They’ve been accused of promoting ‘radical feminism’ and moving away from church doctrine, and the sisters of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will sit this week to formulate a response to the Vatican.
The Vatican announced in April that it would be performing a full investigation into the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), a group of American nuns that represents some 57,000 people and 80 percent of American sisters, for what they called “certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”
Central powers in the Church admonished the group for not speaking out on homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia, and for supporting President Obama’s healthcare policy, which the Catholic Church believes provides government funding for abortions and birth control. The report by the Vatican, which was four years in the making, also took issue with American nuns’ open discussions about Church misogyny and ordination of women as priests.
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