Meet Me in St. Louis – rogue nun style.

I am from St. Louis which is hugely Catholic, as I’m sure you know. When someone in STL says where they live, it’s not by neighborhood or street name, it’s by parish. My last house was in St. George Parish. If you are from STL, you know exactly where that is. All that being said, it is not uncommon to have issues pop up now and then or news regarding Catholic issues. Pope John Paul II came to STL in ’99 which literally put STL on its knees.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is descending on St. Louis next week and hopefully the will be reprimanded for their ‘rogue’ style of servitude. So says the St. Louis Review:

“In April, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced a major reform of the LCWR, which has more than 1,500 members of U.S. congregations of women religious. They represent about 80 percent of the 57,000 women religious in the United States. It currently holds a canonical status that is granted by the Vatican.”

But these rouge sisters are not going by the rules…or the specific doctrine they signed up for. Here’s why I know this…

As you all know, in the 1970’s Roe was passed. And STL being Catholic oriented, these rogue nuns were ‘helping women in need’ to make contraception and abortion decisions. I remember being told that the Church ‘isn’t like that anymore’ about abortion. DANGEROUS, to say the least. Women, Catholic or not, see these rogue nuns as someone to heed because they are nuns – holy, and that their opinions would be holy as well. But they are doing not-so-holy things.

As one person put it, “You see a difference in the theology of the sisters who are on the margins, who live with the people, whose theology is informed by the work they do,” said Jennifer Reyes Lay, program coordinator for the St. Louis-based Catholic Action Network. “And then the theology of people who hold positions in the hierarchy who aren’t as connected to people and who can maintain black-and-white guidelines. It gets messier when you’re on the ground.” Not a truer word was said. The LCWR is not so quietly separating themselves from Rome.

As a prolifer, my problem with rogue nuns, rogue Pastors, rogue Priests, and the like is that they are not entirely prolife, and some not at all. People (I was one of them) go to them for advice because in their mind these people are holy and closer to God. Should you seek counsel in times of unrest such as an unplanned pregnancy? The Bible says to seek counsel, and our Counselor is Christ:

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6, NKJV.

These rogue nuns do not seek the counsel of Christ as we ought to have done in the first place. Do I blame these rogue nuns for my abortion? Somewhat, yes I do. My mother listened to their veiled reasoning and put me in the grasp of an abortionist. Truly, this is one of the BIGGEST reasons why I left the Catholic Church over 30 years ago. I could not understand why the Vatican says one thing and the local church, priests and nuns say another. I find the entire thing to be bondage and contradictory.

Actually, the whole thing finally makes sense to me with the women of my family; they saw these rogue nuns usurping the authority of the Church and found it to be empowering instead of what it was: denying doctrine, such as sex before marriage, contraception and abortion as accepted practices rather than forbidden.

So the bottom line is this: The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and the Church needs to stop them. How many other aborted unborn babies are they responsible for? Well, the blood is on their hands. They need Jesus.

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3 Replies to “Meet Me in St. Louis – rogue nun style.”

  1. The day my 7th grade Catholic Schoolclassmate told me it was her cousin who was found in the sewEr slaughter and chopped up after a botched back ally abortion was the day I became Pro Choice.
    In my twenties my boyfriends sister had a botched back alley abortion and when she went to the hospital they did a complete hysterectomy to save her the trouble of having to come back for more potential medical complications
    As my fathers second wife entered the last couple of years of her life she spoke often of the sister she lost in the 1930’s to a botched back alley abortion
    I support your right to believe and act otherwise…I do not support your saying it must be this way for all
    G-d gave nme free will ,if you choose to hand your over to mortal men that is your choice…I support that for you but not for all
    The rigid beliefs you hold are exactly what lead you to have an abortion that you did not want, the rigid beliefs your Mother had led you to that . To think that mortal human beings are infallible as we perceive G-d to be is to put us on the level of G-d …I do not need a G-d I that MEN SAY THEY ARE SO IN TOUCH WITH THAT THEY CAN TLL ME WHAT G-D wants
    Not all who have had abortions regret them, what I have said since I was young is TAKE CARE OF ALL INFANTS AND CHILDREN HERE TO THE DEGREE THEIR PARENTS CANNOT AND THEN SPEAK TO ME OF NO ABORTIONS
    NO AMOUNT OF PASSING THE BLAME ON THE NUNS OR EVEN YOUR MOTHER WILL TAKE AWAY FROM THE FACT YOU DID NOT STAND UP FOR OR EVEN RUN AWAY TO DO WHAT YOU FELT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO
    NO AMOUNT OF RIGID RULES AND THINKING WILL CONTROL OTHERS AS G-d gave us free will and G-d
    Alone can judge a souls actions or I actions
    No amount of rigid thinking will protect you from the evil in the world or absolve you of your individual responsibility for your actions and I actions
    You are not inferior to those who run the Church and are male
    AND CANNON LAW SAY ONE MUST LOOK AT ALL THE CHURCH SAYS ABOUT AN ISSUE AND TEACHING AND LOOK TO QLL OUTSIDE AND IN THE END IT IS A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE
    LOOKS TO ME THAT THE CHURCH SHOULD BE SPLIT TO THOSE WHO HOLD ALLEGIENCE TO ROME ND THE POPE AND THOSE WHO HAVE CONSCIENCE AND ALLEGIENCE TO G-D

  2. 1. Abortion is only legal, not safe.
    2. If you are not prepared for the results, don’t have premarital sex.
    3. Botched back alley abortions? They should have never tried to abort in the first place or had sex when they shouldn’t have.
    4. Excuses to abort mean nothing.
    5. Prochoice = Prodeath.
    6. Only God can choose Life or Death.
    7. What happened to me happens to most – coerced to abort because you trusted someone or was scared of someone.

  3. It may move at a glacial pace, but it is nice to see the Catholic Church taking these nuns to task lately.

    Kate – I’m sorry to hear about all the abortion related tragedies in your life. I do not follow your logic, though. Illegal abortions hurt people, so abortion should be legal? Like illegal drugs hurt people, so drugs should be legal? Abortion hurts women no matter what its legal status.

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