02 Jun '12, 8pm

American Nuns Push Back Against Rome | Care2 Causes

American Nuns Push Back Against Rome | Care2 Causes

The group that represents Catholic sisters in the United States indicated it would challenge Vatican attempts to pull its doctrine closer to Rome and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In a statement , the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said it would send a high-level delegation to Rome on June 12 to meet with senior Vatican officials over the dispute. The announcement came after a three day meeting was convened to address the Holy See’s decree that American nuns were having “serious doctrinal problems” by focusing too much on issues of poverty and social justice and not enough of lobbying against contraception and gay rights. “Board members concluded that the assessment was based on unsubstantiated accusations and the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency,” the conference’s statement said. “The report has furthermore caused scandal a...

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