America’s Catholic nuns are getting too out-of-control progressive for Rome, the WaPo reports:
The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America’s 55,000 Catholic nuns, saying that the group was not speaking out strongly enough against gay marriage, abortion and women’s ordination.
The Vatican called “inadequate” an explanation from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) that it did “not knowingly invite speakers who take a stand against a teaching of the church when it has been declared as authoritative teaching,” and suggested that the nuns are not loud enough on opposition to abortion, homosexuality, and gay marriage:
The Vatican announcement said that “while there has been a great deal of work on the part of LCWR promoting issues of social justice in harmony with the church’s social doctrine, it is silent on the right to life from conception to natural death.”
It added that “crucial” issues like “the church’s biblical view of family life and human sexuality, are not part of the LCWR agenda in a way that promotes church teaching. Moreover, occasional public statements by the LCWR that disagree with or challenge positions taken by the bishops, who are the church’s authentic teachers of faith and morals, are not compatible with its purpose.”