Friends, no matter what the nuns claim, this whole mess with the CDF and American bishops is not about bishops having power over nuns, or men being over women.From here.
The problem is that the LCWR types are “moving beyond Jesus”. They are drifting out Christianity.
That looks like hyperbole when I state it this starkly, but this is really where they are going.
I don’t think these nuns even realize where they are going.
When you come right down to it, their problem is – ironically – with the documents of Vatican II! They really have a problem with Lumen gentium on the constitution of the Church. They don’t know who the Church is and who they are in the Church. They no longer understand what consecrated life is (they think they are “prophetic” and therefore are allowed to “question” any teaching and are free from the “institutional” Church and hierarchy) and they have forgotten who their Lord is (they are moving beyond Jesus).
And their real enemy is Vatican II. They have more problems with Vatican II than the Lefevbrists have. We will probably reach an accord with the SSPX before the LCWR is squared away.
I know where they are going. The LCWR gals are on a train, zooming down the track straight toward a canyon, and the bridge is out.
I think that is a pretty insightful summary of things.