Mary Lou Kownacki, OSBby Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB
Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace

What was your reaction to last week’s Vatican bombshell that it was reforming (read dismantling) the leadership organization of U.S. Catholic sisters? The sisters are charged with undermining Roman Catholic teaching on homosexuality and promoting “feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”

Some have used the words “shocked” and “stunned” to convey their reactions. Mine is “enraged.”

I am as enraged as Samson who tore down a building with his bare hands, as enraged as Jesus who entered the Temple and smashed every sign of corruption. Which is not to say that I am ready to tear off heads or destroy chanceries. No, my rage is on simmer as I prepare for the days ahead. And here’s how I prepare.

Every morning I read about a “saint” in a monthly periodical I subscribe to, “Give Us This Day: Daily Prayer for Today’s Catholic” (Liturgical Press). In April alone I met these six women…

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  1. I applaud the sisters for their courage. Please keep up the good work. You know in your hearts the right thing to do. I am sure you are being led by the Spirit.

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