Saturday, June 9, 2012

Franciscan Brothers support the Magisterium of Nuns

From USA Today


The brothers have come to the sisters' defense.

Franciscan friars in the U.S. called a Vatican crackdown on American nuns "excessive."
The Franciscan friars are believed to be the first Catholic religious order to voice support for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious since the Vatican announced a full-scale makeover of the group in April.

The Vatican said the LCWR, which represents most of the nation's 57,000 nuns, does not adequately advocate against gay marriage, abortion and women's ordination [In fact they support it!  Like most religious orders here in the country, like.....BUT! If the Franciscan brothers support the liberal nuns openly, then GOOD!  We know now who to purge after the nuns, eh?]

The Vatican's "doctrinal assessment" also faulted the sisters for sponsoring conferences that featured "a prevalence of certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith."  [and the Franciscan brothers support these group of mad angry women and their teachings which are incompatible with the Catholic faith!]

Noting that many members of LCWR belong to female Franciscan orders, the friars pledged solidarity with the sisters and called the Vatican assessment "excessive, given the evidence raised."  [Honestly, IMO, it is not even close to being excessive!  They should have been excommunicated outrightly for going up against Church dogma!]

The sisters have been wrestling with complex contemporary issues, the Franciscans said, and those deliberations should not be equated with disobedience to Catholic doctrine.  [Wrestling is the last word I'd describe the actions these nuns have been doing.  How could they be wrestling with the fact when they are already teaching and advocating them?]

"The efforts of LCWR to facilitate honest and faithful dialogue on critical issues of our times must not result in a level of ecclesial oversight that could, in effect, quash all further discernment," the Franciscans said.  [But my dear little brothers!  Matters on abortion, euthanasia, women's ordination are not up for dialogue anymore.  They are on the level of "If you can't live with it, the door is open."]

Catholics since the Middle Ages have disagreed about how to apply church doctrine to public policy, the friars argued, [Wah?!  You can quote me on this one.  Wah?!] and seldom were those disputes deemed "equivalent to questioning the authority of the Church's magisterium."  [The Brothers are either denying the truth or they have stayed too long in a cave to meditate, which is highly unlikely for all Franciscans today, or they have been into cryogenics!  Ha!]

Many church observers suspect the Vatican crackdown was at least partially a response to prominent Catholic sisters' support for President Obama's health care overhaul, despite bishops' objections[Just that?  Nothing about doing their jobs as shepherd of the Church?  Nothing about that?  Hmmm...Strange.  The Vatican II document these liberals love to quote mentions something about the Primacy of Peter and the bishops in communion with him in teaching matters of faith and morals.  Hmmm...  Really cryogenics.]

"Rather than excessive oversight of LCWR, perhaps a better service to the people of God might be a renewed effort to articulate the nuances of our complex moral tradition," the friars said.  [That phrase I bolden is code for liberals and modernists.  Take note of that folks!  Take it from someone who studied with them.  Ha!]

The LCWR itself has called the Vatican's assessment "unsubstantiated" and a source of "scandal and pain."
LCWR leaders will meet on June 12 in Rome with Cardinal William Levada, the former archbishop of San Francisco who now heads the Vatican's doctrine office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.


As if something concrete will come out of that meeting.

I say....

There is a reason why our bodies flush out toxins.

Same thing in every organization, be humanly established or divinely founded.

What do you do with bad eggs?

Yup.  Throw them out.

Up next............AMRSP!



  1. Oh my God! HF Francis will be insulted on this one..

  2. One word came to my mind after reading this article: FRACTICELLI. That is the monster that you get when one transforms the message of Saint Francis into a socio-political agenda, and history may repeat itself again with these "friars" (actually, you will find similar behavior with many priests and religious nowadays analogous to the rebellion of these false Franciscans). I really hope the authorities do not take this lightly, and act swiftly and harshly. Never mind being labeled as reactionaries. Oh would that we would see again with our own eyes the the solemn Rite of Pronouncement of the Sentence of Interdict and Excommunication, complete with candles and bell tolls! How I miss the old Holy Office of the Inquisition! How I miss the auto-de-fe's!

    1. i would love to see that rite.. It is still in the pontificale romanum of 1962 which is permitted through summorum pontificum..