12 February 2010

Dominican Sisters on Oprah

No, not the title of some new addiction, but I was told by a reader (necessary because I NEVER watch Okrah) that the Dominican Sisters of Mary were the subject of in depth coverage on the Oprah show.

Below is part one from YouTube, which will lead you to subsequent parts. Good coverage, really, considering the secular venue, but I just had to laugh a bit because Oprah's first point about the consecrated life was that there was "no sex"--you know, the be-all and end-all of modern existence from the age of oh, 9? Or is it younger now?



8 comments:

Fr. Andrew said...

but I just had to laugh a bit because Oprah's first point about the consecrated life was that there was "no sex"

Don't be naive, Timman. That was calculated to be crass and to shock the sisters and put them on edge. Oprah hates the Christian faith.

Delena said...

Well, Oprah's on a whole, "YOU'RE ABSTAINING?! UNHEARD OF!" kick at the moment, you nkow?

Latinmassgirl said...

I totally agree with Fr. Andrew. Oprah is a very crass liberal who believes in spirituality - my spirit, what is good for ME, ME, ME. She does give to charity, but that doesn't make her a Christian.

She was rude and obnoxious to the dear sisters as she kept saying, "Sex, no sex, what about having no sex." What if she instead said nicely, "So how much of a sacrifice is it to live a celibate life?" Or maybe she is too stupid to know what celibate means. She didn't act upbeat at all about the sisters, she even seemed hostile.

I like that most of the convents refused her. What is an Oprah?

thetimman said...

Reader X,

I appreciate your point but this is a family show.

X said...

You need to get your mind out of the gutter, even if it is attached to your body.

Anonymous said...

Oprah's attitude toward the Church is rather consistently hostile. This time it was disguised, but very thinly so, and crass, as our Dominican friar notes. I do not believe that Oprah is a good influence on our culture; I believe she has been harmful to the religious fabric of our country, her charities notwithstanding. Any effort to allow her to rule as an American icon or national conscience is misguided.

Fr. Andrew said...

Did I just get referred to as a Dominican? Sweet! Now, if only I could better quote the Summa...

A Calling? said...

Fr. Andrew,

You seem to like being referred to as a Dominican. If that is so, could that be something you might look into? A calling, perhaps?