Rome vs. the Sisters IIApril 30, 2012 at 11:53 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Tags: Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Nuns, Vatican Doctrinal Assessment of US Sisters
Last week I promised to continue my analysis of the April 18 Vatican doctrinal assessment of the major umbrella organization of US Catholic sisters, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. As it turns out, my article “Rome vs. The Sisters,” which elaborates on the first three points in my post, appears today in Religion Dispatches, the online religion magazine.
“Commentators offer a range of explanations for last week’s Vatican “assessment” charging a group that includes the largest number of US Catholic sisters, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) with ‘serious doctrinal problems’ and ‘radical feminism.’
“One frequent explanation is that the report was issued in retaliation for support given the 2009 Affordable Care Act (ACA) by Network, a Catholic social justice lobby with close ties to the LCWR. Continue…
Another post, on point #4, coming soon…