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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-12 04:04 PM
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"Radical nuns" scolded by Vatican
I think I've heard it all now. :eyes: I hope the nuns walk.

"A prominent U.S. Catholic nuns group said it was "stunned" that the Vatican reprimanded it for spending too much time on poverty and social justice concerns and not enough on abortion and gay marriage.

In a stinging report on Wednesday, the Vatican said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious had been "silent on the right to life" and had failed to make the "Biblical view of family life and human sexuality" a central plank in its agenda. It accused the group of promoting "certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith."

It also reprimanded American nuns for expressing positions on political issues that differed, at times, from views held by American bishops. Public disagreement with the bishops -- "who are the church's authentic teachers of faith and morals" -- is unacceptable, the report said.

The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a "doctrinal assessment" saying the Holy See was compelled to intervene with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to correct "serious doctrinal problems."

More silliness here: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/20/11306372-c...



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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-12 04:09 PM
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1. GO RADICAL NUNS!

THIS MACHINE LOVES AND TOLERATES THE SHIT OUT OF FASCISTS
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-12 05:35 PM
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2. It's understandable, actually. The nuns are doing what Jesus
instructed his followers to do, and this makes the bishops look bad, because they are hard-pressed to find the scripture where Jesus instructed them to dodder about in red satin dresses and funny hats.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-20-12 05:44 PM
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3. +1
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-12 07:12 AM
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4. Odd that, because the Catholic Church controlled the Bible for centuries.
You'd think it would have stuck in something about the red dress and pointy hat during all that time.

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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-12 02:49 PM
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7. I think Jesus did tell them to wear the funny hats ...
but they were supposed to sit in the corner and be quiet while doing so.

;-)
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-12 04:02 AM
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13. Figures.


"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-12 07:28 AM
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5. I forgot what the Bible tells us Jesus said about reproductive choice and homosexuality.
Oh, now I remember.

Absolutely nothing.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-12 02:50 PM
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8. That John was the disciple that Jesus loved the most ...
and in a special way?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-12 03:43 AM
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10. I had forgotten about their special love.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-12 07:48 PM
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9. Yeah, but what did he know about morality?
I mean, he didn't even fuck little boys.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-12 03:45 AM
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11. Or so we assume?
Edited on Tue Apr-24-12 03:45 AM by No Elephants
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-12 02:48 PM
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6. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith = direct descendant of the Inquisition.
And formerly led by ... the current pope.

The nuns didn't expect it -- but nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. ;-)
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-12 03:52 AM
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12. Interesting. I did not know about any direct descendants of the Inquisition.
So, I did not expect it, either!

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