I often pick on women’s religious groups or the progressive persuasion, so for some balance check out Dr. Jeff Mirus’s article on Father David Couturier, OFM Cap. attempt to utterly transform religious life. He addressed the annual assembly of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men on August 5th. From the email intro to his article at CatholicCulture:
The Conference of Major Superiors of Men learned the secret to increasing the impact of religious communities at their annual assembly in August. It turns out that the secret is to establish non-governmental organizations to represent worldwide religious orders at the United Nations.
I guess this explains why the majority of the web sites of progressives are more likely to link to the UN than to the Vatican.