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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rome orders crackdown on US nuns

The Vatican orthodoxy watchdog [sic] announced Wednesday a full-scale overhaul of the largest umbrella group for nuns in the United States, accusing the group of taking positions that undermine Roman Catholic teaching on the priesthood and homosexuality while promoting "certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith."

An American archbishop was appointed to oversee reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which will include rewriting the group's statutes, reviewing all its plans and programs -- including approving speakers -- and ensuring the organization properly follows Catholic prayer and ritual.

The Leadership Conference, based in Silver Spring, Md., represents about 57,000 religious sisters and offers programs ranging from leadership training for women's religious orders to advocacy on social justice issues. Representatives of the Leadership Conference did not respond to requests for comment.
Read the rest here.

The usual suspects are having a seizure over this.

1 comment:

The young fogey said...

Hooray for this Pope. A good sign but then again those orders of nuns are a lot like mainline Protestant churches: Modernist, gay and old. The few kids Catholics still have aren't rushing to join.