BBC Headline 4/19/2012: “The Vatican has ordered a crackdown on a group of American nuns that it considers too radical.”
St. Peter’s words from the Gospel of Mary Magdalene: “Must we change our customs, and listen to this woman? Did he really choose her, and prefer her to us? Then Mary wept…”
2012 years after Peter caused Mary to weep, the tradition and customs of disrespect aimed at women remains intact and was verbalized from the very seat of St. Peter as the Pope denounced our nuns for “feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith”.
BBC reports “Vatican officials also castigated the group for making some public statements that “disagree with or challenge positions taken by the bishops”, who are the church’s “authentic teachers of faith and morals.”
Should our nuns really be told they are NOT “authentic teachers of faith and morals?”
These holy sisters are on the ground working every day with the sick, the poor, educating our children, feeding our hungry, praying constantly, and yet whether they speak or do not speak the Church is chastising them unfairly, unjustly and with a complete flagrant disrespect for all women.
Every woman should be appalled over this unprovoked, unprecedented and unwarranted prejudice aimed at females. There should be more than an apology demanded for this outrage, there should be a new and revitalized feminine movement to raise awareness of women’s rights both in the church and in the country. It is time to acknowledge that we are all created equal in God’s image, male and female.
“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, “Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons“. Peter came to understand the truth and it is time that truth be realized by all persons through the awareness and acknowledgement of women’s equality, justice for the sisters and all women, and banishment of gender slanted ignorance.
How long should we continue to tolerate this atmosphere of discrimination, harassment and chastisement of women?
Honor your father and your mother is a commandment issued from the Mother and Father God who created us. We should not blaspheme the Spirit of God. “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme… This quote from Proverbs describes Wisdom in the feminine gender. There are even more treasures about Wisdom and Her treasures in the Book of Wisdom.
Men and women were created equal, and have always been equal. The interpretation has just been blurred. Only when the full story of creation of male and female being created in the image of God is realized and understood completely will the world know equality. The female story has been suppressed since the beginning of time.
The Bridegroom has the Bride as it is written in the gospels; and that Bride is not the church, that Bride is the Feminine Spirit of God.