Sister Passive-Aggressive Is Good At Whining
If you have any doubt concerning the mentality of the modern witches of the LCWR, you only need to read here.
This is an almost octogenarian woman who appears to have thrown away her life in total opposition to basic Christianity and elementary decency. I would expect a lady of that age to see things with a least a trace of that gentleness which should be one of the advantages of old age.
Not the case here: the woman is seriously bitter, and she gives you a clear insight into what her entire life must have been, and what her eternal life will probably be.
The rudeness of saying “I still call him Ratzinger, that fits him better” is not only what she calls “bias”, but indicates a clear refusal to accept the Holy Father as Pope.
The lady is – not, I think, because of her age – also confused about the basics of Vatican authority:
I think they are overstepping their jurisdiction to expect that nuns are going to think as they tell us to think.
Well no, sister; they cannot tell you what you have to think, can they now? But they can at least tell you to shut up, and to behave in a halfway acceptable way. This they can, because you owe obedience to them. It’s as simple as that.
Then there is the passive-aggressive part: bad, bad macho man is threatening defenceless old woman:
I can’t even begin to imagine what he could say or do that would change religious women’s beliefs. I don’t know how he plans to change that. That is of concern. That could be scary — what will he do to change our beliefs. You know, that scares me.
The “scary” part is clear. “You are the aggressor. I am the Panda. The world should protect me from you”.
The “belief” part is rather funny and the woman basically says “we are heretics , we are going to continue to be it, and there’s no way you can change that”. I rather agree with this, and think the thing to do – and the best way to try to save these witches from a very probable damnation – is to kick them out of their order and put them on the street, so that they can stop scrounging on the generosity of real Christians of the past and may start to experience a bit of the welfare state they seem to like so much.
Again on the “I am so defenceless” part:
More than half of us are over 75. We are almost an endangered species now. If he is trying to really change the church, he should start at the level with youth and talk to youth groups or something like that.
The Panda theme pops in again. That her soul be at stake, and be of concern for the Vatican, does not enter her mind. Why is it that only old witches have remained is also not asked by the intrepid ultra-feminist interviewer. The entire tone of the iterview is so stupid it’s embarrassing.
It gets even worse. There is an enlightening Q&A exchange:
Q: Can you speak a little bit more about that, the difference between changing your belief and silencing you, and where that line gets murky?
A: You are right, those are two different issues. If he wants us just to shut up about how we believe and don’t put it out in public, that is one issue. Or if he is really trying to get us to make statements that are opposite of our beliefs, I don’t know what his motivation is for this. Other than control, I don’t know what his motivation is.
The reasoning goes this way: even admitting that you may want to force me to shut up, what is worrying is that you want me to reform. This cannot, of course, be due to Christian charity and desire to save the woman’s soul, for which it seems not much time is left, and a lot is to do within this time. No, this must be an issue of control.
Almost eighty years old. Would you believe it?
Truly scary, though, this thing of wanting to reform people. Who does the man think he is, the Pope?
Then there’s the “you can’t touch me, you brute” part:
The nuns that I talk to aren’t really afraid, because they can’t see or they can’t imagine what he would do to change us. I mean, like, excommunication? That is a thing of the past. You can’t excommunicate hundreds of nuns.
Wouldn’t that be kind of funny? Excommunicate the whole order! It is irrational. I don’t know what other consequences there would be.
Here, the lady is factually wrong, and I mean seriously wrong. An order can be closed down, and the Vatican can seize all the assets.
Yes, they can. No, sister, they really do.
As to the excommunication, an order cannot be excommunicated, but certain individuals can. She herself would be a prime candidate, methinks.
But as to what can be done, most concretely what can – and should – be done is to kick her out, or shut down the shop altogether. The female in question seems not to notice it. She has been so spoiled by decades of Vatican inaction, that the idea of perfectly possible, legitimate sanctions does not even present itself to her angry imagination.
It is truly sad that assets bought with the sacrifices and generosity of past generations of faithful should be used to allow these heathenish, ungrateful witches to bitch around until their very last breath; I also cannot see how the gentle rebukes coming from the Vatican can truly do anything for their clearly gravely endangered souls: if the Vatican allows them to keep title, good standing and material comforts, where is a witch like this going to find the motivation to reform?
The only way to try to change these depraved souls is, if you ask me, to pose them in front of the alternative: public abiura and strictest traditional discipline, or out on the street.
The church of the past knew this very well and realised in case of hardened heresy only a shock therapy can help.
The church of today helps heretics to go to hell, in order for her not to be perceived as too harsh.