Nuns on the Run

by Steve Ray on July 2, 2009

sc0073fdd0I know many wonderful nuns and religious orders (e.g., Sisters of Mary-Mother of the Eucharist and Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity); BUT there are others that scare the “you know what” out of me.

The Pope has set up a commission to investigate women religious in the USA and I think it’s about time.

Dissident nuns/sisters/orders can do more damage to the Church and the faithful in a short amount of time than just about anyone, especially when they are in charge of teaching and education within a parish or diocese. Gratefully they are rapidly dwindling in numbers.

Othodox orders that are faithful to the Church are growing rapidly with young women joining in great numbers, but the tired old hippy generation of dissident, feminist, New Age, religious sisters are disappearing along with their shag carpet, eight-track tapes and tie-died T-shirts.

There is a great new article in Catholic World Report this month and I LOVE the cover (click on image for larger picture). I can usually spot these women a mile away and I am glad they are finally making the news! God bless Pope Benedict!

Apostolic visitation of US nuns is making waves
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/features/index.cfm?recnum=60336
A front-page New York Times story on the Vatican’s concern about women’s religious orders in the US offers a strong indication that the apostolic visitation announced earlier this year is being taken seriously– both by the Holy See and by American nuns.

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Donna July 2, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Well, praise the Lord! I agree– it’s about time.

“Sisters” like that drove me out of the Church… but here are the very Sisters who brought me back home in 2003, and– I’m convinced!– prayed my husband, Tim, into the Church (2008):

http://www.carmelitesistersocd.com/

After Tim, I asked them to start praying for my younger sister. Well… she and her husband had their marriage validated just this past March– GLORY TO GOD!

Now *those* are some Nuns! I thank God for them and pray for them every day!

Chad Myers July 2, 2009 at 10:40 PM

I remember someone on the radio (was it Relevant Radio? Catholic Answers? I can’t remember) talking about “Sister Mary Better-than-any-man” and I thought that captured exactly the sentiment that many of these pant-suit wearing nuns (whose only religious identification is a lapel pin) carry.

I converted to Catholicism, and the only nuns I’ve known in person are the feminist “New Age” types.

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