[Cardinal Raymond] Burke asked: “Who ever could have imagined that religious congregations of pontifical right would openly organize to resist and attempt to frustrate an apostolic visitation, that is, a visit to their congregations carried out under the authority of the Vicar of Christ on earth, to whom all religious are bound by the strongest bonds of loyalty and obedience?”
“Who could imagine that consecrated religious would openly, and in defiance of the bishops as successors of the Apostles, publicly endorse legislation containing provisions which violate the natural moral law in its most fundamental tenets, the safeguarding and promoting of innocent and defenseless life, and fail to safeguard the demands of free exercise of conscience for healthcare workers?” he added.The article is here, but you really need to follow the link it provides to the stern Vatican “Doctrinal Assessment” of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).
The Vatican document catalogs the LCWR’s active sabotage of and resistance to Roman Catholic teaching and church authority. “The Assessment reveals serious doctrinal problems which affect many in Consecrated life…characterized by a diminution of the fundamental Christological center and focus of religious consecration.” It faults “Radical Feminism” for “themes incompatible with the Catholic faith in some of the programs and presentations sponsored by the LCWR” which “undermine the revealed doctrines of the Holy Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and the inspiration of Sacred Scripture.”
It also puts in place a remedial plan, to be overseen by several U.S. Bishops. This includes specific correction of LCWR curricula for women religious and reasserting direct Papal authority over religious superiors.
h/t Kevin Curtis on fb.