Her address was in two parts. The first was entitled, "Religious Life on the Edge of the Universe". Given the way these gals of LCWR carry on, it might as well have been titled "Religious Life on the Brink of Damnation". Here are some of the key heresies, uh, points!
- "If we are to rethink in terms of religion, we have to think in terms of cosmology." Uh, sez who, Sister? From which of the Church Fathers (dare I use that sexist term?) do you glean this precious pearl of wisdom? And just what is the idea behind rethink?
- "There is no cosmos without God (arguably true) and no God without cosmos." Major fail, Sister! God is eternal. He was before anything came into being (of course He brought everything, including this "cosmos", into being). I learned this in first-grade religion. This is obviously symptomatic when pharmacology overwhelms theology, I suppose.
- "A mixture of Scripture and Greek philosophy helped develop our theory of Jesus Christ - unchanging, static - a mechanical God". Well yes, God is immutable. He, being the sum of all perfection, cannot change or become "more perfect". He also can't be molded into some caricature that the LCWR might find less obnoxious to their own rebellions and silliness.
- "We are on the cusp of an (wait for it!) an evolutionary breakthrough, one that requires our conscious participation as co-creative agents of love, midwives of the new creation". Just what do these ditzy broads think is so new that it hasn't been seen in the thousands of years of human history?
- "Nothing is more awesome than to give birth to God". If she were speaking of the singular privilege of the Blessed Mother Mary, that would be true enough. But in context with the rest of her drivel, she obviously believes that she and her LCWR cronies are going to go into labor very soon.
Before I write this next gem of wisdom, please put away the "Hair" albums and replace them with Woodstock music. Because (drums and trumpets, please!)
WE ARE STARDUST!
She prefaced that with the word "literally". And all the aging hippies said, "groovy"! Well maybe not out loud. Of course it's no surprise that she is a devotee of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, as she reminded the attendees that the Church is not opposed to evolution (it is opposed to Piltdown hoaxes, but I digress). Now we know why Georgetown University is going to seed.
On the other hand, a voice of sanity strove to be heard. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, appointed by the
Vatican to oversee the LCWR, met with about 800 of them. The meeting was closed and was held literally under lock and key. One statement that he made, their role is "to be thinking with the Church and fidelity to the magisterium of the Church" met with predicable disdain. Please understand that this link is to the Not-At-All Catholic Reporter so you'll need to "read between the lines", as it were. I'm sure that experience will count towards His Excellency's purgatorial pit-stop after he passes on.
|Pharmacological studies at Woodstock|
Time to get the dust mop, spray with Endust and clean up the dust and cobwebs.