Thursday, July 2, 2009

Vatican Investigates US Nuns

American priests got investigated by the Vatican for child sexual abuse--and now American nuns are facing scrutiny.

Their crimes?

1) Advocating that the priesthood be opened to women and to married men.
2) Using Reiki therapy.
3) Being too uppity.

The specific target is the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella organization with membership from 95% of women's religious orders in the US. This group famously asked Sr. Theresa Kane to speak out to Pope John Paul II when he visited the US in 1979, asking him to reconsider women's ordination.

The prosecuting group? Yes, the good old Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith--which ran the Inquisition a few hundred years ago.

Read all about it on the front page of today's New York Times or at this internet address:

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