An article very supportive of women Religious in the US after the public kicking the Vatican has administered. One day, the hierarchy will get it; but they continue to make it hard for ordinary Catholics and extraordinary Catholics doing good things.

The Tablet – A very public rebuke.

The general public – Catholic and non-Catholic alike – will view this latest foray as an attempt by a hierarchy whose influence is waning to silence women and to bar them from the halls of power more permanently. That the halls of power have moved to social media seems both the cause and the promise of the Vatican’s actions. Overall, popular opinion clearly favours the women Religious, whose ministry is better known and more widely accepted than the pronouncements of a hierarchy apparently blind to the moral shortcomings of too many of its own.