The group’s board met two weeks ago in Washington for the first time to discuss the assessment, saying it “was based on unsubstantiated accusations and (was) the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency.”“Moreover,Ugg homme lacet the sanctions imposed were disproportionate to the concerns raised and could compromise (the nuns’) ability to fulfill their mission,” the group said in a statement.The lengthy doctrinal assessment, released in April, listed a number of concerns church officials had with the sisters.It said that at an annual gathering of the group, guest speakers who preached « radical feminism » went unchallenged. The report also alleged sins of omission, saying the nuns were focused too heavily on social justice and not enough on opposing abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage.
Levada, an American who was formerly archbishop of San Francisco, earlier had called the face-to-face meeting in Rome critical. « Such a personal encounter allows for the opportunity to review the document together in a spirit of mutual respect and collaboration, hopefully thereby avoiding possible misunderstandings of the document’s intent and scope, » he said in a statement at the time of the assessment. »As the issues evidenced in the doctrinal assessment involve essential questions of faith,Ugg homme lacet the Holy Father has given the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith a special mandate to collaborate with the (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) in a renewal of their work through a concentrated reflection on the doctrinal foundations of that work, » Levada said.
The nuns’ group said their leaders will return to the United States and discuss its options with members at their annual meeting in August.The Leadership Conference of Women Religious was formed at the behest of the Vatican and is still under the auspices of the Holy See.Ugg homme lacet One approach the nuns are said to be considering is the « nuclear option, » with the sisters resigning en masse and forming a nonprofit group outside the Vatican’s reach.The students featured in a video about being gay at Brigham Young University are not in obvious violation of the honor code, according to Carri Jenkins, an assistant to the president of BYU.