If Only She Had Been Allowed to go to Woodstock

Sr. Simone Campbell is, well, an idiot. Yet somehow the oldies from the 60’s and 70’s keep her propped up (kinda like Nancy Pelosi). Sometimes I think these people made a deal with the devil for the fame they have, because it’s the only reason I can see why anyone pays attention to them. In a movie all about her, she was asked “Why did you become a nun?”  Her response? “Because my parents wouldn’t let me go to Woodstock.” Darn!  We were one music festival away from not having to be bothered with her babbling.  Soooooo close!

Her latest tweet:

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I am so tired of hearing how the liberal elite have fought for “the little guys” and the vulnerable.  I’ve stood outside Nancy Pelosi’s house in San Francisco. You know, the area where the homeless people are not allowed to sleep (and/or defecate). Honestly, it’s a beautiful place and I don’t begrudge her living there, but, uh, she has zero idea about what vulnerable means. When was the last time she stepped over the unwashed masses and gave them a second of her time? I mean, seriously, she has plenty of opportunities to go down to the local soup kitchen and help out, but she is so darn elite that she doesn’t even take the time for that photo-op. Seriously, I googled. The closest thing I could find was this: https://youtu.be/xFSWZ91I2mo Could Nan look any more uncomfortable?! So, Sr. Campbell, are you really going to shill for her?  Of course you are.

I’m not quite sure when Nancy last lived her faith, if ever. The Catholic Church denounces Planned Parenthood, abortion, birth-control, homosexual acts, transgender activism, etc., and Nancy soundly embraces all. So, please, let’s just stop this whole “Nancy is a devout Catholic” shtick. She may be Catholic by baptism, which is an indelible mark, but after that, she’s really, really, really bad at it. Her amazing embrace of the faith only comes when she gets a priest to put a nice big ash cross on her forehead on Ash Wednesday. The rest of the year she pretty much does the opposite of what Matthew 6 tells us and more:

1 Be sure you do not perform your acts of piety before men, for them to watch; if you do that, you have no title to a reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 Thus, when thou givest alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in synagogues and in streets, to win the esteem of men. Believe me, they have their reward already. 3 But when thou givest alms, thou shalt not so much as let thy left hand know what thy right hand is doing, 4 so secret is thy almsgiving to be; and then thy Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward thee. 5 And when you pray, you are not to be like hypocrites, who love to stand praying in synagogues or at street-corners, to be a mark for men’s eyes; believe me, they have their reward already. 6 But when thou art praying, go into thy inner room and shut the door upon thyself, and so pray to thy Father in secret; and then thy Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward thee.     

7 Moreover, when you are at prayer, do not use many phrases, like the heathens, who think to make themselves heard by their eloquence.[1] 8 You are not to be like them; your heavenly Father knows well what your needs are before you ask him. 9 This, then, is to be your prayer, Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; 10 thy kingdom come; thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven; 11 give us this day our daily bread;[2] 12 and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; 13 and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. 14 Your heavenly Father will forgive you your transgressions, if you forgive your fellow men theirs; 15 if you do not forgive them, your heavenly Father will not forgive your transgressions either.             Pater noster, qui es in cælis,

16 Again, when you fast, do not shew it by gloomy looks, as the hypocrites do. They make their faces unsightly, so that men can see they are fasting; believe me, they have their reward already. 17 But do thou, at thy times of fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy face, 18 so that thy fast may not be known to men, but to thy Father who dwells in secret; and then thy Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward thee.   

19 Do not lay up treasure for yourselves on earth, where there is moth and rust to consume it, where there are thieves to break in and steal it; 20 lay up treasure for yourselves in heaven, where there is no moth or rust to consume it, no thieves to break in and steal. 21 Where your treasure-house is, there your heart is too. 22 The eye is the light of the whole body, so that if thy eye is clear, the whole of thy body will be lit up; 23 whereas if thy eye is diseased, the whole of thy body will be in darkness. And if the light which thou hast in thee is itself darkness, what of thy darkness? How deep will that be! 24 A man cannot be the slave of two masters at once; either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will devote himself to the one and despise the other. You must serve God or money; you cannot serve both.

25 I say to you, then, do not fret over your life, how to support it with food and drink; over your body, how to keep it clothed. Is not life itself a greater gift than food, the body than clothing? 26 See how the birds of the air never sow, or reap, or gather grain into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them; have you not an excellence beyond theirs? 27 Can any one of you, for all his anxiety, add a cubit’s growth to his height?[3] 28 And why should you be anxious over clothing? See how the wild lilies grow; they do not toil or spin; 29 and yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 If God, then, so clothes the grasses of the field, which to-day live and will feed the oven to-morrow, will he not be much more ready to clothe you, men of little faith? 31 Do not fret, then, asking, What are we to eat? or What are we to drink? or How shall we find clothing? 32 It is for the heathen to busy themselves over such things; you have a Father in heaven who knows that you need them all. 33 Make it your first care to find the kingdom of God, and his approval, and all these things shall be yours without the asking. 34 Do not fret, then, over to-morrow; leave to-morrow to fret over its own needs; for to-day, to-day’s troubles are enough.

