In my previous post I identified the distressing use of Loretto College being used by the, "Canadian Network for Women's Equality" (CNWE). Further research shows that this group is part of "Women - Church Convergence" (WCC), defined in part as: a coalition...raising a feminist voice and committed to an ekklesia of women..." Their full mission statement can be read here. The pro-abortion nature of WCC is couched as women being "... the primary decision makers in matters of reproduction, sexuality and women's health". WCC's links page further confirms this. CNWE's "The Seed Keepers, 22, 1, Fall 2010, confirms their own strong pro-abortion stance.
The WCC also extensively promotes the women priestess movement, stating that women "act as ministers of sacramental life". Though Pope John Paul II declared infallibly against women's ordination, the WCC and its "autonomous Catholic-rooted orgnaization/groups raising a feminist voice"claims otherwise . It should be noted that the members of the WCC (including the CNWE) adhere to "common commitments" - which include women's "ordination", abortion "rights", the use of sexuality contrary to the teachings of the Church etc., etc.
|CNWE as listed on the Women-Church Convergence website|
The CNWE also issued a "Press Release" (my, my!) regarding the election of Pope Benedict. This pompous "release" is highly instructive as to the nature of the CNWE as - again - it called for women's "ordination", and the use of contraception..." Certainly preposterous and consummate buffoonery, but indicative of the mindset and depth of dissent.
It would be comedic if souls were not at stake. So, why are the Loretto Sisters allowing them access to the College? Why has St. Michael's College Faculty of "Theology" recently given an appointment to Sr. Caroline Dawson? Why has not the Archdiocese of Toronto requested that the Sisters cease joint activities with the CNWE?
This saddens me deeply as a former undergraduate student at St. Michael's. I urge all Catholics to contact the Archdiocese and the Loretto Sisters to act accordingly. I also urge all alumni of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto to cease donating until it demonstrates absolute fidelity to the Magisterium.
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