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Crisis of Bishops ...

This "nun" will take the stage any minute in support of the pro-death, anti-Catholic Democrat party and its president.

Catholic nun brings her star power to DNC
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN Religion Editor

(CNN) – Sister Simone Campbell will get what may be the biggest media platform of her life on Wednesday night, when she addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. But the Catholic nun already has plenty of star power.

Walking around Charlotte this week, Campbell was repeatedly stopped by fans who wanted to pose for pictures.

They had seen her on "the Colbert Report," pushing back on the Vatican’s crackdown on American nuns, or read about the “nuns on the bus” tour that Simone organized to decry Rep. Paul Ryan’s federal budget proposal.

“One woman came up to me and said 'my husband loves you; I’d be jealous if you weren’t a nun,' ” Campbell, 66, said Tuesday night.

By asking her to speak at their convention, the Democrats appear keen to capitalize on Campbell’s budding celebrity at a moment when the official Roman Catholic Church has been critical of the Obama administration, claiming that it is infringing on religious liberty.

And at a convention that is revolving largely around an alleged GOP-led “war on women,” Campbell is a poignant feminist symbol. She has stood up to the Vatican’s criticisms of American nuns for what the church says is their fixation on progressive advocacy at the expense of promoting socially conservative positions.

“We’re certainly oriented toward the needs of women and responding to their needs,” she told Colbert in June, defending the nuns against the Vatican. “If that’s radical, I guess we are.”

27 comments:

Parker said...

The Democratic National Party...the waiting room outside the Gates of Hell.

Adfero said...

She just wrapped up, and her prideful love of self was on full display. Would like to know when all our so-called conservative bishops are going to nut up and silence this wicked woman.

gallitzin said...

Saint and Bishop John Chrysostom, save us from pusillanimous shepherds!

GQ Rep said...

I'm sick of hearing about USA Catholic nuns ....the LCWR variety that is.

KenD said...

So sad to see such a collapse in the religious of our times. Comments seem inappropriate, me thinks it better to pray.

Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful Saviour of the world, we humbly beseech You, by Your most Sacred Heart, that all the sheep who stray out of Your fold may in one days be converted to You, the Shepherd and Bishop of their souls, who lives and reigns with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end.

Most Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit- I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners

Alan Aversa said...

This retiring USCCB policy man makes a good observation: there is much polarization in the Church. I'd call it an impending schism.

PlenaCommunioEros said...

Hey! She's in "full communion"!

MJ said...

If a single representative of NARAL came out in defense of fetal personhood, the left would demand that corrective action be taken immediately. But when the Vatican takes 40 years to respond to the LCWR for publicly supporting an agenda opposed to the Catholic faith, their efforts are seen as unwarranted and draconian.

JTLiuzza said...

Mr. Aversa if there is any such thing to occur I'd call it an impending purge. The Holy Father has in the past spoken of a smaller more orthodox Church (my words). And as late as last week I believe he spoke about the need for dissenters to be intellectually honest and simply leave rather than stay to further disrupt.

I believe he cited the disciples who simply left Jesus upon the loss of their faith versus Judas, who also rejected Jesus but wasn't honest enough to simply walk away. He felt the need to stay despite his loss of faith in order to betray.

It is lamentable that a purge would mean the loss of so many souls. But are they not lost anyway? Pray for their conversion but if they prefer to be poison, better outside than inside the mystical body of Christ until that conversion occurs.

Andrew K said...

Hahahahahahaha, PlenaCommunioEros said EXACTLY what I was thinking.

Nausea said...

"This retiring USCCB policy man makes a good observation: there is much polarization in the Church."

Policy man John Carr who represented the USCCB on pro abortion and gay marriage front organizations being forced to retire from USCCB is being hired by Catholic University of America. Sort of like former "father" Tom Harvey taking up residence at Notre Dame so that for $2000 he'll teach you over lunch how to rip off governments and contributors so you can pull down a six figure salary running an archdiocese or other "non profit".

C. said...

"I am so tired of you, liberal Church in America. You’re sick…. You have nothing to offer. You do nothing but destroy. You don’t have vocations, and you don’t even care—your whole purpose is to destroy… You can’t stand Catholicism at its height, so you try to spoil it, as you’ve spoiled so many things in these thirty years…." -- M. Angelica, 1993

backtothefuture said...

This woman needs lots of praying for, so she can repent. She should be excommunicated asap. Maybe Cardinal Dolan might wanna say the St.Michael exorcism prayer at the demoncrat convention. Then again, I don't know if there's enough priest's for that many deliverance's and exorcism's.

