The Grumpy Old Men of the Vatican are reprimanding American nuns for challenging Catholic doctrine. Apparently they’ve been promoting “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith”.
Radical feminist themes like the idea that women should have a right to hold leadership positions. Or that health care should be made available to all Americans. Or that gays and lesbians should be treated better by the church.
And, as the NY Times article puts it, the Vatican also condemned the nuns for “focusing its work too much on poverty and economic injustice, while keeping ‘silent’ on abortion and same-sex marriage.”
Imagine that. Nuns focusing too hard on what actually matters instead of wasting their time with the abortion and same-sex marriage debates. How dare they!
Sometimes I wonder if the Vatican is really run by a secret atheist organization whose intent is to make religion (or at least Catholicism) look bad to the rest of the world. If it is, then it’s working pretty well.