The following comes from a June 1 Catholic News Agency story.

The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is arguing that the Vatican’s recent assessment of the organization was “based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency.”

Board members also said in a June 1 statement that “the sanctions imposed were disproportionate to the concerns raised” and might compromise the sisters’ “ability to fulfill their mission.”

The statement came after the nun group’s board members held a special May 29-31 meeting in Washington, D.C. in order to review and plan a response to a report issued several weeks ago by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

On April 18, the Congregation revealed the findings of its multi-year doctrinal assessment of the women’s conference, which noted “serious doctrinal problems” and significant need for reform.

The assessment document raised concerns over “certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith” that were prevalent in some presentations sponsored by the conference.

One such address discussed religious sisters “moving beyond the Church” and beyond Jesus.

These positions risk distorting Church teaching and constitute “a rejection of faith” and a “serious source of scandal,” the report said.

It also pointed to a lack of adequate doctrinal formation offered by the group, as well as letters from the Leadership Conference officers suggesting “corporate dissent” from Church teaching on topics such as the sacramental male priesthood and homosexuality.

In addition, while the organization strongly promotes social justice issues, it largely ignores the topics of life, marriage and sexuality, which have played a significant role in recent public debates over abortion, euthanasia and “gay marriage,” it said.

To lead renewal efforts, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle has been mandated to work with the nun group’s leadership for up to five years.

He will be aided by an advisory group of clergy, experts and women religious, along with Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield and Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio, who was responsible for conducting the assessment of the Leadership Conference.

Archbishop Sartain will work with the conference to revise its statues and review its links with affiliated organizations. He will help create a new formation program offering a deeper understanding of Church teaching and will be responsible for approving future speakers and presentations at the organization’s assemblies.

Furthermore, the archbishop will review the application of liturgical norms and texts, offering guidance to help ensure that the Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours are given proper priority in the nuns’ events.

In its June 1 statement, the Leadership Conference’s national board criticized “both the content of the doctrinal assessment and the process by which it was prepared.”

The board members charged that the Vatican’s report on the organization has “caused scandal and pain throughout the church community, and created greater polarization.”

The group announced that its president and executive director will travel to Rome on June 12 to discuss their concerns with Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Archbishop Sartain.

After that meeting, the organization’s members will gather in regional meetings and at an August assembly to develop a response to the Vatican’s report.

With some 1,500 members, the Leadership Conference members make up about three percent of the 57,000 women religious in the United States. However, the group says it represents 80 percent of American sisters since its members are leaders of their respective religious communities. The average age for members is 74.

The group had initially said that it was “stunned” by the assessment.

However, Ann Carey, author of the 1997 book “Sisters in Crisis: The Tragic Unraveling of Women’s Religious Communities,” said that problems have existed between the nuns and the Vatican since the group revised its statutes 40 years ago.

Carey told Catholic News Agency that members of the Leadership Conference have shown a clear intent to change “the nature of religious life” and abandon some of its essential elements, such as communal life and prayer, a corporate apostolate and distinctive religious garb.

She explained that the drastic changes led some women to leave the organization and form an alternative group, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, which adheres to the traditional elements of religious life and is attracting the bulk of young vocations today….

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Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 12:44 AM By Dan
These sisters are emblematic of the split in the Church today over the culure wars. It would be nice to see the LCWR admit as much.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 1:18 AM By Loraine
Regarding the attached photo: If not for the banner, the women were carrying in the march, I would never guess they were religious sisters. Thank God their average age is 74!

