Someone please help me out here! Thanks!
A conflict in our community has caused local activist Catholic women to cite Sister Joan Chittister to prove certain “wrongs” that they believe the Catholic Church has perpetuated in our city and around the world.
I have been involved with this conflict for the past several months, with several opinion pieces published in the local newspaper, and many Catholics from my parish and others, as well as Protestants, praising my calm and logical responses to these activists.
When I read their latest article this morning, my “Spidey Sense” was alerted. I get the feeling that this Sister is not in good standing with the Catholic Church, but I can’t find any articles online other than blogs and opinions from conservative Catholics and even Evangelical Protestants about Sister Chittister’s stands on various issues.
So I might be wrong about her. I certainly don’t want to write a response to the activist’s article without knowing the facts.
Is Sister Chittister still in good standing with the Catholic Church? Should we give heed and honor to what she says and writes?
Or is she, as I suspect, a dissident who is spreading mis-truths and half-truths about the Catholic Church?
Thanks for any information, links, or advice! I think it’s important for a WOMAN (like me!) to respond to these activist women. I honestly don’t think it will change their minds, but it will help other Catholics in the community, as well as our very active Evangelical Protestant population (which is where I was before converting to Catholicism) to know the truth.