The weeping and wailing of the dissident nuns is so hypocritical it's astounding. There are wonderful nuns today and faithful orders are thriving - bringing in the bulk (about 80%) of the new vocations. Even the member orders of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) have holy nuns in their ranks. But, as the Vatican points out, their corporate structure and advocacy positions are a BIG problem. And the fact is that the thriving orders do NOT belong to the worldly and politically correct LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious). No, the good orders left them back in the mid 90s to found the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious(CMSWR), when they got sick of being associated with labyrinths, peace poles, and prayers before abortion. Look at their member orders and you find nuns in habits joyfully embracing their vocation as brides of Christ and servants of the flock. Compare them to the servants of Mother Earth and the goddess Sophia at the LCWR. All you have to do to know which side is the right one is check out who is supporting the LCWR and attacking the Vatican for calling the nuns back to the true faith:
Jim Wallis - Founder of Sojourners, the far left "Christian" magazine that tickles ears.
Voice of the Faithful - Dissident group that is the softer face of Call to Action-type Catholics who support every "progressive" move to remake the Church according to the world's view where abortion, contraception, homosexuality, etc. are perfectly fine. Researcher Stephanie Block has called VOTF a "Call to Action Trojan horse."
New York Times - Anything advocated by the New York Times is suspect!
National Catholic Reporter (also known as the fishwrap) - NCR is the dissident Catholics' mouthpiece. Many of the most radical dissenting nuns and organizations are featured in its pages promoting the leftist agenda including positions in complete violation of Catholic teaching.I could go on, but I've got other things to do. The LCWR is playing the "we are stunned" game. But the reality is they are perfectly aware of their duplicity. And even now they depend on their buddies in the media to join their chorus. You won't see the nuns in habit in their choir loft, however. They left long ago and are busy teaching and serving and respecting the Holy Father instead of lambasting him. God bless those dear sisters and our prayers especially to the nuns in the LCWR who are suffering in silence.