Women Religious are the best morality of the Church we have. The worst of the scandal of theft of funds as well as sexual abuse has been mostly from the male clergy.
The present all male patriarchal control of The Church does not represent the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
These religious women for the first time are a threat to thier male only Dictatorship and that is what they fear, and will try to destroy, but the more they do, the more they will be destroying their own nest. Sooner or later the people will see through them, as they become more and more like the naked Emperor.