Friday, October 31, 2008
EARTHSPIRIT RISING CONFERENCE AND CATHOLIC NUNS
It's been a while since I've looked at it. The first one was held in 1997. It's still around, folks. Where are the bishops?
Here's the 2009 conference website. It's scheduled for Xavier University. Isn't that university supposed to be Catholic?
The 2007 conference explains why I ask the question. Scroll through the website and see what looks like a fortune teller with the caption "Sisters of Charity of Nazareth". Notice the woman dressed as a nun who apparently is the singer named Issa. One of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence? If not, she dresses like them.
Notice that Matthew Fox was a prominent speaker. So was the witch Starhawk.
It was held at Bellarmine University in 2007. Isn't Bellarmine supposed to be Catholic?
There's one more little goodie in the website. Right next to the crystal ball gazer's picture is a list of the religious sisters who are part of the "patron list" which just happens to include the "Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration" among the listing of heretical nuns. Below that listing is a link for The Berkana Institute. Interesting place, Berkana. Check out the Learning Partners link. There you can read about "The Shambhala Authentic Leadership Institute". Shambhala, as in Benjamin Creme?
When I Googled Shambhala Institute with Benjamin Creme, I got a bunch of porn links, and that's where I stopped.
Among the patrons of the 2007 EarthSpirit Rising Conference was the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and the Sisters of St. Francis Oldenburg. Both of these organizations are listed as "Founding Sponsors" of the Intercommunitty Justice and Peace Center. Guess who got a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grant. Yup, the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center.