Catholic nuns are going straight to the top today to address these claims that they have strayed from church doctrine.
Members from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will meet with Vatican officials. A report from a church watchdog accuses the group, which represents about 80% of Catholic nuns, of radical feminism and says they are too silent on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. But the nuns say officials are focusing on what they don't do instead of good they do perform.
This morning on "Starting Point," Sister Maureen Fiedler, host of the public radio program "Interfaith Voices," says she doesn't understand the Vatican's charge that U.S. nuns are 'radical feminists' and says "at the institutional level women are not treated as equals in the church, and they need to be."