Friday, October 23, 2009

Nun Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escort in Illinois

I hope when the Vatican envoy gets here they clean up the kookiness of some religious orders and particularly this nun in a story from

Sr. Donna Quinn, OP, is renowned in the Chicago area as an advocate for legalized abortion and other liberal issues.

In 1974 she co-founded the organization Chicago Catholic Women, which lobbied the USCCB on a feminist platform before it dissolved in 2000. She is now a coordinator of the radically liberal National Coalition of American Nuns (NCAN), which stands in opposition against the Catholic Church's position on abortion, homosexuality, contraception, and the male priesthood.

While (LSN) was unable to reach Sr. Quinn for comment, NCAN's Sr. Beth Rindler confirmed to LSN that Quinn is still a member of their group, which favors unrestricted legalized abortion and disagrees with the teaching that abortion is intrinsically evil. "We respect women, and believe that they make moral decision, and so we respect their decisions," Rindler explained.

In a 2002 address to the Women's Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School, Sr. Quinn described how she came to view the teachings of her Church as "immoral": "I used to say: 'This is my Church, and I will work to change it, because I love it,'" she said. "Then later I said, 'This church is immoral, and if I am to identify with it I'd better work to change it.' More recently, I am saying, 'All organized religions are immoral in their gender discriminations.'"

Quinn called gender discrimination "the root cause of evil in the Church, and thus in the world," and said she remained in the Dominican community simply for "the sisterhood."

St. Dominic would be so proud of you - oh that's right he's a sexist, patronizing male dominant, patriarch who along with John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI is just another evil in the Church.


Dan said...

I decided to start spending Tuesdays as a special day of prayer, fasting, and penance. I will offer it for the conversion of Sr. Quinn and the healing that the Catholic Church is in so desperate need of these days.

I am planning on asking other Catholics to join me & to notify the prioress of this nun and/or the diocese.

The prioress of this nun has contact information at the bottom of the article referenced.


Anonymous said...

I'm with you.

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