From Rorate Caeli, it looks like the Franciscans are siding with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious over the Vatican. Which is very disturbing.
The Leadership of the Friars Minor of the United States has released a statement title “Franciscan Leadership Declares Solidarity With Catholic Sisters”. I would tread very carefully if I were these groups. Pope Benedict seems more willing that his predecessor to use a large stick to get these groups in line.
I hope that is the case here.