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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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Mercy! Little old Ladies in Iowa – clueless or not?

They have 40 acres of prime SiliconValley Real Estate

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This cadre of women…sitting far, far away in little ol’ Iowa are ruling the roost in Northern California.

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The old women –  truly dedicated souls- did not sign  up to be Real Estate tycoons. They wanted to be nuns… To teach and be nurses.

Bam! All of sudden they have become responsible for a very  important school in California! They fired the Head of School who was way too progressive. Sports and Girls – indeed!

The Sisters of Iowa:   Do they pretend to know anything about California, Silicon Valley, single sex schools in Northern California?

They appear to be clueless about the sharp decline enrollments at one school. One huge reason 8th grade girls are not enrolling  is because there are no sports facilities. Smart young women who want to succeed in high school and then college know the high importance of a well rounded student…

 

Pope Francis announces Women as Deacons

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Huge Announcement

Pope Francis   Commission Women as Deacons  

 

Breaking news from the Vatican: “After intense prayer and mature reflection, His Holiness has decided to set up the Commission to Study the diaconate of women.”8561201931_e1a4d5eeb6_z

http://americamagazine.org/content/all-things/vatican-francis-announces-commission-women-deacons

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The Sisters of Mercy – San Francisco – rock!

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California Catholic School Accepts Transgender Teacher

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May 16 2016 – 12:23pm | Associated Press

Gabriel Bodenheimer, a teacher and the English Department chair, speaks in class at Mercy High School for girls on Thursday, May 12, 2016, in San Francisco. Bodenheimer who came out as a transgender man at a Catholic high school in San Francisco has been allowed to keep his job by the order of the nuns that runs the school. The San Francisco Chronicle reports an order of the Sisters of Mercy announced its support for Gabriel Bodenheimer on Wednesday. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
A teacher who came out as a transgender man at a Catholic high school in San Francisco has been allowed to keep his job by the order of the nuns that runs the school.

An order of the Sisters of Mercy announced its support for Gabriel Bodenheimer, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

“This is significant for us; we did not take this lightly,” said Sister Laura Reicks, president of the 16-state region of the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community. “We feel because of our values, the choice was this, but that didn’t mean it was easy.”

Supporting the dignity of each person—regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identification—aligned with the order’s values, Reicks said

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Mother Mary Angelica

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March 28, 2016

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, praised Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA, who died March 27, Easter Sunday.

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He said: “Mother Angelica reflected the Gospel commission to go forth and make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:19), and like the best evangelists, she used the communications tools of her time to make this happen. She displayed a unique capacity for mission and showed the world once again the vital contribution of women religious.”

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“In addition to founding the Eternal World Television Network, Mother Angelica was the foundress of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and the Knights of the Holy Eucharist. Her work, begun in the cloister, reached across the globe. She was a convincing sign as to how even the humblest of beginnings can yield abundant fruit.”

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“I join those who lived and worked with her, as well as her many viewers, in thanking God for this extraordinary woman, devout believer and media pioneer.”

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Faith is what gets you started. Hope is what keeps you going. Love is what brings you to the end.
Mother Angelica

Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/author/18179-Mother_Angelica

Hello? Can Women Preach at Mass?

religious-730767__180See America Magazine on the Topic of Women On the Altar- Preaching at Mass

http://americamagazine.org/issue/can-women-preach-mass?

“A series of essays in the semiofficial Vatican newspaper is urging the Catholic Church to allow women to preach from the pulpit at Mass, a role that has been reserved almost exclusively to the all-male priesthood for nearly 800 years.

“This topic is a delicate one, but I believe it is urgent that we address it,” Enzo Bianchi, leader of an ecumenical religious community in northern Italy and a popular Catholic commentator, wrote in his article in L’Osservatore Romano.

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It is time.

Check out: Top 10 Secrets to Happiness – Pope Francis

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Pope Francis reveals TOP 10 SECRETS to happiness

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Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness.

In an interview published Sunday in part in the Argentine weekly Viva, the pope listed his

Top 10 Tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life:

1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same.”

2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because “if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid.”

3. “Proceed calmly” in life. The pope, who used to teach high school literature, used an image from an Argentine novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, in which the protagonist — gaucho Don Segundo Sombra — looks back on how he lived his life.

“He says that in his youth he was a stream full of rocks that he carried with him; as an adult, a rushing river; and in old age, he was still moving, but slowly, like a pool” of water, the pope said. He said he likes this latter image of a pool of water — to have “the ability to move with kindness and humility, a calmness in life.”

4. “A healthy sense of leisure.” The pleasures of art, literature and playing together with children have been lost, he said.

“Consumerism has brought us anxiety” and stress, causing people to lose a “healthy culture of leisure.” Their time is “swallowed up” so people can’t share it with anyone.

Even though many parents work long hours, they must set aside time to play with their children; work schedules make it “complicated, but you must do it,” he said.

Families must also turn off the TV when they sit down to eat because, even though television is useful for keeping up with the news, having it on during mealtime “doesn’t let you communicate” with each other, the pope said.

5. Sundays should be holidays. Workers should have Sundays off because “Sunday is for family,” he said.

6. Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people. “We need to be creative with young people. If they have no opportunities they will get into drugs” and be more vulnerable to suicide, he said.

“It’s not enough to give them food,” he said. “Dignity is given to you when you can bring food home” from one’s own labor.

7. Respect and take care of nature. Environmental degradation “is one of the biggest challenges we have,” he said. “I think a question that we’re not asking ourselves is: ‘Isn’t humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?’ ”

8. Stop being negative. “Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up I have to cut others down,'” the pope said. “Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.”

9. Don’t proselytize; respect others’ beliefs. “We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyzes: ‘I am talking with you in order to persuade you,’ No. Each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The church grows by attraction, not proselytizing,” the pope said.

10. Work for peace. “We are living in a time of many wars,” he said, and “the call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet, peace is always proactive” and dynamic.

 

 

Carol Glatz Catholic News Service | Jul. 29, 2014 The Francis Chronicles Vatican City

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Lifesavers – and Nunsense

 

 

 

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