Friday, July 17, 2009


Sister Sandra Schneiders on the Vatican's Apostolic Visitation of "certain" religious communities in the US:

IHM, professor at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. "Visitations," she pointed out, "do not drop out of heaven newborn. They come about because somebody wants to investigate somebody."

She also described as a red herring the Vatican's concern for a decline in religious vocations as a major reason for the visitation. She insisted that the decline in the number of women religious follows the demographic trends for the greater female population.

Wow! Really?!

I had no idea that the average age of women in the US was 73.

That demographic crisis is worse than I thought.


DP said...

So Heather really *is* my child bride.

Oh, I thought you should know that the invasion has started. San Diego is their first beachhead:

"Some divers report tentacles enveloping their masks and yanking at their cameras and gear."

The battle is joined. Communications may be spotty over the next few months.

Anonymous said...

Would Sister lie to you? I think, therefore, any illusion to the otherwise must be produced by makeup. You see what modern science did for Michael Jackson.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...


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(BTW: perhaps you meant "allusion"?)