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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Sister Schneiders's Snapped?

Although some may be laughing at it, this is not funny -- poor Sr Schneiders reference to demographic trends is so far out there as to imply stupidity (and she is not stupid,) deliberate prevarication (I refuse to believe that,) or dementia.
Is it possible she has had a stroke, or received some kind of blow to the head?
Sister Sandra Schneiders, IHM, professor at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. "Visitations, [at the instigation of the Vatican]" she pointed out, "do not drop out of heaven newborn. They come about because somebody wants to investigate somebody."

She also described as a red herring the Vatican's concern for a decline in religious vocations as a major reason for the visitation. She insisted that the decline in the number of women religious follows the demographic trends for the greater female population.

Until recently, Sister Schneiders observed, the majority of women have been under the age of 25, and this was the pool from which the Church drew vocations.
[Emphasis supplied]
By such reasoning we should be running out of female athletes.
And female college students.
And females with tatoos, too, I suppose....

Is there a shortage of any of those?

And what about abortions? aren't most of those procured by women under the age of 25 or so? have those numbers fallen off by sixty-some percent in the past few decades?

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