The action of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in taking the US LCWR to task has resulted in vast public support for women religious, while the US Catholic bishops look foolish. This is the opinion of Phyllis Zagano, writing in National Catholic Reporter.
She says that according to the CDF, the “women religious of the United States were spending too much time on social issues and not enough on defending doctrine”, and that the “US Catholic bishops, who have no moral credibility … can’t get their own job done and so are taking the sisters into receivership”.
Phyllis Zagano is a lecturer on contemporary spirituality and women’s issues in the church.
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