In a bizarre turn of events, the leader of the all-male Roman Catholic clergy
has decided to put American nuns into trusteeship.
Similar to the way that some
state governments have put local school systems or whole cities
under outside control (usually for financial malfeasance), the Congregation of
the Doctrine of the Faith, previously known as the Supreme Sacred Congregation
of the Roman and Universal Inquisition, has placed 85% of American nuns under
the control of an American Archbishop.
Seattle archbishop J.
Peter Sartain is tasked with rewriting the group's statutes, reviewing all its
plans and programs — including approving speakers — and ensuring the
organization properly follows Catholic prayer and ritual. Unfortunately for
the Vatican, Archbishop Sartain comes with
No financial irregularities are alleged.