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 2:54 AM By fatherkarl
Up until the renewal of the middle 1960’s, the nuns were the right hands of the priesrs. The good sisters did excellent work teaching in Catholic schools and practicing the Beatitudes in Catholic hospitals and social sxervices, By their distinctive habits, and the works they did for the greater glory and honor of God, these nuns were living “sacramentals” who brought countless souls closer to Our Lord and His Catholic Church. Indeed, these sisters were an extrememely positive influence on the Church. The devil’s own trick, ‘Who is like God’ was planted in the updating and renewal sessions the nuns were forced to attend, and practically overnight these brides of Christ became swinging hippies, their Rosaries being replaced with martini glasses and cigarettes, and their inspirational habits traded in for wigs, pant suits, and undignified dress. God and the service of Him through the Church was discarded, and in their place was substituted immoral beliefs, Marxist theology, and total disgreard for anything sacred. The corruption of the best, is the worst kind of corruption. To see the vacant convents, and the places where once great motherhouses stood, anyone call tell that this group of what were called consecrated religious will probably not be around in a few more years. In the spiritual life, one never stays the same; one is either getting holier and progressing in the growth of virtue, or one is deteriorating, and becoming ever more corrupt and sinful. By their fruits you shall know them, and the fruits of these radicals is not only putrid and fetid, but also poisonous, and deadly.Stay far away from these nuns, as their task is no longer to build up the Body of Christ, but to disfigure and destroy her.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 4:34 AM By JR
The book should have been titled, The Tragic Unvailing of Womens Religious Communities not The Tragic Unraveling. These women need to stop promoting watered down teachings and dress as they did years ago to be identified as Sisters period. Feminazism is not the way.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 5:16 AM By Ted
Their attitude validates the report. Enough said.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 5:25 AM By DAN
So when is the Church going to do something about these HERETICS and SCHISMATICS – the LCWR ? ? ? They are now being warned, excommunication should be the next step. When they do not adhere 100% in entirety to the “CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC CHURCH, Second Edition”, they are Heretics or Schismatics. Let’s call them what they are. CCC: “2089 .,, HERESY is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same. SCHISM is the refusal of submission to the Roman Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him.” If each of these nuns read their CCC, none of them would be “stunned”.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 5:49 AM By Phil Malham
While I am not taking the side of this group, what does the vatican expect, with the changes made by Vatican 11 in the late 50’s and early 60’s ? The current so called pope and the Vatican itself have made significiant changes to the Traditional Catholic Church, making it more like a protestant church/service allowing women to wear pants, allowing them to attend w/o their head covered, and moving the Eucharist from prominence off to some left out of sight enclave, just to name a few. The Church and the Vatican need to return to it’s former true self before they can even begin to dictate who does what and how. I pray for our Lord to return his true Church to it’s rightful place.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 6:23 AM By OneoftheSheep
Move beyond the church? Yes, that would be called Protestantism. Very sad day when the brides of Christ reject he bridegroom for their silly agenda. Who’s stunned? The disobedient? or the church militant?

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 6:26 AM By JMJ
This is ‘nun-sense’ in the worst way, and unlike Nunsense (haven’t seen it, I heard that it was funny), there is nothing funny about disobedience, especially for those that are suppose to be ‘religious’. Lots of prayers are needed here, as the evil one is having himself a grand time, for now. +JMJ+

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 6:45 AM By Joe
The LCWR just doesn’t get it, and these radical feminists are the ones causing confusion within the Church. The orders which are members of the LCWR have few or no new vocations so that they will eventually cause their own demise and sadly go out of existence unless it changes course. It’s just sad how they have systematically undone what their predecessors have accomplished. What is encouraging, however, is that new religious orders of nuns are forming and have formed which are loyal to Church teaching and the Magisterium, and are attracting women who embrace the Church, and who desire to wear a religious habit. Also, while the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious might comprise only 20% of the religious orders of sisters in the U.S., member orders of this group are the ones attracting new vocations and, in time, will eventually surpass the number of members of the LCWR as the older sisters pass away. The Holy Spirit has its own way of taking care of things, although not as quickly as we would like.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 6:51 AM By PAPA
Average age 74, this problem is taking care of itself, The real Catholic Nuns are those that are thriving and adherring to traditional religious life, those that continue to support abortion and all gay issues need to explain themselves and their anti-Gospel positions to their maker .MGB and Thank You to Cal Catholic for keeping us informed on these issues that continually try to undermine OUR CHURCH

