Following an unwelcome Apostolic Visitation of his diocese, Bishop William Morris of Toowoomba, Australia decided he would retire early. He was then promptly removed from office. In consequence, Morris complained that the Vatican had conducted an “inquisition.” – Catholic Culture
Most of the rogue bishops, priests, and nuns are slyer than Morris. They don’t proclaim their heresies publicly, but only hint at them, so they can coyly deny their infidelity when challenged. They then giggle privately among their co-conspirators at the cleverness with which they outwitted the authorities. The Church is full of these fatuous frauds and superannuated adolescents — or was until recently. They’re all dying off now, thank God.
When a priest sees himself as nothing more than a “social agent,” he runs the risk of betraying the priesthood itself, says Benedict XVI. – Zenit
Fortunately, the desacralized priests and nuns of the hippie generation are on their way out. May God have mercy on their souls for all the damage they did.
The unprecedented decision by the Vatican to undertake an apostolic visitation to assess the quality of religious life in orders of sisters in the United States came as a big surprise to many people when it was announced in January. That surprise was doubled with the news two months later that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) will be conducting a doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which represents most of the leaders of US women religious.
But people who have been closely watching the deterioration of many of the women’s religious orders in this country were not at all surprised that the Vatican initiated these assessments. Indeed, many sisters themselves have asked and prayed for Vatican attention to the condition of women’s religious communities. – Catholic World Report
Do they want to be Catholic, or don’t they? If not, they should stop calling themselves Catholic.
On Thursday, a community of Episcopal nuns and their chaplain will be received into the Catholic Church by the archbishop of Baltimore. – Zenit
We could use more orthodox Catholics. Maybe we could start an exchange program and trade our bad nuns for their good ones. (See post above.)
Vocations in the United States are attracted to religious congregations by the example of the members, particularly by their testimony of joy, a down-to-earth attitude, commitment and zeal. – Zenit
The revolution has run its course. The counterrevolution triumphs.