Jacques Maritain in "Three Reformers", documents Martin Luther's view of women and especially Nuns. The heresiarch was a vicious, sadistic proponent of rape. Like the other "reformers", Luther was a debauched and grossly immoral man.
After a rape of nuns which took place on the night of Holy Saturday, 1523, Luther calls the citizen Koppe, who organized the exploit, a " blessed robber," and writes to him, " Like Christ, you have drawn these poor souls from the prison of human tyranny. You have done it at a time providentially indicated, at that moment of Easter when Christ destroyed the prison of His own." (Ibid., 40; Weim., IX, 394-395.)
"...we are profoundly thankful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation...we recommit ourselves to move from conflict to communion, we do so as part of the one Body of Christ"