Vatican to crack down on Americas Apostate unveiled "nuns"
#41
Do these rebellious sisters who think they don't have to do what the Church says get money from the Church?
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#42
I know I shouldn't be shocked by the NYT, but what I find to be even worse than the poorly executed article is the mass of readers who leave wholly uninformed and hateful comments.  A lot of the comments would be hilarious in a really, really sad sort of way if it weren't so scary and commonplace these days.  The NYT-flavored Kool-aid drinking minions of bigotry-in-the-name-of-PC-tolerance are sooooo deluded...even (or especially) the "Catholic" ones.

You'd think that people read the news to become informed.  Just goes to show that the MSM is a huge misinformation machine.  If there was any able-bodied sanity left in this country I would hope that the NYT would be forced to simply stop reporting their version of "the news" and start doing the 1989-style tabloid pieces..."Lobster boy seen with Elvis at local moonbounce" or "half fish, half Pelosi spotted off the coast of Kalifornia eating botox".
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#43
(07-04-2009, 09:33 PM)Cassius_Longinus Wrote: I know I shouldn't be shocked by the NYT, but what I find to be even worse than the poorly executed article is the mass of readers who leave wholly uninformed and hateful comments.  A lot of the comments would be hilarious in a really, really sad sort of way if it weren't so scary and commonplace these days.  The NYT-flavored Kool-aid drinking minions of bigotry-in-the-name-of-PC-tolerance are sooooo deluded...even (or especially) the "Catholic" ones.

You'd think that people read the news to become informed.  Just goes to show that the MSM is a huge misinformation machine.  If there was any able-bodied sanity left in this country I would hope that the NYT would be forced to simply stop reporting their version of "the news" and start doing the 1989-style tabloid pieces..."Lobster boy seen with Elvis at local moonbounce" or "half fish, half Pelosi spotted off the coast of Kalifornia eating botox".

Oh I never read the comments after internet news stories or You Tube videos.  They just aggravate me. 
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#44
I know, I know, Doc, but I can't help it.  Why do I torture myself?

:fish:  :pazzo: ???

I don't know.
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#45
Quote:DVD hopes to draw women into becoming nuns
Stacia Glenn, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/21/2009 07:04:01 AM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO - Nuns may typically be called to service by God but a local recruiter wants to drown out the noise of modern society so potential sisters can answer the call.

Sister Pat Phillips has spent the last 18 months working on a recruiting DVD entitled "Jesus Calls Women," which she hopes will enlighten people on the diversity of religious life and draw in more women.

"We're trying to ignite the pilot," said Phillips, of San Bernardino-based Wordnet Productions. "Sisters are not as visible as they once were and there are not as many."

A glut of both men and woman answered religious callings in the 1940s and 1950s, but the numbers have significantly slipped ever since. The mid-1960s saw about 180,000 nuns in the United States, while there were only 61,855 nuns nationwide last year, according to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.

About 155 nuns work in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. And that is just not enough to service the still-growing number of Catholics in the Inland Empire, said John Andrews, spokesman for the San Bernardino County Diocese.

There were 235,000 Catholics in the area when the diocese was founded in 1978, but there are now closer to 1.2 million Catholics.

In an effort to reverse the decline in women who become nuns, Sister Pat Phillips has produced a documentary titled "Jesus Calls Women" to encourage women to join the sisterhood. Phillips said she is praying that the 30-minute DVD, which is available in English and Spanish, will help more women recognize their calling to the religious life. The DVDs will be sold for $20 through a handful of national religious groups, but some of the 1,000 copies will be distributed to religious leaders on college campuses.

"I hope it will help a lot of young women who have an outdated idea of who nuns are," said Brother Stephen Pardy. "They're different than what they were 50, 60 years ago." ( :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: )

The DVD includes nuns of various Catholic denominations - cloistered and non, habited and non - talking about their experiences with discernment.

They are everyday women - principals, students, marriage counselors, pre-school teachers - and they speak with ease on topics ranging from their vows of chastity to how fulfilling their lives have become.

"The whole reason we're in religious life is because we found the one whom our heart loves beyond all else," Sister Joanna Strouse, director of Big Bear Lake-based Sacred Heart Retreat Camp, said in the video. "And we do what we do because of that love."

Several focus groups of young women were held before the production of the video began, giving Phillips and her four-person crew tips on music and other ways to appeal to a younger generation. The target audience is women between the ages of 20 and 35.

Her inspiration for the video struck while sitting in a movie theater watching a recruiting ad for the Marine Corps.

"It said `We don't take applications, we take commitments. I thought, I want that sentence. It's perfect for religious life," Phillips said.

The project was ultimately funded by Larry Jilk, a retired banker in Philadelphia who said the DVD could lay groundwork for similar multimedia outreach efforts in the future.

For more information or to obtain a copy, check out wordnet.tv.

I heard excerpts of the video when this was reported on the radio, and it's exactly what you'd expect it to be. A bunch of pissed off lesbians talking about how they "make up their own mind" and "don't let your problems with obedience stop you, I didn't!" Stuff like "People have a very old fashioned image of the sister in the habit, and we're just not like that." kinda crap...

I'd love to find a Youtube of it...
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#46
I think Flannery has it right.  We do need to pray for these religious sisters who have lost their way and charism.

That being said, a number of these 'orders' need to be suppressed. They are a scandal and danger to the faith. Why do they stay? How about a paycheck?

But we must also keep in mind how many suffered terribly over these dissenting years. How many left their order in tears and great pain because they could not stay and 'obey' the new directions.  I have known a number of such women who have been turned out and then must figure out what to do in the world; they never wanted to be in the world.  White martyrs have been among us.

The devil has entered in everywhere. Marriages, even long ones, are succumbing. Of course many religious have also succumbed; it is no surprise. We must all keep our guards up in this growing time of darkness. None of us are immune.
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#47
Go to Fisheaters home page and whatch the video "Century of the Self" some of the answers are found there.
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