My buddy Orville, at Kansas City Catholic, has a good extract of recent comments from newfangled sisters in dying orders, which he's pulled out of the Legionaires' National Catholic Register and some ridiculous book that's been published (not by the Legionaires). Really, no comment from him or me is needed; the quotations he's pulled out say it all.
My question, that Wolfie didn't ask on his post, is "what is the deal with the book cover?" The nuns this woman is writing about probably haven't seen a veil or a wimple since 1973. Shouldn't the dustjacket picture be of a short-haired graying woman in a polyester, powder blue liesure suit jacket with a label pin? I mean, a dustjacket is supposed to be eye-catching, and a woman who looks like she's a nun sells better than a woman who looks like she's a 1975 Sears senior women's wear model. But where's the truth in advertising? (N.B., Hilary points out below that the woman on the dustjacket is wearing a costume that isn't the habit of any real order).
He also notes the doings in Atchison and elsewhere, where the Benedictines (having sold off most of their movable patrimony last summer) want to tear down an historic school building so they can put in a "prayer garden." Maybe it will have a labyrinth? That'd be so much better than a big stone reminder of the days in which they prospered in their Catholicity.
On the other hand, he points to the new website of the newer group of traditional Benedictines who recently moved to the KCMO diocese from Pennsylvania. God bless them.