. Nuns and sisters of some orders see themselves within the context of feminism and empowering women to make their lives into careers, where motherhood and sisterhood are quite secondary and viewed as denigrating. That's the problem! That's the problem! That's the problem!
Women in general in our society believe that motherhood and being wives is a problem. They want to be men. They want to have professions. They want to have careers. They see motherhood and being a wife as denigrating. Thus artificial birth control and abortion are needed to prevent what natural law expects. Children are a problem.
Pope Francis knows the diagnosis and is prepared to offer a cure. It isn't progressiveness. It is back to basics and seeing motherhood as the highest calling for women and for Holy Mother Church! It is back the traditional Catholicism and the means for the Church to move forward with true renewal. The Church is a family, starting with Holy Mother Church being the Bride of Christ by which God generates new children for the kingdom through adoption, by water and the Holy Spirit. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ, but some acting as mothers and fathers to promote this image of Christ as Bridegroom, Church as Bride and Mother!