Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Another reason for American nuns not to fear Vatican inquiry?

Catholic World News - January 06, 2011

John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter sees the newly appointed prefect of the Congregation for Religious, Archbishop João Bráz de Aviz, as a "centrist" who comes to his new responsibilities without strong personal ideas about religious life. He is therefore likely, Allen continues, to give the #2 official in the Congregation, Archbishop Joseph Tobin, wide latitude to oversee the current apostolic investigation into American women's religious orders.

If so, that may be good news for American sisters alarmed about the possible fallout of the Vatican investigation, since Tobin has repeatedly expressed support for women religious in the States.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($33,239 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,761.25
95% 5%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Memorare - Jan. 06, 2011 9:59 PM ET USA

    The heretical ones are all superannuated and irrelevant now. The orthodox ones are young and vibrant.The damage was done long ago.To take care of them, the Church need only take up a few extra collections in support of religious homes for the aged. Perhaps, it is more about pulling lukewarm prelates out of circulation.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Jan. 06, 2011 5:53 PM ET USA

    Once again, the Vatican pulls its punches.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Liberal visions of Catholicism: Kickstarter and the world's largest NGO 23 hours ago
The Blessed Book of Beasts August 30
Weekend reading August 29
Frustrating the Moral Law August 29
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8