Something beautiful is blooming in the Catholic Church. First it was the nuns who refused to reduce Catholic teaching down to gay bashing and keeping women in their place. Instead they insisted on teaching universal human rights. When the Vatican moved to cower them, their brothers in the faith did what brothers are supposed to do, they stood beside their brave sisters.

Franciscan statement: “The efforts of LCWR (the Nuns) to facilitate honest and faithful dialogue on critical issues of our times must not result in a level of ecclesial oversight that could, in effect, quash all further discernment…”

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