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 7:14 AM By ldc
what a shame, well it was a woman who got us in the mess we are in at the start of creation… shame on them, you would think that after being so close to the Lord in prayer for so long, they would look to our Blessed Mother in prayer for guidance, one thing for sure there will be more for these people and all the rest to come are working for the devil, the Devil is lose on earth, and we all know it and he will be coming more agressive as we come to the end, and we are in the ends of time but when will the real END come only He knows, God the Father. Sincerely in Christ, a Mom and Grandma…

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 7:22 AM By max
for me, it is a sign of health in the church that women religious have TWO leadership groups they can belong to. i have many friends (nuns and sisters) in the OTHER g4roup, the more traditional one, and they seem happier and less anti-clerical somehow…thank GOD.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 7:50 AM By MD
It is sad that this small group of religious seem to have forgotten the meaning of the vocation they chose and the charismas of their orders. They are being asked to live the vows they profess when joining the order and to heed the call of prayer. There is no doubt that the Church is blessed and thankful for these vocations, but in that they have the obligation to live their vocations to the fullest and most orthodox way they can by not only living Church teaching, but being ardent defenders of Catholic doctrine. God Love You.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 7:52 AM By Bud 
The arrogant “PROGRESSIVE” leaders have become like so many Jesuits. Let those who accept Church Law re-organize into a new Council or join the Major Superiors of Women Religious. What’s left, disband; they already are secular enough and will do nothing more but defy any other attempts by the Church to bring them into some semblance of Catholicism.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 8:01 AM By Catherine
“The group had initially said that it was “stunned” by the assessment.” When you have not been corrected or disciplined for disobedience for well over 40 years, then of course the spoiled child IS initially stunned. May God bless the many wonderful sisters who have kept their vows of obedience to God while serving the faithful so unselfishly. I will always be so appreciative of the extremely courageous example of the Immaculate Heart sisters who DID remain in their habits and most importantly they remained faithful to all of the teachings of the Catholic Church. They were the finest example of doing the right thing during a time when it became more popular to “just do your own thing.”

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 8:07 AM By Sarah
They have abandoned “communal life and prayer, a corporate apostolate and distinctive religious garb.” They support social justice issues and have moved beyond the Church and Jesus. If they have moved beyond the Church and Jesus, they should not call themselves Catholic. They are far left radical feminists. If they want to live a communal life as a group of aging hippies, they should not call themselves Catholic nuns.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 9:03 AM By JLS
And so, the civilizing of Eve goes on. Amazing that so many nuns are too lazy to do the hard and painful work that brings about true joy.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 9:25 AM By Jax
Nuns? Do we still have Nuns? Whatever do they do? Where are they? I never see them. Oh, I’ve heard of some whacko ‘sisters’ holding séances and workshops on the joys of homosexuality like during the LA Religious congress (to teach those who teach our children – is that sick or what?). But other than that…. Nuns? Do we still have Nuns?

