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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A top Vatican official warned the nuns in April that honoring Sister Elizabeth Johnson, a longtime Fordham University professor, would be considered provoking the Holy See and U.S. bishops.

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  1. Jesus gave the Way, the Truth and a promise of Everlasting Life by practicing: Right relationship with others, with all life, all matter, all creation, leading to cosmic fulfillment through the Law of Love, NOT FEAR.

    · LCWR (and others struggling for peace and justice) have a dynamic interpretation of the message of the gospel not a static one. They have embraced the Way of Love, serving others, teaching by example, listening and learning and not exercising control over others. They spiral outward in an embrace of Love…Growing and giving new life. They use conscience as a guide and dance with diversity seeing it as the beauty of creation in progress.

    · The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church (and other religions as well) have embraced the static interpretation of scripture and continue to impose it on others by power over, using treats and denigrating, and finally excluding. Diversity is seen as aberration and intelligence and independence as threat. They, like an abusive spouse would choose to kill the so-called beloved rather than loose control over them. They teach salvation comes to those who submit to the safety of a locked box, where no one thinks, questions, chooses, or loves without censure. They are willing to kill the Church to achieve this goal. They spiral inward like a black hole taking all with them into darkness… and death.
    I endorse the non hierarchical, collaborative approach of the sisters!

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