The nuns aren’t happy.
That is to say the LCWR nuns aren’t happy. All the traditional sisters are happy.
It seems that the LCWR’s Vatican Overlord is going to attend the whole of the LCWR meeting at the swanky Royale Caribe hotel in Orlando… near Disneyworld.
Archbp. Sartain of Seattle was appointed by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to keep his eyes on the doings of the sisters.
You will recall that the CDF did a doctrinal investigation of the LCWR and found it lacking. Thus, the Holy See’s “hostile takeover”.
Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) is saying that a former LCWR co-mentor, Sr. Theresa Kane (about whom I wrote just the other day – HERE – because she was unhappy with Pope Francis) has unhappy things to say about Archbp. Sartain’s presence at their confab at the swanky Royale Caribe.
One former LCWR president said its members are preparing for this year’s assembly with an “ominous feeling.”
“We’re going into this assembly knowing that there’s a cloud over our head and that we are being investigated and they are going to be monitoring us,” said Mercy Sr. Theresa Kane, who served as LCWR president from 1979 to 1980.
Sartain, Kane said, is “showing up, and he’s staying for the entire assembly. It’s monitoring. There’s a cloud … and we’re living through it.”
Turn that frown upside down, Sister! When heresy gives you Sartain, make lemonade!
I, on the other hand, am still darn sad. The LCWR rejected me. They rejected my entirely sincere and legitimate application for media credentials, which I submitted in all good will and honesty. I would also have been able to visit my mother, who is in Florida. The nuns made my mother sad, too.
So, Sartain gets to go… lucky dog… and I can’t!