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 9:38 AM By goodcause
Interesting story on our Nuns. They do far more good than evil and need our support and prayers. Most nuns are the not the bomb throwers they are purported to be. It’s unfortunate that the “serious look” at the Nuns is being conducted under the auspices of the Vatican, which is in desperate need of its own “serious look” at its management, financial, and criminal behavior that is supposedly outside of its central mission. At least no Nuns have been sent to prison yet, or have caused Church financial losses of over $20 Billion and counting thanks to systemic criminal behavior. “By your fruits ye shall be known”.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 9:46 AM By Carolyn
Where are the beautiful habits? Maybe I missed something. Remember when our beloved John Paul II the Great came to the USA, DC Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, early in his pontificate. He mentioned wearing the “habit” and the defiant ones stood up in the pews in protest. Well here they are, marching hand in hand in more defiance…and there are more of them!! Sad.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 9:48 AM By JLS
One of the three temptations of Christ is rulership over all the wealthy cities and nations … These nuns have opted for this temptation.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 10:10 AM By Carolyn
Just want to give a plug for author Donna Steichen. She wrote Ungodly Rage, 1991, a very good book, but not an easy one to read. She also wrote another book later about women returning back to their true faith, published around 1998. Thanks.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 10:56 AM By MARY BETH
Phil Malham, this has nothing to do with the TRUTH of Vatican II, but Lies spread about it, and the lack of Catechesis over the past 50 years in the USA. The “CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC CHURCH, Second Edition” came out of Vatican II, and it teaches all the truths of our Faith. If these Nuns continue to be disobedient to Mother Church, then they need to be excommunicated when heresy and schism continue.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 11:03 AM By Life Lady
I was living thru this change, in the 60’s, when the SSND, (School Sisters of Notre Dame) changed their beautiful habits for less beautiful and less significant ones. I got out of there quickly, being a postulant, and years later learned that the ladies I had been in postulancy with, who had gone on to continue in that order, were all secular, and hard core feminists, promoting lesbianism as sisterhood, and smoking and drinking as if they had never tasted the religious life. We would have prayer and the Grand Silence after prayer at night, and rise early in the morning, continuing that silence until after mass and breakfast after that. How sad for them, and sad for me that I could not have finished that postulancy but seeing what has happened, I am grateful that I escaped that. The rest is history, but I know the Church will prevail, what with all the younger generation regenerating our need for religious, and staying faithful to the Church. Our Holy Mother Church may move slowly, but she is careful and has the Holy Spirit to help move her toward that communion with God where there is no doubt and no dissention. Praise God for that.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 11:05 AM By Delilah
When will these ladies understand? If you don’t believe that what the Catholic Church teaches is Truth, then leave. This applies to politicians, too. Nancy Pelosi and Secretary Sebelius are you listening?

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 11:13 AM By Clinton
The reason these dissident nuns have been allowed to run amok for the last 50 years is because of the “spirit” of Vatican 2. As the SSPX has urged, let us begin the experiment of tradition. The experiment of radical liberalism and innovation has been nothing short of a disaster.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 11:26 AM By Abeca Christian
God bless The Vatican for their investigations! May the investigations continue and may they excommunicate any one who are not loyal and faithful to Christ! VIVA CRISTO REY!

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 12:22 PM By JLS
goodcause, likewise most non-religious, secular women of all sorts of traditional and pop faiths do not go to prison or embezzle. So what is your point about these heretic nuns not going to prison or embezzling? Haven’t they helped to embezzle the Catholic religion out of the hearts of countless millions?

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 12:56 PM By Rick DeLano
Pray for the Pope because He has begun to fight the wolves, and they are wall around Him.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 1:07 PM By Laura
These women aren’t nuns. Nuns wear habits. Nuns are holy and inspire holiness. Just looking at a Nun makes you want to be in Church. THESE women are aging radicals and lesbians. Seeing them makes me want to run, screaming, in the opposite direction!

