BAD HABITS

Vatican Reprimands U.S. Nuns

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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.