Mary E. Hunt was a featured guest on the radio program Interfaith Voices. Her segment of the show, entitled “The Vatican’s Crackdown on American Nuns: Two Views,” is available for listening here.
The show was blurbed on the Interfaith Voices’ website as follows:
“Serious doctrinal problems.” That was the Vatican’s official verdict on the largest leadership group of nuns in America, the Leadership Council for Women Religious. Among the complaints: the group is silent on core issues like abortion and homosexuality.
Reactions are mixed: some say that nuns, as vowed members of the Catholic Church, must first be obedient to the Vatican. Others say the church is changing, and that nuns are following their consciences. Two Catholic women – a feminist theologian and conservative journalist – debate the validity of the Vatican’s April statement.