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 1:14 PM By Rick DeLano
I’d say we need a new book on vocations. Let’s call it “Beyond LCWR”.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 1:35 PM By ally
By Life Lady I am sorry you did not find an orthodox convent to enter. I also wanted to be a sister when I was growing up and now many years later am thinking of entering Mother Rosalind’s order if I should become widowed and debt free. There is still hope for those of us who were smart enough not to get involved with the heretical nun’s movement in the 60’s and 70’s.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 2:01 PM By lisag
This is just one more area where the Bishops of the US have let things slide into total disarray. The pedophile problem, anything goes masses, catholic in name only colleges, catholic politicians opening disobeying church doctrine, poor catechism for the last 40 years, to name a few. Why do the bishops think that sisters and nuns should obey them now when they have been left alone for years. The fact is those orders that have strayed away from traditional doctrine are dying out. Look at the picture. They look more like a union protest than religious order.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 2:03 PM By Sheila
fatherkarl, thank you for a spot-on post. You are so correct. I saw these changes from the ‘inside’, and it was very sad indeed. I saw a whole community suppressed by the bishop for folly such as this, and I wonder how many souls were destroyed in the process. Thankfully, as did Life Lady, I got out before the fall, but the tragedy for those who were faithful to their vows in the midst of this folly was heart rending. It is so very sad to see the leadership of LCWR bring down those who are faithful and would never confront the Vatican commission as did their leadership. May God have mercy on their souls.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 4:08 PM By Loraine
If anyone would like more info on this subject, go to the Renewamerica website and see Randy Engel’s three part series, Sisters in Rebellion – non Serviam

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 6:09 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
The truth is that real Catholics would rather that they did not fulfill their so called mission of changing the Church to their likings! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 6:21 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
I was blessed to see the movie “For Greater Glory” last night, and at every showing there were Women Religious present. How could I tell, THEY WERE WEARING THOSE BEAUTIFUL HABITS. If I had the power to do so, I would order every professed Catholic to see this movie. If I could do that, Obama would be finished! The violence is what we used to see in war movies, no splattering of intestines, some blood of course, but not nauseating displays that you see in most violent movies today. Both the afternoon and evening showings were sell outs! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 6:31 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
Sarah, 8:07 AM, It’s simple don’t call them Sister, like I had the pleasure of doing at the showing of “For Greater Glory”, and thank those who wear the Habit for doing so! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 6:41 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
Laura, 1:07 PM, Re.: “Seeing them makes me want to run, screaming, in the opposite direction!” If you enjoy running and screaming in the opposite direction, come to the Archdiocese of Lost Angels Religious Dis-Education Congress. If you want to do something about it, join CRCOA as we prayerfully yearly demonstrate at the Congress. We always need more members of the Church Militant. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 7:12 PM By Pilar
The comments of Father Karl is right on target. All the work on social justice and seeming works of charity apart from Christ is nothing. It does not even alleviate sufferings much less bring souls to Christ. One holy soul like Therese of Lisiux and St. Faustina has brought to God millions of souls without leaving the convent. It is their love of God and fidelity to their commitment to their vowed religious life that is like the leaven in the bread. It is is in their obedience to the Magisterium and the traditional Church teaching brought the tremendous success in the conversion of sinners, the growth of holiness among the faithful and effecting the meanoia of those who aspired to embrace the Catholic Faith. Their Mary Like demeanor and simple life has change a lot of lives. What accomplishment did LCWR could compare to these two saintly nuns? Yet behind the cloister, there are many who silently do sacrifices and prayers that is strengthening the foundation of the Catholic Church more than the loud voices and demonstrations the the so called nuns working for social justice. Silence speaks louder than words.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 7:36 PM By Jim
I see nothing that would identify these women as religious sisters. It just looks like a bunch of old ladies on vacation!

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 8:05 PM By JLS
Is there a DVD yet?

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 8:14 PM By Anne T.
There is plenty of evidence about the dissidence contrary to what is being said about this being based on “unsubstantiated” evidence. The book by Mercy Sister Margaret Farley, 2006, called “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics” that has just been condemned is just some of the evidence. Her book clearly shows that she does not believe in the teachings of the Church nor the lastest approved catechism on such isssues.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 8:19 PM By Anne T.
Rick DeLano, you are right about the wolves going after Pope Benedict, and they are trying to trash Archbishop Dolan, too, now as if we are so stupid that we do not know what they are up to.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 8:20 PM By Loraine
If these renegade sisters can’t get with the program and get themselves in line with church teaching I believe it would be better if these religious communities split with the Catholic Church just as the Sisters of the Immaculate of Mary in Los Angeles did in 1970 or better yet, these sisters bishops should ban them from working/teaching in Catholic institutions where they’re liable to spread their heretical and dissenting views.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 8:24 PM By Loraine
For more info search Idealistic Lay Group Is Legacy of Nuns’ Split With Church in 1970, Los Angeles Times

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 8:26 PM By Abeca Christian
I wonder if any of these nuns are ones that would have a bumper sticker that says “Catholics for Obama’? I’m just curious. Is all. I agree with Rick, lets continue to pray for our Pope.

