Friday, June 8, 2012

Wayward Ladies

Perhaps I will loose some friends with this one. But I must express my dismay of the following press release:

Franciscan Leadership Declares Solidarity With Catholic Sisters

American Provinces Release Letter to the LCWR

NEW YORK — June 7, 2012 — As follow-up to the recent Vatican assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the leaders of seven entities of Franciscan friars have released a letter to the Catholic sisters expressing their strong support.

Several weeks ago, the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) released its assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the support system and public voice of some 1500 leaders of women’s congregations, representing over 80% of the women religious in the United States. This assessment was highly critical of the LCWR and demanded changes in its organization and activities. Like many American Catholics, Franciscan friars across the country have been deeply concerned by this document, especially its impact on their sisters in religious life, many of whom belong to Franciscan congregations.

The provincial ministers of the seven provinces of the Order of Friars Minor in the United States, representing more than 1250 religious men, released the following statement to express their appreciation of the invaluable ministry of American religious women and to extend their support to the members of the LCWR, as they attempt to respond to the concerns expressed in the Vatican directives.

My response is this:

All Franciscans are to follow the Magisterium of the Church, as Francis taught, not make Catholicism what they want it to be.

o·be·di·ence: Noun: 1. Compliance with someone's wishes or orders or acknowledgment of their authority. 2. Submission to a law or rule.

I made a promise, a profession, the Friars, and the Sisters made a vow.

I am scandalized, I am appalled, when I see Catholic nuns, in public, supporting abortion and taking other positions contrary to the basic teachings of the Church.

It is sad the Friars choose to publicly side with these wayward ladies.

I have just unsubscribed to two Franciscan Friar blogs because of this.

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