VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican ended a six-year inquiry into U.S. nuns with a report designed to bury their differences and celebrate their contributi...
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The church's challenge now is to deal with the hurt that erupted when the church's call for visitations seemed to disregard what tens of thousands of nuns accomplished both in the past and today.
Women religious as well as their colleagues and friends will find in the report a fair depiction of the state of Catholic sisters in the United States.
-- The largest group for American nuns will meet next week in St. Louis to decide whether they should resist or accept a Vatican-ordered overhaul.
Does the Pope really want to force American Catholics to choose between standing with our nuns or with a male hierarchy interrogating them for nebulous infractions, with a stated agenda of keeping their findings secret?
I think it's high time we build a different manly culture. It is time for a new masculine strength, where men in power stand for principles that matter.
There is a deep concern that the Vatican wants to return American nuns to traditional ministries, put them back in habits, curtail their independence and keep them from speaking out.
By Michael O'Malley
Religion News Service
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