Vatican probe ends with an olive branch for American nuns / Cruxnow.com

An unprecedented and highly controversial Vatican investigation of every community of Catholic sisters in the United States that began with criticism of nuns as having a ‘secular mentality’ ended Tuesday (Dec. 16) with a report full of praise, and without any disciplinary measures or new controls.

“The result likely will be seen as a major olive branch from the Vatican for American nuns, as well as another sign of a more conciliatory approach under Pope Francis.

“‘Since the early days of the Catholic Church [in the United States], women religious have courageously been in the forefront … selflessly tending to the spiritual, moral, educational, physical and social needs of countless individuals,’ the report says.”

By John L. Allen, Jr., Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

Click here to read the full Vatican report on the Apostolic visitation to American nuns.

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