Long-time lax catholics may not enjoy the resection and sutures the physicians of the CDF and the USCCB are applying to certain groups within Holy Church, but, as St. Augustine once preached, a doctor doesn’t stop cutting just because the patient screams for him to stop (cf. s. 80, 3).
The leadership of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR – a subsidiary of the Magisterium of Nuns), together with their feminist Greek chorus, has been whining about the reform efforts launched by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The LCWR has been caught out, and called to account, and they don’t like it one little bit. Thus, they moan and gripe and play the martyr because they have been “investigated” and tasked to change their ways. Boo hoo.
They are not the only one’s who have been investigated.
We see the same thing going on in Ireland, for example. Take the case of the Irish Redemptorist priest whose odd columns and media commentary earned him correction from the CDF. His defenders are whining … in much the manner as the LCWR, as a matter of fact.
The Church in Ireland needs a pretty severe overhaul, as the recent apostolic visitation has revealed. They aren’t going to like it one little bit. One of the key elements to a renewal of anything Irish is going to be a reformation of the seminaries. To that end….
Irish College in Rome changes staff after apostolic visitation
Rome, Italy, May 10, 2012 / 11:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Three of the four senior staff members at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome are stepping down from their posts after a Vatican investigation concluded Ireland’s seminaries are not doing enough to promote Catholic orthodoxy. [Keep in mind that this was one of the concerns of the CDF in examining the LCWR, which in turn influences the spiritual and intellectual formation of the women religious under its umbrella. The CDF wasn’t concerned only with the errors the LCWR was committing, but also with the good things they were omitting.]
“In colleges there is a constant changeover, maybe after the Apostolic Visitation it is not a bad idea to bring in new people, new ideas and move forward,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin told CNA on May 10 in Rome.
Today’s announcement comes in the wake of the March 2012 publication of a two-year investigation – officially called an apostolic visitation — into the health of the Irish Church. The visitation of Irish seminaries was led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York. [There’s that name again. Follow him on Twitter.]
While the report praised Irish seminary staff for being “dedicated formators” who were “committed to the work of priestly training,” [This is Vaticanese. The Holy See’s medicinal letters always start with praising this and that and the other thing, and then – THWACK – just like the ruler of an LCWR nun when she was young and teaching 2nd grade.] it also called for a “greater concern for the intellectual formation of seminarians” to ensure that their education was “in full conformity with the Church’s Magisterium.”
The report also recommended that the pastoral training of seminarians be re-evaluated to ensure “it is sacramental, priestly and apostolic” and concerned with “preparing candidates to celebrate the sacraments and to preach.”
Overall, the visitation found that the renewal of the Catholic Church in Ireland was being hampered by “a certain tendency, not dominant but nevertheless fairly widespread among priests, religious and laity, to hold theological opinions at variance with the teachings of the Magisterium.” [I love it” “a certain tendency”… “not widespread”. That means “it’s a real problem and its everywhere”.]