“But Father! But Father!”, people have been asking me by email, “Why haven’t you been covering the antics of the LCWR? Did you not see that they are defying the bishops? The Vatican?”
Look, they are still meeting to figure out what they are going to do about their canonical status with the Holy See.
I did see this, however. They empowered the new co-mentor, or whatever they they call her. Here’s the photo.
Note the chasuble-esque togs they donned. I am glad they had sisters with shorter hair as the new co-mentor’s acolytes so that they didn’t cover up the fashionable collars. Particularly moving is the sponsoring solidarity-hand on the shoulder and the upturned hands for the Holy Spirit. I think she’s supposed to land there.
In other news, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson gave a talk, the headline event of the conference, in which she insulted bishops and the Holy See, and directed the spotlight back to herself. In the HuffPo account we read:
In her 20-minute acceptance speech, followed by a standing ovation, Johnson suggested the conference’s support of her work prompted the investigation by the church’s top enforcer of orthodoxy, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith.
Yep. It’s all about her.
But that’s really all we have to say about Elizabeth Johnson, whom everyone is simply supposed to accept is a good theologian. She got her award and made her speech and now she will disappear for a while.