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On the Rode again – a Cardinal sin?

 

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Cardinal Franc Rodé, head of the Vatican office overseeing religious orders, said he requested an apostolic visitation of women’s religious orders in the United States to help the sisters and to respond to concerns for their welfare.

“This apostolic visitation hopes to encourage vocations and assure a better future for women religious,” the cardinal said in a statement released Nov. 3 by the Vatican.

Cardinal Rodé, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, said his statement was in response to “many news accounts” and inquiries about the visitation, which was announced in January.

imagesArchbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York posted an article on his blog Oct. 29 listing what he called examples of anti-Catholicism in The New York Times, including an Oct. 21 column regarding the apostolic visitation.

Calling the column by Maureen Dowd “intemperate and scurrilous,” Archbishop Dolan said the investigation of U.S. women religious “is well worth discussing and hardly exempt from legitimate questioning,” but he objected to the writer using “every anti-Catholic caricature possible” to illustrate her point that the nuns are being picked on by the Vatican.

What does Maureen Dowd of the New York Times say? Plenty!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/opinion/25dowd.html

What can you do? Write to your Bishop and tell him how you feel about the                                way the Sisters are being mistreated.

Start a petition at your Parish. Step up – make a difference.

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2 thoughts on “On the Rode again – a Cardinal sin?

  1. Knock – Knock – Uh oh –
    A little over a year ago, Mother Mary Clare became the most talked-about nun in America almost overnight.
    Not in a good way ~ In December 2008, the Vatican tapped Millea, a Connecticut native and superior general of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to run arguably the most controversial “apostolic visitation” ever carried out in this country: A sweeping review of women’s congregations, capping decades of tension about the state of the soul of religious life in America. Godfather: “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer”

  2. Muareen Dowd Writes March 2010 – NY TIMES _ “American bishops have gotten politically militant in recent years, opposing the health care bill because its language on abortion wasn’t vehement enough, and punishing Catholic politicians who favor abortion rights and stem cell research. They should spend as much time guarding the kids already under their care as they do championing the rights of those who aren’t yet born.

    Decade after decade, the church hid its sordid crimes, enabling the collared perpetrators instead of letting the police collar them. In the case of the infamous German priest, one diocese official hinted that his problem could be fixed by transferring him to teach at a girls’ school. Either they figured that he would not be tempted by the female sex, or worse, the church was even less concerned about putting little girls at risk.

    The nuns have historically cleaned up the messes of priests. And this is a historic mess. Benedict should go home to Bavaria. And the cardinals should send the white smoke up the chimney, proclaiming “Habemus Mama.”

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