Sadly, I am finished with St. Anthony’s Messenger…as I think all practicing Catholics should be. This magazine has had a few articles here and there in the past fews years of my subscription that have been inconsistent with the teachings of the Church. I should have seen it coming…they are celebrating where celebration is not due. In fact, where it is downright wrong! The latest issue headlines Simone Campbell and her “Nuns on the Bus” group as a “tireless advocate [continuing] her campaign for social justice following last year’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.” (transcript)
Nuns on the Bus (NETWORK) is not a good representation of or for women in the Catholic Church. Campbell who leads this band of women isn’t doing any woman (or their unborn child/children) any good. If you cannot get the non-negotiable belief in the protection of life (from conception to natural death) right, then nothing else will follow with any fullness of Faith. Like anything else, we need to look at the financial backing and support…I haven’t seen any good news on this…OFA? Faith in Public Life?
So, what is left but to pray for these women, their followers, and for those who see this example and read it as a profession of what Catholics actually believe.