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Analysis: Dispute with U.S. Nuns Began Decades Ago

posted on June 13, 2012

Writing for the Associated Press, Rachel Zoll traces the origins of the current dispute between American Catholic nuns and the Vatican back to the 1960s. Understandably, the Vatican’s recent rebuke of the nuns for allegedly straying from authentic Catholic doctrine has garnered headlines. Yet, Zoll writes, “[Pope] Benedict has been trying to restore Catholic traditions he believes were lost 50 years ago in the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council,” which ushered in a period when “many religious sisters shed their habits and traditional roles as they sought to more fully engage the modern world.” 

Read at Associated Press