It’s like Nan took it as a playbook instead of a list of what not to do. She talks about how caring she and her buddies are, wags her fingers, proudly displays ashes on her forehead (and probably holds a press conference that day just so she can show you what a great Catholic she is), etc., yet she can’t seem to help people in the city she grew up in. But, hey, she’ll show you how to take care of all the vulnerable (which is rather ironic when she’s trying to kill the most vulnerable among us).

And, as far as Sr. “I’m a leader in the faith community” Simone goes, who made her Queen “in the faith community”? It wasn’t me or my family. She’s in the same boat as Nan. Actually, she might a little better only in the fact that she openly admits to disobedience. She’s never met a Church teaching she didn’t want to dissent from, so let’s be real, she’s hardly a person to tell us who is living the Faith.  In fact, she’s not even qualified to tell us who the vulnerable are, since she’s also failed repeatedly to protect the unborn, our most vulnerable. In fact, she’s actually advocated for legal abortion, so please, just ignore her. She’s not an expert on anything moral. We’ve got plenty of other superstars in the area of protecting and serving the vulnerable in the Catholic Church, and she ain’t it.  If you’d like to know a wee bit more about Sr. Simone, please see my blog post dedicated to her. https://onemadmomblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/old-bitties-on-the-bus/

 

 

27 thoughts on “If Only She Had Been Allowed to go to Woodstock

  1. Good piece, OMM. With respect to Nancy, her story is that she’s a devout Catholic and she’s sticking to it. A few years back, some of the Catholic news outfit contacted her pastor in S.F. and asked him about her. His response? “She’s a fine woman and a good parishioner.” If her own pastor doesn’t have a problem with her abortion advocacy, etc., it’s no mystery why she thinks she can get away with her devout Catholic schtick. That pastor has since gone on to his reward. Say a prayer or two for him. He likely needs it.

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    1. Yeah, I don’t think Nan thinks herself all that innocent. She’s a politician. She’ll shop around for the pastor who will rubber stamp whatever the heck she wants. And, I’d bet you a million, that his church couldn’t make their annual bishops appeal. Sad he died backing her crud.

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  2. Really good question whether the parish makes its quota on the annual appeal. The parish, SVdP, is in a neighborhood where a typical house is now $3 million and up, so there’s no shortage of rich people who could donate. Do many of them attend the church? No idea, really. Saw one of Nancy’s daughters on the local news tonight leading an anti-Trump rally in S.F. Thinking about that, I’m genuinely curious to know whether Nancy’s kids and grandkids keep up the whole “devout Catholic” bit. Or do they even care? In my experience with liberal Catholics like Nancy, most of them are from another era when respectable people were expected to attend church and raise their children to attend church. And, sure, they do have some vestigial attachment to the traditions and practices of Catholicism and their identity as Catholic BUT it usually doesn’t transfer to the next generation(s). I remember a bleeding heart left-winger I know who taught religion at my Catholic high school. The guy was liberal/left as they come, but as far as I know he did seem to really be a practicing Catholic, who attended mass regularly and was serious about prayer etc. His kids? He transmitted the leftism to them but not the Catholicism. His now-adult daughters see the Catholic Church as this hopelessly retrograde institution that oppresses and discriminates against women and want no part of it. He retained some old-time Catholic squeamishness about abortion, but the kids don’t. They’re pro-choice to the hilt. I wonder if that’s how it is with Nancy’s family. Does the whole “devout Catholic” charade end with her? Probably.

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    1. It has profited their family well. When materialism is your religion, you’ll do anything to “keep the faith.” I know for a fact a few years ago some churches in the not so affluent parts of SF made their quota in 5 minutes while St. Ignatius struggled. Not sure they ever made it.

