June 2012

Ever since the Vatican announced an investigation of American nuns for focusing too much on poverty and economic injustice and not enough on abortion, we've been amazed by the groundswell of people rising in solidarity with the nuns in response. [1] Weekly vigils organized by nuns' defenders are popping up all over the country — in Washington, D.C., Ohio, upstate New York, Alaska, south Texas, and Florida. 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Vatican to stand down. Against this backdrop, American nuns are gathering in Washington right now to figure out a coordinated response. [2] Jessica Jenkins,