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Bishop: US Nuns Making Up New Theology

Church needs obedience, not debate, says Toledo bishop

(Newser) - Church doctrine is for obeying, not so much debating, says the bishop who oversaw the report that condemned the Leadership Conference of Women Religious , a group that includes some 80% of American nuns. By promoting positions contrary to Vatican teachings, the LCWR is creating "a new kind of theology,... More »

US Nuns to Vatican: We're Not 'Radical'

Leaders will go to Rome later this month for talks

(Newser) - The American nuns who were slammed by the Vatican in April for featuring "radical feminist" beliefs are fighting back, asserting that the criticisms against them came from "unsubstantiated accusations” and a “flawed process,” reports the New York Times . The Vatican had said it would send three... More »

Vatican Cracks Down on 'Liberal' US Nuns

They're not hard enough on gays, abortion, women priests, says Rome

(Newser) - The Vatican is launching a massive crackdown on US nuns for their failure to attack gay marriage, female ordination, and abortion. Officials blasted the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group that oversees some 55,000 American nuns, for sponsoring conferences that feature "radical feminist themes incompatible with... More »

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