Here’s a funny one from the ulta-lefty over-the-top dissenting National Catholic Reporter.
My emphases and comments.
Asia, Oceania women religious offer support to beleaguered U.S. sisters
Statement represents a step in global women religious unity
Oct. 20, 2009
By Thomas C. Fox
In a symbolic and bold move, 113 women religious leaders from 17 Asian and Oceania nations today issued a statement of solidarity with U.S. women religious who are facing two Vatican investigations. [So… if communities of women religious in the USA are being investigated, they are "beleaguered". They are being ATTACKED! They are UNDER SIEGE! They are PERSECUTED! What a bunch of horse hockey.]
The women began their nine-day conference Oct. 13, and as they conclude, they said they want to send a message to their sister sisters half a globe away that they are one with them in their time of difficulty. [Silly beyond imagining.]
The meeting is being held under the auspices AMOR, [Soon, hopefully, to have greater attention from the Holy See….] which is holding is 15th gathering since the loose network of women religious was organized in the early 1970s. AMOR, which stands for Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious has been holding its meeting with the theme “Jesus Encounters the Syro-Phoenician Woman: Called to Move Beyond.” The solidarity statement was viewed by many as one answer to the call. [The Syrophoenician Woman! aka The Canaanite Woman! LOL! The best thing on this is the brilliant, must-read comment by "Diogenes" HERE. A quote: "The Emboldened Canaanite Woman Shtick is one of the oldest gags in the white suburban liberal homiletic repertory, already a cliché-benumbed yawner by the late 1960s. Their point was that, if Jesus was not above correction, neither is the Church he founded, whence we should all feel free to follow our own moral and theological intuitions." ]
If you have the stomach for it, you can read the rest at NCR, but I don’t recommend it.
When will the National "Catholic" Reporter be investigated?