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Return Of The Rottweiler?

WASHINGTON — As Pope Benedict XVI marked his seventh anniversary as pope on Thursday (April 19), many Catholics were wondering if the pontiff is finally becoming the papal enforcer that some feared — and others hoped — he would be when he was elected to lead the church in 2005.

The questions were prompted by this week’s announcement that Benedict had signed off on a crackdown on the organization representing most of the 57,000 nuns in the United States, saying that the group was not speaking out strongly enough against gay marriage, abortion and women’s ordination.

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6 comments:

Mary De Voe said...

Jesus asked His Apostles: ”Will you, too, leave me?” and Peter answered Jesus saying: “To whom would we go?” When these ladies become women priests and cannot consecrate the Sacred Species, they will still hunger and thirst for God. When two same sex people try to couple, they will still be confounded by the impossibility of becoming one flesh. Every human being has come into existence through the will of God. God is existence. When God, our Creator, gives a sovereign person an unalienable right to life and the persons’ right to Life is ratified by two thirds of the United States of America, any change denying a person’s right to life must be ratified by two-thirds of the United States of America. Are any of the LCWR still U.S. citizens? Subverting our founding principles after wringing our unalienable, endowed, civil right to life from our principles is treason which results in the death of another sovereign person. Blaming our Pope is bearing false witness and against the eighth commandment, making of the LCWR perjurers in a court of law. When God calls them by name, who will hear them?

Matthew A. Siekierski said...

From the article:

"During his time there, and as a top aide to the late Pope John Paul II, Ratzinger oversaw a range of investigations into priests, theologians, nuns and church groups perceived as straying too far left for Rome’s conservative tastes."

Um...it's not that they "strayed too far left" that's the problem, it's that they are simply teaching/promoting things that go against Church teachings. It's not a matter of left/right.

But I wouldn't expect the Post to understand that distinction.

MaryW said...

I love my German Shepherd!!!

Mary De Voe said...

MaryW: I love my German Shepherd too!!!!

Rover Serton said...

This is going to be facinating to watch from the outside.

How the 57,000 nuns keep to there beliefs and their Roman masters will be interesting to watch. I wonder if a "third way" is possible. Submit, revolt, or a third (suprising way). Similar to many of Jesus's parables, turn the other cheek, go the extra mile, etc.

Mary DV, what are you talking about: "any change denying a person’s right to life must be ratified by two-thirds of the United States of America"?

Anonymous said...

well, Rover, it's not going to be that fascinating. They are going to simply die out. The thriving vocations are with the faithful.

This is like miracles: to those who don't believe... it won't make sense... to those who do... no explanation is necessary...

kimc


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