I’ve got to hand it to the Romans. Sooner or later, those Cartholicks deal with apostates. Whereas mainline Protestants are nice to them . . . and nicely let the apostates take over. (Of course the Romans have at times past gone after “heretics” who were actually faithful to the Faith once delivered, but who’s quibbling?)
What prompts my observation is the happy news that the Vatican has had enough of the enormities from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) here in the U. S. and is more or less taking them over. A good summary of the situation may be found over at MCJ.
The chief document in question may be found here. Here’s a sample of what the feminuns have been up to:
Addresses given during LCWR annual Assemblies manifest problematic statements and serious theological, even doctrinal errors. The Cardinal offered as an example specific passages of Sr. Laurie Brink’s address about some Religious “moving beyond the Church” or even beyond Jesus. This is a challenge not only to core Catholic beliefs; such a rejection of faith is also a serious source of scandal and is incompatible with religious life. Such unacceptable positions routinely go unchallenged by the LCWR . . .
Radical Feminism. The Cardinal noted a prevalence of certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith in some of the programs and presentations sponsored by the LCWR, including theological interpretations that risk distorting faith in Jesus and his loving Father who sent his Son for the salvation of the world. Moreover, some commentaries on “patriarchy” distort the way in which Jesus has structured sacramental life in the Church; others even undermine the revealed doctrines of the Holy Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and the inspiration of Sacred Scripture.
In other words, they’ve been acting like Episcopalians.
Thanks be to God that Pope Benedict, Archbishop Burke, and other faithful bishops have had enough of that and are (Cue holy screaming now.) actually exercising church discipline.