(RNS) The statement and final report seemed to represent a quiet and merciful end to what had been a noisy showdown between Rome and the nuns — and one the Vatican never seemed likely to win.
Articles tagged “American nuns”
The Fordham theologian defends her work and the American nuns, and offers reasons for the clash between theologians — and the sisters — and the Vatican. Conflict does arise but it can become “a link in the chain of a new process.”
(RNS) Cardinal Gerhard Mueller acknowledged that his talk was “blunt,” and his remarks were the toughest since the takeover was announced in 2012. “What I must say is too important to dress up in flowery language.”
(RNS) A meeting on Sunday (Nov. 11) between three American bishops and the nuns' group they are tasked with overhauling was “open and cordial,'' according to a joint statement. By Daniel Burke.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Catholic sisters gathered at their annual assembly intensified discussions on Thursday (Aug. 9) aimed at thwarting a Vatican takeover of their group, but hanging over the meeting was an even larger, existential question: Do the nuns have a future? By David Gibson.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) As hundreds of nuns met here on Wednesday to begin crafting an answer to Vatican demands that their leaders toe the line on orthodoxy, there was a pervasive sense that this week's discussions could lead to a fateful juncture in the history of Catholicism in America.
More than 200 Catholics from Kansas City, Mo., wore white and held signs to honor American nuns on Tuesday, June 19. Many attendees said they were there to support and thank the sisters, who are under a Vatican crackdown. The event was organized by local residents and the nationwide organization Call to Action, a liberal lay Catholic movement. Photos by Sally Morrow/RNS.
(RNS) It takes a strong backbone for a woman to stand up to the men at the Vatican when you’ve been publicly reprimanded by some of its most powerful men. But an umbrella group of American nuns, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, is doing just that in calling the recent Vatican indictment against them “unsubstantiated” and “flawed.” By Mary Johnson.