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Are Nuns Joining #MeToo?

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At a Vatican conference marking the International Women's Day on Thursday, some of the Catholic women gathered there said women are leaving the church because its leadership is not helping to change the power imbalance between men and women.

Also just last week a Vatican magazine — that's right a Vatican magazine — published a piece about how nuns are often underpaid and under-appreciated — many working for cardinals and bishops for little or no pay.

Some say women speaking up to the all male church is a sign that things are changing for the church — and show that it is not immune to the #MeToo movement sweeping the world.


Claire Giangravè, reporter for She tweets @ClaireGiangrave.

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director for Network Lobby Social Justice. She tweets @Sr_Simone.

Sister Margaret Guider, professor at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

This segment aired on March 8, 2018.


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Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.


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