Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:26 AM
marmar (70,152 posts)
Pope Ratz takes aim at nuns who aren't medieval enough for his holiness
from the Daily Beast:
He may be 85, but Pope Benedict is hitting back at liberal Catholics and living up to his reputation as the "enforcer of the faith." Peter Popham on how this doesn't bode well for nuns.
He recently started walking with a cane, amid speculation that his health was failing, and during a mass last week to mark both his 85th birthday and his seventh anniversary on St. Peter’s Throne, he remarked, “I am on the last lap of my life.”
With the pope’s approval, Cardinal William Levada, the American who occupies the post that Ratzinger held for so many years, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith—a bland modern name for what used to be called the Inquisition, and the grave old men who staff it take the “correction” of the unorthodox as seriously as their Spanish predecessors did centuries ago—has launched a crackdown on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the umbrella group that represents the overwhelming majority of American nuns.
The LCWR is full of good works, the Vatican document announcing the crackdown makes clear. “The Holy See acknowledges with gratitude,” it begins, “the great contribution of women Religious to the Church in the United States as seen particularly in the many schools, hospitals and institutions of support for the poor which have been founded and staffed by the Religious over the years.” But the tone of purring approval is quickly replaced by the flashing of naked claws, as the Vatican takes a swipe at the organization’s attitude to gay marriage, abortion, and the ordination of women. ...................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/25/return-of-the-rottweiler.html
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:35 AM
Drale (7,932 posts)
2. He's trying his damnedest to completely destroy his religion
"People are already leaving our churches by the bus load, so hey I have an idea, lets piss off even more people."
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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:30 PM
YellowRubberDuckie (19,736 posts)
4. I'm sure JPII is spinning in his grave.
He was his right hand man. Apparently he didn't earn ANYTHING from JPII who was trying to bring the Catholic Church into the present. You can't live in the past and survive. John Paul II knew it. Even the intellectual wing of the Catholic Church is stepping lightly. There are priests who are physicists and biologists. They think this guy is a kook. Which he is. Completely insane.