There is an Italian proverb that when a door closes a window opens elsewhere in the house.
NCR’s McElewee is really burning up his keyboard as he posts notes on the Fishwrap‘s site. The latest picks up on what we knew had to be the next step: the Sisters of the LCWR (a subsidiary of the Magisterium of Nuns) have two options in the face of the CDF’s and USCCB’s move to reform them: they can clean of their act or they can disband and regroup under some other umbrella in order to dodge the impact of this latest development.
There is a third option involving the relentless biological solution. The leadership of the LCWR is, how to put this gently, … seasoned. If they decide to work with the CDF and the bishops or if they decide to go back to their enneagrams and cauldrons, they are probably not going to be around very long either way.
In the meantime, the non-LCWR groups of women religious, you know… the gals with the clear apostolates, identities, habits, faithful to the true Magisterium, are far younger and will be around a lot long.
Back to the proverb. As the LCWR is on its way out, the SSPX is on its way in.