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Pope to investigate American Nuns

Benedict XVI investigates American nuns


The Opus Dei puts women inferior in their Opus caste system and therefore they do not tolerate Catholic religious nuns very well – unless these women become parrots of John Paul II writings and Benedict XVI writings (which are all written by Opus Dei ghost writers). 

Because Opus Dei cannot control these American nuns who refuse to be ruled by Octopus Dei tentacles they are being “investigated” which is a warning they could face closure like the Jesuits were expelled from the Vatican Observatory (closed on the eve of the Jesuit General Congregation in Rome) and the Vatican Radio (even if the Jesuits founded these institutions and served the popes for more than 400 years. The Opus Dei NOW controls the papacy and the Vatican and anyone who do not obey them, in their totalitarian ways will be shut down…see what happened to the Jesuit Jon Sobrino in the John Paul II Millstone

Aug 17, 3:55 PM EDT

Catholic sisters under Vatican review want answers

By Rachel Zoll
AP Religion Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- An association of U.S. Roman Catholic sisters raised questions Monday about why they are the target of, and who is paying for, a Vatican investigation that is shaping up to be a tough review of whether sisters have strayed from church teaching.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, representing about 800 heads of religious orders, said there was a "lack of full disclosure about the motivation and funding sources" for the inquiry. The group also said it objects to the Vatican plan to keep private the reports that will be submitted to the Holy See.

"There's no transparency there," said Sister Annmarie Sanders, a conference spokeswoman.

The investigation, announced earlier this year, will examine the practices of the roughly 59,000 Catholic sisters working in the United States. Some sisters have privately expressed anger over the assessment, which they say unfairly questions their commitment to church teaching. However, in public they have remained largely circumspect in their comments.

At the conference's assembly last week in New Orleans, the outgoing president of the group, Sister J. Lora Dambroski, described the investigation as a challenge to creatively live out the Gospel and said it could be "another definining moment" for Catholic sisters.

A Vatican working paper delivered recently to leaders of 341 U.S. religious congregations said that the review "is intended as a constructive assessment and an expression of genuine concern for the quality of the life" of the religious communities.

But the nature of some questions seems to validate concerns that they are suspected of being unfaithful to the church.

Among the requested information are details of "the process for responding to sisters who dissent publicly or privately from the authoritative teaching of the Church."

Separately, the Vatican has opened a "doctrinal assessment" of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which is based in Silver Spring, Md.

The Connecticut office of Mother Clare Millea, who is overseeing the investigation of the U.S. sisters, did not respond to a request for comment Monday.

In a July 31 interview with Catholic News Service, Millea said "we are welcoming the support of individual dioceses, individuals or groups who would be willing to help defray the expenses" of the study, called an apostolic visitation. It could take up to three years.

The Vatican ordered a similar investigation of U.S. Catholic seminaries in 2002, at the height of the clergy sex abuse crisis. Vatican leaders did not publicly disclose the information that the investigators filed to Rome and did not provide specifics on funding for the inquiry. However, the Vatican did eventually release its own report on the state of the schools.

"That's just the typical Vatican approach to these things," said the Rev. Thomas Reese, senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.

The Vatican often relies on the U.S. church, among the wealthiest Catholic communities in the world, to fund church work, even an unwelcome inquiry. In the working paper for the religious orders' review is a request for the women to cover travel costs for the investigators.

If Millea is still seeking donations now that the study is under way, Reese said, "then it hasn't been bankrolled" by any lay person or group hoping to influence the study.


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First lesbian bishop consecrated with Episcopal Church’s approval

March 19th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI Tell a Friend -

London, Mar 19 (ANI): In what has been seen as a move likely to worsen divisions over homosexuality, an Anglican church in the US has approved the consecration of its first openly lesbian bishop.

The Episcopal Church of the USA, the most liberal province within the Anglican Communion, had been under pressure not to allow the Rev Mary Glasspool to become Assistant Bishop of Los Angeles.

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, had warned its leaders personally not to take any decisions that would deepen the crisis over sexuality within the worldwide church.

But bishops and dioceses across the national church have now approved the consecration of Glasspool, after she was elected last year, and a ceremony has been scheduled for May 15.

She and the Rev Diane Bruce will become the first women bishops in Los Angeles.

Glasspool, a Canon in the Diocese of Maryland, has been with her female partner since 1988.

“I am also aware that not everyone rejoices in this election and consent, and will work, pray, and continue to extend my own hands and heart to bridge those gaps, and strengthen the bonds of affection among all people, in the Name of Jesus Christ,” the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

The Rt Rev Jon Bruno, the Bishop of Los Angeles, said the move showed there were no barriers within the Episcopal Church based on “gender and sexual orientation”.

“With the election of the Reverend Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, as a Bishop in Los Angeles in The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion reaches another decisive moment,” the Most Rev Peter Jensen, the Archbishop of Sydney, said.

“It is now absolutely clear to all that the national Church itself has formally committed itself to a pattern of life which is contrary to Scripture.

“The election of Bishop Robinson in 2003 was not an aberration to be corrected in due course. It was a true indication of the heart of the Church and the direction of its affairs,” he stated.

He claimed that traditionalists who have “patiently” remained within the Episcopal Church in recent years are likely to “distance themselves from those who have chosen to walk in the path of disobedience”. (ANI)

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