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Pope gives nod to American nuns
Pope gives nod to American nuns

That was good news that the Vatican has ended its investigation of American nuns ("Vatican ends its years-long investigation of American nuns," April 16). It is an historic decision. Go back to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It called upon Catholics to end their isolation and to engage with contemporary culture. No one took this directive more seriously than the American nuns. They left the convents and reached out to the poor and marginalized of society, founded schools for the poor like Mother Seton Academy and Sisters' Academy here in Baltimore, worked for social justice in the remote reaches of Central and South America. Meanwhile, the American bishops were...

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