|Sisters of Life, NY, Members of the CMSWR|
The "crackdown" is on the (mostly) nontraditional nuns of the LCWR - Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The Sisters of life are a part of the CMSWR - the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious. They're not being targeted. The LCWR is... Oh, now I get it!
You may say, "But look at all of the good that they do! They work in hospitals, adoption services, and help the poor!" That's great, and I'm sure they do a wonderful job at that. But that's not what the Vatican is judging right now. The Vatican is making a decision on their adherence to Church teachings on abortion, contraception, gay marriage, and the ordination of women priests. And in these areas, the sisters have failed to do their jobs. And that is why they're being evaluated.
In truth, the Vatican is NOT a bunch of men picking on the poor women nuns. The sisters have strayed from Church teaching, and this needs to be corrected. Not all nuns are being targeted, it is only the umbrella group LCWR, and those orders associated with the organization. These nuns have tricked everyone, through their use of the media, into believing that it is the "male hierarchy" bullying the nuns "for no reason." They have fooled people into thinking that the Vatican is overlooking all of the good that they've done. They have tricked people into thinking that the Vatican is targeting them solely because they're women. This is NOT the case!
What infuriates me is how misinformed the supporters are. I saw a video of a priest having a discussion with a woman who was in a protest for the nuns. (The woman initiated the dialogue. They were marching outside of a parish and decided to pounce on the priest after the Mass was finished.) It was frustrating to watch, but also very entertaining to see all of the fallacies that she was saying, and how uninformed she was. She resorted to inturrupting him, yelling, and overall, being rude. The priest, on the other hand, was extremely calm, kind, prepared, and informed. Watch it for yourself :
Gotta love Fr. Ted. :) ... Can't stand the ladies' ignorance...
If I'm wrong, please let me know. I'm not picking on the nuns - in fact, I have many friends who are nuns, and I am discerning religious life right now. It's not that I'm upset with them, I am just disappointed that they have made this seem like they are under attack. I am hopeful that the nuns and the Vatican will come to an agreement, everything will be resolved, and these feminists will stop picketing and stop harassing well informed priests with misinformation.
That is all. I'm done with my rant...
I hope that cleared up some confusion, and gave you a new perspective. Have a great day, don't forget to comment and share if you liked the post!