Rome vs. the Sisters II

April 30, 2012 at 11:53 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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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.

It begins:

“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…


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  1. Great stuff! Thank you for sharing all the research and ideas, it is appreciated.


  2. The Religion Dispatches version is also really cool. Loved the historical overview and then: what is different this time. Crazy-educated sisters.


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