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 8:47 PM By Anne T.
Oops! make that Cardinal Dolan.

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:48 AM By Gratias
These impertinent ladies have decided to create a new “Magisterium of the Nuns”. Obedience, especially to the Holy Father, is a virtue. You have inflicted enough damage to the Church already with your social justice and feminist programs. Leave us kids alone!

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 5:14 AM By DC
Buncha heretical in-the-closet paganism these women are covering up.

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 7:05 AM By Sandra
Dear “Sisters” who support abortion, homosexual unions, women ordination–time to become Protestants. Just leave. Don’t tear down our beautiful Church that Jesus founded and the Vicar of Christ continues with such faith and adoration. Shame on you.

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 7:58 AM By JLS
Oops, my “Is there a DVD?” was meant for the thread on the Cristeros movie, For Greater Glory.

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 6:50 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
Lorraine, Be serious, most bishops have placed these feminist nuns in charge of their chanceries. Sr. Edith Pendergast is such a one, and she is also in charge of the REC that CRCOA demonstrates at every year. Sorry to say Archbishop Gomez has really changed nothing! God

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 7:00 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
8:26 PM By Abeca Christian, Abeca sorry to tell you this, but there already was and probably is again a Website “Knights of Columbus for Obama”. Guess what, in spite of Article 162-7 of the Knights By-Laws, to the best of my knowledge, they have not been reprimanded for this. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:10 AM By Marcumx
They look and act like progressive social workers. They lost their habits and abandoned our schools and reject much of our doctrine of faith. Now what are they crying about again? It’s time to clean the decks of the ship. We’ve got bigger issues to deal with than fighting with 60s infested feminist dissenters.

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2012 7:14 AM By max
JLS, so glad youu clarified the DVD you were hoping to find. i just couldn’t imagine you wanting to watch a DVD of these ladies in pant suits trotting up the street protesting something or other…unless you had real bad insomnia!!!

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:42 AM By Abeca Christian
Mr Fisher even the Knights? Wow.

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2012 3:46 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
Abeca, I am in the Anaheim phone book and you can call me for more information on the Knights betrayal. We will once again be picketing their annual Supreme Council meeting in Anaheim, CA in the first week of August, and we need real Knights and other real Catholics to join us in this effort. God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2012 4:29 PM By Abeca Christian
I believe you Mr. Fisher. I don’t live near by, I’m in San Diego but I will keep you and others in my prayers as you plan to picket them. God bless you always!

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2012 6:03 PM By JLS
max, you’re driving me to drink with your interpretations. Maybe one day, after reading one too many of them, I’ll mellow out a little bit … or maybe not, since the age factor … yes, I’ll blame my in your face rude crude blog hog behavior on advancing age … yeah, that’s it. That’ll work. As soon’s your hair turns white, people give you all sorts of “space” to rant … not sure why though.

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:43 AM By max
JLS, drinking is good for you! we all must stay well hydrated. for example, scotch on the rocks, LOTS of ice, will make my posts more tolerabble…trust me!

