WBEZ Audio: Chicago-area Nuns Weigh In On Pope’s First Anniversary

In 2012 the Vatican essentially ordered three male bishops to oversee the group representing 80 percent of American nuns, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, saying the LCWR promoted “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”

So when a new pope came in exactly a year ago, many in this group wondered what it might mean for them and a range of women’s issues from the Vatican investigation of nuns, to birth control, to women’s ordination.