The Religious Sisters of Mercy, a congregation of physicians, has issued a statement on the current dust-up between the LCWR and the Vatican. This statement demonstrates that not all women religious in the U.S. have fallen under the spell of the LCWR.
Let's encourage other women's religious congregations to publish similar statements so that the false narrative of the MSM can be exposed for what it is. . .We need to produce a preference cascade in religious life so that sisters in LCWR-type congregations can find the courage to stand up for the Church and her apostolic faith!
Religious Sisters of Mercy Physicians' Statement Concerning Appropriate Response to the Magisterial Church and A Vision of the Religious Woman in Medicine
We, the physicians and future physicians of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, met on June 2, 2012, to articulate the vision of the call and contribution of religious women in the redemptive healing ministry of the Church. We also addressed statements issued by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), various news agencies, and other organizations which have created confusion, polarization, and false representations about the beliefs, activities, and priorities of a significant number of women religious in the United States.
As religious women, our whole life is based in faith. Apart from faith, religious life has no meaning. The doctrinal assessment from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) regarding the LCWR is in the language of faith. The responses of opposition are being expressed using the language of politics. There is no basis for authentic dialogue between these two languages. The language of faith is rooted in Jesus Christ, His life and His mission, as well as the magisterial teaching of the Church. In addition, the language of faith does not contradict reason, but elevates it and secures its integrity. The language of politics arises from the social marketplace. The Sisters who use political language in their responses to the magisterial Church reflect the poverty of their education and formation in the faith.
Read the whole thing. . .and send these sisters your prayers and material support!
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