Rebellion as a virtue

Rebellion as a virtue

The Chicago Sun-Times is running a series of exceprts from a book written by one of its reporters on the life of nuns. The book supposedly includes the stories of more than 300 nuns from more than 50 religious orders. Yet, it’s instructive that the one nun they profile in the excerpts is a radical feminist nun who rejects the teaching authority of the Church.

This nun castigates priests and bishops from the 1950s who did nothing when she reported that a priest had sexually abused girls at the high school where she was teaching. “Now what I would do is tell the state troopers. Who knows what it did to those young girls? That changed my attitude towards priests and towards men, towards leadership, failure of leadership,” she says. What about her failure of leadership? Why didn’t she go to those state troopers then either?

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli