Thursday, September 20, 2012

Channeling Sinead

You know how some news stories are so very wrong that you stand there swearing at the radio like a crazy person? This is one of those stories.

In a nutshell, the Vatican is reprimanding the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella organization for most of America's 57,000 Catholic nuns, for focusing too much on ministering to the poor and not enough on opposing the Affordable Care Act. You got that? The Vatican is dispatching a bishop to disabuse these women of their "radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith" and tell them they need to spend more time opposing abortion and gay marriage, less time opposing torture and climate change.

Sonofabi... Yeah, it's those radical nuns always winding up on the six o'clock news.

Here, here and here are links to stories in the New York Times about the controversy.

Look, I'm a Jewish girl from Baltimore. But anyone can see that these nuns are doing the Lord's work. I'm not going to criticize anyone else's religion. I am going to donate $5 to the LCWR, in appreciation for these amazing women who go out and try to heal the world.

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