Thursday, August 16, 2012

What the American nuns say

I was trolling through HuffPo's religion section today when I came across an article about the Vatican/nuns divide. It was interesting. I was struck by something the nuns said:
Hughes [the most recent past president of the LCWR, which represents about 80 percent of the country's 57,000 Catholic sisters] said there's more to promoting the sanctity of human life than just working against abortion. She said her community's ministries against domestic violence and in support of homeless mothers and children is also pro-life work.

"That's about the sanctity of human life. It's about doing it differently. I think it's complementary. I don't think you can have one without the other," she said.
This is the crucial divide, and it's where most religious people show a severe moral deficit. There are so many "pro-life" religious people out there (and not just Catholics) who are only concerned with abortion. As soon as the child is born, they forget about it (or casually let some priest rape the child). The nuns have a much clearer view of morality. Life does not end at birth. It begins.

The Roman Catholic church, especially with this Pope's guidance, is grossly immoral. The solution is simple. The church needs women priests. Women would add what this church sorely lacks: a moral center.