Sunday, May 6, 2012

LCWR Arrogance Personified

If anyone questions the necessity of the Vatican's intervention with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, let this interview enlighten you.  Sr Brigid McDonald of the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet exemplifies and personifies the errors that the Vatican hopes to correct if religious life among women is to survive.

It's obvious that the reporter is entirely sympathetic to Sister's errors, given her repetition of them.  Of the Holy Father she says, "I think they are overstepping their jurisdiction to expect that nuns are going to think as they tell us to think. To me those issues are not spiritual issues; many of them are political issues and some, of course, are social justice issues. I think that our personal spiritual life, it is another matter and that is our private belief."   No, Sister, it is not just your "private belief".  The Magisterium defines what constitutes the faith and morals of the Catholic Church; it is their jurisdiction, not yours.  If you care to believe at variance with the Magisterium, understand that those beliefs are not Catholic.

I could go on and on, line by line, and pick out errors galore from this, but I don't want to take too much time.  One, however, does stand out and I must quote that word for word, lest you (understandably) not believe it.  Sister says,"Because [before] we were just school teachers and we just had nice little kids in front of us, you know, and we just emptied bed pans in the nursing homes and in the hospitals. But now they are right, we are out there in the different movements. We help with the Occupy movement and the right-to-choice movements. It is giving us more credibility in the public..."  Regrettably, when she says "help with the right-to-choice movement, I suspect she doesn't mean telling pro-aborts that they are engaging in mortal sin. She's saying that she and her fellow renegades are also facilitating in the mortal sin of murdering babies.  Of course that means that she and her fellow faux-sisters are committing mortal sin to the damnation of their immortal souls!

The reporter mentions Sister's age as nearing 80 years and is "not about to stop calling things as she sees them".  Well yes, she is getting up there - with her day of death drawing near.  Perhaps, while she still has some time left, she might consider the Last Four Things: death, judgment, heaven and hell.  The first two we will all experience; the next two are mutually exclusive alternatives and right now it appears that Sister Brigid is careening in the wrong direction.  How many souls has she sent down that primrose path by her rebellion against Jesus Christ and His Church?

This bunch running the LCWR has set itself as its own faux-magisterium, as it were.  I for one think the call for reform by the Vatican is long overdue.  Let the purging begin!!

1 comment:

    In their protests supporters of the LCWR Sisters have been saying that Vatican Council II has changed every thing.They mean Vatican Council II contradicts the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and so they are into all New Age teachings and even deny the Creed.

    One of the posters of an LCWR supporter says Vatican Council II cannot be changed.They interpret Vatican Council II with an irrational argument. In their religious formation they were taught that those saved in invincible ignorance and the baptism of desire are explicit exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.Explicit, known to us ? This is irrational.

    They do not realize that Vatican Council II no where says that those saved in invincible ignorance etc are known to us and so they are explicit exceptions.

    So how can those saved in invincible ignorance, a good conscience,seeds of the Word, imperfect communion with the church etc and who are unknown to us, be an exception to the traditional interpretation of the dogma, which they reject?

    Vatican Council II is a traditional Council if the 'exceptions' are considered implicit and not explicit.

    It's ecclesiology is exclusive ecclesiocentrism. Ad Gentes 7 says there is exclusive salvation in only the Catholic Church and all need Catholic Faith and the baptism of water for salvation (to avoid Hell).AG 7 indicates all New Agers and Protestants need Catholic Faith (which includes the baptism of water) to avoid Hell.This is the message of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.

    The Sisters are rejecting Vatican Council II (AG 7). Then they assume LG 16 is explicit and not implicit. So they deny AG 7 and the defined dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.

    They reject an ex cathedra teaching (Cantate Domino, Council of Florence on extra ecclesiam nulla salus) and are not excommunicated like the OMI priest Fr.Tissa Balasuriya who denied the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady.

    Can the LCWR sisters affirm the literal interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus, along with implicit baptism of desire and invincible ignorance ?

    Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican has not asked them to acknowledge Vatican Council II in accord with the dogma on exclusive salvation in only the Catholic Church.

    The dogma is in agreement with the Catechism of the Catholic Church as long as it is understood that the baptism of desire etc is always implicit for us and explicit for God.

    The LCWR sisters are rejecting the Letter of the Holy Office 1949 issued during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII which referred to 'the dogma', 'the infallible statement'.

    In principle there can be non Catholics saved in (implicit to us) invincible ignorance and the baptism of desire. De facto, in reality, in the present times there are no known exceptions to everyone needing to convert into the Church for salvation.

    The LCWR needs to clarify its doctrinal position on the thrice defined dogma and Vatican Council II.

    There are religious sisters in Worcester,USA who affirm the literal interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and reject explicitly known baptism of desire and invincible ignorance.They affirm Vatican Council II according to Tradition.-Lionel Andrades


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