Why is the Vatican cracking down on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious?

In part because the organization focuses on charity rather than lambasting gays, lesbians, and women who use birth control or have abortions, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is facing harsh criticism and a “takeover decree” from the Vatican. In this episode of Nation Conversations, Angela Bonavoglia, author of Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church, and TheNation.com Senior Editor Emily Douglas parse the underlying causes and ramifications of the Vatican’s crackdown on LCWR.

For more, read Angela Bonavoglia’s recent article, “American Nuns: Guilty as Charged?

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Erin Schikowski