I always liked nuns from grade school - hard working people and very nice to hard working young students. The male Vatican hierarchy has problems and would be much improved with some female diversity.
They’re after the nuns in Seattle:
Seattle’s Catholic archbishop, J. Peter Sartain, who was already leading an effort to overturn the state’s gay marriage law, is now also leading a national crusade on behalf of the Vatican to investigate American nuns and force them to change their habits—as it were—in the next five years. All because, as the New York Times puts it, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious has been “focusing its work too much on poverty and economic injustice, while keeping ‘silent’ on abortion and same-sex marriage.”
On Tuesday, the archdiocese of Washington, led by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, criticized Georgetown President John J. DeGioia for remarks he issued a day earlier — apparently to address the controversy — saying DeGioia had mischaracterized the issue as being about birth control. As the region’s top Catholic official, Wuerl is responsible for making sure Catholic institutions, including Georgetown, follow church teachings.
DeGioia “does not address the real issue for concern — the selection of a featured speaker whose actions as a public official present the most direct challenge to religious liberty in recent history,” reads the statement from the archdiocese, which covers the District and suburban Maryland.
I await the latest E.J. Dionne apologia explaining why liberal Catholics need to submit to the leadership of these assholes.
I never liked nuns. I went to Catholic school and i saw them being really nasty especially to children of poor families and I overall found them not to be very compassionate. A lot of them were hypocrites. They were very big on sexual repression and stigmatizing females while being very lenient on boys. Some of them were really nice people and they did care for social justice. But regardless of my opinion of nuns, I think it's great that the Seattle nuns are doing the right thing. If they are pissing off the archbishop they are doing something right!!