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May 29th, 2012
11:28 AM ET

Nuns at odds with the Vatican

(CNN)–The board members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group whose members represent 80% of America's Catholic nuns, is meeting in Washington this week to decide how to respond to a Vatican doctrinal assessment that accused the group of espousing "radical feminism" and focusing too much on social justice issues and not fighting against contraception, abortion and same sex marriage.

CNN's Carol Costello spoke with Sister Maureen Fiedler, the host of Interfaith Voices, about what's at stake for Catholic sisters as they plan a response to the Vatican.

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Filed under: Belief • Catholic Church • TV-CNN Newsroom • Vatican

soundoff (181 Responses)
  1. bishdnc

    when will they ever let women handle that which is of women and quit worshiping the sacred cow?

    June 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  2. none2

    Are people aware that the office that launched this investigation was the "Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith" (Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei)? Before 1983 it was known as: "The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith". Before 1965 it was known as "The Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office". Before 1904 it was known as "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition" which was established in 1542. You can look up all about the exploits of this organization under "Roman Inquisition" in wiki.

    June 3, 2012 at 1:13 am |
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