Goodbye radical nuns

Goodbye radical nuns

Dan Vitz blogs an article from a Los Angeles alternative newspaper (non sequitur: is it alternative if all the newspapers march in ideological lockstep?) about a particular order of nuns. In fact, it’s a wistful recollection by a particular Catholic woman recalling the heterodoxy and outright blasphemy of the nuns who ran the high school she attended in the 80s.

In a way it’s a sad illustration of what happened to the post-Vatican II generation of Catholics who particularly suffered the loss of their faith while those who should have been the guardians and teachers of that faith flew off the handle of theological lunacy. So many of us were bereft of our birthright. Thankfully some of us got what we needed at home or found our way back, but so many of my contemporaries are still lost out there, floating in a sea of misconceptions and hostility toward a faith that during their childhood was empty and kitschy by turns.

How much damage did people like those radical nuns do? We won’t be able to account the cost fully this side of heaven.