Oh, dear. It turns out some U.S. nuns are just too independent.
The Vatican orthodoxy watchdog announced Wednesday a full-scale overhaul of the largest umbrella group for nuns in the United States, accusing the group of taking positions that undermine Roman Catholic teaching on the priesthood and homosexuality while promoting “certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”
What “radical feminist themes” would that be?
“Some commentaries on ‘patriarchy’ distort the way in which Jesus has structured sacramental life in the church,” the authors of the report wrote.
And just how is sacramental life in the church to be structured for these nuns?
An American archbishop was appointed to oversee reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which will include rewriting the group’s statutes, reviewing all its plans and programs — including approving speakers — and ensuring the organization properly follows Catholic prayer and ritual.
Yes, no patriarchy there at all. It’s just just a misunderstanding, I’m sure.
I wonder what the Holy Father thinks of this “patriarchy” nonsense…oh, wait.