Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Why even be a nun?

I imagine that a Republican politician who expressed their support for the cause of international socialism would be given a swift boot out the door and perhaps directions to the nearest Communist party office. And yet some people write things like this
Among a number of problems with Sister Farley’s work, the CDF highlighted her views “that same-sex relationships and activities can be justified,” and that “a marriage commitment is subject to release.” In these and other points, the Vatican observed, her argument directly clashes with the established teaching of the Catholic Church.
and get to keep their jobs and their nunships (if I may invent a new word when there is a perfectly good one already). She also tries to defend her positions with some hand-waving which I thought was a particularly bold step. And lest you think this is an isolated incident, scrolling down reveals that this has been going on since at least 1984. And someone is paying for this lack of reasoning. I would at least look at this as evidence that Rome doesn't exercise much control over what goes on in the world. But I do suspect that I will be reading a story soon about how CDF is oppressing people and shutting down debate. Well I wish this debate would stay a little more shut down.

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