Re: Pope to nuns: Enough of the Social Justice malarky; more Homophobia and Misogyny please!
Signs that the nuns are beginning to fight back: LINK
In their response on Friday, announced after three days of discussion and prayer in Washington, D.C., the conference board called the punishment “disproportionate” and said it “could compromise their ability to fulfil their mission.” The nuns said the Vatican’s report has “caused scandal and pain throughout the church community and created greater polarization.” Tensions between U.S. nuns and church authorities, both in Rome and in the United States, have been simmering for decades as nuns have taken an increasingly independent and outspoken role in politics and social outreach.
The nuns have drawn strong public support in the United States since the Vatican moved to rein them in. In the past few weeks Catholics have organized vigils outside churches from Anchorage, Alaska, to Lady Lake, Florida, and in major cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, as well as outside the offices of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.
Knots of demonstrators – sometimes a handful, sometimes several dozen – come to pray, sing and give thanks for nuns. More than 50,000 have signed an online petition asking the Vatican to withdraw its order.
Give me a misty day, pearly gray, silver, silky faced, wide-awake crescent-shaped smile