This is interesting stuff! Nuns have been on the front lines for some time so it doesn’t surprise me which side they come out in favor of when it comes to social issues.
Whether it be abortion, in which a Catholic Nun permitted an abortion to save a woman’s life, or to dignity in death, or even LGBT rights, most of the nuns are on our side.
But the Vatican doesn’t like it. Oh no, they must maintain the old boys club.
But I’m seeing more and more parish priests challenging Bishops here in the U.S., and then the nuns challenging the bishoprics too.
Then of course is the rise of the Old Catholic Orders, which support all the things mentioned above.
It is coming to the point where I suspect the U.S. Catholics will split from the Vatican at some point in the near future.
Because a few things have been amply demonstrated:
1) The Church lost a lot of credibility with the way in which it refused to handle abuse of kids at the hands of the priests.
2) The hierarchy is blindly out of touch with the realities of modern life.
3) The Catholic church is losing members at an alarming rate.
4) They are also having issues recruiting new priests and nuns.
All of this was bound to eventually happen as the body of scientific knowledge grew by leaps and bounds. It explains away the need for God, or any God for that matter.
But the nuns have decided, and rightfully so, that social justice matters. Bravo for them, I hope they decide to tell the Vatican to go get stuffed.