Monday, May 7, 2012

"Sickening glimpse into the worldview of feminist Catholic nuns"

Laura Wood, writing over at "The Thinking Housewife":
"HERE IS a sickening glimpse into the worldview of feminist Catholic nuns. It’s an interview in the Minneapolis Post with Sister Brigid McDonald of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. This is a woman seething with resentment and bitterness toward male authority. The Vatican’s recent disciplinary action against American nuns stems from a fear of powerful women, she contends in the interview:
'Because [before] we were just school teachers and we just had nice little kids in front of us, you know, and we just emptied bed pans in the nursing homes and in the hospitals. But now they are right, we are out there in the different movements. We help with the Occupy movement and the right-to-choice movements.
It is giving us more credibility in the public. Lots of times people will call and seek out our opinions about certain issues, where it never was that way when I entered the convent. After we taught school, we went home, and said our prayers and ate supper and did our lesson plans and went to bed. Now we are out there.'

Mrs. Wood observes: "Notice her contemptuous view of the work of nuns of the past, whose care for the sick and the young she considers demeaning, menial labor."

Yes. It is indeed sickening, and it is obvious the Holy Father's action is long overdue.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Forming children and bringing comfort to the bedridden sounds like the kind of charitable acts people that populate heaven will have in common. Talk about looking down on roles often performed by women in the home and the workplace, this woman manages to do so. As a nurse, I have assisted people needing to use a bedpan that can be very humiliting for them. Helping them to feel better and letting them know that they are important can make a nurse feel very successful about her day's work. I find it very hard to think about something topping that blessing. I feel sorry for the nun that has not recognized that.