(RNS) Vatican orders crackdown on American nuns

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America's 55,000 Catholic nuns, saying that the group was not speaking out strongly enough against gay marriage, abortion and women’s ordination.

Rome also chided the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) for sponsoring conferences that featured “a prevalence of certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”

The Vatican’s disciplinary action against the LCWR was announced on Wednesday (April 18), one day before Pope Benedict XVI marked seven years as pontiff.

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Posted April 19, 2012 at 5:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Clueless wrote:

Well, I think that this “crackdown” is somewhat overdue, but it is a pity that it is being done in so ham-handed a fashion.

OTOH I do know the Archbishop who will be engaging in this reformation.  He (Peter Sartain) is a faithful bishop and no misogenist.  It may be unpleasant, but it WILL be fair.  I do trust him.

April 19, 1:32 pm | [comment link]
2. MichaelA wrote:

Yes it is long overdue, but good to see.

April 19, 7:49 pm | [comment link]
3. Ad Orientem wrote:

Exit the loony leftist nuns, enter the SSPX.  All in all a good couple of days for the Roman Church.

April 19, 9:32 pm | [comment link]
4. Chris Molter wrote:

now, now, we don’t KNOW that the various permutations of Sister Mary Pantsuit will jump ship just yet.  God can yet work miracles in the hearts of womyn.. they may come around prior to the hammer finally falling.
No.  I’m not holding my breath either. wink

April 20, 7:22 am | [comment link]
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