Well, well, well…some new and unbelievable “nunsense” from the Vatican. I could hardly believe this myself, but it’s true. The Vatican did a three year investigation and determined and are questioning the loyalty of US Catholic nuns to the teachings of the Church. Yes, I said nuns. The ladies that give up their entire lives to serve God and the Church. What’s the problem? The nuns aren't doing their part to speak up against gay marriage, abortion and contraception. And, the Vatican has also decided that this is because they are “radical feminists.”
Catholics seem to be supporting the 57,000 nuns in the US and are raising money for their cause. They are tired of the priests trying to silence the voice of women. Are we living in the Middle Ages? And what or WHO is behind this investigation in the first place?
“The Vatican’s initiative was triggered by U.S. Archbishop William E. Lori's petition to investigate the nuns, according to the National Catholic Reporter and the British Catholic weekly The Tablet. Lori was recently appointed by the pope to lead the Archdiocese of Baltimore.”
“According to those same reports, Cardinal Bernard F. Law -- disgraced former archbishop of Boston -- was "the person in Rome most forcefully supporting Bishop Lori’s proposal." After media reports revealed he had permitted priests accused of sexually molesting children to continue serving, Law resigned in 2002. Pope John Paul II appointed Law as archpriest of the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome in 2004, but he resigned from this position in November 2011 when he turned 80, the age most cardinals retire.”
It’s not like the nuns aren’t doing anything. They have been busy working with the poor and sick. They are actually helping people and living in the communities and among the very people who need them and depend on them. These are the people the Vatican wants to investigate and crack down on? One nun had this to say, “It simply made sense to try to alleviate the suffering of the poor, to end wars, to overcome discrimination," she said. "That, for me, was Christianity.” Apparently, that’s not enough.
In their defense, the President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious,
Sister Pat Farrell, has said, “the conference has not endorsed any position that is contrary to Catholic teachings. She said it has encouraged church leaders and lay Catholics to raise questions openly and search for truth freely.”
Just another issue I now have with the Catholic Church! I have posted a video below from The Daily Show, about this very issue. If it doesn’t already sound ridiculous. based on what I wrote, the little skit below should.