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The Red Hat Society in Rome…a reminder?

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Sr Mary Luke Tobin was at Vatican Two

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Sister Mary Luke Tobin (May 16, 1908 – August 24, 2006) was an American Roman Catholic nun and one of only 15 women auditors invited to the Second Vatican Council, and the only American woman of the three women religious permitted to participate on the Council’s planning commissions.

One of 15 women – she commented:

The L. C. W. R. report also described the conditions contributing to the alienation of women from church and society and their consequent need of reconciliation with both groups. Let me outline briefly some of the alienating factors described in the report:

1. Patriarchy has been a prime concept for the perception and organization of reality. Patriarchy as a worldview of its very nature assumes the alienation of women. It places the male in the center of reality and makes the masculine normative.

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Read: “Psst! I’ve got a secret” Blog by Laurel Grove in San Jose

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She grew up in Anytown, USA

We are six girls who grew up together…

We attended the same college- lived in the same dorms and have remained close friends for over 20 years.

We exchange birthday gifts, Christmas cards, floods of emails

and celebrate ourselves at an annual “retreat” at Yosemite.

Continue reading: https://laurelgroveloves.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/psst-ive-got-a-secret-dont-tell-anyone/

 

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The New Members of the Red Hat Society

8561201931_e1a4d5eeb6_zPope Francis will create 17 cardinals from 14 countries

on Nov 19, 2016 including 13 electors from 11 countries.

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Three of the electors are from the United States:

  •   Blase Cupich (Chicago),

  • Kevin Farrell (formerly of Dallas and now prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life)

  • and Joseph Tobin (Indianapolis).

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San Francisco cronies collude: Beware

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It is a dark and dreary time in the City by the Bay.

“Sal the Ultra Conservative” – not really Opus Dei – came to San Francisco and the city quaked.*

His reputation preceded him. The DUI in San Diego did nothing to enhance his image.

He made mistakes and stepped on more toes than a tap dancer on ice skates: Train Wreck.

His buddy over at Star of the Sea was equally alienating and not welcomed by the parish. After too many debacles – egregious errors He was asked to leave

What happened to Fr Illo? Did they  send him to Salinas? Gonzales? Eureka? 

No..he was embraced and welcomed at St Mary’s Cathedral by his old pal, Sal.

Sal and House of Cardinal Burke are great friends.

They are calling Catholic San Francisco Foggy Bottoms…and worse.

 

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“Cardinal BurkeIn recent months, critics have described him as an “ultraconservative fanatic,” “anti-Conciliar,” “in conspiracy against the Pope” and even ready for a schism should the upcoming family synod open up unwelcome changes.The criticism has been so defamatory that in Italy several bishops have even refused to host his lectures in their dioceses. Where he has been allowed to give a conference — as recently in some cities in the north of Italy — there are invariably priests who oppose him and accuse him of spreading propaganda against the Pope.”

  •   “Before coming to San Francisco, Cordileone was best known for helping to raise more than $1m to get California’s same-sex marriage ban on the ballot, while calling changes to the traditional institution of marriage between a man and a woman to be “the ultimate attack of the Evil One”.
    “…But the most recent complaints against Cordileone are about his push to increase “Catholic identity” in the four high schools directly under his control in the Bay Area.

After word started to spread in early 2015 that Cordileone planned to impose “morality clauses” on teachers, critics, including parents and students, formed an opposition group called #TeachAcceptance.

The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board and columnists have repeatedly castigated his position and hundreds turned out at rallies to condemn his actions. Despite that revolt against his leadership, Cordileone is undaunted in his push to recalibrate what Catholic education should be – or about giving his perceptions of what it means to be Catholic in a city that is known for its welcoming tolerance of just about any lifestyle other than overt conservatism….”

 

What is happening in Northern California?

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Ask Sal

 

Que sera Sarah? Cardinal Sins…

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Cardinal Sarah is not funny…

Lifted from The National Catholic Reporter

“The Guinea native also appealed to all priests around the world to return to the pre-Vatican II custom of celebrating Mass versus orientem (facing East), or what is often called “priest with his back to the people”.

 

“This is a liturgical hot potato that the 79-year-old Francis had sought to avoid. In fact, he appointed Cardinal Sarah to his current job precisely in order to keep the peace with the neo-Tridentinists — a small, but well-organized, well-funded and extremely vocal group that gained prominence disproportionate to its numbers under Benedict XVI. It has been lukewarm (to say the least!) towards the current pope.”

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What He Said: 

Cardinal Sarah – He went as far as to say the dismantling of “the church’s teachings on marriage, sexuality and the human person” through the legalization of such things as same-sex marriage was just as horrible as the “merciless beheadings, futile bombings of churches, torching of orphanages and ruthless expulsions of entire families” that take place in other countries.

If that were not bad enough, Cardinal Sarah has also shown unwillingness to comply with even some of the simplest tasks related to his day job.”

Someone may turn his back on Sarah quite soon…

Slipped From National  Catholics Reporter

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Humor Free Zone: Catholic Church Comedy of Errors and Airs

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Psst…No one is Laughing…

Sister Joan Chittister – a Rock Star Benedictine nun to some -and a Rock- to others-  dared to speak out…

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“But Chittister — now 79 and very much alive, thank you — has another reason why the time has come.

