Alma, Mich., Jun 14, 2012 / 02:15 am (CNA).- Physicians who are also Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma are criticizing the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and its defenders for using an impoverished language of politics instead of the language of faith in the dialogue with the Catholic hierarchy.
There is no basis for authentic dialogue between these two languages. The language of faith is rooted in Jesus Christ, His life and His mission, as well as the magisterial teaching of the Church, said the physician-sisters statement, which was issued after a June 2 meeting on the contributions of religious women in the healing ministry of the Catholic Church.
The language of politics arises from the social marketplace, they said. The Sisters who use political language in their responses to the magisterial Church reflect the poverty of their education and formation in the faith.
Can they say that? What would Carol Marin say?
Meanwhile, from a knowledgeable source regarding this group of Mercies:
The three founding mothers are incredible ladies. They “re-founded” the Sisters of Mercy going back to their foundress’ spirit. Most of them are professional women: doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists and they have been a great help to the Church, even if they are a small group.