Posted: August 10, 2012 by Ty in Spirituality

National Post | Life

ST. LOUIS – At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group for U.S. nuns have been weighing whether they should accept or challenge a Vatican order to reform what it called their “certain radical feminist themes.” A decision may come Friday.

The national assembly is the first since a Vatican review concluded the Roman Catholic sisters had tolerated dissent about the all-male priesthood, birth control and homosexuality, while remaining nearly silent in the fight against abortion. Officials at the Holy See want a full-scale overhaul of the organization under the authority of U.S. bishops.

The 900 sisters at this week’s meeting “are asking God to show us to the next best step we can take,” said Sister Mary Waskowiak, director of development for the Mercy International Association. The executives of the group have called the Vatican report flawed.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious represents about 80 per…

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