Category Archives: Women Religious

Blast From The Past: Mother Angelica 1993 – “My agenda is not hidden.”

Back in 1993 Mother Angelica blew up when, at World Youth Day (10-15 August), there was a mimed Stations of the Cross during which a woman portrayed Christ.  Someone gave me a recording of her reaction. She called out the … Continue reading

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Number of American Nuns plunging

I saw this at the Pew Research Center: U.S. nuns face shrinking numbers and tensions with the Vatican The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which includes representation from more than 80% of American nuns, [The key is “from”.  The … Continue reading

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Stunning unexpected support for Fr. Z’s request for LCWR credentials!

As you know, I was recently crushed by the LCWR’s second rejection. I had reached out in hope. I had applied, again, for media credentials for the upcoming LCWR assembly in Nashville.  They have rebuffed, again, my application. “Where’s their prophetic … Continue reading

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Wherein the rejected Fr. Z shares his pain with the readership

Even after last year’s bitter experience being rejected by the LCWR,  I – eternal optimist that I am – once again applied for media credentials for their annual assembly. The LCWR sisters will assemble in Nashville from 12-15 August. Yes, … Continue reading

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REPOSTED ACTION ITEM! “Could you do something for us, the nuns OFF the bus?”

ORIGINALLY POSTED 15 May 2014 You helped the chaplain and the soldiers in Afghanistan with socks. Now, help some nuns… the other warriors. You know them, I’m sure: the Dominican Sisters in Summit, NJ.  These are the legendary “soap sisters” … Continue reading

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New female Rector of a Pontifical University

Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) is chuffed about the very first appointment of a woman as rector… rectrix… of a Roman institute. Franciscan Sr. Mary Melone will be rectrix of the Antonianum, a Pontifical University. What Fishwrap didn’t report on … Continue reading

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LCWR, their August assembly: Where’s the “prophecy”?

As you know, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is going to have their annual confab in August.  This year they are meeting in Nashville. As you will remember, last year I applied for press credentials, only to be coldly … Continue reading

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Sr. Simone Campbell, NETWORK against SCOTUS on Hobby Lobby

Earlier today I saw a Tweet from Sr. Simone Campbell’s group NETWORK, the Nuns On The Bus crowd, along with the LCWR types… the Magisterium of Nuns, who place themselves over and against the teaching office of Bishops. Are Sr. … Continue reading

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In this changing media landscape, who gets press credentials?

A reader here recently sent a link to this, on Digital Media Law Project (my emphases): Who Gets a Press Pass? The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Journalist’s Resource project at … Continue reading

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Hey Fishwrap! This is what “sentire cum Ecclesia” REALLY means!

I wonder which of the master wordsmiths at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) cobbled up the clucking editorial cum open letter to Pope Francis.  NSR is displaying their case of the vapors over the mean old Vatican’s treatment of the consciously evolved sister-leaders … Continue reading

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Canonical consequences for Sr. Jeannine Gramick?

The distinguished canonist Ed Peters weighs in on what Sr. Jeannine Gramick did. She signed a public letter asking the most pro-abortion President we have ever seen, Pres. Obama, to work to expand abortion throughout the world.   HERE The … Continue reading

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Sr. Jeannine Gramick asked Pres. Obama to expand abortion throughout the world

Sr. Jeannine Gramick has signed a letter to Pres. Obama asking that abortion be expanded throughout the world.  PDF of the letter HERE. Guardian story HERE. Sr. Gramick is, as you may recall, one of those immortalized in my post NUNS … Continue reading

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Fishwrap supports coalition of heretics asking Pope to apologize

The catholic Left will turn on Pope Francis when they finally realize that he is not going to conform to their liberal and heretical notions and agenda.   The cracks are already appearing.  Most liberals have been gushing about him since his … Continue reading

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CDF and LCWR: A “Dialogue” by Prof. Esolen. Fun and sad.

At The Catholic Thing, Anthony Esolen has a great dialogue, I use the word a little loosely, which typifies much of what the LCWR is doing in the face of the CDF’s guidance.  Let’s have a look at a little … Continue reading

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Another liberal writer turns on Pope Francis

The repulsively lefty Maureen Dowd has a piece in the Irish Times… it’s like a perfect storm, no?… in which she lays into Pope Francis. This is how the Liberal catholic Left will be talking about Francis before too long. … Continue reading

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