Sr. Marlene Vigna uses homily to endorse “mavericks” like Fr. Curran, Sister Chittester and a handful of others
October 1st, 2012
Promulgated by Ben Anderson
When I read this past Sunday’s readings prior to mass, I thought, “oh boy, I bet liberals are gonna twist Moses’ and Jesus’ words to mean something crazy.” So I wasn’t all that surprised to receive this email from a reader this morning:
We had something come up yesterday morning, so we ended up at St. Ambrose for Mass at 5:00 last night.
Sr. Marlene’s “homily” was pretty great. First, she declared that, like the rest of us, she’d inadvertently been raised a bigot. Because we’d been raised to think that the Catholic church had a monopoly on the truth and was the “one true way to salvation.”
Then, in her closing, she called for acceptance of “mavericks” like Fr. Curran, Sr. Joan Chittister, and a handful of others.
Sr. Marlene Vigna also was a signer of this document endorsing women’s ordination.
The real question is – is this even news worthy? Is it surprising that our leaders have separated themselves from full communion with the Church and encourage others to do so? Hopefully someone’s paying attention because if this diocese is in great shape, I’d pity one that is in good or even fair shape.