Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Religion

Vatican: Pope Francis supports crackdown on US nuns; women had hoped for different approach

The Vatican says Pope Francis supports the Holy See's crackdown on the largest umbrella group of U.S. nuns, who were faulted for focusing too much on social justice instead of issues such as abortion.

American sisters had expressed hope that Francis, a Jesuit whose emphasis on the poor mirrored their social outreach, would take a different approach than his predecessor.

The Vatican last year imposed a reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious after determining the sisters took positions undermining Catholic teaching on the priesthood and homosexuality while promoting "radical feminist themes."

The heads of the conference met Monday with the Vatican's doctrine czar, Archbishop Gerhard Mueller. Mueller's office said he told the sisters that in discussions with Francis, the pope reaffirmed the Vatican's findings and reform program.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.17% dw 4.24%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.26% dw 3.30%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.58% dw 4.66%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.33% dw 3.42%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.73% dw 3.88%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.29% -- 4.29%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.04% -- 4.04%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.09% -- 5.09%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.52% -- 4.52%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.52% -- 4.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% -- 2.93%  
36 M Used Graph 3.46% dw 3.47%  
48 M New Graph 3.22% -- 3.22%  
48 M Used Graph 2.99% up 2.98%  
60 M New Graph 3.24% -- 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.35% -- 0.35%  
1 yr Graph 0.69% -- 0.68%  
5 yr Graph 1.39% -- 1.39%