So what is this the nuns have gotten themselves up to?
A whole group of adult women are being reprimanded by- essentially- a group of men. (This is not to suggest that they are not equally reprimanded by a certain citizen population of men and women). The religious context distorts things drastically.
Do you suppose that it’s about time these ladies be reprimanded? Seriously, 4 out of 5 of these faithful women are in agreements regarding issues of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. They have apparently been having meetings regarding issues that are at odds with the Vatican and have been under investigation since 2008 (group founded 1956).
Is it a good thing that the Vatican is finally putting their foot down?
“…the reforms will take place over a five-year period, and will involve the approval by the archbishop of every speaker the Leadership Conference has at their public events.”
There are likely to be differing opinions regarding this report, but one thing is certain- stories like these highlight the importance of doing our homework and doing our best to understand all elements of a situation. It is so important to know history to the best of our ability, and to be able to develop a true sense of right and wrong.
Ohlheiser, Abby. “Vatican Reprimands US Nuns for Radical Feminist Themes.” The Slatest 04-2012. Slate. 04-2012.
“About LCWR.“ Leadership Conference of Women Religious 04-2012.