Daughters of Charity next to Westminster Cathedral? I used to think they were a good thing. Before Christmas they had Stephen "I think the Catholic Church is evil" Fry fronting the appeal for their appeal for their homeless centre, "The Passage", then, I accepted their explanation that it was naivety. Now they are hosting a meeting for the dissenting group that includes such speakers such as Robert Nowell, critic of Church teaching, translator of Hans Kung and assistant editor of the Tablet and Sr Myra Poole, critic of Church teaching and women's ordination activist.
They belong to a group STANDUP4VATICAN2, which seems to be very much in the vein of "We are the Church" and other "Nu-Church" groups, its chairman is a Bernard Wynne who also runs Catholics for a Changing Church. Though it claims to "stand up for Vatican 2" it is run by a gerontocracy who want us to see VII as a rupture with the Tradition, very much at variance with the teaching of the Holy Father and the Council itself.
Obviously this an attack on the direction the papacy is taking the Church. These old men and women want to turn the clock back, stifle the Spirit. They are terrified by the effective ecumenism of the Pope, of his liturgical liberalism, his assault on secularism and his placing God at the centre of Church life.
There is a poll you might want to vote on.
Sad, that the sisters have allied themselves to this cause, are they really a hotbed of dissent or just hosting this group for the money or through stupidity?