Roman Catholics: Another Nun Defects

Sister Jacqueline Grennan, 40, president of Missouri's Webster College, has a nationwide reputation as a nunly innovator. She is the only woman member of the President's educational advisory council, and under her direction Webster has done pioneering research in the development of school curricula. Last week Sister Jacqueline joined the growing number of U.S. nuns (TIME, Jan. 13) who have abandoned the convent. With the approval of St. Louis' Joseph Cardinal Ritter, she is leaving the Sisters of Loretto after 18 years. At their request, however, she will remain president of Webster—which, if Rome permits, will become a...

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