Catholic Sisters IIOctober 27, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
It seems I owe Ken Briggs an apology. He’s the author of a book about Vatican mistreatment of American Catholic sisters titled Double-Crossed, the very title of my last blogpost. I can assure you that I did not consciously steal Mr. Brigg’s wording. It would be harder, though, to argue that the connection wasn’t lurking back there in my unconscious someplace. Well, as they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery: the phrase really seems to describe the current situation (as well as the past: Briggs’s book was published in 2006, well before the current investigations).
On a happier note, my former student, Benedictine Sister Suzanne Fitzmaurice, writes to say that on Sunday November 1 a segment on Religion and Ethics Newsweekly will feature the life of her Benedictine community at Mt. St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas. (One of the reasons Sister Suzanne, who’s the Vocation Minister for her monastery, has time to think about this is that the Benedictines, as an international congregation, aren’t subject to the Vatican investigation, which applies only to American congregations of sisters). There’s a preview of the segment on the Religion and Ethics Newsweekly webpage.