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  3. And all of it madness, since the mainstream church is 100% evil and not to be supported by actual Catholics. What have we to do with the mainstream church? Every single thing coming out of Rome today is blasphemy and sacrilege. We’ve had to observe heresy after heresy and blatant attacks by our own pope on Catholicism and tradition, but the Pachamama Synod should have ended all speculation. The pope, Rome, has gone into apostasy. If Catholics don’t understand that now, after seeing him participate in demon worship, then we are kind of hopeless. What would it take for Catholics to understand how bad this is? The pope BROKE the First Commandment “Thou shalt have no gods before me” on sacred ground, on a Feast Day. Mere coincidence? Please.
    So whether or not any so-called Catholic Church made it’s quota should be irrelevant really, because they are not Catholic, faithful Catholics are Catholic. That narrow road is going to be harder and harder to find. Faithful Catholics need to get out of the mainstream church. Find the Latin Rite if you can, but I am not saying this is an answer to all problems. It is not. But it is a far better response than continue in the Novus Ordo Satanic Funhouse.
    Peter’s Pence gave 1.1 million dollars of our money to fund the Elton John biopic which includes graphic homosexual sex. How stupid are we. There are a million clues, will we see them? Or do we prefer that illusion of Catholicity.
    As far as Sr. Simone, she is on her fast track to Hell, because as a religious she is leading others there. It is incredible arrogance to stay “I am a religious leader in the community.” Those are the words of someone concerned about their own credibility. In her case with good reason.

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  4. Maybe Nancy does her volunteering in private, as the scripture above says you should do. I would love to see you do a similar piece on how Donald Trump lives his faith.

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  5. And our job aas faithful Catholics is to hang tough in this evil moment of crisis. Yes, it is certain that we have few true and holy shepherds these days. Yes, it is true that the Vatican is apostate and is a cesspool. To be awarded a higher Church position it is helpful to be a homosexual or a supporter or have financial malfeasance (often go together) or be some ambitious rascal willing to sell his soul for ‘power’. But it will all come to an end on judgment day. We must not abandon Christ! We must continue to seek holiness for which we need the sanctifying grace of the Sacraments. Even a bad priest can administer them to us (even if we have to “hold our nose”). Where else can we go for that grace and to remain in a state of grace? This is a time for saints and coming soon to a country near you, perhaps a time of martyrdom as well.

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  6. Steve Bannon, exemplified as a paragon upholding traditional values, (also raised in the catholic church) has been divorced htree times and no longer attends Mass. Correct me ifI’m wrong: Nancy Pelosi has ben married once and still from what I’ve read attends Mass.

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    1. And, btw, how would you rate Nancy against St. Paul? You don’t seem to understand there’s a difference between embracing your sin like Namcy and trying to overcome it. I mossed Bannon running around extolling his virtuous life.

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  7. OMM, why no response to my question about how Donald lives his faith? Pretty much, I think this sums it up: “When materialism is your religion” How can you possibly support him. I get it’s his abortion stance (which he honestly doesn’t give a damn about), but if the majority in the US believe in banning abortion, all they have to do is elect someone else. They would then keep their dignity which is lost in support of DT.

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    1. I didn’t answer because I didn’t see it until now. Sorry. Been getting ready for next week.

      But, now that I’d see it I’d have to ask why should I answer it? Donald Trump is not claiming to be a devout Catholic. But, if I was going to answer it (and I guess I am), I’d say that Trump is probably better at following Catholic teaching than Nan. And, yes, the abortion stance is the main reason I support him. Most know I didn’t vote for him since I live in California and it really doesn’t matter who I vote for but I’ve been thrilled with his moves to save babies. Doesn’t really matter if he’s sincere. That matters not to the babies who have been saved.

      And, as usual, for someone who doesn’t believe in judging, you kind of did a whole lot of it. Merry Christmas, TA and happy rest of Advent!

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      1. Seriously? A better Catholic than Nancy? The man who has cheated on his wives? The man who has separated children from their parents? The man who has cheated others in business? The man who has lied over 15,000 times? The man who debases those who don’t agree with him? If that’s Catholic, I don’t want anything to do with it. I think God himself, asks us to judge others if they are not living according to his rules. You certainly are a good example of someone who judges others.

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        1. Nancy Pelosi, as an avid, unrepentant supporter and promoter of abortion, has blood on her hands. Countless infants have been murdered in the womb as a direct result of policies that she has championed. She’s a Catholic like Heinrich Himmler was a Catholic. Trump may be a personally venial man, but as president he has been a staunch ally of pro-lifers, maybe the best we’ve ever had. I will concede that, in terms of her personal, family life, Nancy Pelosi likely has conformed more to Catholic teaching on sexual morality than Donald Trump has. No reasonably well-informed, realistic person is likely to dispute that. But Trump’s and Pelosi’s personal family lives are not my business or concern. What their policies are is what I care about. If you give me the choice as a voter between a libertine pro-lifer and a straight-laced pro-abort, I’m going to take the former 100% of the time. The killing of innocent children in utero is such an appalling, demonic evil that I consider it necessary to oppose every candidate and politician who promotes that evil, no matter how wonderfully they conduct their personal lives.

