Vatican Reprimands U.S. Nuns

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.