Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux! Patron saint of the women’s ordination movement! Forward this petition to your friends–it will be hand-carried to the Vatican in two weeks by Fr. Roy and representatives from Call To Action, Women’s Ordination Conference and Roman Catholic Womenpriests!
Yep, all 126 signatories…
Oh, and St. Therese is the Patron Saint of: Aviators, florists, missions, Russia….
Stating that the movement called American Catholic Council distorts the true Spirit of Vatican II and causes alienation and estrangement of the faithful from the Church, Archbishop Vigneron of Detroit, Michigan, issued the following advisory:
Archdiocese of Detroit Statement on the American Catholic Council
The Archdiocese of Detroit has been contacted by concerned members of the faithful about a movement called the American Catholic Council. Self-described as “bringing together a network of individuals, organizations, and communities to consider the state and future of our Church,” they have planned a national gathering in Detroit for the weekend of Pentecost 2011. The American Catholic Council movement and its national gathering are not conducted under the auspices of the Detroit archdiocese, the universal Roman Catholic Church, or any entity or organization affiliated with the archdiocese or the universal Roman Catholic Church.
Although their stated purpose is to “respond to the Spirit of Vatican II by summoning the Baptized together to demonstrate our re-commitment and the documents issued by the American Catholic Council offer some valid aspirations for the Church, in fact, the goals proposed are largely in opposition to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and the Holy Spirit, which inspired the Council.
The archdiocese wishes to commend and embrace all true efforts at Church renewal – the American Church Council’s agenda is not such an effort. Some of the advertised speakers and groups organizing the effort espouse positions which are clearly contrary to Catholic faith, leading to alienation and estrangement from the Church. The Archdiocese of Detroit cautions any Catholic against participating in the American Catholic Council local listening sessions and national gathering in June 2011. Catholic parishes, schools, and institutions are not to host any meetings, gatherings, or “listening sessions” associated with the planning of the June 2011 American Catholic Council. Priests, deacons, and ecclesial lay ministers will want to avoid lending support to such a misguided effort. On behalf of the archdiocese, Archbishop Vigneron has asked the organizers to cancel their plans for this national gathering that distorts the true Spirit of Vatican II. He asks us all to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit so that we may embrace authentic development of faith and morals, and shun efforts which threaten unity.
Women’s ordination?I don’t know…, seems like in this case it would kinda be like entering the confessional and finding yourself staring point blank at Sophia Loren’s..., er, Sophia Loren.
From Erin Saiz Hanna
“Women rights is human rights”
So says Sophia Wisdom…
Erin Saiz Hannah is the Director of the Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC). Erin defended Cincinnati Sister of Charity Louise Akers this week after Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk revoked her privilege (Yes, privilege) to teach the Catholic faith in his diocese…[STORY HERE]
It seems Sister’s conscience has no room for settled Catholic doctrine.
Ms. Hannah called the actions of the Bishop “Bullying”.
A Wisdom Note: The real Sophia Loren has called for the beatification of Pope John Paul II (You know, that “institutional” bully Pope who confirmed that women can’t be priests). The faithful Loren has been quoted as saying:
“I jealously keep the memory of John Paul II in my heart. It is a daily memory. I went to the tomb of John Paul II in the Vatican to pay homage to him and pray, in order to show my great admiration and devotion,” the Daily Star quoted her as having written. “I also turned to him to get his benediction for my entire family at a particular moment,” she added.
Admiration? Devotion? Sounds akin to obedience, faith, hope, love…