A book to be published this Fall is entitled "Double Crossed": Uncovering the Catholic Church's Betrayal of American Nuns. It discusses the female religious order since Vatican Two, most of which are in a state of decline. The question may need to be asked. John Paul, a newer blogger and a graduate student in Rome, who blogs at Orbis Catholicus, has another perspective on the question. His post has a link to a new website of the new St Paul, MN, missionary order, The Sisters in Jesus the Lord.
So, has the Catholic Church really been so unfair to women? Sometimes we forget that the Catholic sisters wielded more power than any other block of women in the history of our nation. They were a backbone of the nation in establishing and maintaining hundreds of primary and secondary schools, universities, orpanages, hospitals, clinics, conservatories of music, etc. Our sisters were the most educated block of women in the nation. [snip] Read More