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2012 1:31 PM By Doug
Nuns? These feeble little old ladies are no-stereo type of holy Roman Catholic nuns. True holy Roman Catholic nuns wouldn’t dress nor proudly march in public like this. They deserve whatever corrections and admonishment is due to them. It is because of their terrible examples, that they have no young nuns in their “convents”. It can be hard to be a hypocrit! I treasure and respect with my whole heart the Franciscan nuns that taught me in elementary school and looked after me as RNs while I recuperated decades ago as a youth in our city’s Roman Catholic hospital, the only hospital in our heavily protestant mid-western town. The Franciscan nuns wore full brown habits, veil, and white cover around their heads. Similarily for the nuns who were nurses only they wore all white habits, veils, and white cover around their heads. Although protestant citizens in the surrounding area were perhaps the largest number of hospital customers/patients, the protestant citizens treated them respectfully because the nuns were so holy and humble. Those days aren’t totally gone as their are some traditional Roman Catholic nuns (many young and old) living in Roman Catholic convents connected to traditional Roman Catholic Parishes throughout North America. Thank God, and I hope you will equally be blessed to meet some of them in your lifetime like my family has been blessed. God bless everyone.

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 2:36 AM By Abeca Christian
max are you encouraging JLS to become and alcoholic? JLS trust only your friends, drinking too much is not good.

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 10:34 AM By JLS
Don’t worry, Abeca, and thanks for your concern for those subject to alcohol addiction. I’m not alcoholic, although my brothers are, one of them gravely. When max implies that alcoholic drinks with lots of ice keeps one hydrated, he is making a serious mistake, especially if the climate is arid and if the air contains much pollution, pollen or mold.

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 4:36 PM By max
ABECA and JLS…poor old max was KIDDING about scotch on the rocksh keeping you hydrated. thought you would get that. i was having fun with JLS but gave up booze many years ago myself and feel much better for it. (my attempt at a joke came from JLS saying I was driving him to drink…)

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 11:52 PM By Abeca Christian
JLS lol

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 1:48 AM By Kenneth M. Fisher
Today, at the “Defend Religious Freedom Rally” in Santa Ana, CA there were many young beautiful Vietnamese Nuns, and they were such a joy, I had to thank them for wearing their beautiful habits. Yes, I did shout out “Viva Cristo Rey” several times thanks be to God and His Mother! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 9:01 AM By APStemp
Fatherkarl: The Devil’s Trick was to promise that “you shall be as gods.” “Who is like God!?” was St. Michael the Archangel’s rebuttal to Satan’s vow to exalt himself. The Question, (and the meaning of the name Michael) underlines the absurdity of any created creature presuming to act as god. That being said, it is true that these sisters now believe that they know good and evil, and may label it as they see fit. Mary, Most Holy, Pray for them! apstemp

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 1:02 PM By JLS
Glad to hear it max. I wish my bro would give it up, as it is fueling his depression and despair.

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 3:43 PM By max
Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 1:48 AM By Kenneth M. Fisher: “Today, at the “Defend Religious Freedom Rally” in Santa Ana, CA there were many young beautiful Vietnamese Nuns, and they were such a joy, I had to thank them for wearing their beautiful habits. Yes, I did shout out “Viva Cristo Rey” several times.” —- KENNETH, and here all this time I thought that was a SPANISH phrase! silly me. seriously, i may know those vietnamese nuns, and they are wonderful women, part of the OTHER group, which is more traditional, not anti-clerical, not ashamed of wearing the habit. they also seem happier…hmm…

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 6:44 PM By Mark from PA
Mr. Fisher, it is good that you appreciate the Vietnamese nuns and find them beautiful. Too bad that you cannot see the beauty in American nuns as pictured above.

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2012 7:11 PM By Kenneth M. Fisher
Mark from PA, The Nuns at the Rally were easily discernible as Nuns. The Nones in the above picture are just that. The Vietnamese Nuns just happened to be Vietnamese Religious who wear their habits as a sign of their consecrations to God! God have mercy on your compromised soul, Kenneth M. Fisher

Posted Monday, June 11, 2012 9:50 AM By Canisius
PA explain clearly to us why you support these so called Nuns when they have been dissenting against Church teachings for decades and misleading souls at the same time, answer this question Directly none of your sentimentality about your childhood…