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U.S. Nuns Crackdown by Vatican Gets Testy

When Sister Theresa Kane asked Pope John Paul II back in 1979 to consider ordaining women as priests, she probably had no idea that her quiet words would not only be televised around the world, but that they would end up echoing for at least 35 more years. Sister Theresa Kane was president of the LCWR — the Leadership Conference …

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U.S. Nuns Crackdown – Why the Fuss?

Why is the Vatican so upset with some of the nuns in the United States? Is there trouble brewing in the sisterhood that has Rome concerned? What could be so bad that it warrants a “crackdown”? The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, or LCWR, is the organization at the center of all this lately. The LCWR is the largest umbrella …

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U.S. Nuns Crackdown by Unhappy Vatican

The Vatican is unhappy with some of the nuns in the United States. It seems they are taking some liberties with teaching and behavior that the powers-that-be in Rome are not too thrilled about. This isn’t new news, per se. Under the papacy of Pope Benedict, a group of U.S. nuns were put on notice that they had to change …

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U.S. Nuns Crackdown Rolls On at Vatican

“Stifle yourself, Edith! Stifle!” – Archie Bunker The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is once again the target of a Vatican crackdown. The Conference, which is the largest umbrella group for U.S. nuns, came under criticism under the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI, the predecessor to Pope Francis. As far back as 1979, the group asked then-Pope John Paul II …

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