Bishop Upset That Nuns Not Interferin...

Bishop Upset That Nuns Not Interfering In American Politics

There are 108 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Jul 29, 2012, titled Bishop Upset That Nuns Not Interfering In American Politics. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

"We've flattened their fingers. We've branded their buns. Nothing is workingSend in the nuns!" Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio is one of the three bishops appointed by Pope Benedict to try and force America's nuns into line with the Vatican's political ambitions.

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Big Al

Hanna City, IL

#137 Aug 7, 2012
Shedding light on life wrote:
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If not political, then part of their mission -- and every Christian's mission -- is not to shy away from testifying to biblical truths and admonitions:
"Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them die. Don't excuse yourself by saying, "Look, we didn't know." For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve."
"I think the criticism of what we're not talking about seems to me to be unfair. Because [Women] Religious have clearly given our lives to supporting life, to supporting the dignity of human persons.…We would question, however, any policy that is more pro-fetus than actually pro-life. If the rights of the unborn trump all of the rights of all of those who are already born, that is a distortion, too… We dedicate our lives to those on the margins of society, many of whom are considered throwaway people: the impaired, the chronically mentally ill, the elderly, the incarcerated, to the people on death row.… There's so much being said about abortion that is often phrased in such extreme and such polarizing terms that to choose not to enter into a debate that is so widely covered by other sectors of the Catholic Church — and we have been giving voice to other issues that are less covered but are equally as important.…To single out one right-to-life issue and to say that that's the only issue that defines Catholic identity, I think, is really a distortion." -- Sister Pat Farrell, from an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air, July 28, 2012

That sounds to me like the attitude of someone sincerely interested in doing good for her fellows human beings. What the Vatican seems to be saying is you have to do it exactly the way we tell you to do it or else. That sounds more like a Roman Emperor giving orders to his subjects.

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#138 Aug 7, 2012
Big Al wrote:
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"I think the criticism of what we're not talking about seems to me to be unfair. Because [Women] Religious have clearly given our lives to supporting life, to supporting the dignity of human persons.…We would question, however, any policy that is more pro-fetus than actually pro-life. If the rights of the unborn trump all of the rights of all of those who are already born, that is a distortion, too… We dedicate our lives to those on the margins of society, many of whom are considered throwaway people: the impaired, the chronically mentally ill, the elderly, the incarcerated, to the people on death row.… There's so much being said about abortion that is often phrased in such extreme and such polarizing terms that to choose not to enter into a debate that is so widely covered by other sectors of the Catholic Church — and we have been giving voice to other issues that are less covered but are equally as important.…To single out one right-to-life issue and to say that that's the only issue that defines Catholic identity, I think, is really a distortion." -- Sister Pat Farrell, from an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air, July 28, 2012
That sounds to me like the attitude of someone sincerely interested in doing good for her fellows human beings. What the Vatican seems to be saying is you have to do it exactly the way we tell you to do it or else. That sounds more like a Roman Emperor giving orders to his subjects.
Well said.

“The Black Mermaid”

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#139 Aug 7, 2012
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Sorry to have to tell you, that isn't always what has happened with the dissolution of the orders and retirement.
Believe it or not, I had an aunt who was a nun; I forget how old she was when she died. But she was one of the happiest people I'd ever known.

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#140 Aug 7, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
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Believe it or not, I had an aunt who was a nun; I forget how old she was when she died. But she was one of the happiest people I'd ever known.
Doesn't surprise me. People who find and respond to their true vocation experience life differently from those who have mere jobs, or even careers.

“The Black Mermaid”

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#141 Aug 7, 2012
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Doesn't surprise me. People who find and respond to their true vocation experience life differently from those who have mere jobs, or even careers.
I wasn't surprised either. And I only met her once, she was so sweet.

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#142 Aug 7, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
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I wasn't surprised either. And I only met her once, she was so sweet.
The flip side is that if she wasn't happy, she'd never tell you or anyone.

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#143 Aug 7, 2012
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The flip side is that if she wasn't happy, she'd never tell you or anyone.
True - LOL :)
PAUL SHYKORA ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#145 Aug 8, 2012
...THE Local NUN's dHat I's know ''LOVE'' Me and I's love them...back....

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