There is a bit of a kerfuffle across the pond among the leaders of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) because the investigations by the CDF and the American Bishops have concluded that the sisters have pretty much lost the plot, doctrinally-speaking.
They're not being criticised for their good works, or stuff like that. They're finally being held to account for the lack of fidelity to Church teaching. When you have groups of nuns advocating the ordination of women or acting as client escorts at abortion clinics, then it is pretty obvious that something is very, very wrong.
Of course, in true feminist fashion, the LCWR is protesting against this discrimination by a male hierarchy. After all, it is soooo unfair to expect religious orders to follow Church teaching... They mobilised some support, and their supporters decided to start a twitter hashtag: #whatsistersmeantome. Unfortunately the vast majority of faithful Catholics think that the LCWR is long overdue a reality-check, and can't help comparing the angry, bitter, liberal nun-types with more traditional and faithful orders of nuns.
With the encouragement of Fr. Z, people started to use the hashtag to give examples of true religious vocations, sisters who have been canonised, religious orders which are flourishing... and all of them have one thing in common: fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church...
|Proper nuns - the Fransiscan Sisters of the Immaculate|