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Sr. Pat on the New Translation

December 8th, 2010, Promulgated by benanderson

The radically progressive Sr. Patricia A. Schoelles, SSJ, PhD (previously heard from here espousing her pro-homosexual agenda, pro-women’s ordination, anti-Catholic views) has shared some groundbreaking insight into the new translation of the Roman Missal:

Sister Patricia Schoelles, president of St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, N.Y., says liturgy “has a formative influence on us over time.”

She said she and a group of other nuns receive unofficial translations of psalms and prayer books that are gender inclusive. She said the sisters decided to stop singing the hymn “Faith of Our Fathers” when they realized that it had been their mothers who shaped their faith.

Schoelles says the newest translation of the Catholic Church’s Missal actually retreats from some gender-inclusive language. She attributes this to the patriarchal hierarchy of the church–since women are not able to be ordained, they are not present when these decisions are reached.

Reflecting on today’s feast, I always find it funny how people can call the Church anti-woman.  It boggles my imagination because according to Church teaching only one creature has ever been preserved from the stain of the original sin (hint: it wasn’t a man).  Two fruits of this grace given to Our Lady that are most striking to me today are humility and faith.  Pray that well all (especially our diocesan leaders) have an increase of both of these.

To answer those who would say, “Why bother posting such negative progressive drivel?  What good can come of it?”  Here’s one suggestion: perhaps a small percentage of our 1,000 daily readers will write letters up the chain asking for the removal of Sr. Pat from her post as President of St. Bernard’s.  How can we expect our diocese to be anything but the pro-homosexual agenda, pro-women’s ordination, anti-Catholic organization that it is when the ones in charge of educating so many of our diocesan leaders are themselves radical progressives.  Pray and write to Rome that we may be blessed with leaders and educators that are faithful to Magisterial teaching (some address can be found here).

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9 Responses to “Sr. Pat on the New Translation”

  1. avatar Mike says:

    “Faith of Our Fathers” just made my Top 10 list.

  2. avatar Dr. K says:

    Wonderful, the head of our theologate managed to bash the new Missal translations and stump for women’s ordination in the same breath.

    And people get upset when we call St. Bernard the St. Bernard School of Heresy?

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    Well, Our Lady was anything but POWER. She was powerful humility. All these feminist nuns want is power without the humility. And Bishop Clark is in full agreement with them. That’s why he rarely promotes pro life. His nun allies are all pro choice.

  4. avatar Christopher says:

    Perhaps someone that is good with writing pervasive professional letters could draft a good template for us to use? I may be able to give it a shot but I am not the best with writing petitions. If we think writing letters will actually do something then well written letters are probably important designed to be concise and practical.

  5. avatar Mike says:

    “St. Bernard School of Heresy?”

    How about “French Road Heresy Factory”?

  6. avatar Abaccio says:

    I like to call it either: The French Road Center for Heresy and Dissent

    or “The Matthew H. Clark Center for Kids who can’t dissent good and wanna do other stuff good too.”

  7. avatar benanderson says:

    Christopher,
    I’m not claiming to be good at writing pervasive professional letters, but here’s one that DrK and I (and some others) collaborated on w/ the Forward in Hope book:
    https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AUWmZX8HtwWHZGhkOHZqbnpfMTg1NGZjOHM4Y3o&hl=en
    Perhaps this could be a starting point.

  8. avatar Gretchen says:

    >i>She said the sisters decided to stop singing the hymn “Faith of Our Fathers” when they realized that it had been their mothers who shaped their faith.

    This reads like something from The Onion.

  9. avatar Anonymous says:

    Let’s call them the St. Barnyards Institute becuse the crap speuthing forth from the esteemed members has the appearance of the contribution from the northbound end of a southbound horse!

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