04 November 2009

Nuns, Space Lizards, Episcopal Klansmen, & UnGood Thoughts

Yet another reason why nations should avoid entangling themselves in Nanny State Social Engineering Experiments.

Sr. Donna Quinn has been slapped on the wrist.  She takes this parting shot:  "I take this opportunity to urge those demonstrating against women who are patients at the Hinsdale Clinic, whom I have seen emotionally as well as physically threaten women, to cease those activities," she said. "I would never have had to serve as a peacekeeper had not they created a war against women."  Sister, there would be nothing to protest had the women you support not declared war on their unborn children and condemned them to death through abortion.

This is very likely where B.O.'s and the Dem's "hate crime" legislation is taking us.  (h/t: Shea)

More 19th C. Klu-Klux-Klanish/Know-Nothing anti-Catholicism from the Enlightened Brights of the Episcopal Church. . .this time it's one their "bishops."

On the new sci-fi show, V. . ."The news media swoons in admiration [of the new leader] --one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: 'Why don't you show some respect?!' The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader's origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: 'Embracing change is never easy.'  So, does that sound like anyone you know? Oh, wait -- did I mention the leader is secretly a totalitarian space lizard who's come here to eat us?"


  1. Anonymous12:44 AM

    Don't let Sister Donna Quinn cloud the issue by changing her vocabulary to describe her pro-abortion activities! She is now trying to describe her role at the abortion clinic as that of a "Peace Keeper," and indeed it was her disingenuous manufacture of that term for herself that apparently her Order bought into as they prepared their first defending response to her activities. But there she is in photographs all over cyberspace wearing a vest that reads "Clinic Escort." Whereas I am very grateful to her Order for finally making a clear and correct statement about this, I think they showed their own disingenuosness by first attempting to defend her. They probably realized that with the Apostolic Visitation, the LCWR investigation and all, they couldn't afford to be seen supportting abortion actiities. But I believe they wanted to defend her pro-abortion activities! You can tell it by the way their first public response reads. And that invites the Church to consider the deeper problems among them. Donna Quinn has done the Church and immense favor by drawing attention to her kind of activities as the Apostolic Visitation unfolds.

  2. I was interested in the show "V" until I saw that they they had the vatican as foolish bad guys who embrace the aliens as "divine beings". Not my kind of show if the main character is a dissident priest who is opposed to the vatican so that he can be a hero. Once again, popular culture has to take anti-catholic shots. I will be passing up V.

  3. James, I think the priest in this series is Anglican...

    Anon., right on!

  4. Steve K.2:04 PM

    James Locke - that irritated me too. Father, I believe he's a Catholic, his superior chided him for doubting the Vatican. Also there was some ham-handed symbolism at the start - the spaceship arriving and the vibration from the engines making the crucifix fall - oh no the V's have killed God!

    I managed to bring myself to watch it to the end - it was actually pretty good. If the priest is a dissident, at least he's a dissident on the side of fighting evil instead of wishy-washy embrace of the world, the kind I am accustomed to. The show does have some Firefly alumni in it, which is a plus for me. Also, I relished the many barely concealed jabs at Obamania.

    Finally - Morena Baccarin. Oh my. Oh my. Custody of the eyes!

  5. Father, the Sisters are not Nuns. In our Order there is a big difference! The Nuns are fully incorporated and have the Master as their Regular Superior, JUST LIKE the Friars. The Sisters are aggregated or recognized and the Master has no authority over them.

    The nuns world wide are theologically sound and faithful to the Dominican charism whereas the Sisters...

  6. Moniales, yes, I know...I spent a longish post down below distinguishing the two..."nuns" just sounded better in the title of the post than "sisters".

  7. But Father, you wouldn't want us to call you a monk would you? :-)

    Monks of the Order of the Preachers. Hmmm.