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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-12-12 06:35 PM
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Clash of the titans: Vatican takes on reforming US nuns
Edited on Tue Jun-12-12 06:36 PM by Divine Discontent
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/12/1218007...
Much more at link, and video

Tensions between the American nuns and the Vatican have been simmering for years, and stem from the open discussion among LCWR's members of sensitive issues such as gay marriage, contraception and on the ordination of women.

On April 18, the Vatican harshly criticized the group, and accused it in a statement of perpetuating "a distorted ecclesiological vision, and (having) scant regard for the role of the Magisterium as the guarantor of the authentic interpretation of the Church's Faith."

Magisterium, the official teaching authority of the Catholic Church, is made-up of the pope and bishops. Ecclesiological refers to the nature and functions of the church.

The nuns said that the Vatican's charges are based "on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency. Moreover, the sanctions imposed were disproportionate to the concerns raised and could compromise their ability to fulfill their mission. The report has furthermore caused scandal and pain throughout the church community, and created greater polarization."


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These organized nuns have my support! :) Praise the Lord!


Get it now, or one of a million other designs!
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-12-12 08:51 PM
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1. Nuns ought to leave and take all their property with them
That'd be a great fight
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-12 12:07 AM
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2. that would be great! wish they would.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-12 07:30 AM
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3. Subjugating (nuns) women, just another battle in the war by White Right wing men
Remember in November
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-13-12 04:18 PM
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4. It's a case of Nun of Thee Above vs.
devotees of Santo Testosterone, Santa Bureaucracia, and some with a special devotion to Santa Nambla. ;-)
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-14-12 02:20 PM
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5. I wish that I could remember the Sister's name who was on Bill
Press' show yesterday morning as she was bright, witty and had an attitude of 'we're not taking this crap'. The point that she kept making is that nuns feel their mission is to feed the hungry, help the sick and that social justice is what they're gonna continue to work for.

She also mentioned a nuns on a bus tour and I found this http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=13712
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-14-12 03:45 PM
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6. Colbert Report: Radical Feminist Nuns - Simone Campbell www.colbertnation.com
**GOP RYAN PLAN: CUT FOOD STAMPS FOR NEXT YEAR BY 45%. GOP's want to give more $$ TO RICH, the MILITARY & LET PEOPLE GO HUNGRY** Nuns on the Bus take on the Paul Ryan plan! Sister Simone Campbell is organizing a bus tour to speak out against the GOP budget and the cuts it makes to the poorest and most vulnerable in our society. For a preview Revs discussion with her tonight, check out her recent appearance on The Colbert Report.


Colbert Report: Radical Feminist Nuns - Simone Campbell
www.colbertnation.com


http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/...
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-14-12 08:17 PM
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7. Thank you so much for the name reminder and that link!
I hope that the bus tour is helpful for them...thanks again.
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-12 11:52 AM
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8. you are welcome.... pass it on to your friends
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-16-12 07:33 AM
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9. This is an issue that really pisses me off.
STATUS: ALIIIVE

MOOD: I AM REALLY PISSED OFF!

Maybe because a family friend of mine used to hang with radical nuns.

I clipped out and saved an article about it, but I have a backlog of
articles I promised to post on DU -- I've been procrastinating thru
the difficult period I was having in April - May.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-16-12 01:37 PM
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10. glad it sounds like things are a little better
no rush on the promised posts, just know your contributions are appreciated
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