60 Minutes: American Nuns
Bob Simon reported on an issue facing the new Pope Francis: the church’s relationship with its own American nuns. The Vatican has been in a power struggle with American nuns, having been accused of “a new inquisition.” The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) ran afoul of the Vatican, as one of many groups who hopes for reform in the church. Nuns and many other around the world know that Pope Francis has a background of charity, but will that extend to his leadership of the church?
60 Minutes: LCWR Sister Pat Farrell
The leader of LCWR, Sister Pat Farrell, talked to 60 Minutes about finding her organization under scrutiny. LCWR represents 80% of America’s nuns. She admitted that her higher profile is “very strange.”