Women religious openly discuss harassment, abuse, rape of nuns by clergy

Galvanized by the #MeToo movement and the sex abuse crisis commanding the attention of the Vatican, women religious are now openly discussing a subject that was once taboo — sexual harassment, abuse and rape of sisters by clergy — in congregational motherhouses and national conference offices.

Women religious: the unsung heroes of the Catholic Church

Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, feels Holy Week is an especially appropriate time to recognize and celebrate women religious in their efforts to advance peace and stability in our world. Too often, their work goes unnoticed and is underappreciated.