National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Henneberger on the crackdown on nuns

 |  NCR Today

The Washington Post's Melinda Henneberger, who previously covered the Vatican for The New York Times, weighs in on the most recent hierarchical attempts to rein in the good sisters.

In the column on the "She the People" blog that she anchors, and on page two of today's Post, she writes:

Then there was the even worse news, by my votive lights, that the Vatican is cracking down on American nuns – who as one of my fellow Catholics noted over a cup of unconsecrated wine last night, “Only do what Jesus told us to do,’’ in their hospitals, schools and orphanages, “so no wonder they’re in trouble.’’

Read the entire column here.

Order a gift subscription to NCR, and we'll throw in a little something extra for you. Learn more


NCR Email Alerts


In This Issue

November 20-December 3, 2015


Some articles are only available in the print newspaper and Kindle edition.