"There is an encouraging and realistic tone in this report," Sister Sharon Holland told reporters. "Challenges are understood, but it is not a document of blame, or of simplistic solutions. One can read the text and feel appreciated and trusted to carry on."
The report was most remarkable for what it didn't say, given the criticism of American religious life that prompted the Vatican under Pope Benedict XVI to launch the investigation in 2009.
There was no critique of the nuns, no demands that they shift their focus from social justice to emphasize Catholic teaching on abortion, no condemnation that a feminist, secular mentality had taken hold in their ranks."
Cathcon: Irrelevant in many ways as the nuns concerned neither pass on the Faith once delivered nor do they have vocations to sustain their institutions, most of which will be shuttered in 10-15 years. See the Benedictine Sister of the Dome.... see also the Fractured Face of Carmel
And talk about burying head in sand about the present situation and the true cause for the decline in religious vocations, which lies in the immediate post-conciliar era.
"As to the declining number of women religious in the U.S., the report revealed that the peak number of vocations seen between the 1940s-1960s was “relatively short-term” and “not typical” in terms of the history of vocations in the country."