As her friend Susan Talve might say, this takes a lot of chutzpah.
The friends of dissent and heresy, the National Coalition of American Nuns (NCAN), is awarding its Margaret Ellen Traxler Award to Sister Louise Lears. Just to make sure we are aware that this public honor is not given in ignorance of her canonical censure, NCAN's announcement describes Sr. Lears as "placed under interdict by Archbishop Raymond Burke on June 26, 2008 for her support of the priestly ordination of two women".
Never mind that no priestly ordination of any woman took place in reality. Progressives are all about symbolism. By giving this honor, they get to make a useless gesture that makes them feel good as they achieve actuarial nihilism.
You see, NCAN is effectually rewarding Lears for pertinacious rejection of Church teaching and scandal, not to mention inciting contumely towards the lawful Church authority. NCAN is thus an aider and abettor of this activity. I guess while the See is vacant, the mice will play.
Unconfirmed reports list that the vote of every member of NCAN was overwhelming-- 5 voted yes, 1 voted no, and 1 could not be channeled for comment.
Congratulations, Sisters, for sinking deeper into the well of irrelevance, at least as far as the Catholic Church is concerned.
Thanks to the reader who tipped me to this.