I couldn't believe the news today. This has got to be the biggest thing to hit the Catholic world in a long time:
This just in: Women religious not complying with Vatican study, as told in the National Catholic Reporter.
You may have heard that the Vatican has been conducting an investigation of women religious orders--to examine the "quality of life," which includes a "doctrinal assessment." This has caused quite a stir that this has been an unfair "inquisition" and little more than a thinly-veiled power grab. Tensions have been raised for the last several months.
I'll defer to Colleen Kochivar-Baker's fine summation on her excellent blog Enlightened Catholicism:
Three cheers for the LCWR and may this polite and non violent response reverberate through out the Vatican. This is real leadership and I am impressed beyond my wildest hopes. Thank you once again sisters for reminding us what it really means to respond with integrity and Christian charity in the face of inauthentic religious power and control.
I agree wholeheartedly and this is one of the proudest moments I have ever had with my Church.