Vatican City, May 8, 2013 / 10:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told leaders of women’s religious orders today that their vocations can only be recognized within the fold of the Church.
“Your vocation is a fundamental charism for the Church's journey and it isn't possible that a consecrated woman or man might 'feel' themselves not to be with the Church,” he told around 800 female superiors general on May 8. [ In other words, "You better tow the line!" Ha! Serves them right!]
The International Union of Superiors General has been meeting for its general assembly in Rome since May 3.
Present this year were more than 150 American sisters, some of whom also belong to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which has had a strained relationship with the Vatican since it was required in April 2012 to undergo reform.
Bishop Leonard Blaire of Toledo carried out a four-year review and found “serious doctrinal problems” and the need for the LCWR to undergo renewal.
The assessment of the leadership conference expressed concern over “certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith” that were in some presentations sponsored by the conference. [Like pressing for women's ordination, support of contraception and situational abortion, support for homosexual unions...]
One such address discussed religious sisters “moving beyond the Church” and beyond Jesus.
In addition to highlighting the need for the organization to provide adequate doctrinal formation for its members, the report also voiced concern over letters from LCWR officers suggesting “corporate dissent” from Church teaching on topics such as the sacramental male priesthood and homosexuality.
Pope Francis seemed to address this history during today’s meeting. He told the sisters about the “‘feeling’ of being with the Church,” given to them through baptism.
It is a “feeling,” he said, “that finds its filial expression in fidelity to the Magisterium, in communion with the pastors and Successor of Peter, Bishop of Rome, visible sign of that unity.” [Oooooo....the old male dude telling the sweet old sisters what to do. Another medieval stick of fear and violence eh?]
To be otherwise, he said, would be against their vocation.
“It is an absurd dichotomy to think of living with Jesus but without the Church, of following Jesus outside of the Church, of loving Jesus without loving the Church,” he stated.
“Feel the responsibility that you have of caring for the formation of your institutes in sound Church doctrine, in love of the Church, and in an ecclesial spirit,” Pope Francis added.
The Vatican’s doctrine department put Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle in charge of working with the sisters to reform the organization for a period of up to five years.
On May 5, Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, made waves when he told the sisters gathered in Rome that he was not consulted about the doctrine department’s decision on reforming the LCWR.
His words drew a rare May 7 statement from the doctrine office, which aimed to dismiss the idea of a “divergence” between the doctrine and religious congregations. [Get that cardinal back in line too!]
These sisters will never admit to their mistakes because all these divergence and radical dissent are for them their "response to the call of the times", the "promptings of the Holy Spirit" upon them. These sisters think that they are the new Joan of Arc or Catherine of Siena or Teresa of Avila who would usher in the change, the breath of fresh air that Vatican II so promised when the "Good" John XXIII opened the windows of the Church and let in fresh air but which Paul VI lamentably alluded "the smoke of Satan"...
These sisters think that by changing the Faith to suit the needs of the times, the whims of the devilish society who thinks not of God but against God, these sisters think that they are answering the call of God. They think that they are renewing the Church.
In fact, they are starting a revolution, a complete change of how the Church believes in for thousands of years.
Pope Francis reminded them to stay into the fold and in that One Fold, there the deposit of the Faith resides, there the True Faith is, because it is in the One Fold where the True Shepherd, Jesus, the Truth is.
This sisters try to bring in things from the outside with hopes of changing what is inside the fold.
If they want something from the outside, then let them stay outside. Why do they keep on insisting to bring in things that are not of the Church of Christ (Shoo!!! Bug of Iglesia ni Manalo!)
Like what I had been blogging about for so many years...
If you want to be like the Anglicans in terms of contraception, homosexual marriage, women's ordination... then join them!
STOP HOPING THAT IT WILL EVER HAPPEN IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!
Oh boy....This is waaaayyyy too much.