The Vatican's unprecedented study of U.S. women's religious congregations, and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's recently announced doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an umbrella group that represents 95 percent of U.S. sisters, could easily be interpreted as a double putdown of American women religious. The investigations have reportedly been undertaken at the request of some U.S. bishops (brothers, stand up and identify yourselves,...
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