á„ Daily Beast
The Catholic Church is cracking down on uppity nuns who dare to voice an opinion:
For the past three years, Mother Mary Clare Millea has been scouring convents, on the lookout for deviant nuns. The matronly American, who has a doctorate in canon law from Romeâs Pontifical Lateran University, was given this mandate as part of a Vatican-ordered investigation calledÂ Apostolic Visitation. She has had no trouble finding sisters on the edge, but the nunsâ main infractions werenât sins of the flesh or succumbing to vices. Instead, the offending nuns were simply speaking their minds.
Based onÂ a summary of her findings, which she submitted to Cardinal William Levada, head of the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for a final, yet-unpublished, report approved by Pope Benedict XVI, the vast majority of American nuns are pushing âradical-feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.â But rather than preaching against church doctrine, the sisters are often just staying silent on the hot-button issues of abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, and the ordination of women. Their silence is interpreted as endorsement, so by not speaking out against such âevils,â the report says the sisters are effectively showing their approval.
One Nun explains why it is they are speaking out:
Many American nuns also live independently and reach high education levelsâall while still serving the church. Rindler says she believes that the hierarchy in Rome is really worried that the American nuns will influence other sisters around the world. âThatâs why the men in the Vatican want control, what they see as influence, we see as enlightenment,â she says, adding that some nuns are brainwashed into thinking they are lesser beings than their male counterparts. âWhat woman truly believes she is not equal to a man?â
Indeed, in factÂ sometimes women are better, especially as they don’t bugger little boys in the confessional.