The Unveiling

Double Crossed
Uncovering the Catholic Church’s Betrayal of American Nuns
Kenneth Briggs
Doubleday, $24.95, 272 pp.

A religious sister I know who is principal of an inner-city Catholic high school likes to joke that a nun’s retirement begins five minutes after the start of her wake. She exaggerates, of course, but she’s right that retirement is a rare luxury for most women religious. Many sisters continue to work, often full-time, well after the average American has retired. As a result, American Catholics have yet to feel the full impact of what will likely be the almost complete...

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Anthony D. Andreassi, CO, a member of the Brooklyn Oratory, teaches at Regis High School in New York City.

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