LCWR meets in Anaheim
Blue-haired Benedictines, leisure-suited Loretos, and muumuu clad Mercies were among the 1400 participants at the annual Leadership Conference of Women Religious Assembly held in Anaheim this past weekend.
This pitiable group of aging religious women remains in inexplicable denial about the abysmal failure of its, dare I say it, "vision" for the Church. It is difficult to imagine a group of Catholics more out of touch with reality. The Barque of Peter is surging forward with Pope Benedict XVI at the helm while these poor women are still stuck in the 60s.
How striking the contrast between this largely geriatric "assembly" of "nuns" in Anaheim and the nearly simultaneous gathering of 1.2 million young Catholics in Cologne for WYD.
You can read all about the LCWR's 2005 assembly HERE. But then again, why bother? This is a group without a future. And I predict that within the span of 10 to 15 years (or fewer), there will no longer be a LCWR because most of them will have "gone the way of all the earth."
I truly feel sorry for these women who presumably at one point freely and lovingly answered the call of God to the consecrated life but, sadly, somewhere along the way got lost.