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HINSDALE, Illinois, October 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Dominican nun (must be one of those American Patriotic Catholic Church types, though technically nuns don’t leave the cloister) has been seen frequenting an abortion facility in Illinois recently – but not, as one might expect, to pray for an end to abortion or to counsel women seeking abortions (this is what I was hoping to read), but to volunteer as a clinic escort (this is the lowest of the low…even liberal nun groups don’t go THIS far..it’s one thing to support Abortion but this…it’s no wonder the Vatican is coming to investigate some women’s religious orders. THIS ONE better be at the TOP of the list..this entire order must be supressed immediately).
Local pro-life activists say that they recognized the escort at the ACU Health Center as Sr. Donna Quinn (former, she should be released from her vows immediately), a nun outspokenly in favor of legalized abortion (it is contradiction to be Catholic and support abortion, tell me again why the SSPX are so evil?), after seeing her photo in a Chicago Tribune article.
“I’ve called her sister several times, and she never responded,” local pro-lifer John Bray told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN). “But it’s her.”
Amy Keane, a pro-life witness for 11 years, says Quinn has acted as escort for “six years, at least.” (WHERE OH WHERE IS HER BISHOP?)Keane described one incident in which Quinn began shouting at the pro-lifers (typical) as they spoke to a woman about to enter the abortion facility.
“[Quinn] was so angry, and burst out very loudly so everyone could hear: ‘Look at these men, telling these women what to do with their bodies! (oh yes, that’s what we’re doing, aren’t you doing the same thing by assisting in an abortion?)‘” said Keane. “She was so angry, that it really took all of us aback.” Keane says that the group was peaceful, and that the men present were not among those engaging the woman.
“For those of us who are (you can’t be a Catholic in communion with the Church and support abortion) Catholic, to have a member of a religious order so blatantly – it is so disheartening (disheartening is an understatement, I get super angry at things like this). It really is,” said Keane. “She’s participating actively in abortion. That is what is so disturbing for us.”
Sr. Donna Quinn, OP, is renowned in the Chicago (Cardinal George? anyone there? we have an order in your diocese that needs supressing) 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 (As if we didn’t have enough reasons to dissolve the USCCB). 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 (Sounds protestant to me…oh…no wonder, she’s apart of the American Patriotic Catholic Church).
While LifeSiteNews.com (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 (disgusting).
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 (me, me me me me me me…and all these years of singing We are Church hasn’t had any effect, LOL!), and I will work to change it, because I love ((hate) 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.'” (because Mary being the Mother of God is sooooo discriminating, since being a spiritual mother is soooooo discriminating right? Hey, those Episcopalians have women clergy…go join them)
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.” (what is this sister hood of the traveling pantsuit nuns?)
Sr. Patricia Mulcahey, OP, Quinn’s Prioress (FIRE HER, NOW :)) at the Sinsinawa Dominican community, said in an email response to LSN that the nun sees her volunteer activity as “accompanying women who are verbally abused by protestors. Her stance is that if the protestors were not abusive, she would not be there.”
Though Sr. Mulcahey claimed that her sisters “support the teachings of the Catholic Church (bs)*,” she declined to comment on Quinn’s public protest of Catholic Church teaching.
Joe Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League says Quinn came in contact with his own office in 1982, when she and a group of other pro-aborts picketed his building on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
“She figures it’s part of her religion to take these women in and protect them, and get them abortions (what part of intrinsic evil does she not get? the intrinsic or the evil?),” said Scheidler of Quinn’s recent activity. “Something dreadful has happened to make a Catholic nun become an escort at an abortion clinic (interpretation of Vatican II) – that’s the lowest form you can reach, where you escort a woman with a living child in her into a place to have the child killed, and to ruin that woman’s soul.”
“If I didn’t even believe in the humanity of the child – which of course would be crazy – even if I didn’t, I would fight abortion for the sake of the women,” Scheidler added. “They miss that baby, and they can’t get it back. They never can.” (exactly)
To respectfully express concern (See: LSN Guidelines for Effective Communication):
Sr. Patricia Mulcahey, OP
Prioress – Sinsinawa Dominicans
So, my readers should totally send a message…respectful and short of course…Sigh, let’s get out the excommunication papers for this particular group.