But one of the most damaging things that happened to the Order of Preachers was the disastrous notion of the "Dominican Family" that allowed the friars to be swamped by the much more numerous sisters.
The kind of BS that characterizes the LCWR well characterizes the Dominican sisterhoods: they are really just eco-feminist Democrats in polyester pants suits (and now, with their aging, blue hair.)
On the website of the Order, we have this gem by a woman from the same sisterhood that taught me as a child. The bloviation is typical, starting from the title: What is Earth Asking of The Order?
Earth as a proper name.
And this resounding conclusion:
What if Earth is asking the Order—as its collective consciousness—to fashion regional, national and even international collective responses to global climate spinning out of control fashioned from/in the above silence?
Far from being an escape from, or an evasion of action, the silence would be the matrix from which we, grounded in the Divine energy embraced in the silence, might respond boldly and creatively to the cries of people and planet with a timing, precision and energy which would be impeccable, if not always victorious. What if this is what Earth is asking of the Order?Embarrassing.