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          1. He became a staunch ally of pro-lifers when he realized they could help him win. He doesn’t care one way or another and if abortion would solve a pregnancy problem for one of his affairs, I’m pretty sure he would pay for it. Clearly you people who support him, would also choose to save one person rather than many.

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          2. I’m so glad you’re omniscient. You don’t know, nor do I, what he believes. We can only go on what he says. And we can go on what Nan says. One of these things is worse than the other.

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        2. There’s the judging again. LOL! Seriously, I’m totally glad you’ve had an ephiphany on the judging thing. You know for a fact I’m all for judging the acts of people.

          Yes, I find his past abysmal. However, I do believe in redemption and conversion. Again, I bring St. Paul up to you. Do I believe he’s converted from his philandering past? My guess is probably yes although I’d really have no idea and neither did you. He is 70-something and at that point some people start realizing their time is short and he’s always had a very unusual temperance for some things which he may be expanding in these later years. It’s certainly not in his twitter persona.

          I also know that he was once pro-abortion and supported pro-abortion candidates for political gain. And Nan? Please. She’s been involved in her own financial scandals over the years. And, yet, Trump has pointed out his error over abortion and has done more than any other president to rectify it in our country. Can I judge his motives? Nope. Can I just his actions? Yup and his current ones show some conversion.

          As for Nan? Not so much. If only being married to one person made you a saint. Meanwhile, she’s been accused of insider trading for years and, then, of course, there’s her advocating for the killing of children. That’s kind of worse than cheating on spouse reformed or not. And, not only that, she turned a blind eye when evidence was shown of Planned Parenthood covering for sex traffickers, the rape of under-aged children AND the selling of fetal body parts. Kind of trumps Trump in past evils.

          And, again, you know I’ve been higly skeptical of Trump but I am praying his apparent attempt to reform some aspects of his life are real and I hope that he will continue to progress and, quite frankly, I love his wife. She has really grown on me and I really think her conversion is probably very real.

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          1. All I have to say to this is, “John Dingle is looking up”. That was an incredibly christian and compassionate response, wasn’t it. Melania is equally corrupt in that she supports a man who had an affair on her (remember how everyone on the right hated Hillary for staying with Bill?). Her “Be Best” campaign is a joke. As for Donald, a leopard can’t change its spots. If Trump was really turning to a religious life, I’d think we’d see pictures of him at a service one in a while, don’t you? He has never turned a camera down.

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          2. And, yet, funny, I don’t have to answer for anything he does. YOU are the one who brought him up as a red-herring. We’re talking about Nan. You know, the one who professes to be the devout Catholic while professing the antithesis of that. Whatever Trump does/does not do, does not excuse Nan in any way.

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  8. The late Mother Angelica of EWTN once said she went to confession so frequently because, as a nun, she is (was) held to a higher standard. Amen sister! None of us sinners deserve the Beatific Vision but can you imagine the fires of hell that await these bus nuns and heretical priests like antipope Bergoglio who scandalize the faithful with their distortions of Church teaching?

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  9. “He became a staunch ally of pro-lifers when he realized they could help him win.” – Wow…you know this for sure huh? So he can’t change his mind on saving the unborn but Obama can change his mind on homosexual ‘marriages’…of course not for the homosexual vote…

    “He doesn’t care one way or another”- Wow…again you know this for sure too huh? ”
    ” And if abortion would solve a pregnancy problem for one of his affairs, I’m pretty sure he would pay for it.” – I’m impressed how you can read peoples hearts and minds. If only God could do that.

    “Clearly you people who support him, would also choose to save one person rather than many.” Christ leaves 99 sheep behind all alone to save that one sheep who is lost. Hmm maybe all human lives are equally valuable to Him? Just sayin’…

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  10. The only correction I would make to your otherwise excellent and well-stated article is the one that questions why Nancy cannot give some help and attention to the suffering people in the city “she grew up in”, by which I think you are alluding to SF. NP is originally from Baltimore, the daughter of the mayor in the early 60’s, although I think she has spent most of her adult life in SF.

    Otherwise, you are spot on. NP, and Sr. Simone, sadly, are clearly not serving the Church nor leading anyone to Jesus, and horrifically use their public positions to instead damage and weaken the Church and its members. IMHO, Sr. Simone is wickedly notorious for urging President Obama to continue abortion funding from tax dollars, and accepting the aptly named “Cardinal McCarrick Award” from the deceptively named Franciscan Action Network (a very partisan, liberal political action committee, which I am ashamed to say is funded by the Secular Franciscan Order, as well as the OFM, and which is neither Catholic nor Franciscan). Both women are working tirelessly against Church teaching, and misleading others into walking away from the true mission of the Catholic Church.

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