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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:36 PM

Vatican Reprimands a Group of U.S. Nuns and Plans Changes

The Vatican has appointed an American bishop to rein in the largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States, saying that an investigation found that the group had 'serious doctrinal problems.'

The Vatican's assessment, issued on Wednesday, said that members of the group, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, had challenged church teaching on homosexuality and the male-only priesthood, and promoted 'radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.'

The sisters were also reprimanded for making public statements that “disagree with or challenge the bishops, who are the church’s authentic teachers of faith and morals.” During the debate over the health care overhaul in 2010, American bishops came out in opposition to the health plan, but dozens of sisters, many of whom belong to the Leadership Conference, signed a statement supporting it — support that provided crucial cover for the Obama administration in the battle over health care.

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Neoma Apr 2012 OP
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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:39 PM

1. Translation

The men are in charge and the women need to STFU!!!!

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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:45 PM

2. I think these nuns understand Catholicism more than those telling them what to do

not that this is all that surprising.

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