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Well, got THAT wrong ...

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | May 11, 2005

Barb Nicolosi has some well-expressed observations on the reluctance to confess to a legacy of failure.

How about Richard McBrien saying, "That freakin' Catholic philosophical tradition may have been oppressive and patriarchal, but damn if it didn't produce students who were more rigorous in their thought."

Or how about Andrew Greeley looking up from his latest soft-porn manuscript to shrug, "Humanae Vitae was right. Sex outside of total commitment objectifies women and de-civilizes men."

But the ones I'm really waiting for are the Joan Chittisters, osb, and the legions of other women who, in one lifetime, devastated the power and tradition of religious communities in the U.S. Certainly, some one of these unhappy women is eventually going to exhale, "Well, that was a mistake."

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  • Posted by: Brennan - May. 12, 2005 7:33 PM ET USA

    I also want to recommend Barbara Nicolosi's website. She's blunt (like Diogenes) and she makes a lot of sense.

  • Posted by: Venerable Aussie - May. 11, 2005 8:51 PM ET USA

    Nicolosi's great! Follow her link to the Dominican nuns convocation just held at O'Hare for this gem on the "Women doing theology in a Patriarchal Church" session: "Many of us are doing theology and pasturing [sic]. Many are baptizing, hearing confession, preaching, offering communion, anointing, in short-all the sacraments." That's a Confession! And "pasturing"? Not sure what it means in the US, but here in Oz it evokes old cows and a heck of a lot of bull*%$#. See sistersofmary.org for balance

  • Posted by: - May. 11, 2005 11:11 AM ET USA

    You neglected to mention the patrons and the enablers of these agents of modernization: the US Roman Catholic Bishops who had all the authority, the power, and at least access to the wisdom necessary to identify them for what they were and to release them to publicly serve their real master.

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