A Nun’s Story: ‘The violence of hypocrisy’

NEW YORK---The #MeToo movement continues to have repercussions beyond this country. Pope Francis recently acknowledged that sexual abuse of nuns by clerics, including bishops, has been a long-time problem within the Catholic Church. The papal announcement has broadened the scope of scandalous clerical behavior being investigated. No longer is it simply the molestation of children and young men by priests, but also, now, the violation of the veil and the vow of chastity that women profess when they enter the nunnery. The pontiff admitted to reporters that the problem lay in "seeing women as second class." (The pontiff might consider lifting the prohibition on women becoming priests...

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