Vatican Reprimands U.S. Nuns

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25:  Nuns leave Christmas mass at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels December 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Services and celebrations marked the holiday throughout the world Saturday. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

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    The Vatican is not happy with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States. Among the problematic behavior: challenging church teaching on homosexuality and male-only priesthood, promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith,” opposing the bishops by supporting President Obama’s health-care overhaul, and focusing too much on poverty and economic injustice. The Vatican has appointed an American bishop to take charge of the conference.

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