Posted by Mundabor
The CNA has another rather puzzling article about the way Archbishop Sartain says he is going to deal with the
witch “sisters” of the LCWR.
Now, everyone understands some diplomacy is in order here, and it is not improbable some rather harsher words have been and will be pronounced in private.
But is this really the case? Let us reflect the “sisters” have been going on undisturbed for around four decades, and their average age being 74 (as reported in the article: talk about wasted lives…) it is very clear a slow and diplomatic action is totally useless both in general and for the soul of the sisters involved, as the Grim Reaper will be much faster than the slow Vatican diplomacy/re-education intents.
Once again, I have the impression the Vatican isn’t really serious on this, and rather than doing something our men in the Vatican prefer to be perceived to be doing something, which for many of them must be exactly the same thing.
This is like having in front of you an angry old bitch barking at you like it’s going out of fashion, and hoping to appease her by whispering to her “that’s a good girl”, or throwing her way some biscuits (in this case, the praise of the “sisters’ ” “social work”). The simple reality is the bitch will continue to bark until a rather heavy stick persuades her it is better to shut up, and she will die anyway long before the end of the long-term house-training program the Vatican seems to have in mind for her.
This is, I think, also very bad for the PR economy of the matter, as the clearly offensive attitude of the
witches, erm, bitches, erm, “sisters” will let them appear as the persecuted victims, with the timid Vatican being perceived as the oppressive old uncle afraid of the brave suffragettes.
If you ask me, the Vatican will take control of this only the day they decide to violently attack the sisters’ ideology, doctrine, and way of life, without any sweetening of the pill and without any attempt to be even interested in any form of “dialogue”.
If there is one thing Catholics at large understand rather well, is that a heretic has put (or barked) himself out of the Church. This message would get through undiluted and in all its devastating power.
On the contrary, the pussyfooting and namby-pambying will put the sisters in control, and the Vatican in the defensive. It will also give the liberal press a field day, and the possibility to go on on this forever.
Diplomacy is good in its own place, but I frankly think this is not patience born of strenght, but rather indecisiveness born of forgetfulness of how to be strong in the first place.