“All my professional life, I have spoken my heart out for the role of women all over the world. It’s a theological thing, a deeply moral thing, the determining issue for the integrity of the Church and the advancement of any state,” she told Religion News Service in an interview about the book.

“It’s time to acknowledge that this material is not just theological and rhetorical. It’s real. I’m not just talking from compassion, from a world I don’t know anything about. I’m talking about myself — and all social classes, all kinds of people.”

“I saw it as maybe my last major presentation on behalf of women who are trapped by circumstances of religion, law, custom, and culture,” said Chittister.

In the book and in interviews, she tells of joining the Erie Benedictine community “not as a refuge or escape from life, but for the kind of life I thought was possible — a Christian community as a model of peace.”

See Here

http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2015/10/27/sister-joan-chittister-the-maverick-nun-shares-her-secret-life/

 – In 2001, the Vatican forbade Sr Joan to speak on discipleship at a women’s ordination conference in Ireland.

Chittister spoke anyway.

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 Bonus: See Top 10 Reasons Men Should not be Priests

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Comedy of Errors (and bonus assignment!).”

What Catholics really think about sin, divorce, re-marriage and birth control

Birth Control? – What percentage of Catholics use it? No big surprise…indexpillls photos

Divorce and Re-marriage?

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You read it here first: 

http://www.pewforum.org/2015/09/02/chapter-5-beliefs-about-sin/

Oh, Brother! Really? Fr Tom Reese asks the good questions

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“Thanks to a perceptive question by Thomas J. Reese, S.J., former editor in chief of America and currently a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter.

Brother Herve Janson, a member of the Little Brothers of Jesus, an order noted for its poverty and simplicity, was one of the participants at the daily press briefing. It was noted that he was also a voting member.

Father Reese asked, rightly, “What is the rationale for you being admitted to the synod and religious women not being admitted to the synod?”

What does that mean? Basically, Brother Janson is not ordained. Some may not be aware of this tradition, but you can be a member of a men’s religious order and not be ordained: thus the term “Brother.”

Brother Janson is neither a bishop, nor a priest, nor a deacon. Technically, his canonical “status” in the church is that of a layman. That is, he has the same “status” as that of a woman religious, or in common parlance, a Catholic sister. And the same status as a laywoman as well.

In response to Fr. Reese’s question, which produced some uncomfortable laughter from the other panelists (who immediately grasped the challenging nature of the question): Brother Janson said “That is a big question…I felt very uncomfortable …Before, the distinction was between cleric and lay. And now, it became between man and woman, exactly as you said very well…I asked myself the same question.” Strikingly, Brother Janson said he thought of refusing the invitation to be a voting member, out of solidarity with women religious.”

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See Fr Tom Reese: Five reasons the synod is doomed to fail  Here

“This is a serious failure for the Synod.

Previously, at least as far as I had known, it seemed that ordination was a prerequisite for voting. That is, there were priests who were appointed, in addition to the bishops, as voting members. There were strong theological arguments that could be advanced for that: it was a synod of bishops, and, in Catholic theology, priests participate in the ministry of the bishop through the sacrament of holy.”

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See Fr James Martin Complete Article Here

Cardinal Sins: The Mule: Muller

Sunday, September 27, 2015 New York Times:

But Cardinal Müller is no objective papal observer. He is a leading voice in the orthodox wing of the Catholic Church that worries that outsize attention on Francis’ welcoming, pastoral style could distract from the church’s core beliefs.

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He is one of many conservatives who, without challenging the immensely popular pope head-on, have sought to weather the so-called Francis effect by inculcating the next generation of faithful with their own priorities: church tradition, culture and rules.

Now they are parsing his comments this weekend in Philadelphia, where he arrived Saturday, for anything that would bolster their case as they head into next month’s synod of bishops in Rome focused on the family. Many of them have been looking to dampen any prospect of welcoming people in same-sex relationships or divorced and remarried Catholics back into the fold, or women into the priesthood.


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Last week, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told L’Osservatore Romano in reference to the Vatican’s highly criticized investigation of U.S. nuns, “Above all we have to clarify that we are not misogynists, we don’t want to gobble up a woman a day!”

“If the Vatican wanted to prove that they are not misogynists, they could start by removing the unjust mandate against the nuns,” said Deborah Rose-Milavec, a coalition spokesperson. She continued, “we remain inspired by the sisters courage in engaging church leadership while remaining faithful to the integrity of their calling. We promise our support as they pursue their mission to those on the margins despite attempts at institutional, sexist bullying.”

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Old Boys Club – aka Rome’s Red Hat Society- grumbling at Pope Francis

Cardinal BurkeThe “Conservative Rebellion” is taking on many guises — in public comments, yes, but also in the rising popularity of conservative Catholic Web sites promoting Francis dissenters;

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books and promotional materials backed by conservative clerics seeking to counter the liberal trend; and leaks to the news media, aimed at Vatican reformers. Get a grip…

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Pope Francis has done more to raise interest and positive press for the Catholic Church…

while re-igniting and re-kindling interest by Collapsed Catholics who gave upon the Church decades ago…

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