Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This certainly one-ups the flying nun

Nun accused of embezzling $850,000 from NY college fund what? A peace 'n justice-seeking, universe-healing, zeal for the cosmos, solidarity with the marginalized initiative of some sort? Nope. Gambling in Atlantic City.

Story here.

But that's not the whole story, is it? Well, no. The sister in question certainly must have been a fuddy duddy pre Vatican II type who wore a habit and prayed the rosary daily? No? How did you guess! Her religious order, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, tend toward the dissenting side of the fence. Knock me down with an unconsecrated wafer.

Case in point: they supported Obama's pro-abort health care bill.
One reaction came through loud and clear from Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, formerly the Archbishop of St. Louis and now the head of Rome's Apostolic Signatura.  During remarks at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois earlier this month, the Archbishop said that Catholic consecrated religious who openly dissent from the authority of Rome and the Church's teachings on life are "an absurdity of the most tragic kind" and should cease from identifying themselves as Catholic. 
Note to gals who feel called to the consecrated life: it's probably best to avoid any order that calls itself "dynamic" but comprises almost entirely women in their 60s whose philosophies hail from that decade.


  1. Well, if the Catholic Church is wrong about abortion, its position on stealing is probably not sufficiently groovy for this gal, either.

  2. Poor St. Joseph to have his name sullied by the likes of them. And the nerve of them using Scripture to justify their vile purposes.