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Sr. Pat on the New Translation

December 8th, 2010, Promulgated by Ben Anderson

The radically progressive Sr. Patricia A. Schoelles, SSJ, PhD (previously heard from here espousing her pro-homosexual agenda, pro-women’s ordination, anti-Catholic views) has shared some groundbreaking insight into the new translation of the Roman Missal:

Sister Patricia Schoelles, president of St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, N.Y., says liturgy “has a formative influence on us over time.”

She said she and a group of other nuns receive unofficial translations of psalms and prayer books that are gender inclusive. She said the sisters decided to stop singing the hymn “Faith of Our Fathers” when they realized that it had been their mothers who shaped their faith.

Schoelles says the newest translation of the Catholic Church’s Missal actually retreats from some gender-inclusive language. She attributes this to the patriarchal hierarchy of the church–since women are not able to be ordained, they are not present when these decisions are reached.

Reflecting on today’s feast, I always find it funny how people can call the Church anti-woman.  It boggles my imagination because according to Church teaching only one creature has ever been preserved from the stain of the original sin (hint: it wasn’t a man).  Two fruits of this grace given to Our Lady that are most striking to me today are humility and faith.  Pray that well all (especially our diocesan leaders) have an increase of both of these.

To answer those who would say, “Why bother posting such negative progressive drivel?  What good can come of it?”  Here’s one suggestion: perhaps a small percentage of our 1,000 daily readers will write letters up the chain asking for the removal of Sr. Pat from her post as President of St. Bernard’s.  How can we expect our diocese to be anything but the pro-homosexual agenda, pro-women’s ordination, anti-Catholic organization that it is when the ones in charge of educating so many of our diocesan leaders are themselves radical progressives.  Pray and write to Rome that we may be blessed with leaders and educators that are faithful to Magisterial teaching (some address can be found here).

Fr. Curran Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

November 25th, 2010, Promulgated by Mike

Fr. Charles Curran – dissident Catholic theologian, architect of the progressive Catholic rejection of Humanae Vitae, and a priest in good standing in the Diocese of Rochester – has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Fr. Curran joins 228 other “leaders in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and public affairs” in this year’s class of AAAS inductees.

According to AAAS Chair Louis W. Cabot,

The men and women we elect today are true pathbreakers who have made unique contributions to their fields, and to the world.

Well, I suppose that’s one way of putting it.

H/T (Why am I not surprised?): St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry’s Fall 2010 issue of The Sheaf.