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American nun rallies resistance to Vatican's apostolic visitation

January 07, 2010

Sister Sandra Schneiders, who last year called for “non-violent resistance” to a Vatican investigation of American women’s religious orders, has renewed that argument, with a series of five essays in the Nationa Catholic Reporter claiming that the apostolic visitation will interfere with the “prophetic life style” of American sisters. She characterizes the Vatican’s approach to religious life as “a pernicious appeal for blind obedience.”


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  • Posted by: wojo425627 - Jan. 08, 2010 8:17 AM ET USA

    I seem to recall in one of Fr. William Most's writings that Jesus told Saint Margaret Mary that she should obey her superiors because He loves obedience and that obedience is a part of faith- against Luther's single understanding of faith.

  • Posted by: TonyLCR - Jan. 08, 2010 1:26 AM ET USA

    You have got to be joking! Why do people find it so hard to accept God's will? It's not that hard, He is GOD!

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jan. 07, 2010 10:22 PM ET USA

    Pernicious seems like the right adjective. I'm just not sure it's applied to the appropriate subject.

  • Posted by: Lilacs2me - Jan. 07, 2010 6:18 PM ET USA

    Obedience is the beginning of wisdom, something these sisters know nothing about. I can't wait for these orders to die out, and they will, because no one in their right mind wants to join them. They will be replaced by young sisters belonging to orders that wear habits, live & pray in community, and are obedient to the Holy Father. What a concept!