It’s not often that Sparrow Chat lends its support to a religious organization. Regular readers will be aware of the distaste this publication has for hierarchical, organized, religion. As a means of controlling large groups of the populace, and making vast sums of money into the bargain, religion is one of the greatest marketing, and propaganda, tools ever devised.
Today, though, the Catholic nuns of America have Sparrow Chat’s wholehearted support. A male-dominated, Mafia-style organization, known as the Vatican is accusing them of promoting ‘political views at odds with those expressed by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops, “who are the church’s authentic teachers of faith and morals.”‘
The Vatican chastised the nuns for airing discussions about the ordination of women, the church patriarchy and ministry to gay people.
The Vatican also rebuked the nuns for spending too much time “promoting issues of social justice” while failing to speak out often enough about “issues of crucial importance to the life of the church and society,” such as abortion and gay marriage.
Determined to cleanse the sisterhood of “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith,” the Vatican appointed Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle to effectively take control of the Leadership Conference, rewriting its statutes, supervising its meetings, and investigating its relationships with politically active groups.
The second paragraph of that Reuters quote encompasses much that is wrong with the Roman Catholic Church:
“The Vatican also rebuked the nuns for spending too much time “promoting issues of social justice””
Social justice is never a priority for the Catholic Church. The Vatican is much more concerned with maintaining its hold over the faithful by pious doctrine and false moral teachings.
Women have never held any position of equality in this medieval organization. They are downtrodden, expected to be subservient to their male ‘superiors’, and above all, not allowed to think for themselves.
Being male in the Catholic Church has many advantages. A man can become Pope, even though his youth was spent as a Nazi. Male priests can sexually abuse young boys and girls while enjoying the protection of their bishops and cardinals.
While the nuns of America toil to do the work of their Savior, the men of the cloth preen their egos by sitting around pontificating over contraception, abortion, and the evils of being gay.
Can anyone doubt for one moment to which group Jesus of Nazareth would have pledged his support?
 “Vatican crackdown on U.S. nuns a long time brewing” Reuters, April 20th 2012