Lisa Johnston of the Review has some of the most bizarre combat photos of the LCWR's batty New Age keynote speaker Barbara Marx Hubbard being processed in by a gaggle of sisters doing their thing.
I can't post the photos here, due to copyright formatting (unless Lisa wants to do a good deed), but trust me when I assure you that you Must. Click. On that link.
For a description, the National Catholic Register:
In the first open session, the featured speaker, futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard, was led through the assembly hall at the Millennium Hotel by several sisters who were waving orange scarves draped over their arms.
Once on the stage, the sisters moved in a circle around Hubbard as they raised and lowered the scarves and the assembly was asked to extend their hands in blessing while singing, “Spirit of vision, Spirit of life! Spirit of courage, be with her now! Wisdom and Truth be on her lips!”
I certainly hope that they were invoking a Supernatural, and not a Preternatural, Spirit. But I won't wager money on it.
So, what advice did ol' Barb give?
Again, from the Register:
“Almost all structures are top down,” Hubbard continued, giving the examples of nations, states, organized religions and corporations. “So what is needed today,” she continued, “is a radical reform of existing institutions from their top-down version.”
Let the dialogue continue!