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BY SOLE MALDONADO AYUSO

 


 

The Vatican said Monday Pope Francis supports his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI’s crackdown on U.S. nuns.


 

The Los Angeles Times reports, members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious met with the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller at the Vatican Monday.

 

 

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious accounts for 80% of the nuns in the United States and runs many schools, hospitals, and institutions in support of the poor.

 

 

One year ago, the congregation accused the U.S. nuns conference of focusing too much on social issues, forgetting about promoting Catholic doctrine and approaching positions close to radical feminism regarding homosexuality and abortion, incompatible with the Catholic faith. (Via The New York Times)

 

 

As a consequence of the report, the Vatican ordered reforms in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ statutes.


 

After Monday’s meeting, the Vatican expressed the Pope’s gratitude in a statement “... for the great contribution of Women Religious to the Church in the United States” but reminded the conference “...exists in order to promote common efforts among its member Institutes as well as cooperation" (Via The Vatican)


 

One year ago, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious considered the Vatican’s report a misunderstanding of their statements and were against any reform of their statutes. Although Monday the nuns called their conversation at the Vatican “open and frank.”


 

USA Today reports Vatican specialist John Allen described tension between the sisters and the bishops as one that is really about "...what it means to be Catholic in the 21st century."

 


Pope Francis’ support of reforms has especially surprised more progressive catholics, contrasting with his seemingly more liberal nature received during his early days.

 

Pope Francis Supports Benedict XVI's Overhaul on U.S. Nuns

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Pope Francis Supports Benedict XVI's Overhaul on U.S. Nuns

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

 

BY SOLE MALDONADO AYUSO

 


 

The Vatican said Monday Pope Francis supports his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI’s crackdown on U.S. nuns.


 

The Los Angeles Times reports, members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious met with the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller at the Vatican Monday.

 

 

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious accounts for 80% of the nuns in the United States and runs many schools, hospitals, and institutions in support of the poor.

 

 

One year ago, the congregation accused the U.S. nuns conference of focusing too much on social issues, forgetting about promoting Catholic doctrine and approaching positions close to radical feminism regarding homosexuality and abortion, incompatible with the Catholic faith. (Via The New York Times)

 

 

As a consequence of the report, the Vatican ordered reforms in the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ statutes.


 

After Monday’s meeting, the Vatican expressed the Pope’s gratitude in a statement “... for the great contribution of Women Religious to the Church in the United States” but reminded the conference “...exists in order to promote common efforts among its member Institutes as well as cooperation" (Via The Vatican)


 

One year ago, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious considered the Vatican’s report a misunderstanding of their statements and were against any reform of their statutes. Although Monday the nuns called their conversation at the Vatican “open and frank.”


 

USA Today reports Vatican specialist John Allen described tension between the sisters and the bishops as one that is really about "...what it means to be Catholic in the 21st century."

 


Pope Francis’ support of reforms has especially surprised more progressive catholics, contrasting with his seemingly more liberal nature received during his early days.

 
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