Obama Administration rewards another pro-abortion nun

There are women religious in the US who are trying to usurp the bishops’ right to teach and govern the Church in the USA.  I nicknamed this the Magisterium of Nuns.

We have seen Marlene Weisenbeck before, here and here.

Remember the Star Trek cameo she did?

Marlene Weisenbeck

They were “farewelling” her.  No. Really.

Badger Catholic alerted me to this his post.  I present it to make it visible to a larger number of people.  His emphases and comments:

From WhiteHouse.gov

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 2/4/11 WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships:

  • Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, Appointee for Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Sister Marlene Weisenbeck is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration[La Crosse, WI].  Sister Weisenbeck is an officer and past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a canonically approved membership organization[Can you believe they added that tidbit???  Do they have a bit of a credibility problem over at the LCWR that they have to explain they are canonically approved.  And is it not sad that they use that as a weapon against the Church?] which exists as a support system and corporate voice for leaders of religious institutes of Catholic Sisters in the United States[who dissent from the bishops of the United States].  She also serves as Chairperson of the Catholic Health Association’s Sponsorship/Canon Law Committee and is a consultant in religious law.  Sister Weisenbeck was president of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration from 2002-2010.  She is also past president of the National Conference of Vicars for Religious and Chancellor for the Diocese of La Crosse[I'll give you one guess who brought a quick end to that, someone with a bit more understanding of Canon Law].  Sister Weisenbeck holds a B.M. Ed. degree from Viterbo University, an M.M. from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, a J.C.L. in Canon Law from Saint Paul University-Ottawa, and a Ph.D. from theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison.

You might remember that precisely at the time where Catholics needed to show their firm opposition to any forced participation in abortion, Sr Weisenbeck led a charge of dissident women who hoped to provide enough cover for the Obama administration to pass a bill that in the future can “codify Roe v Wade.”  Since FOCA became widely unpopular, the president chose to make his health care legislation the foundation forunlimited abortion funding.  Frantic for power and prestige these sisters lead by Weisenbeck publicly opposed the Catholic Church’s long held teaching that every life is sacred.  I was told that Weisenbeck wascalled to Rome after that debacle which it seems has not affected her interest in pursuing her political career.  Obviously this appointment tells the real story behind her opposition of pro-life efforts and the USCCB.  She scratches Obama’s back and he scratches hers.  Do you think she’ll get a pen now too?

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22 Responses to Obama Administration rewards another pro-abortion nun

  1. lacrossecath says:

    Would be nice to see the bishops take some action against the Magisterium of Nuns. How long can they have free reign to confuse well intentioned Catholics?

  2. Joseph-Mary says:

    But for Wales, Richard?

  3. EXCHIEF says:

    Oh she’ll get a pen alright…and she will get to serve as just one more leader in Obama’s army bent on destroying the influence of the True Catholic Church. This is an army which knowingly and consciously attempts to deceive not so knowledgable Catholics into believing that they can support his (anti life) agenda as still be “good Catholics”. Obama is a master of deception having learned a very Machiavellian approach to politics through his leftist mentors. Lie and deny are tools not sins. Destroying the influence of the Catholic Church is key to his long term success.

    The Magisterium iof Nuns is indeed working for the devil and doing the devil’s work.

  4. Brooklyn says:

    It seems to me that Pres. Obama’s really enjoys populating his administration with dissident Catholics, and that these “Catholics” are only too eager to accomodate him. What I don’t understand is why their bishops aren’t speaking out about this. The faithful in the pews need to be protected from these scandals.

  5. AndyMo says:

    She has 2 music degrees. If that’s what it takes to get a cushy administration job, count me in.

  6. albizzi says:

    Sr Weisenbeck and Pdt Obama:
    ASINUS ASINUM FRICAT.

  7. JohnE says:

    So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!
    Gave cover, to pols, said babies wouldn’t die!

    (Just wondering what goes on at a “farewelling”.)

  8. Henry Edwards says:

    Father Z, surely you could have provided a picture of Sister Weisenbeck to accompany this post about her. What is the pertinence of your photo of three random lay women, none of them resembling any kind of nun, much less a “”Sister of Perpetual Adoration”? Click here to see what real sisters of perpetual adoration look like. That bogus picture of yours is not fooling anybody.

    Real Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

  9. ttucker says:

    It’s sort of an obvious question, but I’ll aks it anyway.
    If she’s a Sister of Perpetual Adoration, why isn’t she praying in adoration instead of running around getting educational degrees and doing work for the government?

  10. romanrevert says:

    I keep looking but I don’t see any nuns in that photograph. Fr Z, are you sure that you have the right picture there?

  11. amenamen says:

    Definition of “is”

    Is she a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration?

    It depends on what your definition of “Franciscan” is.
    It depends on what your definition of “Sister” is.
    It depends on what your definition of “Perpetual” is.
    It depends on what your definition of “Adoration” is.
    It depends on what your definition of “is” is.

  12. jm says:

    Religion more so than fish, when it goes bad, it goes really bad. This picture is comical.

  13. Random Friar says:

    This is a great temptation toward a lack of charity on my part, but this is getting to be too much. The LCWR needs to be de-certified, dismantled and done.

  14. TNCath says:

    And Archbishop Tobin wants to forge a reconciliation with this Sister’s community and others in the LCWR for the pain and hurt the Apostolic Visitation has caused? Yeah, right.

  15. JKnott says:

    Yes TNCath, and Bishop Tobin said there will be no punitive measures in regard to the nun. How about that?
    Maybe Bishop Tobin was refering to the February World Day for Consectrated Life. View the beauty of faithful religious here. This what be must he meant. Surely.
    http://cmswr.org/

  16. AnnAsher says:

    Hopefully that canonical approval is in the Pope’s crosshairs.

  17. elaurier says:

    How sad! I was educated by the FSPAs as a child in WI and even thought about joining. What happened to this order to cause such a hard shift to the left?

  18. albizzi says:

    “TNCath, and Bishop Tobin said there will be no punitive measures in regard to the nun. How about that?”
    JKnott,
    There is a time when it is necessary to stop dealing with useless charity (you are OK, I am OK, etc…) and act in order to avoid confusion creeping into the basic faithful’s minds.
    In bygone days, the bishop would have sent her forever to repent and pray in a remote convent, or simply defrock her if she didn’t comply, and saying aloud this woman was forbidden to claim representing in any way the RCC.
    Some bishops look to be emasculated

  19. Tony Layne says:

    The problem with the “biological solution” is that the renegades can do so much damage in the meantime ….

    Time to de-certify the LCWR.

  20. Centristian says:

    Modern nuns. Modern bishops. There’s a choice. Flip a coin.

  21. Supertradmum says:

    I am more concerned about the Bishop and this woman’s spiritual director. Does the hierarchy

    The only forget about the “particular judgment” ?

    The only consolation is that if it is a government job, she will have little influence.

  22. Supertradmum says:

    I am more concerned about the Bishop and this woman’s spiritual director. Does the hierarchy forget about the “particular judgment” ?

    The only consolation is that if it is a government job, she will have little influence.