Wednesday, April 17, 2013

In Case You Cared

For those of you who thought that Pope Francis would be more like his namesake (the guy from Assisi or even the teacher on Ding-Dong School), sorry to disappoint you, but he’s just as much of a hard-ass to the nuns as his predecessor.

Pope Francis has reaffirmed the reprimand of American nuns issued by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, and endorsed the plan to have three bishops supervise an overhaul of the nation’s largest umbrella group of American nuns.

The announcement from the Vatican on Monday dashed the hopes of Catholic sisters and their supporters, who had hoped that the new pope might not want to meddle with women’s religious communities because of his experience in the Jesuits, a men’s religious order.

What in the world made anyone think that he would be any different?