Pope Tells Nuns To Forget About Feeding The Poor And Focus On Hating The Gays

Author: April 20, 2012 10:33 pm

The American Catholic nuns got a slap across the knuckle from the Pope’s ruler this week, when the Vatican told them that they are doing too much to help the poor and not enough to support the wars on women and on the LGBT community.

In an assessment issued Wednesday, the Vatican complained of “serious doctrinal problems” and assigned a babysitter Bishop to oversee the nuns.

The nuns, in daring to serve the people instead of hating the gays are being accused of “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” From the New York Times:

The sisters were also reprimanded for making public statements that “disagree with or challenge the bishops, who are the church’s authentic teachers of faith and morals.” During the debate over the health care overhaul in 2010, American bishops came out in opposition to the health plan, but dozens of sisters, many of whom belong to the Leadership Conference, signed a statement supporting it — support that provided crucial cover for the Obama administration in the battle over health care.


“I’m stunned,” said Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby founded by sisters. Her group was also cited in the Vatican document, along with the Leadership Conference, for focusing its work too much on poverty and economic injustice, while keeping “silent” on abortion and same-sex marriage.“I would imagine that it was our health care letter that made them mad,” Sister Campbell said. “We haven’t violated any teaching, we have just been raising questions and interpreting politics.”

I’m sure Jesus would be proud.

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9 Comments

  • The anti-Catholic bias is absolutely terrible on this string of posts. No worse are the false headlines presented in this article. I don’t know what is worse – the headlines or the credulous people who will believe anything in-news/on-line to support their prejudices and hatred for the Catholic Church. It’s sick. Before anyone starts Catholic-bashing please look in the mirror first, and then actually search out the facts before displaying the sole mental exercise of jumping to conclusions. The hatred and vitriolic shortsightedness is palpable; it’s also sad.

  • I think the American Catholic Church needs to be it’s own branch of evangelicals.

  • The reason for Gay Hate is spelled out in the new book “Render unto Rome” where the author clearly states that the Church is backing Republicans, because Republicans do not believe that the government should regulate business. The church ( and its insurance companies) want to limit fines, limit the time is which accusations of abuse can be filed etc. It’s got nothing to do with gays…(according to Gary Wills the award winning Catholic author, gays represent 1/2 of the current clergy) It’s just that people find it easier to hate gays than hate contraception….and since so many Catholic women use contraception, and are neck and neck with Protestant use of abortion the most volatile issue that the church can use to get their flock to vote Republican is Homophobia. Cute aye? It’s true.

  • Thanks, Wendy. I may need to email you some nuts and bolts questions.

  • Taught by nuns as a kid: a more vicious and sadistic bunch of pathological child-hating bastards would be hard to find. Who cares what they care about?

  • Pretty unbelievable…then again, anything is possible with this pope. There is a solution. Check out “Nun of the Above” at http://thepoliticali.blogspot.com/2012/04/nun-of-above.html.

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