Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, RSM, is the tireless and talented director of media relations for the USCCB, who also writes the USCCB media blog. When someone of her prominence starts to wonder about some of the aspects the Apostolic Visitation you should take notice. Here's an excerpt: "Then I read a Catholic News Service story about the Apostolic Visitation of U.S. nuns that reported that I could confidentially contact the visitator with concerns I might have about my order. It made me wonder how we nuns are perceived. Is my happiness as a sister suspect? My lifestyle? Can’t I just e-mail my own head nun when I have concerns? I wonder what my family will think? Will the young adults who asked me to read at their weddings start to wonder about the aunt they think is special?" Read her whole blogpost here, listed under the aptly named "A Nun Could Get Whiplash These Days."
H/t to our friend and colleague David Gibson who, by the way, will soon be covering religion full-time for PoliticsDaily.com.