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VATICAN CITY (RNS) While the Vatican's investigation into American nuns falls under the doctrinal office, Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz's congregation on religious orders is seen as more sympathetic to the sisters and has tried to serve as a peace broker in the standoff.


  1. Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    This story, like most stories on this subject in the mainstream media, ignores the fact that a large number of women’s religious orders want no part of what has become a politically radicalized organization. These more traditional orders formed “The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious”— And its member orders are growing steadily as the number of sisters in the radicalized group is steadily shrinking.

    • Democracy/majority, they say, does not decide matters in the Church. So Shrinking or increasing numbers actually has nothing to do the with truth they each claim to represent. Actually, the system of papacy, priesthood and nunneries as they stand in the Church should end. They have nothing to do with Christ’s teachings.