Roman Catholics: Ultimatum to Nuns

Should a nun be allowed to kick her religious habit and appear publicly in skirt and blouse? Yes, decided Los Angeles' progressive-minded Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who last fall made a number of reforms in their way of life, including the right to wear civilian dress. Although other Roman Catholic orders have modified or dropped their habits without any trouble, none of the changes seemed to please Los Angeles' James Francis Cardinal Mclntyre. He threatened to dismiss the sisters from their teaching posts in parochial schools of his archdiocese. The nuns promptly appealed to the Vatican,...

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