Sister is upset that Archbp. Sartain will attend the LCWR meeting

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!


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  1. Sonshine135 says:

    Sr. Kane’s palpable disdain for Men of God speaks volumes to me as to the LCWR’s true nature. They show no humility or obedience when faced with the authority of the Church. They show no charity towards the Archbishop or towards you Father Z. I will pray for them.

  2. jameeka says:

    Father Z, time heals all wounds. Go visit your mother anyway. Preferably without the hurricane this time.

  3. john_6_fan says:

    If they are that put out by having a successor to the Apostles around, I wonder how upset they’d be if Jesus showed up at their conference.

  4. Bea says:

    “clouds over their heads”?
    If they had nothing to hide, there would be no clouds to fear.

    right on.

    Fr. Z.
    I second jameeka’s suggestion. Go see your mother anyway. You will bring her much joy and who knows, you might just be around the lobby (though you won’t be in the conference rooms) and pick up a tid-bit here and there and a snapshot to share with your fans over here.
    The only hurricane you might run into will be going on inside the Royale Caribe.

    Happy trails to you.
    We’ll be waiting with bated breath.
    (not “bad breath” as Pope Francis referred to heretics who don’t realize they have bad theology, as they go around spouting off); Good old earthy Pope Francis. May ArchBishop Sartain be armed with plenty of mints to share.

  5. lmgilbert says:

    I’m sure you would have found it wonderfully edifyin, Father . . . I can just imagine how thrilled Abp Sartain must be. No doubt he will come back a much wiser man.

  6. Johnno says:

    Somehow I bet the LCWR sisters, despite their distate of ‘monitoring,’ are very much in love with the U.S. regime spying on all of us for our own good. If not, I can’t wait for them to begin challenging the Obama Administration about it’s ominous feeling PRISM program. Hopefully that’s part of their next bus tour checklist.

  7. BLB Oregon says:

    You’d think they’d be thrilled to have a member of the USCCB present, not just for the honor of his presence but for the wonderful “opportunity for dialogue.”

    Maybe you can have the local news guy wear a “cam” and a wire for you, Father….they do allow cameras and microphones, right?

  8. Well Fr. Z., perhaps in your absence and for the Church, the good Archbishop can raise a “Lio” like St. Francis told WYD RIO pilgrims to do!

  9. APX says:

    BLB Oregon,

    The Sisters don’t permit and type of photography or video recording their Eucharistic Liturgies, and everything else must have their permission before being made public.

    Fr. Z, why not just ask the Archbishop if you can tag along lest he become over-taken by estrogen deprived menopausal women.

  10. Supertradmum says:

    Oh my goodness, how are they going to deal with a MAN, a member of the hated hierarchy? Fr. Z., you are too much a macho priest to be allowed to go-they would not know what to do with you.

  11. akp1 says:

    Well that can only be good news for Catholics! (Real, Traditional, Believing, Friendly to Tradition, or any other such label one may like…..) Glad to hear the Abp is doing the job he’s been given. It will be VERY interesting to hear what happens at this year’s meeting.

  12. NoTambourines says:

    Hypothetical care package for the Abp.:

    – A squeezy stress ball.
    – A tablet loaded with Angry Birds [ROFL! I can just picture this. As the sisters are musing about the earth-mother-goddess moving them beyond Jesus, suddenly you hear “Da d’ dee dee, da d’ dee dee, doink doink doink… AIYEEEEE!]
    – A book of crossword puzzles
    – Tums
    – Trail mix in a Ziploc bag — to keep it nutty, but not spittle-flecked.

    Fr. Z's Gold Star Award

  13. Nan says:

    I envision Bp S or one of his minions having read the pertinent post on this blog; the result being Bp. sitting back in his office rubbing his hands together gleefully saying “You can exclude Z but not me! Bwahahahahaha!” But that’s my crazy imagination.

  14. Plain Catholic says:

    Yes, we will all offer prayers for the Sisters to blessed with an God-given epiphany that obedience to the Magisterium is a blessing and that they repent of their misguided path and go to confession.

    Fr. Z, please go see your mom. Take her to a top tier restaurant and treat her to a fabulous dessert. Hug her and tell her you love her and thank her for her prayers through the years. We never know when our loved ones will no longer be there.

  15. Elizabeth D says:

    I am reassured that Abp Sartain is going to be there for the whole thing. Earlier this year I wrote to the LCWR asking them to help Sisters to stay Catholic and faithful, and I think Abp Sartain can be a help to them in that, and that they need to welcome him. Sr. Theresa Kane, whose moment of “glory” was standing up in front of Pope John Paul II (in 1978?) and publicly calling for women to be included in all ministries in the Church (ie including priestly ordination), should be a fringe figure whose agenda cannot be accepted by any sisters.

  16. PA mom says:

    Thank you to the Archbishop, for his efforts. May many of these Sisters be brought back to a healthy mindset and love for the Church again.

  17. Ella says:

    It is so heartbreaking to see the Brides of Christ behaving in such a repeatedly adulterous fashion. I grieve for them and yet I am encouraged by the ones who are faithful to their high calling and to The Church.

  18. Michael_Thoma says:

    Now’s their chance to petition for ordination directly and without equivocation.

    “All in favor step forward”. All step back, leaving a handful of grumpy gray hairs, including dear Sr. Theresa Kane at the front of the line. “Let the canonical penalties commence!”

  19. Patrick-K says:

    Does anyone know who the keynote speaker will be?

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  21. Ronnie says:

    Please excuse my lack of understanding and superabundance of conceit, but I feel this needs airing…

    Is not the main problem how the roles of men and women are changing in the western world also having a huge bearing on this issue?
    Women came out from the homes and into universities and then the workplace and naturally expect as a natural progression of this phenomonen, to progress into leadership roles in their particular chosen fields AND also wish to have children and help bring them up. Men’s roles have not changed in expectation; they are still expected to be the breadwinner, the father, the loving husband and defender of the home, whilst at the same time having to face the competition of other men and now women in their business and work lives.
    ie The family tradition ( ie mommy at home rearing the kids and daddy out working providing for his family; this being the cherish and respect dynamic ) doesn’t exist to a high degree anymore within the western mind, so therefore the tradition of the Church will also be assailed because it is out of sync with the world to which it ministers.
    Therefore these nuns naturally expect leadership roles and authority because they want RESPECT; they want the respect that is shown to the strong one; to the one with authority.

    As a frequent fellow sufferer from pride, it is obvious what’s going down.

    I applaud Blessed Pope JPII treatment of this situation, instead of cutting down the bad orchard, he planted a new one with fertile soil from which is now yielding good fruit within sight of the old orchard, so that both can see each other and learn.

    I hope I don’t rise anyone’s anger with my lack of knowledge, but we cannot allow religious who are openly rebellious against the magisterium to not be admonished, for everyone’s sake.

  22. suedusek says:

    So, Fr. Z, can the LCWR count on your prayers for their upcoming meeting? Perhaps you can pray for them while on your way to visit your mother?

  23. kmack says:

    An Archbishop wants to attend your conference and you aren’t THRILLED!!! What is wrong with these women? That is upside down and backwards. “There is none so blind as he who cannot see and none so blind as he who cannot see.” Just change the he’s to she’s. truly sad

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