In response to Ms. Schmich’s article, “After Vatican Scolds Group, Nuns’ Silence is Strategy,” I have to object to the very spirit of the article. Nuns do not define Catholic doctrine and neither do the archbishops or Cardinals of the Church. The Catholic Faith is not a democracy – it is handed down and preserved by Tradition for over 2,000 years. Ms. Schmich seems to imply that the nuns are fighting with the men who “run the Church” in a quest to fight against old laws in an attempt to serve Christ.
This is utter garbage. Nuns, priests, and laypeople are all called to defend and rise up to protect the timeless and unchanging Catholic Faith. If anyone – nun, priest, bishop, layperson – teaches that which the Church forbids, then that person has placed themselves outside of the state of grace and outside of the Catholic Church, which we believe to be the only Church through which mankind can be saved.
Ms. Schmich seems to think this is a matter of democracy. This is not. This is a matter of fighting off a new era where heresies are welcomed and embraced now by even nuns and priests. Faithful Catholics will not be silent. We will fight on for the Church and for Christ, who is the True Head of the Visible Church on earth.