Vatican-caused pain and weeping of Italian contemplative nuns

Italian defence of nuns from the instruction of Cardinal Braz de Aviz?

Filippo di Giacomo records, in Il Venerdì di Repubblica, the weeping of Italian contemplative religious women due to the provisions issued by the Dicastery for Religious Life.

Editorial Office (07/03/2023 09: 37, Gaudium Press) The Italian Catholic news site Il Seismografo has recorded what Filippo di Giacomo said in Il Venerdì, the weekly organ of Repubblica, regarding "the Italian contemplative sisters - cloistered religious - who are weeping" because of the provisions emanating from the instruction Cor orans, on women's contemplative life, which bears the signature of the Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Cardinal Brasileiro Braz de Aviz.

Cathcon is very reliably informed that the Cardinal uses hair dye.

"Already with the apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate of March 2018 [contemplatives] received a warning from a Pope who said "it is not healthy to love silence and avoid encounter with others, to desire rest and reject activity, to seek prayer and despise service.

Cathcon: This is the rhetoric of a red revolutionary who wants to level monasteries to the ground and unworthy coming from the mouth of a Pope.  They are precisely the same arguments that the anti-clerical government in France used to expel religious in 1906. As ever, a favorite game is to impute bad motives ("desire rest").   Go tell the Trappists that silence is a virtue. 

But shortly afterwards, in April, the instruction Cor orans came out, which in Di Giacomo's assessment is "a long despotic order so dilapidated in its supposed legality that it seems exaggerated even for the unfortunate times in which canon law lives. The crux of the problem is the perverse intention to nullify the autonomy of monasteries."

"Since the sixth century," continues Di Giacomo, "the cloistered world of women was freely and democratically self-determined, with its own Rule of Life and Constitutions. With Cor Orans (before, with Vultum Dei quaerere of 2016) the monasteries are inserted into a bureaucratic mechanism designed to humiliate and degrade the 'weaker'. The latter are emptied of their savings, the sisters dispersed and the property, not infrequently, subject to speculation".

He also notes that in "recent weeks various Mayors have been defending the religious, even complaining of the deprivation of their means of subsistence".

Di Giacomo went on to say ironically that "in the national press there are those who maintain that women are entering the decision-making processes of the Church. It sounds like a joke, but cloistered women don't laugh".


Cathcon:  The modernists talk about human rights at great length, but deny them in absolutist manner to sexual abuse victims in Argentina who the Pope has consistently refused to meet, Latin Mass supporters and contemplating nuns. 

Surely they don't object to this quote from the Declaration on Religious Liberty or is the modernist church a law unto herself.

"This Vatican Council declares that the human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means that all human beings are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one is to be forced to act in a manner contrary to his own beliefs, whether privately or publicly, whether alone or in association with others, within due limits.

The council further declares that the right to religious freedom has its foundation in the very dignity of the human person as this dignity is known through the revealed word of God and by reason itself. This right of the human person to religious freedom is to be recognized in the constitutional law whereby society is governed and thus it is to become a civil right.

It is in accordance with their dignity as persons-that is, beings endowed with reason and free will and therefore privileged to bear personal responsibility-that all human beings should be at once impelled by nature and also bound by a moral obligation to seek the truth, especially religious truth. They are also bound to adhere to the truth, once it is known, and to order their whole lives in accord with the demands of truth. However, human beings cannot discharge these obligations in a manner in keeping with their own nature unless they enjoy immunity from external coercion as well as psychological freedom. Therefore the right to religious freedom has its foundation not in the subjective disposition of the person, but in his very nature. In consequence, the right to this immunity continues to exist even in those who do not live up to their obligation of seeking the truth and adhering to it and the exercise of this right is not to be impeded, provided that just public order be observed."


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