From an article by Matt C. Abbott.
Catholic and pro-life activist Darla Meyers sent me a notice that Sisters Brigid and Jane McDonald, CSJ, will be speaking on “Living Non-Violence in a Violent World” at a conference at St. Patrick Church in Hudson, Wis. (a parish in the Diocese of Superior) on Feb. 19.
On the surface, it looks fine. But these nuns are notoriously left-wing, believing, among other things, that legalized abortion is “crucial,” though they are supposedly “troubled” by abortion itself.
In addition, Sister Jane has been quoted as saying, “Catholicism is oppressive. I’ve become less shackled since I’ve discovered the gift of the Goddess. I’m much closer to earth and animals. My God was too small, microscopic. I feel I’ve gotten reeducated about spirituality.” She also said, “Get rid of the Roman collar, clericalism, the pope. Jesus would be the first one to say so.”
Oh, yes, lest I forget, I should mention the good sisters are very much against war. Imagine that!
Don’t believe me? Take a quick look at the following lengthy 1999 article in City Pages (the above quotes are from this article):
The St. Patrick Church website is http://www.pressenter.com/~stpats/.
I wonder if they sing "Somewhere over the rainbow" at this parish?
So what’s with the bedsheet. Looks like a 1970’s waterbed model to me.
There’s nothing wrong with being against war, but everything else reeks.
The GIRM says:
“It is permissible to sing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ before a funeral Mass, but only if Judy Garland does the singing live.”
….according to Karl Keating at Catholic Answers. Really….
I’m in the Superior Diocese – it’s a far cry from the neighboring LaCrosse Diocese. It’s not that Bishop Fliss is notoriously left wing, but I’ve yet to see an episcopal spine.
The sisters in the “hood” have a blast touting their feminist ideals.
St. Patrick’s is where our former priest, Father Ryan – the one who was questioned in the murders of the funeral home owners then subsequently committed suicide – was an assistant pastor. He ran into problems with the feminists who found him much too rigid with his cassock and rosary beads – gasp.
Matt seems to be following this stuff closely – I think I’ll keep up on his posts.
In addition, I think I may have to attend this shindig on the 19th. It’s almost a 2 hour drive, but may be more than worth the entertainment.
This is the home parish where Venerable Solanus Casey was baptized and made his first Holy Communion. I think St. Pat’s needs his intercession…in a big way!