JabbaPapa said...

“One woman came up to me and said 'my husband loves you; I’d be jealous if you weren’t a nun,' ” Campbell, 66, said Tuesday night.

... except of course that she's no such thing ...

Barbara said...

"Comments seem inappropriate, me thinks it better to pray."

Comments are very appropriate. The woman is a menace who makes a fool of Our Lord and his Church giving a completely false picture of what the Church is.
She should be told charitably by her good bishop to pack her bags...but he won't do it I expect.

I think most people who come to Rorate do pray.

One of the things I like most about this excellent Catholic blog is that it manages to address the great things about being Catholic as well as to get to the heart of the real problems that we face and does not get sidetracked by secondary issues (or other distractions) that would diminsh its effectiveness in carrying the message of Catholic Tradition. It is a wonderful place to meet other Catholics from all over the world who have the same love for Holy Mass and all the wonders of our marvellous faith. It is a Godsend amidst this Church crisis - and I heartily thank New Catholic and all the contibutors for their sterling work.

Barbara

Alan Aversa said...

You can watch her speech here or read the transcript here. Deus, nos adiuva.

sam said...

It is not a "Crisis of Bishops", it's the "Crisis of VII" and its supporters (both the Spirit version and the Literal version.)

"And seeing a fig tree by the wayside he went to it, and found nothing on it but leaves only. And he said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" And the fig tree withered at once."

A church based on modernism will never bare the fruits of the Apostolic Faith.

Cluny said...

"... except of course that she's no such thing ..."

Actually, she is not a nun according to the canons, but a religious sister.

Putting "nun" in scare quotes will not change her canonical or spiritual status in the Church.

Remember that the wandering sheep are in the care of the Shepherd, too. Ini fact, the Good Shepherd is supposed to seek such out and bring them back.

The bulimic hypocondriac and his boisterous laughing friend said...

They're so emboldened aren't they! The nuns like this one, Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sebelius, the Kennedys...

They know they can do and say whatever they want; almost anything and the bishops are completely neutered and will do absolutely nothing. Most of them can't even run their own house within a diocese let alone step up at the USCCB and show fortitude on the national scale with anything along the lines of an excommunication or even a serious canonical warning before that point!

I'm going to stop typing now before I begin criticizing some of these bishops by name and using language that will prevent this post from being approved.

NIANTIC said...

And then to think that Cardinal Dolan is to give a prayer at the end of this satanic inspired party's jig.
And then to think that the good Cardinal, who loves to be loved by everybody and is sooo cool, will sit next to, and entertain, the anti-catholic in chief at the Al Smith dinner in NY.
Sorry, but all this makes me want to vomit.

doctor b said...

Since Original Sin...the Devil is or works through women and weak men. Not PC, but think about it and no I do not have a "war on women" and not all women fit this statement, but think about our most relevant evils...contraception, abortion and emasculated men.

FB

CredoUtIntelligam said...

I read the speech from the link Alan Aversa helpfully provided. She opens her speech by saying Paul Ryan's budget contradicts Catholic social teaching since the USCCB says it will harm the poor. That's right, she appeals to obedience to the bishops to make her point.

LeonG said...

She makes Clint Eastwood at the Republican rally in Tampa look like a saint.

Novus Ordo nuns are certainly a dying breed.

If I Had a Heretic Hammer... said...

Let't not be too hard on this nun. She is a virulent symptom of the problem, but not the problem itself.

The problem rests with our episcopal leaders and with Rome.

Show them the door said...

I am so sick of these femiNazis speaking for we poor, weak, oppressed and downtrodden women. But I even more sick over them getting away with it. Ohhhh to have just three minutes alone with this "sister". She'd convert...or else.

Matt said...

doctor b said, "Since Original Sin... the Devil is or works through women and weak men. Not PC, but think about it and no I do not have a "war on women" and not all women fit this statement, but think about our most relevant evils... contraception, abortion and emasculated men."

Don't apologize, Dr. B. No, it isn't PC, it's the truth. Political correctness is nothing but lies or the deliberate denial of the truth. Yes, women also play their part in this madness and it is not anti-woman to point it out. Yes, contraception, abortion and emasculated men. I've heard a few Traditional priests speak of this and pointed to the Church as a case in point; our clergy is emasculated, and a great many in the Church, clerical and lay, pay only lip service to aboriton and contraception!

Phil said...

Shouldn't there be a clear, readily observable difference between the tone and nature of Catholic dialog, and ordinary secular political dialog?

If we can't achieve that, or won't achieve it, are we really ready to start pointing the finger and casting judgment etc etc?