We might have to bang Bart’s head into a blackboard a few times before he realizes that in a moral tug-of-war between the sisters and the bishops, you have to go with the gals.
Just as I don't like people who claim to speak for Traditional Catholics when they have no business doing so, I don't like libtards like Maureen Dowd of the New York Times who do not understand what the Magisterum means.
For decades, the nuns did the bidding of the priests, cleaned up their messes, and watched as their male superiors let a perverted stain spread over the entire church, a stain that has now even reached the Holy See. It seemed that the nuns were strangely silent, either because they suspected but had no proof — the “Doubt” syndrome — or because they had no one to tell but male bosses protecting one another in that repugnant and hypocritical old-boys’ network.
Their goodness was rewarded with a stunning slap from the über-conservative Pope
Benedict XVI. The Vatican is conducting two inquisitions into the “quality of life” of American nuns, trying to knock any independence or modernity out of them.
The witch hunt has sparked the nuns to have a voice at last. Vulnerable children were not protected by the male hierarchy of the church, which treated sexual abuse as a failure of character rather than a crime. The men were so arrogant it never occurred to them that they should be accountable to the secular world. In their warped thinking, it was better to let children suffer than to call the authorities, embarrass the church and risk diminished power.
What about the nuns who do the same and oppose the healthcare bill? Ah, they must be brainwashed by those evil men . . . and every priest is a pedophile, right?
Let me say this: Mother Church is an infallible institution run by fallible people. But it is the teaching of the Church - not her priests - that abortion is illicit and a grave sin.